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Undergraduate Foundation Programme (UFP)

From our centre at Birkbeck, in the heart of the University of London, you are encouraged to develop the tools for success on degree programmes at the best universities in the UK. This is a one-year (three term) programme that will allow you to progress to a University degree at one of our University of London partner universities.

The 4-term extended UFP is available to start in June or September.

Progression* to Year 1 of a wide range of undergraduate degrees, or the International Year One Programme.

Who is this programme designed for?

This programme is designed to prepare international students, who have completed senior secondary education, for entry to undergraduate studies at the top universities across the UK. All students who successfully complete the UFP are guaranteed placement on a suitable programme of undergraduate study at top universities across the UK. The UFP is set at level 3, which is equivalent to A-level standard in the UK.

How long will I study for?

This programme lasts one academic year (nine months). The year is divided into three terms of seven to eight teaching weeks and one reading week. You will undertake up to 25 hours of classroom-based study per week.

What will I study?

This programme includes English and three academic subject modules. English will be integrated into the teaching of academic subjects, as well as being taught separately if you need additional support to develop your English language.

There are four academicpathways to choose from and you will study the pathway most suited to your chosen progression degree. Academic skills relevant to the specific subject area will be taught to fully prepare you for university study. The pathways are:
Business, Engineering and Physical Sciences, Humanities and Social Sciences and Life Sciences.

The options available for your chosen pathway at ONCAMPUS London are shown below:

Business, Economics, Finance and Management
  • Economics and Finance
  • Business Behaviours or Pure Maths
  • Skills for Business

Click to download the Business, Economics, Finance and Management programme guide

Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Globalisation and Internationalisation
  • Human Interactions
  • Skills for Humanities and Social Sciences

Click to download the Humanities and Social Sciences programme guide

Engineering and Physical Sciences
  • Pure Mathematics
  • Physical Sciences
  • Skills for Science

Click to download the Engineering and Physical Sciences programme guide

Medical and Life Sciences
  • Molecular Biology
  • Biology and Biochemistry
  • Skills for Science

Click to download the Life Sciences programme guide

Note: Modules are subject to availability and you will be guided onto the best combination of academic modules for your intended degree when you arrive at ONCAMPUS London.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed at regular intervals throughout the programme to ensure you are making the progress required to successfully complete the programme. Full assessment of the programme will take place in the final term. Assessment methodologies are aligned to those that will be experienced in the University environment, and include project work, essays, presentations and unseen examination.

* Some degrees at Birkbeck offer guaranteed progression on meeting the specified entry criteria. Visit the Birkbeck Progression Degrees page for more information.

Programme details:

Course length: 3 terms
Minimum age: 17
Hours per week: up to 25

Dates and Fees:

Dates Standard Per term Standard Annually (3 terms) Lab based Per term Lab based Annually (3 terms)
08 January 2018 – 17 August 2018 £5,333 £15,999 £5,650 £16,950
17 September 2018 – 16 August 2019 £5,500 £16,500 £5,850 £17,550
07 January 2019  – 16 August 2019 £5,500 £16,500 £5,850 £17,550

All programmes are subject to a £300 registration fee and a £2,200 refundable deposit.

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