English University Foundation
Programme in Health & Science

University Foundation Programme in Health & Science


  • To prepare for the English language demands of third level education
  • To help increase range of academic language both General and Health & Science
  • To improve receptive and productive skills
  • To build confidence and develop learning strategies & skills
  • To bring IELTS score to required level

Course Includes:

  • Writing skills for academic purposes
  • English for study purposes
  • Learning strategies and study skills
  • Academic English for studies in Health & Science

Health & Science Programme Modules:

  • English for Specific Academic Purposes (ESAP)
  • Mathematics for Science
  • Science: Physics, Chemistry, Biology
  • Information and Communication Technology (ICT)

Entry Requirements:

Students must have completed their formal schooling and achieved good results. Students need to have an IELTS score of 5.0 with no individual component less than 4.5 from a registered IELTS testing centre. Students must also have completed 12 years of schooling. The validation of such international qualifications will be confirmed in accordance with Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI).


  • Entry test on arrival
  • Continuous assessment: Class work, course assignments (written essays & oral presentation)
  • Weekly tutorials
  • Exit test on completion
Monday-Friday      09.00 – 12.55
Hours per week
IELTS 5.0 (no individual component less than 4.5)
Starting dates
September 2021
Course length
24 weeks September  – March 
36 weeks September  – June