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Master's Foundation

A Master's Foundation can be taught in 1 to 4 terms, depending on subject and progression route, though is generally taught in 3-terms (1 year). And offer successful students the opportunity to study a master's degree at their chosen university. Students will typically study 2-3 modules, as well as English for Academic Purposes. English Language level is one of the most important requirements for university entry and can help fill in any academic gaps. 

Students, on average, will spend up to five hours per week per module in class and be expected to allocate a similar number of hours to independent study.

The benefits of a Master's Foundation include;

  • a focussed pathway that is designed to prepare international students for postgraduate study in the UK 
  • the offer of guaranteed progression to a partner university (although this is usually subject to achieving the pass mark required), giving you peace of mind 
  • the opportunity to study on the university campus, so you feel part of the university from the moment you arrive
  • to have the support of a personal tutor and subject tutors to ensure you stay on track with your study 
  • to live in university accommodation - mixing with current undergraduate students 
  • independence. Students are responsible for managing their own time, their independent study, completing homework, cooking, shopping and their budget.

ONCAMPUS offers a number of centres that offer a Master's Foundation, click on the grid below for details of our partners:

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