Key facts

Course length: Two or three terms

Entry points: 
Three terms – September and January
Two terms – January and March

Age on entry:
Students will normally be 17 years of age or older

Entry requirements: Check academic and English language entry requirements

Fees: Check fees for your programme


Foundation courses enable you to prepare for undergraduate study.

The foundation year has been specifically developed for International students who want to study for an undergraduate degree.

Almost all overseas students will complete this 1 year course at a college or university before starting their Undergraduate degree course.

 What is the International Foundation Year?


The International Foundation Year is an intensive two or three-term programme designed specifically to provide you with a path to undergraduate degree study at the University. Once you complete the programme and achieve the required grades, you can enter the first year of your chosen undergraduate degree at the University. 

The International Foundation Year will give you all the preparation required to succeed at the University. It includes English language tuition, study skills and an introduction to your degree programme.


Why study a foundation course?


Gain the academic skills needed to study at undergraduate level.

Raise your English language level needed to achieve a place at the University.

Develop study skills such as essay writing and research.

Adjust to the education system.

Settle in to university life before you start your degree.