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International Foundation Programme

1 Semester

Course summary

The IFP 1 semester gives you the skills needed to progress to an undergraduate degree at UEL. It is designed to help you find out more about what it is like to study at a British university and if necessary, help you to improve your English language skills.

The programme is aimed at international students whose educational qualifications fall short of those required for direct entry into our Bachelor programmes

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Passing the IFP course gives you automatic entry to several different undergraduate courses at UEL.

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The course develops your english language and  academic study skills, and can be completed in one or two semesters depending on your level of English.

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Classes are usually small, allowing personalised, one-to-one tuition and feedback.

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Completing the IFP qualifies you for a 15% discount on undergraduate programmes.

How you'll learn

Studying in a new country can sometimes feel challenging, but we’ll do everything we can to make you feel happy and supported at UEL.

Our lecturing team has vast experience of teaching in Japan, Mexico, Chile, Poland, Greece, Argentina, Russia, Italy and Spain.

Please note we have a legal duty to monitor the attendance of any students on Tier 4 student visas, and also to report students to UKVI who are withdrawn for not meeting our attendance requirements.  


I chose UEL because of its great location and good reputation. UEL provides the opportunity to meet excellent professors. The courses are very interesting and the UEL professors link theory and practice by illustrating their courses with examples from their own professional experience.

Yan Pan , International Student
International Human Resources Management-MA-Study-University of east London

Entry Requirements

To join UEL’s International Foundation Programme, you need to have completed 12 years of schooling in your home country.

The academic requirements for the countries where the course is most popular are:

India- An aggregate score of over 50% in class 12, including 50% in maths

China- Passing middle school with an average of 60% with 70% in year 11 maths or 60% in year 12 maths

Malaysia- SPM with 6 passes including maths

Nigeria- 5 credit passes of grade 1-6 from the SSCE (WAEC/NECO)

If the entry requirements for your country are not listed, please email Language Centre: languagecentre@uel.ac.uk  for more information.

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English Language Entry Requirements

Students with IELTS 5.5, or an equivalent qualification, would normally take the one-semester programme. If you have a lower score, of IELTS 4.5 or above, you will normally be accepted onto the two-semester course. You will be expected to spend about 16 hours a week attending lessons on campus, in addition to your own independent study. Successful completion of the course can lead to automatic entry to a range of Bachelors courses at UEL.

What you'll learn

Students with IELTS 5.5, or an equivalent qualification, would normally take the one-semester programme. If you have a lower score, of IELTS 4.5 or above, you will normally be accepted onto the two-semester course. You will be expected to spend about 16 hours a week attending lessons on campus, in addition to your own independent study. Successful completion of the course can lead to automatic entry to a range of Bachelors courses at UEL.


What you'll study and when

The IFP lasts for approximately three to six months. You will be expected to spend about 16 hours a week attending lessons on campus, as well as your own independent study. Studying in a new country can sometimes feel challenging, but we’ll do everything we can to make you feel happy and supported at UEL. Our lecturing team has vast experience of teaching in Japan, Mexico, Chile, Poland, Greece, Argentina, Russia, Italy and Spain.

IFP First Semester Language and Skills Focus

Module 1: Introduction to English for Academic Purposes

Module 2: Introduction to Academic Writing 1

Module 3: Introduction to Academic Writing 2

Module 4: English for Academic Foundation Programmes

All modules 15 credits, all modules 4hrs in length, 16hrs/wk contact

 

How you'll be assessed

The assessment for modules is a mix of end-of-course exams and presentations and continuous in-class assessment.

Your future

Passing this course means you can progress onto your main degree programme. You will also improve your academic English skills, which will help your studies. You’ll also be eligible for a 15 per cent discount on fees for undergraduate degrees at UEL and be eligible for a free tablet with pre-loaded core ebooks.