University of Bradford

Degree level: Undergraduate

Certificate of International Foundation Studies

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Course summary

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The Certificate of International Foundation Studies is a pre-degree access programme that will provide you with a solid basis for future undergraduate study at the University of Bradford. This course is designed for international students who do not have the necessary academic and/or English language qualifications for registration directly onto a degree course. The Certificate of International Foundation Studies offers an introductory grounding in your chosen discipline and equips you with the study and interpersonal skills necessary for effective undergraduate study. Successful completion of this programme will enable you to progress to a range of degree programmes in health, nursing, computer science, media, social sciences, business, and law. Rankings International Student Barometer 2017:

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Course details


You will study four core modules in semester one and two of four optional modules in semester two. Carrying out Research (core) English for Academic Purposes (core) English for Specific Academic Purposes (core) Foundation Year Project (core) Foundation in Chemistry (option) Foundation in Human Biology (option) Global Business Environment (option) Introduction to Social Sciences option

Assessment method

You will learn via:

  • Keynote lectures
  • Seminars and group tutorials
  • Practical and simulation classes
  • Online learning activities and directed study tasks packages
  • Collaborative learning
  • Enquiry-based learning
  • Reflection on learning experiences collected via an e-portfolio
You will be assessed by written assessments, requiring different skills, including written, practical and oral skills which include both coursework and tests under examination conditions.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

The University welcomes applications from students with a wide range of qualifications from the UK and overseas, including combinations of qualifications. To check whether your qualifications meet the entry requirements for this course, please contact the University. The English language requirements for the programme are 1.0 IELTS points below the overall English requirement for the chosen degree programme you wish to progress onto. See specific course pages for details. This must be the IELTS Academic test and taken at a UKVI approved test centre. For a list of approved centres please see the UK Visas and Immigration website.

Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

International £12800* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Certificate of International Foundation Studies at University of Bradford - UCAS