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Master's Foundation Programme (MFP)

The Master’s Foundation Programme is available as a three or four-term programme, with guaranteed progression* to a wide range of Master’s degrees at London South Bank University. You will study your Foundation programme at our Centre located at the heart of the London South Bank University campus.

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

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 route.

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?

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.

Academic subject units are arranged by pathway, and include:

Business, Economics, Management and Finance

  • Quantitative methods
  • Principles of Management
  • Financial Accounting


  • Engineering
  • Mathematics for Engineers

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 South Bank.

How will I be assessed?

Each module will have an assessment schedule, which will be completed by the end of the 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.

*Guaranteed progression is subject to meeting the specified entry criteria

Programme details:

Course length: 3 or 4 terms
Minimum age: 21+
Hours per week: up to 25

Dates and Fees:

Programme dates Number of terms Tuition fees per programme Progressing to a Master's degree starting in
24 September 2018 – 09 June 2019 3 £12,900 September 2019
24 September 2018 – 16 August 2019 4 £17,200 September 2019
07 January 2019 – 16 August 2019 3 £12,900  September 2019
23 September 2019 – 07 June 2020 3 £12,900 September 2020
23 September 2019 – 14 August 2020 4 £17,200 September 2020
06 January 2019 – 14 August 2020 3 £12,900 September 2020

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

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