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Master's Foundation Programme (MFP)

The Master’s Foundation Programme is available as a two or three-term programme, with guaranteed progression* to a wide range of Master’s degrees at UCLan and the opportunity to apply to other top UK universities through the UCAS process. You will live and study your Foundation programme at our Centre located at the heart of the UCLan campus.

The Master’s Foundation Programme is available as a two or three-term programme. It offers you guaranteed progression* to a wide range of Master’s degrees.

Who is this programme designed for?

This programme is designed to prepare international students for postgraduate study in the UK. The Master’s Foundation will allow you to improve your English while learning the study skills and research methods that you will need during your Master’s degree studies. Depending on the length of the programme you study, you may also study academic modules relating to your chosen progression route.

How long will I study for?

The duration of the programme is dependent on the number of terms studied (three, six or nine months). Each term consists of seven to eight teaching weeks, one reading week, and an assessment week. The weekly hours of study varies by term with students on average studying around 18-23 (and up to 25) hours 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?

2 terms

If you study this programme, you will study two compulsory units of research project, personal and professional development, plus English language. You will also choose an additional academic subject unit, depending on your intended progression degree.

3 terms

If you study this programme, you will study two compulsory units of a research project, personal and professional development, plus English language. You will also choose two additional academic subject units, depending on your intended progression degree. Academic subject units include Organisations and Behaviour and Business Strategy.

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 UK North.

How will I be assessed?

Each module will have an assessment schedule, which will be completed by the end of the appropriate term, and will include formative and summative assignments and other assessment tasks. Assessments will be designed to demonstrate learning across the individual modules of the programme and to allow you to experience a wide range of the assessment methods used in UK postgraduate programmes.

Assessments will normally include coursework, essays, reports and other structured assignments, oral examination and unseen written examinations.

*Guaranteed progression is subject to meeting the specified entry criteria

Programme details:

Course length: 2 or 3 terms
Minimum age: 21+
Hours per week: up to 25

Dates and Fees:

No. of terms Programme dates Tuition fees per programme Progressing to Master's degree starting in
3 23 September 2019 – 07 June 2020 £13,980 September 2020
2 06 January 2020 – 14 August 2020 £9,320 September 2020
2 23 March 2020 - 14 August 2020 £9,320 Seotember 2020
4 08 June 2020 - 06 June 2021 £19,150 September 2021 
3 21 September 2020 - 06 June 2021  £14,490 September 2021
4 21 September 2020 - 13 August 2021 £19,320 September 2021
3.5 26 October 2020 - 13 August 2021 £16,905 September 2021
2 05 January 2021 - 06 June 2021 £9,660 September 2021
3 05 January 2021 - 13 August 2021 £14,490 September 2021
2 22 March 2021 - 13 August 2021 £9,660 September 2021

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

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