International Academy

International Foundation Year in Education, Health and Wellbeing with Foundation Year

University Statement of Preparatory Studies Full-time 1 year

  • Institute Code W75
  • UCAS Code X563
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  • Start Date(s) 20 September 2021
  • Award University Statement of Preparatory Studies
  • Study Mode Full-time
  • Course Length Full-time (1 year)
  • Campus Location University of Wolverhampton
  • School International Academy
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Why choose this course?

As an international applicant, the International Foundation Year at the University of Wolverhampton will give you a solid base to progress onto and study a selection of our degree programmes, subject to professional body requirements.

We will help you to understand the expectations and academic skills required to study successfully for a degree in the UK.

We offer two start dates for the International Foundation Year in either semester 1 or 2, with the course lasting an academic year.

You will study a mixture of subject-specific modules and more general modules that will expand your English language and learning skills ready for higher education.

You will gain a solid foundation in the key academic skills such as research and referencing that will support degree-level study.

The International Foundation Year:

  • introduces your chosen specialist subject
  • gives you a solid foundation in key academics skills like research and referencing that will support degree-level study
  • develops and improves your academic language skills
  • provides a choice of pathways based on your desired subject specialism
  • give you educational bridge to study an undergraduate degree of your choice at the University of Wolverhampton (subject to professional body requirements).

By studying the International Foundation Year in Education, Health and Wellbeing, you will develop your skills in your chosen subject specialism (with the exception of Pharmacy, Social Work, Nursing and Teaching), to a level that will allow you to begin a degree, subject to professional body requirements, disclosure and barring checks and individual course entry requirements at the University of Wolverhampton’s Faculty of Education, Health and Wellbeing.

Upon completing the International Foundation Year, you may choose to continue your studies at other UK universities which recognise the programme, we have progression agreements with other UK universities provided you meet their conditions.

The International Academy is Accredited by the British Council for the teaching of English in the UK.




What happens on the course?

Our dedicated staff provide expert support and tuition to help prepare you for your future study choices. The programme has a minimum of 12 weeks of teaching included.

All modules include a number of tutorial sessions either in small group sessions or one-to-one.

You will have access to extensive online facilities, as well as our learning centres/ libraries, allowing you to make the most of the resources available to you.

You can make the general modules relevant to you by choosing topics that relate to your chosen academic subject.

Typical modules include:

  • Getting Ahead as an International Student
  • Exploring an Academic Discipline
  • Language Skills – Grammar, Writing and Speaking
  • Learning in a Digital Environment

Within the School of Education, Health and Wellbeing typical modules include:

  • The Human Body 3HL003
  • Health and Health Behaviours  3HL005

Teaching methods include lectures, seminars and tutorials.

Assessment methods include:

  • assessment on project work undertaken throughout the period
  • assessment of your ability to research and discuss a topic during seminars
  • a portfolio of written tasks

Teaching methods include lectures, seminars and tutorials.

Assessment methods include:

  • assessment on project work undertaken throughout the period
  • assessment of your ability to research and discuss a topic during seminars
  • a portfolio of written tasks




Course Modules

Potential Career Paths

The aim of this course is to allow successful candidates to progress into a degree programme in their chosen subject at the University of Wolverhampton [or at another UK University which recognises the programme] which will serve to enhance their employment opportunities in the future.


We are very pleased that most International Foundation Year students stay with us to continue onto their chosen degree programmes but should you wish to progress to another University we have a progression agreement with Oxford Brookes University, provided you meet the following conditions:

  • Evidence of a competed High School Certificate with satisfactory results.
  • Successful completion of the Foundation Programme at the University of Wolverhampton with a minimum grade of 60/65% for most Oxford Brookes University undergraduate programmes.  Oxford Brookes University may also require minimum marks on specific modules.
  • Fully completed UCAS application form, with an appropriate personal statement and good academic references from tutors.
  • Proof of English language proficiency.  For most programmes this will be an IELTS score of 6.0 overall, with a minimum of 6.0 in Reading and Writing.  Law and Psychology require IELTS 6.5 overall with 6.0 in Reading and Writing.

We also have a Progression Agreement with the University of Brighton, for their Undergraduate Business courses only, subject to conditions which include WEPE/IELTS 6 overall with 6 in writing and minimum 5.5 in other areas.

We are also having ongoing discussions with several other institutions.

Additional Information

Everything you need to know about this course!

Depending on whether you choose to study an education, health or wellbeing specialism, you will be taught at our Walsall Campus, and/or Wolverhampton City Campus.

Wolverhampton City Campus, has a wealth of facilities for students both on campus and in the city. Take a quick tour of Wolverhampton City Campus to see what’s available. And you can travel for free during term-time between the campuses by using the University’s shuttle bus service, which also stops in Telford Town Centre.

Walsall Campus is a self-contained campus, and being home to the Institute of Sport, contains some outstanding sports facilities, including the Sports Centre and swimming pool. It’s also home the British Judo’s prestigious Centre for Excellence. Take a tour to see what’s on campus.



The International Academy is based at Telford Innovation Campus which provides a friendly place of welcome in safe, relaxed surroundings. You may also have some teaching in the historic Priorslee Hall which has social areas with comfy sofas, TVs and games consoles, table tennis and tea and coffee making facilities. It also has outdoor exercise equipment, sports field, and a floodlit hard court for football, basketball and tennis.