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A foundation year could be part of a degree course in some universities. It lasts a year and is designed to give students a foundation that they can lean on when they are pursuing a more advanced degree.

After completing a college degree, a student may wish to pursue a graduate degree. The first level of such study is called a master. Students can earn this title after completing approximately two years of study when taking a full load of credits.

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London College of Contemporary Arts

The Foundation Art and Design programme provides students with a valuable introduction into a wide range of creative disciplines. Students will have the opportunity to ex ... [+]

Foundation in Art and Design

The Foundation Art and Design programme provides students with a valuable introduction into a wide range of creative disciplines. Students will have the opportunity to explore a field of interest in more depth, developing their skills, knowledge and preparing them for further education/career opportunities worlds of art and fashion.

Course Requirements Minimum age: 17 Typically, One A-level, or equivalent Level 3/EU/International qualifications, (for example International Baccalaureate Certificates). Plus, Three GCSE passes (A*- C) (9 - 4) or Level 2 qualification equivalent (Preferably English Language and an Art & Design subject) English proficiency: IELTS 5.0 (with minimum 4.5 for each component) or equivalent (CEFR Level B2) Entry to this course will also be determined by the assessment of your portfolio of creative works, interview and written statement. Alternative qualifications and experience may also be taken into consideration. In exceptional circumstances, a candidate may be considered without required qualifications based on work experience and/or previous study/creative practice. ... [-]
United Kingdom London
October 2019
English
Full-time
9 months
Campus
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The University of Law Business School

The International Foundation Programme for Business is a one year course providing a pathway to undergraduate studies in Business. Students will gain an active understand ... [+]

International Foundation Programme - Business

The International Foundation Programme for Business is a one year course providing a pathway to undergraduate studies in Business. Students will gain an active understanding of a range of themes affecting the contemporary business world, such as international financial markets, management and marketing. Students will also undertake a research project, allowing them to consolidate and showcase their business knowledge, as well as the academic language, numeracy and research skills they will gain on the programme. Upon successful completion, (at 50% overall grade and 55% in the English module) of the International Foundation Programme will guarantee students progression to the three-year undergraduate Business degree programmes at ULaw.... [-]

United Kingdom London
September 2019
English
Full-time
9 months
Campus
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The University of Law Undergraduate Programmes

The International Foundation Programme for Law is a one year course providing a pathway to undergraduate degree studies in law. ... [+]

International Foundation Programme - Law

The International Foundation Programme for Law is a one year course providing a pathway to undergraduate degree studies in law.

Students will gain an active understanding of a range of historical and contemporary legal themes, such as civil and criminal law, the development of legal institutions and British, EU and international law. Students will also undertake a research project, allowing them to consolidate and showcase their legal knowledge, as well as the academic language, numeracy and research skills they will gain on the programme. On successful completion*, students will be able to start a three-year law degree, at one of the University of Law’s seven campuses in cities around the UK. (* At least 50% overall grade and 60% in the English module of the IFP - Law, will guarantee students progression to a standard three-year undergraduate Law Degree programme at ULaw).... [-]

United Kingdom London
September 2019
English
Full-time
9 months
Campus
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Gulf College Oman

The Faculty of Foundation Studies aims at equipping the students with the required Generic, English Language, Application and Integration skills of effective learning and ... [+]

Overview

The Faculty of Foundation Studies aims at equipping the students with the required Generic, English Language, Application and Integration skills of effective learning and succeeding in Higher Education Programmes taught in English. The Programme suits the requirements of those who need to enhance their English Language and key underpinning knowledge and skills to take up the study of degree programs. The faculty facilitates and provides an effective route for progression onto undergraduate programs. The General Foundation Programme (GFP) is a quality assured program by Cardiff Metropolitan University, UK.

Admission Requirements

Gulf College admits students from all walks of life and welcomes applications from people regardless of their gender, race, nationality, or disability. Students seeking admission to the GFP are subject to fulfillment of the following minimum entry requirements: Minimum age of 17 General Education Diploma of Sultanate of Oman or equivalent.... [-]

Oman Seeb
September 2019
English
Full-time
2 semesters
Campus
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British School of Marketing International

This course provides access to the final year of an undergraduate programme in business-related majors. Students will study Level 5 for the duration of 6 months prior to ... [+]

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British School of Marketing International – progression to Year 3 at multiple Universities.

BSMI is delivering the most sought-after university access course, which will enable students to move into the final year at university. At BSMI, we are proud to offer the most prominent and fast-track university access course, NVQ Level 5 in Leadership and Management to international students.

