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Undergraduate Foundation Programme (UFP)

At ONCAMPUS Reading you will prepare for degree study with the opportunity for guaranteed progression to a range of undergraduate degrees at the University of Reading including degrees at Henley Business School.

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.

Students are however, able to start our 4 term extended Undergraduate Foundation Programme (UFP) in Business, this September 2021, with 3 term options available in January 2022.

The options available for your chosen pathway at ONCAMPUS Reading are shown below. 

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  
  • Design
  • Visual Communication
  • Skills for Art and Design
Business, Economics, Finance and Management
  • Economics and Finance
  • Business Behaviours or Pure Maths
  • Skills for Business

Click to download the Business, Economics, Finance and Management programme guide

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 Humanities and Social Sciences programme guide

Engineering and Physical Sciences
  • Pure Mathematics
  • Physical Sciences
  • Skills for Science

Click to download the Engineering and Physical Sciences programme guide

Medical and Life Sciences
  • Molecular Biology
  • Biology and Biochemistry
  • Skills for Science

Click to download the Life Sciences programme guide

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.

Programme details:

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

Dates and Fees:

Programme dates Number of terms

Tuition fees

Opportunity to progress to an Undergraduate degree in
07 June 2021 - 05 June 2022 4 £22,590 September 2022
20th September 2021 - 5th June 2022 (Business, Engineering, Humanities and Life Sciences pathways) 3 £16,995 September 2022
20th September 2021 - 12th August 2022  (Business, Engineering, Humanities and Life Sciences pathways) 4 £22,660 September 2022
27th September 2021 - 5th June 2022 (Art & Design) 3 £16,995 September 2022
1st November 2021 - 12th August 2022  3.5 £19,830 September 2022
6th January 2022 - 12th August 2022  3 £16,995 September 2022

NB: Art and Design pathway term starts on 27th September 2021 and is only offered as a 3 term programme.

All programmes are subject to a £300 registration fee and a £2,200 refundable deposit which is offset against the last term's fees. 

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