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Undergraduate Foundation Programme (UFP)

An Undergraduate Foundation Programme CAS (iCAS) route in Business and Engineering is available at ONCAMPUS London South Bank from January 2021. Please see all the progression degrees that you can access through iCAS at the London South Bank University.

This one-year (3 term) programme offers successful students guaranteed progression* to 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 UFP is available to start in June or September.

This programme gives guaranteed progression* to Year 1 of a wide range of undergraduate degrees or the International Year One in Business, Management & Accounting.

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 London South Bank University. All students who successfully complete the UFP are guaranteed placement on a suitable programme of undergraduate study at London South Bank University. 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 examination 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 four 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, Engineering and Physical Sciences (with option to progress to Life Sciences degrees) and Humanities and Social Sciences.

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

Business, Economics, Finance and Management
  • Economics and Finance
  • Business Behaviours
  • Skills for Business

Click to download the ONCAMPUS Business Undergraduate Foundation Programme Guide for full course details and learning objectives.

Engineering and Physical Sciences
  • Pure Mathematics
  • Physics or Chemistry
  • Skills for Science

Click to download the ONCAMPUS Engineering & Physical Sciences Undergraduate Foundation Programme Guide for full course details and learning objectives.

Humanities and Social Sciences (September only)
  • Globalisation and International Relations
  • Business Behaviours
  • Skills for Humanities and Social Sciences

Click to download the ONCAMPUS Humanities & Social Sciences Undergraduate Foundation Programme Guide for full course details and learning objectives.


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.

* Guaranteed progression is subject to meeting the specified entry criteria.

Programme details:

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

Dates and Fees:

Programme dates Number of terms Business, Humanities
& Social Sciences tuition fee
Engineering & Physical Sciences
tuition fee
Progressing to undergraduate degree starting in
23 September 2024 - 08 June 2025 3 £16,950 £17,970 September 2025
23 September 2024 - 08 August 2025 4 (Extended) £22,600 £23,620 September 2025
04 November 2024 - 08 August 2024 3.5 (Extended) £19,775 £20,795 September 2025
06 January 2025 - 08 August 2025 3 £16,950* £17,970* September 2025

*Fees are subject to change.

All programmes are subject to a £450 registration fee. An Under 18 Supplement applies to all students under the age of 18 at the start of their programme.

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