International Foundation Programme (IFP) - September (IFP Certificate)

University of Reading the United Kingdom

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The award
IFP Certificate

How long you will study
10 months

Domestic course fees
GBP 16070 per year

How you will study

Course starts

International course fees
GBP 16070 per year

All study options

About International Foundation Programme (IFP) - September at University of Reading

Study from a wide range of subject modules to guarantee a place on an undergraduate degree course at the University of Reading.

If you are planning on coming to the UK to study, and you don't have British A level qualifications or the equivalent, the International Foundation Programme (IFP) offers you the opportunity to prepare for an undergraduate degree at a British university. There are two entry points for the IFP, one in September and one in January.

This January–August option offers you the same quality and benefits as the September–June programme but in a more focused format. You will choose either a Business or Law pathway and upon successful completion will be guaranteed a place on your chosen degree course in October of the same year.

The IFP is a University-led foundation programme and is subject to the same quality and assessment procedures as the rest of the University. We have taught the IFP for over 30 years and have an international reputation for excellence both in our teaching and for the support we give our students. You can apply for scholarships to help fund your time here and, if you are aged 17 or over, you will be eligible for a place in halls on our award-winning campus.

You will study academic skills and a selection of subjects relating to your chosen pathway. For instance, if you are hoping to study Law at undergraduate level, you will typically study three of the following modules, including law: "An introduction to business and management", "Economics", "Information systems and statistics", "Law" and "Mathematics for finance, economics and business", Depending on your English language skills you may have to take the "International English" module. You will be taught by the same experienced University academics who teach these subjects at undergraduate and postgraduate level. Additionally, a personal tutor will be assigned to support and guide you through your studies.

By the end of the programme you will be able to present ideas and arguments with accuracy and confidence both orally and in writing. You will also have the transferable skills necessary for undergraduate study.

Nearly 100% of IFP students pass the programme and in 2017, 86% of IFP students successfully qualified for a degree programme at Reading.

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardIFP CertificateHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study10 months
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesGBP 16070 per yearInternational course feesGBP 16070 per year

Notes about fees for this course

UK/EU: £16,070 per year

International: £16,070

Entry requirements

IELTS: You will be required to have a minimum of IELTS 5.0 (subject to variation depending on the intended degree programme).

Further requirements: If you are an international student planning to apply for one of our degree programmes, you may need to take a foundation course or pre-sessional course if you do not have qualifications that are equivalent to British A levels or if you need to improve your English language level.

Don't meet the entry requirements?

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