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 the University of Reading. If you successfully complete the UFP 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 undergraduate study at the University of Reading. The UFP is set at NQF level 3, which is equivalent to A level standard in the UK.
How long will I study for?
Most of our programmes last 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.
What will I study?
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, Engineering and Physical Sciences, Humanities & Social Sciences, Life Sciences and Art & Design.
The options available for your chosen pathway at ONCAMPUS Reading are shown below:
The following pathways are taught at our Reading campus
Art & Design
- Visual Communication
- Skills for Art and Design
Click to download the ONCAMPUS Art & Design Undergraduate Foundation Programme Guide for full course details and learning objectives.
Business, Economics, Finance and Management
- Economics and Finance
- Business Behaviours or Pure Maths
- Skills for Business
Click to download the ONCAMPUS Business Undergraduate Foundation Programme Guide for full course details and learning objectives.
The following pathways are taught from ONCAMPUS London in London with progression to the University of Reading's Whiteknights or London Road campus in Reading.
Humanities and Social Sciences
- Globalisation and Internationalisation
- Human Interactions
- 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.
Engineering and Physical Sciences
- Pure Mathematics
- Physical Sciences
- Skills for Science
Click to download the ONCAMPUS Engineering & Physical Sciences Undergraduate Foundation Programme Guide for full course details and learning objectives.
Medical and Life Sciences
- Molecular Biology
- Biology and Biochemistry
- Skills for Science
Click to download the ONCAMPUS Life Sciences Undergraduate Foundation Programme Guide for full course details and learning objectives.
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 London.
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. 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 examinations.
What support will I receive?
You will be supported by a personal tutor and subject pathway leaders who will regularly check your progress.