International foundation courses

  • Our international foundation courses prepare you for entry on to your bachelor’s degree. You will improve your study skills and language level to become a confident learner. You will develop knowledge in your chosen subject, so you feel prepared to start your degree.
  • Foundation student, Shamsa Al-Shaqsi from Oman

    I feel like my international foundation definitely prepared me for what to expect in the first year of my degree. It just gave me that time and that room to settle in to university.

    Shamsa Al-Shaqsi, Oman

  • 5 reasons to choose an international foundation course at Oxford Brookes University

    1. You are guaranteed to progress to the first year of a bachelor's degree by passing your foundation year with the required grades.
    2. You have access to the same high- quality facilities and support services as our degree students, with guaranteed student accommodation for your first year.
    3. You will have a personal academic adviser to support your studies and help you make the right decisions in your course.
    4. Our core class sizes are kept small so you will get the attention you need.
    5. You will study and become friends with people from all over the world, making your time on your course unforgettable.

  • What can I study after my foundation year?

    An international foundation course prepares you for a wide range of excellent bachelor’s degrees in these areas:

    • Accounting and finance
    • Biological and biomedical sciences
    • Business and marketing
    • Computing and digital media
    • Construction management
    • Education and childhood studies
    • English
    • Health and social care
    • History
    • Hospitality management
    • International relations
    • Languages
    • Law
    • Media and communication
    • Music, film and theatre studies
    • Nutrition
    • Planning
    • Psychology
    • Publishing
    • Real estate management
    • Sports and exercise science

    For a full list of degree titles, visit the page of the foundation course below.


  • Integrated foundation courses

    These foundation courses are an integral part of your chosen bachelor’s degree. You will progress automatically to your degree once you pass the foundation year. You will need a language score of at least IELTS 5.5, or be a native speaker of English. You will also need a high school leaving certificate.

  • Leads to degrees in Business, Marketing, Accounting and Hospitality / Computing

    Dates Tuition fees
    17 September 2018 to 18 May 2019   £12,700 (EU: £9,250)
    24 January to 16 August 2019 £12,700 (EU: £9,250)

    Open the course page for detailed course information including a list of degrees you can study afterwards.

    Leads to degrees in Law, Politics and Psychology / Social Sciences / Humanities, Media and Communication

    Dates Tuition fees
    17 September 2018 to 18 May 2019 £12,700 (EU: £9,250)
    24 January to 16 August 2019 £12,700 (EU: £9,250)

    Open the course page for detailed course information including a list of degrees you can study afterwards


  • International Foundation Diplomas

    These qualifications meet the entry requirements for a wide range of degrees. You are guaranteed entry to your degree once you pass with required grades. There are separate courses for students with either IELTS 4.5, 5.0 or up to native speaker. You will also need a high school leaving certificate. 

  • Leads to a wide range of degrees in Business, Marketing, Accounting and Hospitality / Law, Politics and Psychology / Life Sciences / Social Sciences / Humanities, Media and Communication / Computing

    Dates Tuition fees
    17 September 2018 to 18 May 2019   £12,700 (EU: £9,250)
    24 January to 16 August 2019 £12,700 (EU: £9,250)

    Requires an IELTS for UKVI test certificate for students needing a Tier 4 student visa

    Open the course page for detailed course information including a list of degrees you can study afterwards

     

    Leads to a wide range of degrees in Business, Marketing, Accounting and Hospitality / Law, Politics and Psychology / Social Sciences / Humanities, Media and Communication / Computing

    This course includes an extra semester (12 weeks) of pre-sessional English language lessons.

    Requires an IELTS for UKVI test certificate for students needing a Tier 4 student visa.

    Dates Tuition fees
    17 September 2018 to 16 August 2019 £16,535 (EU: £13,085)

    Open the course page for detailed course information including a list of degrees you can study afterwards

  • £4,000 scholarships

    International (non-EU) offer holders can apply for a  £4,000 Richard Haill International Scholarship.

  • Entry requirements

    Download our entry requirements table (PDF). If your qualification is not listed here, please email admissions@brookes.ac.uk

    How to apply

    Apply online for an International Foundation Diploma (or an integrated foundation course beginning in January).

    Apply via UCAS for integrated foundation courses starting in September. Use institution code OX66.