International Foundation Year
Start Dates(s): January; September
September: 19 September 2016 (ends June 2017)
January: 9 January 2017 (ends July 2017)
UK - £8,225
- Progression on to over 100 undergraduate degrees at the University of Salford
- All English language teaching is accredited by the British Council
- You will study with other international students from all round the world
- International students can apply
The International Foundation Year (IFY) prepares non-native speakers of English students who want to study for an undergraduate degree at university in the United Kingdom.
This course is for you if you have finished high school in your own country but don’t yet have the qualifications to go straight on a UK university programme.
This course provides you with tuition in English and study skills as well as subjects relating to your chosen degree course. When you pass the IFY at the required standard you will then be able to progress onto over 100 degree courses at the University of Salford.
The IFY can be joined at two entry points, in January and in September.
As a self-funding international student, you may be entitled to the Vice Chancellor’s Undergraduate Excellence Scholarship which is worth up to £5000 GBP depending on which course you study.
This is a full-time two semester course with at least 24 hours of lessons a week plus homework.
During the International Foundation Year you will complete classes in English and Study Skills as well as subjects relating to your chosen degree course.
English and Study Skills
English and Study Skills classes help you develop the skills you need to make a success of your chosen degree. Even if you have some previous knowledge of English you will need to know how to write academic English, undertake projects in English, understand lectures and take notes, give presentations and carry out academic research. All English language teaching is accredited by the British Council.
In addition to English and Study Skills you will study (usually) two additional subjects, which will depend on the degree you eventually wish to study. Below is the range of undergraduate degrees available with the International Foundation Year.
Business and Law (September and January start)
BSc (Hons) Business Management with Law
Physics and Engineering
Arts and Media
The courses listed below are higher entry courses which require a higher entry level onto the first year of the degree.
Business and Law
Physics and Engineering
Please note that it may not be possible to deliver the full list of options every year as this will depend on factors such as how many students choose a particular option. Exact modules may also vary in order to keep content current. When accepting your offer of a place to study on this programme, you should be aware that not all optional modules will be running each year. Your tutor will be able to advise you as to the available options on or before the start of the programme. Whilst the University tries to ensure that you are able to undertake your preferred options, it cannot guarantee this.