International Foundation Year

International Foundation Year

The International Foundation Year is designed specifically to prepare international students for degree-level study at Kingston University, London.

International Foundation Year routes

Each course combines study skills, English language training and subject-specific modules to prepare you for studies at degree level. You can choose from three routes depending on your chosen degree programme:

Assessment

You will be assessed regularly throughout the course to ensure you achieve the standard required for progression to your chosen degree.

There are assessments at the end of each module, which are a combination of examinations, coursework, presentations and extended essays. Continuous assessment is also a feature of the course with lectures, small group seminar work and self directed study.

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

A student during a class at Kingston International Study Centre

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 Academic 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; Academic English Skills; 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; Academic English Skills; Elective modules; Applied Mathematics; Physics; and Computing.