International Foundation Year

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The International Foundation Year is for international students (or whose English language level needs support) who wish to study for a degree in their chosen Faculty at the University of Wolverhampton. The course provides a pathway for students:

  • whose qualifications do not match the entry requirements they need for their degree course or
  • who feel they would like to strengthen their academic and/or language skills in preparation for their degree course.

The IFY develops the academic and language skills needed for success on a UK degree.  It also provides the opportunity to experience and better understand the UK, its culture and its educational environment.

Students can choose from any degree from each Faculty except courses regulated by professional bodies such as Nursing, some Pharmacy courses, Social Work and Teaching.  Some subjects also have individual course entry requirements. For further information please contact us at ia@wlv.ac.uk.

 

International Foundation Year options

You can choose from one of four International Foundation Years, depending on your interests and the degree you would like to move on to. To find out what your chosen course involves, including information on entry requirements, fees and to apply, please select from the following:

BA (Hons) with International Foundation Year -  Full-time (4 year study option)

International Foundation Year -  Full-time (1 year study option)

 

 

 

Employability and Progression

The aim of this course is to allow successful students to progress onto a degree programme in their chosen subject at the University of Wolverhampton. It will also improve their employment opportunities in the future.    (Please seek advice from the Course Leader of your chosen degree course).

Most International Foundation Year students stay with us at the University of Wolverhampton to continue onto their chosen degree programmes.  However, if you wish to progress to another university, we have a agreements with the following universities provided you meet their conditions:

 

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  • Evidence of a completed 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 are also very pleased to have a progression agreement with Brighton university 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.

 

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We are also  having ongoing discussions with several other institutions.

Student Success

This is what our students say about the International Foundation Year course at the University of Wolverhampton's International Academy.

Student Success

 

Daniel Lawani, Nigeria

"I found my courses enjoyable because it was not all dependent on written work.  The fact that we had presentations ensured that we were involved in debates.  Sometimes, we watched videos and had entertaining lectures, which broadens your mind even while being relaxed.  I would like to say I enjoyed every bit of my programme."  Find out more about what Daniel has to say.

Alisa Murillo, Costa Rica

"I originally came to the International Academy at the University of Wolverhampton to do a Summer School course to improve my English.  However, after my wonderful experience I decided to return to do the International Foundation Year and then continue onto an undergraduate degree course to study art". Find out more about what Alisa has to say.

Joao Paulo, Brazil

"My name is Joao Paulo and I come from Brazil.  Coming to the International Academy has really given me the opportunity to take my studies to a very high level enabling me to learn and improve everything.  I found my course enjoyable because it wasn't only based on English grammar we also did a lot of writing and presentations so I could learn how to prepare a speech and improve my spoken language".  Find out more about what Joao has to say

 

Why not take a look and see what our other students have to say about the International Foundation Year course at the University of Wolverhampton's International Academy.

 

 

Help with your application

Our International Admissions department can help you with making an application please contact:

Email: internationaladmissions@wlv.ac.uk

or

Tel: +44 (0) 1902 323505

Or you can email ia@wlv.ac.uk

Students can choose from any degree from each Faculty except courses regulated by professional bodies such as Nursing, some Pharmacy courses, Social Work and Teaching.  Some subjects also have individual course entry requirements. For further information please contact us at ia@wlv.ac.uk.