International Foundation Year

International Foundation Year

The International Foundation Year provides overseas students with a direct path to studying a degree at Kingston University. Our experienced tutors at the International Study Centre will introduce you to university-style teaching as well as life in the UK. During your year you will be regularly assessed to ensure you are meeting the required standards for your degree.

These include:

  • Course work
  • Unseen written examinations
  • Extended essays and case studies
  • Individual and group presentation

Once you have successfully completed the programme, and achieve the required grades, you can start your chosen undergraduate degree at Kingston University. There are three Foundation pathways, depending on your desired degree and career path. 

Business, Management and Law

Prepare for a degree in business, across a range of areas. There are four modules: Business Studies; Financial Accounting with Mathematics; English Legal System with Business Law; and Foundation English Skills.

Social Sciences

Students in a class at Kingston International Study Centre

You can get ready for degrees in a range of subjects, such as Film, Journalism, Politics, Television and Psychology. There are four modules: Social Sciences with Mathematics; Foundation English Skill; Elective modules; and Psychology.

Science, Engineering and Computing

A student during a class at Kingston International Study Centre

This pathway is for those with scientific minds, and consists of fives modules: Pure Mathematics; Foundation English Skills; Elective modules; Applied Mathematics; Physics; and Computing.