International Foundation Diploma (Extended pathway)
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This course develops your study skills, subject knowledge and use of academic English to prepare you for a wide range of undergraduate degrees. It includes a first semester of pre-sessional English. See 'Progression and degree options' below for a list of degrees you can study afterwards.
You should take this course if you need to take a foundation course before starting undergraduate study and have an English level of IELTS 4.5 or equivalent.
In your first semester you will improve your academic English skills and you will then continue onto foundation modules for your second and third semesters. You will only need to make one application and you can apply for a visa for the whole three semester programme.
See our full range of international foundation courses if you have a higher IELTS level, including our integrated four-year degrees that combine your foundation and undergraduate degree.
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How and when to pay
Tuition fee instalments for the semester are due by the Monday of week 1 of each semester. Students are not liable for full fees for that semester if they leave before week 4. If the leaving date is after week 4, full fees for the semester are payable.
You will not be eligible for a student loan or other funding from the UK government for this course.
Deposits and refunds
A £3,000 deposit is required to secure your place on this course.
In the unlikely event that you decide to leave within the first four weeks of the course, we will refund the tuition fees minus a £100 administration fee. No refunds are available after the fourth week of the course. For more information see our terms and conditions.
The fees that EU/EEA students starting courses at UK universities after the UK has formally left the EU are required to pay will depend on what is agreed as part of the UK's exit negotiations. Please see our Brexit pages for the most up-to-date information.
Financial support and scholarships
Learning and assessment
The programme fully prepares you for university study at a UK university. You will experience all the teaching and learning methods used in UK universities, such as lectures, seminars and tutorials. You will develop your listening and note-taking skills and learn how to take part in seminars. You will also develop your own ideas through group discussions and class presentations.
You will gain practice and training in the different kinds of assessment that are common in higher education, for instance essays, reports, individual and group presentations, reflective learning journals and project work.
You will be taught by highly qualified academic staff. They are specialists in English for Academic Purposes (EAP) who have many years of teaching experience in the UK and overseas.
The semester 1 class sizes are small. You will be allocated an academic adviser to help you with academic issues and guide you through your progression to the foundation and then undergraduate course.
Progression: Once you pass your foundation year with the required grades, this foundation diploma can prepare you for a range of outstanding degrees at Oxford Brookes University.
- Business and Management
- Biological, Environmental and Medical Sciences (for IFD students starting in Sept)
- Arts, Digital Media and Publishing
- Hospitality Management
- English and Modern Languages
- History, Philosophy and Culture
- Social Sciences
We will give you advice on the best course for you and help you to apply for your chosen undergraduate course at a British university. There are lectures and seminars on British higher education, and individual help with your application from staff here at Oxford Brookes.
If you would like to check your eligibility to study an undergraduate course, please contact the admissions team on email@example.com or call +44 (0) 1865 483040 for further information.