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
Upon successful completion of the programme with a 50% pass mark and subject to specific course entry requirements, you will be guaranteed consideration for entry 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
- Tuition fees: 3 terms - £13,000
- Tuition fees: 2 terms - £10,000
- Guaranteed consideration for entry on to University of Roehampton undergraduate degrees on successful completion
- Jan application deadline: 15/12/2017
- Jan start date: 15/01/2018
- Sept application deadline: 25/08/2017
- Sept start date: 25/09/2017
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.
You will only study the Term Zero if you are on our 3 Term programme as this course has a heavier focus on English language for those starting with a lower IELTS level.
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.
You will have 20 hours of teaching per week and you will be expected to spend a further 10 to 15 hours undertaking homework, assignments and independent study.
Which Programme? Module Credits 3 Term Programme only Grammar and Vocabulary Development Introduction to Academic Reading and Writing Introduction to Academic Listening and Speaking 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 Methods 20
Which Programme? Module Credits 3 Term Programme only Grammar and Vocabulary Development Introduction to Academic Reading and Writing Introduction to Academic Listening and Speaking 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 Methods 20Entry requirements
- 12 years of schooling or the local equivalent to meet the same standard
- 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
- IGCSE with pass grades following 12 years of schooling or equivalent, accepted for direct entry – a SELT is required in addition
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 £13,000 2 Terms – January start £10,000
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.
By studying on our International Foundation Programme, you can benefit from our Fee Guarantee for each year of study. This means that the fee you pay for your International Foundation Programme will be the same fee that you pay for Year 1, 2 and 3 of your undergraduate studies.
Please note that a minimum fee is applicable to this offer.Apply NowApplication deadlines and key dates
September 2017 start January 2018 start Application deadline 25/08/2017 15/12/2017 Enrolment Week commencing 18/09/2017 Week commencing 08/01/2018 Course start date 25/09/2017 Week commencing 15/01/2018Progression options
Successful completion of this International Foundation Programme with a 50% pass mark and subject to specific course entry requirements, guarantees you consideration for entry to one of the University of Roehampton’s undergraduate degrees.
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 Biological Sciences Generic A Level pass (A-E equivalent) Biology 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 Dance Studies Generic Students wishing to study this course are required to attend, and successfully pass a dance audition Drama Studies Generic Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies Generic A Level pass (A-E or equivalent) Art, Humanities or Social Science 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 (A-E equivalent) in English Literature and Language Film Generic History Generic A Level pass (A-C or equivalent) in a Humanities subject Human Resource Management Business International Business Business Journalism Generic A Level pass (A-E or equivalent) in a Humanities subject 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 Media, Culture and Identity Generic A Level pass (A-E or equivalent) in a Humanities or Social Science subject Nutrition and Health Generic A Level pass (A-E or equivalent) in a Science subject or Home Economics Philosophy Generic Photography Generic Primary Education 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