International Foundation Year
The International Foundation Year course is designed as a first step towards gaining a degree at a UK university. A major advantage of the Kingston College foundation year is that it is a Kingston University programme with successful students guaranteed a place at Kingston University. Students can also apply through UCAS to other universities of their choice and in the past students have progressed to some of the top ranking universities in the UK including: Bristol, Edinburgh and Royal Holloway University of London.
Programme of Study
All students follow a core programme of Academic and General English, Study Skills, IT and Mathematics. These modules provide the student with the essential skills they need during their undergraduate degree. The foundation course also develops international students’ confidence by improving the language and skills needed to do research, write essays, make presentations and participate in lectures, seminars, discussions and debates.
In addition to the core programme students take one of the following options related to the course they wish to study at university. The options available are:
• Business and Management
In order to be admitted to the Foundation Course all students must have:
• completed their senior secondary education (to a post GCSE level)
• IELTS 5.0 or equivalent (with 5.0 in the reading and writing sections)
• reached the age of 17 years
• a reference from a current or recent school or employer
• indicated which degree course they wish to follow at university
Fees for 2011-2012: £7,800
This includes the cost of essential books and materials and a programme of cultural and social events.