Duration: 6 months

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Programme Overview

This course provides an access to the final year of an undergraduate programme in business-related majors. Students will study Level 5 for the duration of 6 months prior to progressing into the final year at a number of UK and European universities. As part of our commitment to our students, BSMI will provide students with further academic assistance in helping them with their skills to complete a bachelor degree in a total of 18 months.... [-]

United Kingdom Bournemouth
September 2019
English
Full-time
6 months
Campus
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The UK College of Business and Computing (UKCBC)

Our applied foundations in Business (BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma Fast Track), awarded by Pearson, the world’s largest learning company, offers you a strong foundation t ... [+]

Overview

Our applied foundations in Business (BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma), awarded by Pearson, the world’s largest learning company, offers you a strong foundation to progress to higher qualifications in business and management. Employers, representatives from professional bodies and higher education experts have offered extensive guidance to design our qualifications.

The course aims to provide you with an engaging and stimulating syllabus that balances your future professional needs alongside your academic progression. Topics covered are business environments, marketing, and budgeting. The course’s broad scope will leave you with many options upon graduating.

You will combine your knowledge and understanding through practical application and technical skills gained throughout the course of the programme.... [-]

United Arab Emirates Dubai
September 2019
English
Full-time
1 - 2 years
Campus
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St Clare's Oxford

St Clare’s is an international, independent centre of excellence in Oxford established in 1953. We welcome students from over 40 countries. Our PPE Foundation is a year ... [+]

St Clare’s is an international, independent centre of excellence in Oxford established in 1953. We welcome students from over 40 countries. Our PPE Foundation is a year-long programme that prepares you for university study at highly ranked universities in the UK, Europe and beyond.

Why St Clare’s?

We help you with the transition from high school to university Small, interactive classes, 12 students maximum Continual support through one-to-one meetings with your Personal Tutor Individual guidance from our in-house expert Careers & Higher Education Advisers A small, friendly and truly international college Excellent location – an hour from London, in a safe, desirable suburb north of the city of Oxford Oxford is one of the greatest centres of learning in the world and your teachers include museums, lectures and cultural visits to help you make Oxford your classroom 100% of students who successfully completed the course got a place at university We find the right course at the best university for you. ... [-]
United Kingdom Oxford
August 2019
English
Full-time
1 year
Campus
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Jacobs University Foundation Year

You are young, ambitious and are looking for inspiration? You have finished high school, want a taste of life at university, and yearn to learn more about the world and i ... [+]

You are young, ambitious and are looking for inspiration? You have finished high school, want a taste of life at university, and yearn to learn more about the world and its cultures? Then you will be interested in our Foundation Year Program.

Planning and preparing for your academic future is an important step. Join Jacobs University’s Foundation Year Program to explore different fields of study and to acquire academic learning skills before starting your bachelor’s degree.

Based on your individual academic background and your needs and goals, you can design your own Foundation Year learning experience. As a Foundation Year student, you can attend undergraduate courses from various fields of study and choose between different types of preparatory classes to improve your academic skills. Furthermore, you live on our international campus and can enjoy the full perks of student life in the residential colleges.... [-]

Germany Bremen
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English
Full-time
1 - 1 year
Campus
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Syracuse Academy

International students interested in pursuing an Arts or Design degree in Italy are able to enhance their knowledge and skills of art, design, fashion, and architecture i ... [+]

Learn the Italian language and develop essential skills to successfully enroll in Art and Design undergraduate degrees in the best universities and design academies in Italy. Focus on your areas of interest while improving your academic skills in a supportive environment, enhance your knowledge and skills of art, design, fashion, and architecture in Italy and build your personal portfolio.

The Foundation Year is an internationally recognized program awarding Italian Ministry of Education academic credits and granting direct admission to the degree programs at MADE Fine Arts and Design Academy, and preparing for admission to any university and design school in Italy.

The ideal preparation for your undergraduate degree in Arts and Design in Italy ... [-]
Italy Syracuse
September 2019
English,Italian
Full-time
Part-time
9 months
Campus
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St John's College

This new one-year part-time course is specially designed for those who have not studied at a university level before. It is validated by Durham University as part of the ... [+]

This new one-year part-time course is specially designed for those who have not studied at a university level before. It is validated by Durham University as part of the Common Awards scheme and is a level 4 introduction to the undergraduate course in theology, ministry, and mission.

We know that many potential students have little or no academic background and are looking for a course that is accessible and engaging. In this Award, we ensure that keywords and concepts are explained, and no prior theological learning is assumed.

