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Master's Foundation Programme

This programme offers two pathways; Art & Design and Economics.
Both pathways offer a guaranteed opportunity for progression on to a number of Master's degrees 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 

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?

Art & Design Pathway:
The Art & Design pathway includes English and three academic subject modules: Contextual Studies, Analysis and Practice and Postgraduate Skills.

Economics Pathway:
The Economics pathway includes English and three academic subject modules: Economics, Quantitative Methods and Postgraduate Skills Development.

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 on both pathways. Students will also undertake a Research Project as part of the programme. 

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 a Master's degree in
3 07 January 2019 - 16 August 2019 £4,995 £14,985 September 2019
3 23 September 2019 - 07 June 2020 £5,165 £15,495 September 2020

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

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