What courses can I do after this?
This pre-university programme is equivalent to standard to qualifications studied in Year 13 (i.e. A levels)
The International Foundation Programme provides an ideal route to a variety of undergraduate programmes at universities* in the UK and worldwide. These programmes include:
• Accounting and Finance
• Business and Management
• International Relations
• Management and Marketing
• Computing and Information Systems
*Most universities have their own application criteria and processes. We advise you to speak to the university direct to ensure you are eligible and find out if there are any specific grades you will need to achieve. To find out which universities accept the IFP for entry consideration, please visit www.londoninternational.ac.uk
Our students gone on to study at institutions such as LSE, Durham, Warwick, St Andrews, Edinburgh and SOAS.
To do this course you should have...
Age 17 + by 31 December in the year of registration
Hold four separate subjects at GCSE/O level (grades A*- C/9-4), or the equivalent (i.e. High School from your own country)
Proof of your English Language level at Academic IELTS 6.0 (min 5.5 in reading and writing)
We will consider all international high school results where students have achieved very good grades, especially in the subjects relevant to their intended Foundation course.
What about work experience?
|Course Code||Start Date||Costs 16-18||Costs 19-23 (with concessions)||Costs 19+ (no concessions)|
* Please note fees are subject to change.
International fees will apply plus UOL registration fees of £1980 (for 2019-20 session)
For tuition and accommodation fees please visit www.thecollege.co.uk/international/courses/tuition-fees and our International Operations team can offer you advice and guidance before and during your studies.
The College offers the following pathways with four subjects:
Mathematics and Statistics
Social Psychology OR Pure Mathematics
Mathematics and Statistics
The course offers an overview of key mathematical methods and statistical concepts frequently applied to economics, management, finance and related areas. Topics include: an overview of arithmetic, algebra and calculus; insight into concepts of probability; an introduction to financial mathematics; basic knowledge of how to summarise, analyse and interpret data and introductions to modelling the linear relationships.
The course offers a broad overview of the key economic concepts and their applications to everyday situations and current economic affairs. Topics include: an introduction to the nature and scope of economics; competitive markets; market failure and government intervention; managing the economy; development and sustainability of the recent financial and economic crisis.
This course offers a basic introduction to International Relations (IR), its classical and contemporary theories, schools of thought and research areas.
It has three major aims:
To provide an introduction to IR as a social scientific discipline, its history, key contributors and methodologies
To consider key ways in which knowledge derived from IR can be applied to real-life contexts
To provide tools that support students in critical thinking and argumentation
The course provides a broad introduction to concepts, theories and methodologies used in the study of Social Psychology. Topics include: an overview of the subject; the self in social context; interpersonal relations; group and inter-group relations and cultural phenomena.
This course develops proficiency in working with range of mathematical methods including logic and proof by contradiction, algebraic equations, trigonometric functions and expressions, co-ordinate geometry vectors and calculus. The theoretical concepts underlying these areas are explored and related to working methods and application which together build on the elementary techniques of mathematics.
Special written online study materials
Your online study materials, coupled with the tuition you receive at your institution and the essential textbooks, will guide you through your studies. The study materials we provide include:
A full subject guide for each course you study.
Access to a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) with contains supplementary learning resources and opportunities including audio-visual tutorials, academic interviews, self-testing activities and online discussion forums.
A student handbook containing practical information and advice.
A University of London email account and web area which you can use to manage your personal information.
This course is assessed by an unseen written examination. Candidates who pass all four courses are awarded the University of London Foundation Certificate with a grade of ‘Pass’, ‘Merit’, or ‘Distinction’.
Exams are held in late April/early May each year.
Students who marginally fail one course are eligible to resit that examination in July of the same year.
More about the course
International Operations: 01202 205161
Resources: The College's extensive facilities include excellent resource centers offering access to the Internet, CDs, videos, audio visual packages and CD Rom, as well as a stock of over 75,000 books and periodicals. Study areas/quiet rooms are available and there is also an area dedicated to careers reference material.