Foundation in Science(N/010/3/0256)

Our Foundation in Science programme is the ideal starting point for a successful and rewarding science degree.

This programme offers teaching in three science-related modules, as well as training in transferable academic skills. Successful completion of the Foundation in Science programme can lead to full degree-level courses at the University of Reading in either the UK or Malaysia.

All of our modules are designed and taught by University lecturers and are therefore tailored with your future degree in mind.

Students who wish to progress onto one of our highly regarded science undergraduate programmes will be taught ‘Academic Skills’ and three modules relating to their chosen degree programme, chosen from:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics
  • Psychology

Students whose English level is below IELTS 6.5 or the equivalent will need to study our International English module in place of one of the above.

Typical degrees that students progress onto at the University of Reading Malaysia include:

  • Pharmacy
  • Psychology

Other degrees that students typically progress onto at the UK campus include:

  • Chemistry
  • Food Science
  • Biochemistry
  • Biomedical Sciences
  • Microbiology

SPM: Minimum of 5 at Grade C or above, excluding English for Science and Technology, Islamic Studies and Moral Studies
IGCSE: 5 passes at Grade C or above, in relevant subjects
UEC: Minimum of 4 at Grade B or above, excluding Chinese, and Bookkeeping and Accounts. (Total of 24 points overall)
OR an equivalent international qualification

For entry to MPharm degrees
SPM: Minimum of 5 at Grade B or higher in Mathematics/Additional Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics and one other subject (including a Mathematics subject).

English Language:
SPM 1119 (GCE-O): Grade C or above
IELTS: 5.5 (no element below 4.5)
OR an equivalent recognised English Language qualification

Students whose English level is at IELTS 5.0 or below or SPM 1119 (GCE-O) Grade D, are encouraged to participate in the University English 1 programme prior to starting the Foundation Programme.

1 year

RM 22,700 per annum

International Students:
RM 27,300 per annum

Student Enquiries

Toll free:
+1800 18 6867

+60 (7) 268 6205

+60 (16) 7725 400
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General Enquiries

University of Reading Malaysia
Persiaran Graduan Kota Ilmu, Educity 79200 Iskandar Puteri Johor, Malaysia.

Toll free:
+1800 18 6867

+ 60 (7) 268-6200

+60 (7) 268-6202


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