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International Foundation Year

Choose your stream

The NCUK International Foundation Year prepares you for studying at some of the world’s most prestigious pathways universities. In this course you are eased into university study with classroom teaching that is interactive and supportive. In this programme, you will get used to university-style teaching whilst building your abilities to study effectively through 24 hours of class teaching per weeks and regular personal tutorial sessions.

Studying three academic modules plus English for Academic Purposes will give you the knowledge you need in order to help meet your full potential. Our small classes and qualified teachers will work closely with you to make sure you get all the support you need to reach your potential.
International Foundation Year allows you to study core modules (common across all our International Foundation Year Programmes), and then tailor your learning by taking progression degree-related streams.

English language course London

You will study the following:

  • English for Academic Purposes (EAP)
  • Business Studies
  • Economics

Plus the optional choice of modules between:

  • International Relations

or

  • Mathematics for Business

This programme offers a wide range of progression options at a wide array of universities

 

Here are some of the courses you could progress to that are popular with our students:

University  Course Typical Offer 
Queen Mary University of London Business Management AAA
EAP Grade A
Queen Mary University of London Economics, Finance and Management AAA
EAP Grade A
Kingston University Business Management BCC
EAP Grade C
Brunel University Business and Management BBB
EAP Grade B
Brunel University Marketing Management BBB
EAP Grade B
The University of Manchester Management AAA
EAP Grade A
The University of  Kent Business Management BBC
EAP Grade B
The University of Leeds Business Management AAB
EAP Grade B
The University of Bristol Economics and Management AAA
EAP Grade B
Manchester Metropolitan Business Management CCC
EAP Grade C
Liverpool John Moore Business Management CCC
EAP Grade C

This is just a small subset of some of the most popular options, but there are hundreds of progressions into some of the top courses at the UKs best universities. Please get in touch with us via the general enquiries option if would like to enquire about a particular course.

You will study the following:

  • English for Academic Purposes (EAP)
  • Global Studies
  • Sociology
  • Business Studies

This programme offers a wide range of progression options at a wide array of universities

Here are some of the courses you could progress to that are popular with our students:

University  Course Typical Offer 
Queen Mary University of London Global Law A*AA
EAP Grade A
Queen Mary University of London International Relations ABB
EAP Grade A
Kingston University Sociology and International Relations BCC
EAP Grade C
Brunel University Law with International Arbitration and Commercial Law ABB
EAP Grade B
Brunel University Economics and Business Finance BBB
EAP Grade B
The University of Manchester Criminology ABB
EAP Grade A
The University of  Kent Law and Economics AAB
EAP Grade B
The University of Leeds International Relations ABB
EAP Grade B
The University of Bristol Geography AAA
EAP Grade B
Manchester Metropolitan Law BBC
EAP Grade B
Liverpool John Moore Public Relations CCC
EAP Grade B

This is just a small subset of some of the most popular options, but there are hundreds of progressions into some of the top courses at the UKs best universities. Please get in touch with us via the general enquiries option if would like to enquire about a particular course.

You will study the following:

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  • Business Studies
  • Economics
  • Mathematics for Business

This programme offers a wide range of progression options at a wide array of universities.

Here are some of the courses you could progress to that are popular with our students:

University  Course Typical Offer 
Queen Mary University of London Economics and Finance AAA
EAP Grade B
Queen Mary University of London Accounting and Management AAA
EAP Grade B
Kingston University Accounting and Finance AAA
EAP Grade B
Brunel University Accountancy BBB
EAP Grade B
Brunel University Economics and Accounting BBB
EAP Grade B
The University of Manchester Accounting and Finance AAA
EAP Grade A
The University of  Kent Accounting and Finance and Economics BBB
EAP Grade B
The University of Leeds Banking and Finance AAA
EAP Grade B
The University of Bristol Finance AAA
EAP Grade B
Manchester Metropolitan Accounting and Finance BCC
EAP Grade C
Liverpool John Moore Business and Finance CCC
EAP Grade C

This is just a small subset of some of the most popular options, but there are hundreds of progressions into some of the top courses at the UKs best universities. Please get in touch with us via the general enquiries option if would like to enquire about a particular course.

Assessments

You will be assessed during the program in a few ways:

  • Regular coursework –  this could include assignments, in class tests, and report writing
  • Mid-course and end-of-course examinations – formal examinations that we’ll help you prepare for
  • Your foundation results will be one of the key factors into which universities you will be able to progress to.

KEY FACTS

Two intakes per year January and September
24 hours of study per week
Maximum class size 15
Start dates 10 January 2022
20 September 2022
Start dates Jan : £15,750
Sep : £15,950
Generous tuition scholarships available of up to £4,000

IFP Minimum English Language Level:

  • September: UKVI IELTS 5.0 with no subtest below 5.0
  • January: UKVI IELTS 5.5 with no subtest below 5.0

Academic Entry Requirements:
Academic Entry Requirements vary depending on where you studied. Please see the link for details for your country.

Minimum Age Requirement September intake:
16 years of age. Students must turn 17 by December 31 of the year of course commencement.

Minimum Age Requirement January intake:
17 years of age.

All students who pass are guaranteed a conditional place on a relevant undergraduate degree at an appropriate NCUK university. To gain entry to any NCUK university, you must pass all subject modules. You will also need to have a sufficient command of English. Please see the details on the NCUK guarantee here.

Some degree courses will require minimum grades in specific subjects. University admissions staff may also take into account previous academic attainment.