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University Of Bristol Foundation

Our International Foundation Programme (IFP) develops your academic English and prepares you for undergraduate study.

Why study Foundation Programme for international students at Bristol?

The programme is taught by experienced teachers to nationally recognised teaching standards. You will study on campus with other international students from around the world.

Please visit the International Foundation Programme website for up-to-date information on any new academic subjects available.

What kind of student would this course suit?

The programme helps students improve their English language and academic study skills before progressing to an undergraduate degree.

We are looking for students who will be successful on the International Foundation Programme. We also want you to do well on your undergraduate degree. To ensure this, we look at your high school grades and existing English language skills.

These programmes are not suitable for students who have taken A-levels or the International Baccalaureate.

Read full details of our language and academic entry requirements.

The lecturers are warm, welcoming and incredibly keen on their subject. They are always happy to invite you to their offices for a quick chat and a coffee if anything is bothering you.

Harley (BA German and Spanish)

How is this course taught and assessed?

As a student studying on the International Foundation Programme, you can expect to do up to 20 hours per week of supervised work. This will be in the form of lectures, tutorials and classes. Students studying on the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics pathway will also have practical and laboratory sessions.

Our programmes are assessed in a number of ways. Coursework consists of e-portfolios, and there are final exams in subject units and English units. Students on the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics pathway will also have practical assessments.

What are my career prospects?

When you complete our programme, we make you a conditional offer. This means you can progress to an agreed degree relevant to your previous studies.

Our programme is the only one that guarantees you an offer from the University of Bristol. The qualification is also recognised by other UK universities.