As an international applicant, the International Foundation Year at the University of Wolverhampton will give you a solid base to progress onto and study a selection of our degree programmes, subject to professional body requirements, at the University of Wolverhampton or another UK University which recognises the programme.
We will help you to understand the expectations and academic skills required to study successfully for a degree in the UK.
We offer two start dates for the International Foundation Year in either semester 1 or 2, with the course lasting an academic year.
You will study a mixture of subject-specific modules and more general modules that will expand your English language and learning skills ready for higher education.
You will gain a solid foundation in the key academic skills such as research and referencing that will support degree-level study.
The International Foundation Year:
Upon completing the International Foundation Year, you may choose to continue your studies at other UK universities which recognise the programme, and we have progression agreements with other UK universities provided you meet their conditions.
The International Academy is accredited by the British Council (Accreditation UK) for the quality of English Language provision.
Our dedicated staff provide expert support and tuition to help prepare you for your future study choices. The programme has a minimum of 12 weeks of teaching included.
A typical week will include 15-20 contact hours (teacher-led learning).
All modules include a number of tutorial sessions either in small group sessions or one-to-one.
You will have access to extensive online facilities, as well as our learning centres/ libraries, allowing you to make the most of the resources available to you.
Typical modules include:
Within the Faculty of Science and Engineering typical modules include:
Teaching methods include lectures, seminars and tutorials.
Assessment methods include:
On the International Foundation Year in Science and Engineering, you will join our friendly community at Telford Innovation Campus. You will have some teaching in the historic Priorslee Hall, where our International Academy is based.
Telford Innovation Campus has social areas with comfy sofas, TVs and games consoles, table tennis and tea and coffee making facilities. It also has outdoor exercise equipment, sports field, and a floodlit hard court for football, basketball and tennis.
You will also be taught at our Wolverhampton City Campus, which has a wealth of facilities for students both on campus and in the city. Take a quick tour to see what’s available. And you can travel for free during term-time between the campuses by using the University’s shuttle bus service, which also stops in Telford Town Centre.
The International Academy is based in the historic Priorslee Hall at the University’s Telford Innovation Campus in Shropshire. We offer a friendly place of welcome in safe, relaxed surroundings.