Foundation Courses for the University of London

At ONCAMPUS London you will prepare to progress to your chosen undergraduate or Master's degree at our partner University of London Colleges.

This diagram provides a summary of the requirements for our foundation programmes at ONCAMPUS London:

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Undergraduate:

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

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)

18 September 2017 – 10 June 2018

£5,333

£15,999

£5,650

£16,950

8 January 2018 – 17 August 2018

£5,333

£15,999

£5,650

£16,950

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


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Royal Holloway Undergraduate Foundation Programme (RHUFP)

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 Royal Holloway.

                                                               

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


Guaranteed 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 Royal Holloway. 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.

Business, Economics, Finance and Management

• Economics and Finance

• Advanced Mathematics for Business and Finance or Business Behaviours

• 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

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.

*Subject to meeting the specifed entry criteria

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)
18 September 2017 - 10 June 2018        

08 January 2018 – 17 August 2018

£4,815

£14,445

£5,035

£15,105

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


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University of London International Foundation Programme (IFP)

We are a Registered Centre for the University of London International Programmes. This means that in the considered view of the University of London it demonstrates commitment to developing high standards in respect of teaching, support to students and administrative processes.

An academic award from the University of London is a mark of excellence, respected by employers and universities worldwide. This is because the University of London is one of the world’s leading universities, internationally recognised for its high academic standards.

The International Foundation Programme is offered by the University of London. The University has a long history of providing international education and is recognised as a centre of academic excellence. Academics at the University develop the syllabuses, prepare the study materials, and are responsible for the assessment of students. This means that students benefit from the academic rigour and leading-edge research undertaken by the University.

On successful completion of your studies you will be awarded the University of London International Foundation Certificate. The Certificate you receive will state that you were registered with the University of London and that examinations were conducted by the
University of London.

Find out more about the University of London International Foundation Programme at: http://www.londoninternational.ac.uk



Programme content: This course consists of four modules, plus IELTS English and study skills

Business, Economics, Humanities and Social Sciences pathway (all modules are compulsory.):

 

Download the University of London International Foundation Programme brochure for more information about this programme.

Download the ONCAMPUS London brochure for dates, fees and country-by-country entry requirements.

 

Programme details:

Course length: 3 terms
Minimum age: 18+ (within 3 months of starting the programme)
Hours per week: Up to 28


Dates and Fees

Dates Annually (3 terms)
18 September 2017 – 10 June 2018 £17,850

All programmes are subject to a £300 registration fee and a £2,200 refundable deposit. This fee includes £1,000 University of London registration fee.


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International Year One (IY1)

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 top UK universities.

This one-year (3 term) programme offers successful students guaranteed progression* to Year 2 of a range of business-related undergraduate degrees at Birkbeck University of London.


Guaranteed progression* to Year 2 of the following business-related undergraduate degrees at Birkbeck, University of London:

  • BSc (Hons) Accounting
  • BA (Hons) Accounting and Management
  • BSc (Hons) Accounting and Management with Finance
  • BSc (Hons) Business
  • BA (Hons) Management
  • BSc (Hons) Marketing

Who is this programme designed for?

This programme is designed for international students who do not quite have the academic grades and/or English level to start the first year of an undergraduate degree in the UK, but have a stronger profile than a UFP student.

All students who achieve the required mark for progression are guaranteed progression* to Year 2 of a selection of business-related undergraduate degrees at Birkbeck. This programme is set at level 4, and is equivalent to the first year of an undergraduate business degree in the UK.

How long will I study for?

Your application will be assessed and you may be offered a 3 or 4 term programme depending on your English level and academic background. The duration of the programme is one academic year (nine or twelve months). The year is divided into three or four terms of seven to eight teaching weeks, one reading week, and an examination week. You will undertake up to 28 hours of classroom-based study per week.

What will I study?

