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University of Reading

International Foundation Programme (September Entry)

UCAS Code: N1Q3

Foundation Certificate - Fd cert

Entry requirements


International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

24

About this course


Course option

1.0year

Full-time | 2020

Study from a wide range of subject modules to guarantee a place on an undergraduate degree course at the University of Reading.

Are you planning on coming to the UK to study, but don't have British A level qualifications or the equivalent? The International Foundation Programme (IFP) offers you the opportunity to prepare for an undergraduate degree at a British university. There are two entry points for the IFP, one in September and one in January.

This September–June programme allows you to choose either a Business or Law pathway and upon successful completion you will be guaranteed a place on your chosen degree course in October of the same year.

The IFP is a University-led foundation programme and is subject to the same quality and assessment procedures as the rest of the University. We have taught the IFP for over 30 years and have an international reputation for excellence both in our teaching and for the support we give our students. You can apply for scholarships to help fund your time here and, if you are aged 17 or over, you will be eligible for a place in halls on our award-winning campus.

Study academic skills and a selection of subjects relating to your chosen pathway. For instance, if you are hoping to study Law at undergraduate level, you will typically study three of the following modules, including law: "An introduction to business and management", "Economics", "Information systems and statistics", "Law" and "Mathematics for finance, economics and business".

Depending on your English language skills, you may have to take the "International English" module. You will be taught by the same experienced University academics who teach these subjects at undergraduate and postgraduate level. A personal tutor will be assigned to support and guide you through your studies.

On completion of the programme, you will be able to present ideas and arguments with accuracy and confidence both orally and in writing. You will also have the transferable skills necessary for undergraduate study.

Nearly 100% of IFP students pass the programme, and in 2017, 86% of IFP students successfully qualified for a degree programme at Reading.

**Careers**

The IFP qualifies you to study a full undergraduate degree at a British university, the gateway to a very wide range of fulfilling careers.

You will develop transferable skills such as the ability to produce high quality written work, interpret and analyse a range of information, think critically, and communicate well.

A large number of our students who complete the IFP (January entry) go on to study at Henley Business School or the University of Reading Law School. Graduates from Henley Business School and the Law School have enjoyed careers in a wide range of industries, including accountancy, legal, media, financial services and investment banking.

Modules

Sample modules may include:

* Introduction to business and management
* Economics
* Law
* Mathematics for finance, economics and business
* Information systems and statistics

Check our website for more details of the course structure.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£16,890
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

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Course location:

University of Reading

Department:

International Study and Language Institute

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