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Master's Foundation Programme

This programme provides a guaranteed opportunity for progression on to Master's degrees in Art and Design at The University of Reading.

Who is this programme designed for?

This programme is designed to prepare international students, who have completed a Bachelor's degree, for entry to postgraduate studies at The University of Reading. If you successfully complete the MFP to the required level of attainment in all academic areas and achieve the required English language score, you will have the opportunity to automatically progress onto a place on a suitable programme of postgraduate study at The University of Reading. 

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 be expected to undertake up to 25 hours of classroom-based study per week.

What will I study?

This Art and Design programme includes English and three academic subject modules: Contextual Studies; Analysis and Practice; and Post Graduate Skills. English will be integrated into the teaching of academic subjects and academic skills relevant to the specific subject area will be taught to fully prepare you for university study.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed at regular intervals to ensure you are making the progress required to successfully complete the programme. The programme is predominently coursework based but assessment 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.

What support will I receive?

You will be supported by a personal tutor and subject pathway leaders who will regularly check your progress.

Programme details:

Course length:  3 terms
Minimum age: 21+
Hours per week: Up to 25

Dates and Fees:

Term Programme dates Per term

Tuition fees (Annual - 3 terms)

Opportunity to progress to an Undergraduate degree in
3 24 September 2018 - 09 June 2019 £4,995 £14,985 September 2019
3 07 January 2019 - 16 August 2019 £4,995 £14,985 September 2019

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

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