This programme includes nine core modules, taken by all students throughout the course. These modules are English, and eight academic modules relating to business and management. The academic modules are:

  • Business Environment
  • Managing Financial Resources and Decisions
  • Organisations and Behaviour
  • Marketing Principles
  • Business Decision Making
  • Financial Accounting and Reporting
  • Business Skills for Proposals and Pitches
  • Study and Communication Skills for Business

Plus English for Academic Purposes

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed by a variety of methods during your time with us. The intention is that you have a chance to experience the full range of assessment methods that you might experience at university when you start the second year of your chosen degree.

Assessments will normally include coursework, essays, reports and other structured assignments, oral examination, and unseen written examinations.

* Guaranteed progression is subject to achieving a Merit (60%) in each of the academic modules and 6.5 IELTS (external IELTS with no single element less than 6.0)

Programme details:

Course length: 3 or 4 terms
Minimum age: 18 within three months of starting the programme
Hours per week: up to 28


Dates and Fees

No. of terms Dates Per term Annually (3 terms)
3 18 September 2017 – 10 June 2018 £5,333 £15,999
4 19 September 2017 – 17 August 2018 £5,333 £21,332
3 08 January 2018 – 17 August 2018 £5,333 £15,999

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


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Postgraduate:

Master's Foundation Programme (MFP)

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.

The Master’s Foundation Programme is available as a two or three-term programme, with progression* to a wide range of Master’s degrees at our University of London College partners, or other suitable universities in the UK.

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


Progression* to a wide range of Master’s degrees.

Who is this programme designed for?

This programme is designed to prepare international students for postgraduate study in the UK. The Master’s Foundation will allow you to improve your English while learning the study skills and research methods that you will need during your Master’s degree studies. Depending on the length of the programme you study, you may also study academic modules relating to your chosen progression degree.

How long will I study for?

Each term is divided into seven to eight teaching weeks, one reading week and an assessment week. You will undertake up to 25 hours of classroom-based study per week.

What will I study?

2 terms
If you study this programme, you will study two compulsory units of research project, personal and professional development, plus English language. You will also choose an additional academic subject unit,depending on your intended progression degree.

3 terms
If you study this programme, you will study two compulsory units of a research project, personal and professional development, plus English language. You will also choose two additional academic subject units, depending on your intended progression degree, and availability.

How will I be assessed?

Each module will have an assessment schedule, which will be completed by the end ofthe appropriate term, and will include formative and summative assignments and other assessment tasks. Assessments will be designed to demonstrate learning across the individual modules of the programme and to allow you to experience a wide range of the assessment methods used in UK postgraduate programmes. Assessments will normally include coursework, essays, reports and other structured assignments, oral examination and unseen written examinations.

Academic subject units are arranged by pathway, and include:

Business, Economics, Finance and Management

  • Organisations and Behaviour
  • Marketing Principles
  • Financial Accounting and Reporting
  • Business Strategy

Life Sciences

  • Analysis of Scientific Data and Information
  • Pharmacological Principles of Drugs Actions
  • Medicinal Chemistry

Engineering and Sciences

  • Analytical Methods for Engineers
  • Business Management Techniques for Engineers
  • Mechanical Principles

Social Sciences

  • Understanding the Learning Process
  • Psychology of Human and Criminal Behaviour
  • The Global Environment
  • Contextual and Cultural Referencing in Art and Design

Note: The optional 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.

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

Programme details:

Course length: 2 or 3 terms
Minimum age: 21+
Hours per week: up to 25


Dates and Fees

No. of terms Programme dates Tuition fees per programme Progressing to Master’s degree starting in
2 27 March 2017 – 18 August 2017 £10,300 Sept 2017
3 18 September 2017 – 10 June 2018 £15,999 Sept 2018
3 08 January 2018 – 17 August 2018 £15,999 Sept 2018
2 08 January 2018 – 10 June 2018 £10,666 Sept 2018
2 26 March 2018 – 17 August 2018 £10,666 Sept 2018

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


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