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International Foundation Programme (IFP)

Learn about the course below
Start
September 2023
Duration
1 year full-time
Attendance
Full-time
Course fees
£13,400

Please note, we're currently not accepting students from India.

The International Foundation Programme (IFP) will prepare you for undergraduate study in the UK. You will gain high levels of support as we help you settle into student life in London, and build the skills and confidence needed for successful degree study.

Why study the International Foundation Programme at Middlesex University?

The programme is aimed at students with intermediate to advanced levels of English, who have completed secondary school with good grades, but would like to improve their study skills to meet the entry requirements for an undergraduate degree at Middlesex.

During the course you will be introduced to a range of subjects taught on our undergraduate programmes, and we will offer you individual support in choosing and applying for your degree. The course will prepare you to begin an undergraduate course with confidence and settle into student life at Middlesex.

You will also:

  • improve your academic language skills and general level of English
  • develop your study skills and independent learning ability
  • become familiar with living and studying in the UK
  • be introduced to a range of undergraduate subject areas
  • receive support in choosing and applying to your degree

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What will you study on the International Foundation Programme?

The programme incorporates a streamlined, integrated design based on four modules with a common underlying core theme. The core theme provides a stimulating learning platform which will relate to real life scenarios. Possible core themes include tourism, sustainability, education, environment or hosting a global event.

The core theme will also include a series of sub-themes covered in three week blocks, which will introduce you to a range of subjects taught on undergraduate programmes. These subject 'tasters' aim to inform your future choice of undergraduate degree and may include business, media, communications, global and social sciences subjects.

All students will study modules as follows, depending on their pathway:

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    • Science & Technology: Computer Science

      Science & Technology: Computer Science

      Academic Skills and Writing

      IFP0510

      Foundation Mathematics (Science & Technology)

      MSO0206

      Foundations of Computing and Technology

      IFP0540

      Computing and Digital Technology [Engineering/ Computing]

      SAT0205

    • Science & Technology: Psychology

      Science & Technology: Psychology

      Academic Skills and Writing

      IFP0510

      Fundamentals of Business Mathematics

      MSO0207

      Foundations of Social Science

      IFP0530

      Literature for Social Sciences and the Law

      LAW0701

      or

      Introduction to Business - MGT0006

      or

      Digital Production - MED0200

      or

      Art & Design Portfolio - DES0004

    • Arts & Creative Industries: Games Design

      Arts & Creative Industries: Games Design

      Academic Skills and Writing

      IFP0510

      Foundation Mathematics (Science and Technology)

      MSO0206

      Foundations of Arts and Creative Media

      IFP0560

      Digital Production [Media/ Performing Arts]

      MED0200 

      or

      Art and Design Portfolio [Design/ Visual Arts]

      DES0004

    • Arts & Creative Industries: All ACI programmes except Games design

      Arts & Creative Industries: All ACI programmes except Games design

      Academic Skills and Writing

      IFP0510

      Cross-Art Collaboration

      PER0300

      or

      Fundamentals of Business Mathematics

      MSO0207

      Foundations of Arts and Creative Media

      IFP0560

      Digital Production [Media/ Performing Arts]

      MED0200

      or

      Art and Design Portfolio [Design/ Visual Arts]

      DES0004

    • Business & Law: Accounting & Finance, Economics, Management, Marketing, Tourism

      Business & Law: Accounting & Finance, Economics, Management, Marketing, Tourism

      Academic Skills and Writing

      IFP0510

      Fundamentals of Business Mathematics

      MSO0207

      Foundations of Business

      IFP0520

      Introduction to Business

      MGT0006

    • Business & Law: Law & Politics, Sociology & Criminology

      Business & Law: Law & Politics, Sociology & Criminology

      Academic Skills and Writing

      IFP0510

      Foundation Mathematics (Law)

      MSO0208

      Foundations of Social Science

      IFP0530

      Literature for Social Sciences and the Law

      LAW0701

How is the International Foundation Programme taught?

  • Teaching by specialist subject lecturers and guest lecturers
  • Small class sizes with high-levels of support
  • 16 hours of supervised study per week including lectures, seminars, labs and individual tutorials
  • Individual and group tasks/projects
  • Support using library facilities and learning resources

Additional Support

  • Ongoing academic support in seminars, workshops, advice sessions and online
  • Individual programme planning and advice sessions to help you apply for your undergraduate degree
  • Support services to help you settle into life at Middlesex and in the UK.
  1. Academic requirements

The International Foundation Programme is a 1 year programme and the tuition fee is £15,100 for September 2023 entry.

  1. Additional costs

Ana Maria Franco Combita from Colombia completed a one-year International Foundation Programme at Middlesex before progressing onto the BA International Politics.

  • Ana Maria Franco Combita

    Ana Maria Franco Combita

    During the IFP I really improved my English, but also learned how to reference, write essays in English and use the library. It was really great that the pace of the IFP was slow – we started small, with short essays, and then built up to more difficult work over the year, before we were ready to start our degree.

    In the first year of your degree, they assume you already know everything  - so I feel like the IFP gave me a head start. I actually became the student rep for my course in the first year of my degree because I already knew how to use the library and reference my work. That was really cool. If it wasn't for the IFP I would have been in the same position as everyone else.

    The best part about the IFP was getting to know people from all over the world. It was great to experience so many different opinions and cultures in class. It's a glimpse into the real world! At home, we would have a debate in class and we'd talk about other countries or cultures, but we wouldn't really understand them. Here at Middlesex, we'll have a debate and people from all over the world will actually be taking part.

    The tutors on the IFP were really supportive. I did really well on the course, and because of that my tutor recommended me for a scholarship for my first year of my BA International Politics degree, and I was successful! I'm really grateful to her for that.

    I like being in London, but its really different to life back in Colombia – life goes very fast here! But it does captivate you, you feel busy and useful. I've learned lots in London, and I've discovered myself in many ways. In a sense, I even feel more proud of being Colombian after coming here, because everyone around you is different. It's a great experience.

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