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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?

All students study the following modules plus English for Acdemic Purposes:

  • Postgraduate Skills Development
  • Research Project
  • English Language

3 term students will study two further subjects

2 term students will study one further subject

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.

Click here to download the Master's Programme guide.

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, 3 or 4 terms
Minimum age: 21+
Hours per week: up to 25

Dates and Fees:

Programme dates Terms Tuition fees per programme Progressing to Master's degree starting in
27 March 2023 - 11 August 2023 2 £10,490 September 2023
25 September 2023 - 09 June 2024 3 £16,470 September 2024
25th September 2023 - 09th August 2024                                       4 £21,960 September 2024
06th November 2023 - 09th August 2024                                              3.5 £19,215 September 2024
08th January 2024 - 09th August 2024 3 £16,470 September 2024
08th January 2024 - 09th June 2024 2 £10,980 September 2024
02nd April 2024 - 09th August 2024 2 £10,980 September 2024

All programmes are subject to a £350 registration fee.

3.5 term programmes consist of English language during the first 0.5 term although some academic content may be included. 

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