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International Foundation Programme - Generic, Pre-Bachelor

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
University rank #801 (WUR) London, United Kingdom
The International Foundation Programme is specifically designed to build your English language, academic study skills and subject knowledge to the level required to progress on to an undergraduate degree. 
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As part of your programme you will have 20 hours of teaching per week through lectures and seminars, you will also be expected to spend a further 10 to 15 hours undertaking homework, assignments and independent study. This is good practice for university study and will help prepare you for your chosen undergraduate programme.Teaching takes place between 9am and 5pm during the week. Should there be more than one session during the day, you will have a minimum 30-minute break between sessions. If you have a 3-hour session, you will have a 20-minute break within the session.To prepare for your lectures and seminars, you will have access to our online learning portal, Moodle, where you can access course information, content and your weekly reading lists.Throughout the course you will improve your academic reading, writing, speaking and listening. The programme will help you gain a better understanding of grammar use in the English language, and develop your academic vocabulary for your future studies.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    • Duration description

      3 terms - September start 2 terms - January start

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Grammar and Vocabulary Development
  • Introduction to Academic Reading and Writing
  • Introduction to Academic Listening and Speaking
  • English for Academic Purposes
  • UK Academic Culture and Study Skills
  • Grammar and Vocabulary for University Study
  • Applied ICT Skills
  • Quantitative Methods

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • 2 or 13 years of schooling dependent on the education system in country
  • Additional country specific entry requirements are outlined here
  • Where UCAS tariff is applicable or relevant, applicants should have an equivalent of 30 UCAS tariff points from either 1 A Level and 1 AS, or a minimum of 2 AS Level qualifications.
  • The lower entry requirement shall apply if both a country specific and UCAS equivalent apply

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14004 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14000 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    14004 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14000 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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