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Undergraduate Foundation Certificate

International Foundation Year

Improve your subject knowledge, academic English, research and study skills to prepare for entry onto a full-time undergraduate course.

International Foundation Year

Course Overview

  • Institution code


    L27
  • Main location


    Headingley Campus Beckett Park
  • Attendance


    Full-Time
  • Duration


    1 Year
  • Start date


    18 Sep 2023

If English is not your first language, this international foundation year will give you the necessary academic English skills to study an undergraduate degree within UK higher education.

As part of your course, you’ll:

  • Build your intercultural awareness and self-confidence
  • Work on your communication, maths, research and study skills
  • Increase your skills in presentation, time management, problem-solving and planning
  • Gain an understanding of university life in the UK
  • Develop subject-specific knowledge

You can choose to study this course with a subject-specific pathway:

  • Art, Architecture & Design
  • Business
  • Clinical & Applied Science
  • Computing & Data Science
  • Engineering
  • Events Management
  • Health & Community Studies
  • Hospitality Business Management
  • International Tourism Management
  • Law & Social Sciences
  • Montessori Education 0-12 years
  • Primary Education (Accelerated Degree)

Alternatively, if you are based in the UK and are eligible for a student loan you could choose one of the following honours degrees:

We’ll help you improve your subject knowledge, academic and study skills through projects, essays and practical exercises. You’ll be assessed by a mixture of coursework and classroom tests.

Degree preparation
This course will improve your communication and presentation skills, time management, problem solving, and organisation and planning skills. You’ll also have the confidence to show greater initiative in your studies. All of these skills will prepare you for your next programme of study and the workplace when you graduate.

Class study
There will be a minimum of 15 hours classroom-based, daytime study per week across both semesters. This is in addition to a recommended 15 hours of self-study per week.

Your timetable will be provided at induction. Classes could be timetabled any time between 09:00-18:00 Monday to Friday. There will be no classes on national holidays.

Class size
Your class will have a maximum of 25 students apart from lectures and some subject module classes.

Academic support
You’ll be given access to online self-study resources and matched with an academic advisor who will offer you guidance throughout the course.

Expand your network
You’ll have a chance to meet students across the wider university through:

  • Joining clubs and societies
  • Taking part in university sport and active lifestyle activities
  • Volunteering
  • Becoming an international student ambassador
  • Course representative opportunities

Why study International Foundation Year at Leeds Beckett University...

  1. Accredited by the British Council for the teaching of English in the UK
  2. Expert course team
  3. Develop your understanding of UK University culture
  4. Improve your academic reading, writing and listening skills
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