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International Foundation Year (International Study Centre) 2017-18

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About the course

The International Foundation Year comprises four routes: 1. Business, Hospitality, Law, Management, Marketing, Transport and Logistics 2. Social and Behavioural Sciences 3. Computing, Engineering and Science 4. Creative Arts

Successful completion of the programme to the required entry standards guarantees you direct entry to the first year of over 100 undergraduate degrees at the University of Huddersfield.

The International Foundation Year is delivered by Study Group, a world leader in education and training for international students, in partnership with the University of Huddersfield. All admissions to this course are administered by Study Group as well.

Start date:
This course has multiple start dates:
18 / 09 / 2017
08 / 01 / 2018


1 year full-time (3 terms)
September or January entry

Course type:

Full Time

Course content

Core modules: • English and Skills for University Study (ESUS 1, 2 & 3) • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS) • Core Mathematics (Routes 1, 2 & 4) • Pure Mathematics (Route 3 and Architecture students doing Route 4)

Route 1 modules: • Investigating Business • The Competitive Business Environment • Legal and Financial Environment

Route 2 modules: • Investigating Business • The Competitive Business Environment • Legal and Financial Environment

Route 3 modules: • Pure Mathematics • Applied Maths 1 • Applied Maths 2* or Physics* *Students choosing degrees on the Computing pathway will take Physics and not Applied Maths 2

Route 4 modules: • Drawing • Visual and Perceptive Studies • Art and Design History

Important information

We will always try to deliver your course as described on this web page. However, sometimes we may have to make changes as set out below.

We review all optional modules each year and change them to reflect the expertise of our staff, current trends in research and as a result of student feedback. We will always ensure that you have a range of options to choose from and we will let students know in good time the options available for them to choose for the following year.

We will only change core modules for a course if it is necessary for us to do so, for example to maintain course accreditation. We will let you know about any such changes as soon as possible, usually before you begin the relevant academic year.

Sometimes we have to make changes to other aspects of a course or how it is delivered. We only make these changes if they are for reasons outside of our control, or where they are for our students’ benefit. Again, we will let you know about any such changes as soon as possible, usually before the relevant academic year. Our regulations set out our procedure which we will follow when we need to make any such changes.

When you enrol as a student of the University, your study and time with us will be governed by a framework of regulations, policies and procedures, which form the basis of your agreement with us. These include regulations regarding the assessment of your course, academic integrity, your conduct (including attendance) and disciplinary procedure, fees and finance and compliance with visa requirements (where relevant). It is important that you familiarise yourself with these as you will be asked to agree to abide by them when you join us as a student. You will find a guide to the key terms here, where you will also find links to the full text of each of the regulations, policies and procedures referred to.

The Higher Education Funding Council for England is the principal regulator for the University.

Career opportunities

The International Foundation Year leads to over 100 undergraduate degrees and on successful completion of the course to the required standard, you will join your chosen degree. Check your chosen degree for graduate career examples.

Teaching and assessment

The course is three terms long. You will undertake directed study for 15 hours per week, and self study for 15 hours per week. Your progress will be assessed by a mixture of tests, course work, case study and exams.

How much will it cost me?

2016-17 Tuition fees: £10,560 or £11,070 depending on the route. This excludes accommodation and other supplements. Please visit the website for more information

How to apply

Research community

Research plays an important role in informing all our teaching and learning activities. Through research our staff remain up-to-date with the latest developments in their field, which means you develop knowledge and skills that are current and highly relevant to industry. For more information, see the Research section of our website.

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