The International Foundation Programme is specifically designed to build your English language, academic study skills and subject knowledge to the level required to progress on to an undergraduate degree. There are 2 different pathways available for you to choose between:
- The business pathway if you are looking to progress on to a business-related undergraduate degree
- The generic pathway leading to undergraduate degrees in non-business subjects
Following successful completion of your programme, with a pass mark of 40% (55% for those progressing on to Law subjects), you will progress on to the degree programme you applied for. These can be on to one of the University of Roehampton’s undergraduate degrees (excluding Dance courses).
Depending on your current English language level, you can undertake a 3 Term International Foundation Programme or the 2 Term Fast-Track International Foundation Programme.
- IELTS 4.5 (with no single element below 4.0): 3 Term
- IELTS 5.0 (with no single element below 4.5): 2 Term
This course is validated by the University of Roehampton and taught by QA Higher Education, who work in partnership with the University.
- Business and generic route available
- IELTS 4.5: September start
- IELTS 5.0: January start
- Duration: 3 terms - Sept start
- Duration: 2 terms - Jan start
- 2018/19 Tuition fees: 3 terms - £14,000
- 2018/19 Tuition fees: 2 terms - £11,500
- Full-time classroom based programme
- Average class size: 15
- Maximum class size: 18 for language modules
- 3 term: Assessment via a mix of exams (37%), coursework (40%), presentations (13%) and practicals (10%)
- 2 term: Assessment via a mix of exams (44%), coursework (35%), presentations (9%) and practicals (12%)
- Jan application deadline: 17 Dec 2018
- Jan start date: 14 Jan 2019
- CAS deadline: 1 Jan 2019
As part of your programme you will have 20 hours of teaching per week through lectures and seminars, you will also be expected to spend a further 10 to 15 hours undertaking homework, assignments and independent study. This is good practice for university study and will help prepare you for your chosen undergraduate programme.
Teaching takes place between 9am and 5pm during the week. Should there be more than one session during the day, you will have a minimum 30-minute break between sessions. If you have a 3-hour session, you will have a 20-minute break within the session.
To prepare for your lectures and seminars, you will have access to our online learning portal, Moodle, where you can access course information, content and your weekly reading lists.
Throughout the course you will improve your academic reading, writing, speaking and listening. The programme will help you gain a better understanding of grammar use in the English language, and develop your academic vocabulary for your future studies.
You will study:
- Essays: using reading in your writing, organisation, critical and analytical skills
- Academic vocabulary and grammar development
- Seminars: presentation and discussion based on your reading
- Lectures: understanding the argument, note-taking and taking an active role
- Listening and reading: understanding key ideas in an academic context
You will receive feedback on all assessments undertaken by coursework. Feedback on examination performance is available upon request from the Pathway Campus Manager and is intended to help you learn. You are encouraged to discuss assessment with your module tutor. We aim to provide you with feedback within 20 working days of handing in your assessed work.
The Pathway Campus aims to provide you with a wide range of academic support services during your studies. You will have access to an academic guidance tutor during your course and will have regular meetings with the Pathway Campus team. You are welcome to drop in to the Pathway Campus office during the hours shown in your programme and module handbooks, and by appointment outside of these hours.
Our Disability Services team can help with additional needs resulting from disabilities, such as sensory impairment or learning difficulties such as dyslexia.
The table below shows the modules that you will study during either the 2 or 3 Term International Foundation Programme, for the generic or business pathway. All modules are core.
You will only study the Term Zero if you are on our 3 Term programme, which focuses on key language development to better prepare you to succeed in Term One of the International Foundation Programme.
Term Zero requires a focus on English language as well as some English for Academic Purposes to prepare you for the remainder of the programme.
Which Programme? Module Credits 3 Term Programme only Grammar and Vocabulary Development 0 Introduction to Academic Reading and Writing 0 Introduction to Academic Listening and Speaking 0 3 Term and 2 Term Programmes English for Academic Purposes 40 UK Academic Culture and Study Skills 20 Grammar and Vocabulary for University Study 20 Applied ICT Skills 20 Quantitative and Qualitative Methods 20
Which Programme? Module Credits 3 Term Programme only Grammar and Vocabulary Development 0 Introduction to Academic Reading and Writing 0 Introduction to Academic Listening and Speaking 0 3 Term and 2 Term Programmes English for Academic Purposes 40 UK Academic Culture and Study Skills 20 Grammar and Vocabulary for University Study 20 Introduction to Business 20 Quantitative and Qualitative Methods 20Entry requirements
You must be 17 in the month before the course start date, students who are under the age of 18 will be assessed in line with the University’s Safeguarding Policy.
- 12 or 13 years of schooling dependent on the education system in country
- Additional country specific entry requirements are outlined here
- Where UCAS tariff is applicable or relevant, applicants should have an equivalent of 30 UCAS tariff points from either 1 A Level and 1 AS, or a minimum of 2 AS Level qualifications.
