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International Foundation Programme (IFP)

This one-year (3 term) programme offers successful students progression* to Coventry University. You will study your Foundation programme at our state-of-the-art Centre located at the heart of the Coventry University campus.

This programme offers progression* to year 1 of a wide range of undergraduate degrees or the International Year One in Business Management.

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 Coventry University. If you successfully complete the IFP you can progress on to a suitable programme of undergraduate study at Coventry University. The IFP 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. On average, you will undertake 21 (and up to 25) hours of classroom-based study per week.

English Language forms up to six hours of your timetable, is compulsory for students who are below the required level for progression, and will be integrated into the teaching of academic subjects as well as being taught separately if you need additional support. Students who are at or above the required English level for progression are likely to follow a reduced timetable. 

Students will be expected to timetable self-study hours in addition to the classroom-based hours.

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 five academic pathways 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 and Law, Engineering and Sciences, Humanities and Social Sciences, Life Sciences and Art and Design.

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

Business and Law
  • Economics and Finance
  • Business Behaviours
  • Skills for Business

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

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

Click to download the Engineering and Sciences programme guide

Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Globalisation and International Relations
  • Human Interactions
  • Skills for Humanities and Social Sciences

Click to download the Humanities and Social Sciences programme guide

Life Sciences
  • Chemistry for Life Sciences
  • Biology for Life Sciences 
  • Skills for Science

Click to download the Life Sciences programme guide

Health Sciences
  • Biology for Life Sciences
  • Human Interactions 
  • Skills for Science
Art and Design
  • Design
  • Visual Communication
  • Skills for Art and Design

Click to download the Art and Design programme guide

A 4 term Art & Design and Life Sciences programme is available for students who do not meet the entry requirements for the 3 term programme. Each term includes English and academic modules. The programme runs in September only.

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 Coventry.

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.

* Progression is subject to meeting the specified entry criteria.

Programme details:

Course length: 3 terms
Minimum age: 16+ (degree may require students to be 18 at time of progression)
Hours per week: 21 (up to 25)

Dates and Fees:

Dates and fees

Number of terms Options Business; Humanities tuition fee Engineering; Life Sciences; Health Sciences; Art and Design tuition fee Progressing to undergraduate degree

05 January 2021 - 13 August 2021

3   £14,685 £15,990 September 2021

All programmes are subject to a £300 registration fee and a £2,200 deposit which is offset against the last term's fees. An Under 18 Supplement applies to all students under the age of 18 at the start of their programme. An additional £500 per term per subject applies to 3-term IFP Engineering students taking Plus classes in Maths and/or Physics.

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