NCUK Foundation Course

NCUK Foundation Course

One-year course September start (IELTS 5.0)

Two-term course January start (IELTS 5.5)

Subjects available to study

NCUK IFY in Business

Core modules:

  • Economics
  • Maths
  • EAP

In addition, students can choose one of the following modules:

  • Business Studies
  • Society and Politics
  • Further Maths
NCUK IFY in Science

Core modules:

  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • EAP

In addition, students can choose one of the following modules:

  • Physics
  • Maths

Age: 17+
This course is for three subjects only.

English Language Modules

The English for Academic Purposes (EAP) module is designed for students who are not native English speakers and do not have a Secure English Language Test (SELT) that is acceptable for entry to under- and postgraduate programmes at UK universities. The vast majority of NCUK IFY students take EAP.

The Research and Communication Skills (RCS) module is designed for students who already possess a SELT at an acceptable level for UK visa purposes and the requirements of UK universities. Typically, these students will hold an acceptable qualification at IELTS 6.0 or better (with a minimum of 5.5 in individual skills).

The English for Academic Purposes for Proficient Users (EAPPU) module is designed for students who have either previously studied in English throughout their education but have an English language qualification that is not accepted for UK visa purposes or have a very good level of English but no SELT to prove this. The module comprises the RCS module as its core, and is supplemented by the EAP examinations in order to give students grades for individual skills.

List of NCUK universities
  • Aston University
  • University of Birmingham
  • University of Bradford
  • University of Bristol
  • University of Huddersfield
  • University of Kent
  • Kingston University London
  • University of Leeds
  • Leeds Beckett University
  • Liverpool John Moores University
  • The University of Manchester
  • Manchester Metropolitan University
  • Queen Mary University of London
  • University of Salford
  • University of Sheffield
  • Sheffield Hallam University

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