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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: $ 5.36k / Year
  • Foreign: $ 8k / Year
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English

    Friday 28th November 2014 for January 2015 applications / Friday 14th August 2014 for September 2015 applications

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    This course gives you the chance to spend a year preparing for a university degree course in the heart of London.

    You will be able to develop subject knowledge, English language skills and the study skills you will need to go on to a degree course. The course will give you an understanding of the main areas of your chosen specialisation.

    It will also introduce you to academic study in the UK and if necessary help you to reach a level equivalent to at least 5.5 IELTS in English. You will be registered as a London Metropolitan University student.

    Successful students are guaranteed a place on a suitable degree course here.

    Please note that there is no UK public funding or Student Loan Company funding available for this course.

    Career opportunities

    Students who pass the IFP, and have achieved the required module results, are automatically offered a place in their subject area on one of our three-year bachelors degrees. The International Foundation Programme runs from September to June, and students can then join their chosen Bachelors degree in the following September.

    Detailed Course Facts

    Application deadline Friday 28th November 2014 for January 2015 applications / Friday 14th August 2014 for September 2015 applications Tuition fee
    • GBP 5360 Year (EEA)
    • GBP 8000 Year (International)

    Part time cost: UK and EU students: £1,340 per 30 credit module;International students: £2,000 per 30 credit module

    Start date January,September 2015 Duration full-time 12 months Languages Take an IELTS test
    • English
    Delivery mode On Campus Educational variant Full-time More information Go To The Course Website

    Course Content

    The course will enable you to improve your English and gain the skills you need for degree-level study. You can choose from one of the following subject pathways:

    • Architecture and Interior Design
    • Art, Media and Design
    • Biology and Chemistry
    • Business Studies
    • Humanities & Social Science
    • Law

    You will study a combination of modules from your subject pathway giving you an introduction to your subject area. You will also take learning & research skills, and English modules, should you need to improve your language skills.

    • General and Academic English: teaches you the written and spoken English language you need for study at University in the United Kingdom.
    • Learning Skills: covers all the skills you need for higher education study – finding information, reading, writing essays, giving presentations and working in groups.
    • English for Undergraduate Study: further develops your language abilities and study methods to prepare you for your degree.

    You also study modules specific to your pathway, giving you an introduction to your subject area.

    UK requirements for international applications

    Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).

    Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.

    All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.

    University requirements

    Program requirements

    English Language Requirements

    IELTS band : 4.5

    To study at this university, you have to speak English. We advice you to

    take an IELTS test.


    To join this course, you will usually need good results in 12 years of education, and to have completed High School or similar in your own country.
    You will also need to have a good standard of English:

    • IELTS 4.5 (minimum of 4.5 in each component) or an equivalent qualification (for the September entry);
    • IELTS 5.0 (minimum of 5.0 in each component) or an equivalent qualification (for the February entry).
    You can apply before you have your results.
    When you apply for this course, we will often also make you a conditional offer for your chosen degree course, conditional upon you passing the International Foundation Programme and the required modules.

    Work Experience

    No work experience is required.

    Related Scholarships*

    • Academic Excellence Scholarship

      "The Academic Excellence Scholarship can provide up to a 50 % reduction in tuition per semester. These scholarships will be renewed if the student maintains superior academic performance during each semester of their 3-year Bachelor programme. The scholarship will be directly applied to the student’s tuition fees."

    • Access Bursary

      Bursary for UK students all subjects where the variable tuition fee rate is payable.

    • Alumni Bursary

      Alumni Bursary for UK Undergraduate students

    * The scholarships shown on this page are suggestions first and foremost. They could be offered by other organisations than London Metropolitan University.

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