International Foundation Year

Preparing you for your university degree with a tailored programme, designed to support your learning by easing you into university-style teaching. Learn with confidence through subject-based modules and interactive language classes designed to strengthen your academic language skills.

International Foundation Year allows you to studying core modules (common across all our International Foundation Year Programmes), and then tailor your learning by taking progression degree-related streams.

Core modules you will study include:

  • English for Academic Purposes (EAP)
  • Research and Study Skills
  • Mental Wealth: Professional Life

In addition to the Core modules, you will choose one of the following specialist streams:

Architecture

Gain the foundation that you need to study the RIBA Accredited BSc (Hons) Architecture.

Study the following modules:

  • Introduction to Architecture
  • Art and Design Workshop
  • Design Project

Business Management

Develop key innovative thinking and leadership skills on this stream. This specialism leads to progression degrees at UEL’s Business School.

  • Introduction to Business Environment
  • Introduction to Accounting
  • Introduction to Marketing

Humanities & Social Science

With degree progression options ranging from psychology to international relations, there are many progression degrees for you to choose from after you complete this specialist stream.

As part of this stream, you will choose three of four of the modules below:

  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Introduction to Sociology
  • International Relations
  • Art & Design Portfolio

Engineering, Computing and Science

Designed to challenge you to think about the world around you differently. Technology is key to all aspects of our society, so why not take the first steps to harnessing it with this IFY stream. Leading to a wide range o f degree programmes from Bioscience to Mechanical Engineering .

  • Introduction to Computing
  • Mathematical Applications
  • Physical Science

Key Facts for International Foundation Year

Start dates: September 2020
January 2021
Duration: 3 Terms
Cost: £12,450
Scholarships Available: Up to £2,000
Progression to the following degrees: Upon successful completion of the programme, students may progress to the following programmes:

Progression Degrees from Business & Management Stream:

Progression Degrees from the Architecture Stream:

Progression Degrees from the Engineering, Computing & Science Stream:

Progression from Humanities & Social Science Stream:

  • BA (Hons) International Development with International Foundation Year
  • BA (Hons) Sociology with International Foundation Year
  • BSc (Hons) Child Psychology with International Foundation Year
  • BSc (Hons) Clinical and Community Psychology with International Foundation Year
  • BSc (Hons) Computer Games Development with International Foundation Year
  • BA (Hons) Computer Games Design : Story Development with International Foundation Year
  • BA (Hons) Creative and Professional Writing with International Foundation Year
  • BA (Hons) Criminology and Criminal Justice with International Foundation Year
  • BA (Hons) Criminology and Law with International Foundation Year
  • BA (Hons) Criminology and Psychology with International Foundation Year
  • BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies with International Foundation Year
  • BSc (Hons) Economics with International Foundation Year
  • BA (Hons) Fashion Design with International Foundation Year
  • BA (Hons) Film with International Foundation Year
  • BA (Hons) Fine Art with International Foundation Year
  • BSc (Hons) Forensic Psychology with International Foundation Year
  • BSc (Hons) Psychology with International Foundation Year
  • BA (Hons) Graphic Design with International Foundation Year
  • BA (Hons) Illustration with International Foundation Year
  • BA (Hons) Interior Design with International Foundation Year
  • BA (Hons) International Development with NGO Management with International Foundation Year
  • BA (Hons) Journalism with International Foundation Year
  • BA (Hons) Media and Communication with International Foundation Year
  • BA (Hons) Media Production with International Foundation Year
  • BA (Hons) Music Technology and Production with International Foundation Year
  • BA (Hons) Photography with International Foundation Year
  • BA (Hons) Politics and International Relations with International Foundation Year
  • BA (Hons) Social Work with International Foundation Year
  • BA (Hons) Sociology with International Foundation Year
  • BA (Hons) Textile Design with International Foundation Year

For more information on the pricing of UEL degree programmes please visit: Fees & Funding

Minimum English Language Level:

Academic IELTS 4.5 overall (and no subtest below 4.0) or equivalent.

Pre-Sessional English Language classes may be available for students who are below the entry requirement above.

Academic Entry Requirements:

Academic Entry Requirements: GCSE/IGCSE with minimum grades of 4444 (or equivalent).
Each application will be considered individually and assessed on their ability to succeed on the International Foundation Year.

Qualification Level:

Qualification Level: RQF Level 3
Accredited by the University of East London

Minimum Age Requirement:

September Start: 16 years of age. All students must turn 17 years of age by 31 December 2020.
January Start: All students must be 17 years of age.