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Overview

International Foundation in Art and Design features at Manchester Metropolitan University:

  • Develop the knowledge and skills for your chosen degree through a specialist pathway.
  • Guaranteed university placement for all successful students. Find out more about our money back guarantee.
  • Adapt to studying in the UK thanks to university-style teaching for subject-based modules.
  • Guidance with your university applications, so you choose the best degree for you.

How will I be assessed?

Your progress is monitored continually. Grades from the International Foundation do not count towards your degree but help the University to assess whether you meet the requirements for progression to your chosen degree.

Assessment will be by:

  • portfolio review by your personal tutor
  • your journal, in which you will show research into and development of your work
  • presentations that evaluate your art and design, including your major project
  • formal assessment of levels and progress in English

The International Foundation is validated by Manchester Metropolitan University. If you successfully complete the programme with a grade of 50% or above, you will be offered conditional progression onto one of the undergraduate degree courses at the Manchester School of Art.

You will need to complete the course with 50% in your English for Academic Purposes module and an art and design portfolio, which will demonstrate the full range of skills needed for acceptance onto the appropriate degree programme. Progression to some degree programmes is subject to an interview.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 9 months
    • Duration description

      3 - 4 Terms

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Developing Specialist Pathways 
  • English for Academic Purposes and Study Skills 
  • Exploring Visual Language 
  • Final Major Project

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    5

    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.

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General Requirements

  • Standard option: IELTS 5.0 (with a minimum of 5.0 in writing) or equivalent.
  • Extended option: IELTS 4.5 (with a minimum of 4.5 in writing) or equivalent.
  • 16 years and above
  • Completion of 12 years of schooling (or local equivalent to meet the same standard) with good grades.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15650 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15650 GBP per year and a duration of 9 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Tuition fees can be up to £20,080 depending on start date and/or programme option.

Living costs for Manchester

  • 645 - 1200 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

  • We’re committed to helping talented and ambitious international students like you achieve their goals of studying at a world-class university in the UK.
  • Are you thinking of applying to study at INTO Manchester in partnership with Manchester Metropolitan University? You could be eligible for a scholarship worth up to £5000 towards your tuition fees.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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