International Foundation Year (IFY)

The foundation programme prepares you with the skills, knowledge, and experience you need to progress to the undergraduate level.


The NCUK International Foundation Year (IFY) programme is a pre-university programme designed for international students to prepare them for study in English-language universities. It develops students’ subject knowledge, study skills and English language competency to a level suitable for smooth progression to undergraduate study. NCUK guarantees students a place on a programme of study at one of the NCUK Universities provided that the student performs to the level specified by the NCUK Guarantee.


The aims of the NCUK IFY programme are to:

Learning Outcomes:

On successful completion of this programme students should be able to:

  1. Use English confidently in an academic environment and demonstrate a proficiency in English language.
  2. Make effective use of a range of generic and subject-specific study skills.
  3. Demonstrate knowledge in subject-specific areas at a level suitable for undergraduate university entry.
  4. Demonstrate their learning through a range of assessment methods that prepare them for the expectations of an undergraduate degree.


Semester 1CreditsNumber
Lorem ipsum4ESTU 203
Lorem ipsum2ESTU 340
Lorem ipsum4ESTU 657
Semester 2CreditsNumber
Lorem ipsum4ESTU 768
Lorem ipsum4ESTU 432
Lorem ipsum2ESTU 873
Semester 3CreditsNumber
Rhetoric & the Public Sphere4ESTU 203
Communication & Everyday Life2ESTU 340
Critical & Rhetorical Methods4ESTU 657
Semester 4CreditsNumber
Relational Communication4ESTU 768
Public Relations Campaigns4ESTU 432
Rhetoric of Social Movements2ESTU 873
Total for the entire period of study40

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