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International Foundation Programme (January entry) Foundation Certificate

University of Reading

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Course options

  • Qualification

    Foundation Certificate - Fd cert

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    1 Years

Course summary

Study from a wide range of subject modules to guarantee a place on an undergraduate degree course at the University of Reading with the International Foundation Programme.If you are planning on coming to the UK to study, and you don't have British A level qualifications or the equivalent, the International Foundation Programme (IFP) offers you the opportunity to prepare for an undergraduate degree at a British university. There are two entry points for the IFP, one in September and one in January.This January–August option offers you the same quality and benefits as the September–June programme but in a more focused format. It enables you to progress to any degree within the University of Reading except for Science and Life Science degrees. Popular progression degrees are those within the Henley Business School (Accounting, Business, Finance, and Management), Law, Real Estate, Construction Management and Engineering, Quantity Surveying, Economics, Entrepreneurship and Consumer Behaviour and Marketing. Upon successful completion you will be guaranteed a place on your chosen degree course in September of the same year.**Careers**The IFP qualifies you to study a full undergraduate degree at a British university, the gateway to a very wide range of fulfilling careers.During the International Foundation Programme (IFP) you will develop transferable skills such as the ability to produce high quality written work, interpret and analyse a range of information, think critically, and communicate well.A large number of our students who complete the IFP (January entry) go on to study at Henley Business School or the University of Reading Law School. Graduates from Henley Business School and the Law School have enjoyed successful careers in a wide range of industries, including accountancy, legal, media, financial services and investment banking.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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(international fees)

£ 17,320per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

Entry requirements

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International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme : 24


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University information

University of Reading

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  • Campus address

    University of Reading, Whiteknights House, PO Box 217, Reading, Wokingham, RG6 6AH, England

The University of Reading is an international community with more than 23,000 students from around 160 countries.
Reading is a lively town just 22 minutes from London Paddington by train, and 45 minutes from Heathrow Airport by coach. Windsor and Oxford are also close by.
Reading supports undergraduate, master's and doctoral students to maintain, improve and develop their academic English.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    29th out of 105 9

    29th out of 122

  • Entry standards

    / Max 220
    127 57%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    90.0 90%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.96 79%


  • Entry standards

    / Max 209
    124 58%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    86.0 86%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.97 79%



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