What is Foundation Course?
A foundation course is a programme that will prepare a student for an undergraduate degree at university. It’s for international students who did not meet the direct entry requirements for Bachelor’s course. It can be because either they didn’t meet the required English score or their academic score was below that is needed for a particular Bachelor’s course. For example, students with IELTS 4.5 to 5.5 get into Foundation course.
Their course duration is usually 2 or 3 terms which is about 6 or 9 months. You can choose to study from an art & design, business & management, Law, science or engineering related fields.
Why study Foundation Programme?
- Students will benefit in many ways such as:
- Learn fluent English and also improve your communication skills
- Be familiar with UK culture and their education system
- It will help you prepare with undergaraduate degree at a university. You’ll learn the subject-specific key skills that is needed for undergraduate degree.
- It is designed to help international students to become an independent and confident person.
- Students will be able to get to know the University’s resources ahead of their degree course.
Some Top universities that offer Foundation Programme in the UK:
- University of Aberdeen
- Bangor University
- Cardiff Metropolitan University
- Canterbury Christ Church University
- University of the Creative Arts
- Coventry University
- De Montfort University
- University of Dundee
- University of Greenwich
- University of Huddersfield
- Liverpool John Moores University
- Northumbria University
- Royal Holloway University of London
- University of Roehampton Ulster University