All study material is provided online, so some IT skill is necessary. You will work with your designated personal tutor and have the opportunity to converse with other students via the internet, so it is possible to do this course anywhere in the world at a time and pace that suits you. Also, depending on the numbers on the course, we will be offering some study sessions either in the evening or at weekends for those who can attend – this is not a requirement but an opportunity to enhance your learning.... [-]

United Kingdom Nottingham
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English
Part-time
1 year
Online
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Escola Britânica de Artes Criativas

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The Foundation Art The course acts as a boost to successful careers within the creative industries, assisting students in the direction of their path, developing the most important skills needed to surface completely during specific British baccalaureate courses. In partnership with Cultura Inglesa, EBAC also offers English classes as part of the student's training.

Objectives of the program

The course was built in three distinct parts for student development: research, consolidation and design. Students become familiar with all aspects of the contemporary designer's work, to define the future undergraduate course and build their portfolio, required to be admitted to the British baccalaureate course. The successful completion of Foundation Art... [-]

Brazil Pinheiros
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English,Portuguese (Brazil)
Full-time
1 year
Campus
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Cambridge School of Visual & Performing Arts

Actor training has two distinct facets. The first to do with the holistic development of the human being that allows them to expand their imagination and empathetic capa ... [+]

Classical & Contemporary Acting

Actor training has two distinct facets. The first to do with the holistic development of the human being that allows them to expand their imagination and empathetic capacities, to deepen their sensitivity to the broad spectrum of human experience and emotion, and to push the boundaries of their willingness and ability to connect with and express powerful and often painful feelings with freedom and authenticity. The second concerns the training of the actor’s ‘instruments’ – his/her body and their voice – and the mastery of the technical elements of performance that enables an actor to communicate effectively with an audience. These two facets of work often feel at odds with one another – pure feeling versus pure technique – but when an actor can build within him or herself a strong bridge between them, that is when the magic happens. And that is when the actor, as a skilled creative artist, is at his/her most powerful.... [-]

United Kingdom Cambridge
August 2019
English
1 year
Campus
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University of Southampton Malaysia

The Engineering Foundation year is a stimulating year of study that will equip you with the knowledge, skills and attributes needed to successfully meet the challenges of ... [+]

This one-year full-time course is integrated with a further four-year MEng degree and will build your understanding of mathematics, mechanics, computer programming, electricity and electronics, and engineering principles. Here are some fast facts about the programme:

The Foundation Year is combined with a further four-year degree Provides an introduction to the key concepts of engineering You will receive a high level of support and feedback Three intakes a year - April, July and September

Entry Requirements

Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM)/ O level or equivalent: 5 As in the science stream, including Mathematics and Physics. Minimum B+ in Additional Mathematics

IB: 32 points overall, and must not include subjects suitable for direct entry into undergraduate programmes, normally both Higher Level Mathematics and Physics... [-]

Malaysia Johor Bahru
September 2019
English
Full-time
1 year
Campus
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Warwick Business School

Our Foundation Year prepares you for degree-level study at WBS and gives students the opportunity to build their knowledge about business, improve some key skills we have ... [+]

Our Foundation Year prepares you for degree-level study at WBS and gives students the opportunity to build their knowledge about business, improve some key skills we have found to be important to success during the undergraduate degree, and spend a year getting used to the university environment.

We provide a diverse programme of events and activities, such as off-campus visits to businesses, guest lectures, careers workshops, and service projects, that build your confidence and can be experiences you draw from when you move on to degree level study.

We realise that there are bright, motivated students who are capable of succeeding in our courses who may not get the chance to because of circumstances beyond their control. It is well-known that students from disadvantaged backgrounds do not gain access to higher education at the same rate as other students – not because they cannot succeed, but because of barriers that make it difficult to prove they can. We believe strongly in facilitating access to these students.... [-]

United Kingdom Coventry
August 2019
English
Full-time
1 year
Campus
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Suzhou Centennial College

This Hospitality Foundations program has been specially designed as a pathway to enable international students to enter the School of Hospitality, Tourism and Culinary Ar ... [+]

Credential: Certificate Program Length: 1 year/ 2 semesters This Hospitality Foundations program has been specially designed as a pathway to nenable international students to enter the School of Hospitality, Tourism and Culinary Arts and then transition into one of our diploma programs. In the Hospitality Foundation courses, you learn both the core job skills required to work in the dynamic hospitality industry as well as the language skills to communicate successfully in English to colleagues, employers and guests.

Academic Requirements

- Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent documentation/transcripts from country of origin, or mature student status (19 years or older). Note - Applicants to Centennial College post-secondary programs in the areas of Hospitality, Tourism and Culinary Arts, with scores of 140 or 141 on the Centennial College English Skills Assessment, are advised to take this program first as a pathway to their program of choice.... [-]

China Suzhou
September 2019
English
Full-time
1 year
Campus
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