- The lower entry requirement shall apply if both a country specific and UCAS equivalent apply
You can check whether your local academic qualifications meet our entry requirements here.
English language requirements
- IELTS 4.5 (with no single element below 4.0) for our 3 Term International Foundation Programme
- IELTS 5.0 (with no single element below 4.5) for our 2 Term International Foundation Programme
If you have IELTS 5.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 in all elements), the University may be able to offer a 4 year CAS to cover both your International Foundation Programme and undergraduate degree at the University of Roehampton. This option will only be available to a limited number of students and therefore, will be awarded on a first come basis.
If you’re not sure which programme you will be best suited to or would like to find out more about the application process, you can register your interest and one of our team will contact you, or call +44 (0) 20 7656 8425.Apply Now£Tuition fees
The tuition fees are detailed in the table below.
International Foundation Programme Tuition fees 3 Terms – September start 2018/19: £14,000 2 Terms – January start 2018/19: £11,500
It is important to note that your tuition fees do not cover the cost of the following: stationery, printing and photocopying costs, accommodation, living expenses, travel, hobbies, sports or any other extracurricular activities. other extracurricular activities.
All core course texts are provided.
We operate both an early payment and full fee payment discount for our January and September intakes. For more information, including payment deadlines, please check our Dates & Fees page.
The fee guarantee does exactly what it says, and guarantees your fees in years 1, 2, 3 and 4 of your studies.
For example, if you receive a 10% scholarship/bursary/fee discount on your pathway fees, you will receive the same for destination course. The fee for your pathway course will be included in your offer letter. You will also receive a conditional offer for your destination course with the same % included.
This will apply for the duration of your studies. The fee guarantee applies to the September and January intakes.
Fee Guarantee Terms
Application deadlines and key dates
- A maximum 30% scholarship/bursary/fee waiver applies in all cases.
- The fee shall be included in your pathway course offer, and your main campus offer.
- Fee increases based on annual inflation shall continue to apply.
January 2019 start September 2019 start Application deadline 17 December 2018 TBC Enrolment Week commencing 7 January 2019 TBC Course start date Week commencing 14 January 2019 TBCProgression options
Following successful completion of your programme, subject to a 40% pass mark (55% for those progressing on to Law), you will progress on to the degree programme you applied for.
These may include the options listed below. Additional entry requirements are included on the table where appropriate.
Undergraduate degree Pathway Additional entry requirements Accounting Business Anthropology Generic GCSE Science A-C Biological Sciences Generic A Level pass (A-E equivalent) Biology or Chemistry Biomedical Science Generic A Level pass (A-E equivalent) Biology or Chemistry Business Management Business Business Management and Economics Business Business Management and Entrepreneurship Business Classical Civilisation Generic A Level pass (A-E equivalent) History, Classical Civilisation, Art History or English Creative Writing Generic A Level pass (A-E equivalent) English Literature or English Language Criminology Generic BFA Dance Generic Students wishing to study this course are required to attend, and successfully pass a dance audition Dance Studies Generic Students wishing to study this course are required to attend, and successfully pass a dance audition Digital Media Generic Drama Studies Generic Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies Generic Early Childhood Studies Generic Education Generic English Language and Linguistics Generic English Literature Generic A Level pass (A-C or equivalent) in English Literature or English Literature and Language Film Generic History Generic Human Resource Management Business International Business Business Journalism Generic A Level pass (A-E or equivalent) in a Humanities subject Languages and Global Communication Generic A Level pass (A-E or equivalent) in French or Spanish (Native French/Spanish speakers require English instead) LLB (Hons) Law Generic International Foundation Programme pass grade of 55% required LLB (Hons) Law and Criminology Generic International Foundation Programme pass grade of 55% required Marketing Business Mass Communications Generic Media, Culture and Identity Generic Nutrition and Health Generic A Level pass (A-C or equivalent) in a Science subject or Home Economics Philosophy Generic Photography Generic Psychology Generic Psychology and Counselling Generic Retail Marketing and Management Business Social Anthropology Generic Sociology Generic Sport and Exercise Sciences Generic A Level pass (A-E equivalent) in a Science subject, PE or Psychology Sport Coaching Generic Sport Psychology Generic A Level pass (A-E equivalent) in a Science subject, PE or Psychology Theology and Religious Studies Generic Therapeutic Psychology Generic Zoology Generic A Level pass (A-E or equivalent) in Biology or another Science
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The Pathway College is a partnership between the University of Roehampton and QA Higher Education – a UK pathway provider. The pathway programmes are validated by the University and taught by QA Higher Education. The courses are designed to prepare you for the seamless transition on to an undergraduate or postgraduate degree.