Course details

Study options

Full-time: 1 year †

International fee

£12,500 (2018/19)

Course level


Start date


Entry requirements

To start the IFP in September, you will need to have completed your secondary school education and have a UKVI IELTS with a minimum score of 4.5 overall with no less than 4.0 in all areas (speaking, listening, reading, writing).  In order to meet new visa requirements, your IELTS must be the UKVI IELTS taken at a UKVI-approved test centre.

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Find out more about International Foundation Programme

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Fees and funding

2018/19 Fees







Further information about our fees and support you may be entitled to.

How to apply

International students

Full-time students applying to start in September should apply for this course through UCAS or you can apply directly to the University for an undergraduate course if you’re not applying to any other UK university in the same year.

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Information for international applicants

Applying for an undergraduate degree

Contact details

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† Additional information about your studies

If you start the course in September you will finish in June*, and have the usual academic Christmas and Easter holiday breaks. 

* Students taking technology subject modules only may finish in May.

Please note: Our courses are refreshed and updated on a regular basis. If you are thinking about transferring onto this course (into the second year for example), you should contact the programme leader for the relevant course information as modules may vary from those shown on this page.