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International Foundation Diploma

The IFY is designed to prepare international students for undergraduate study at a UK university. You will strengthen your English language skills and develop Business related knowledge.

This pathway course is designed to prepare international students for undergraduate study at university in the UK.

This pathway course is particularly suited to those seeking a career in business, finance, and management. Carefully designed to prepare you for undergraduate study at a university of your choice, this course will strengthen your English language and academic skills while developing your knowledge in Business topics such as Marketing and Human Resources.

Upon successful completion, you can progress to an undergraduate degree at a number of our partner institutions in the UK.

Visit our University Destinations page for a full list of our university partners for the London and Oxford Centre.

English Language Requirements

Course English Language Requirement
Minimum IELTS 4.5 with no less than 5.0 in each component
+6 weeks of PSE IELTS 4.0 with no less than 4.0 in each component
+12 weeks of PSE IELTS 3.5 with no less than 3.5 in each component


As well as modules unique to your specific pathway, you will
also study several modules that are common to all

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Common modules

Digital Literacy

This module enables students to enhance their basic IT skills and further develop research skills through the appropriate use of the Internet.

Project Study

This module aims to introduce students to the skills required to plan, research, prepare for, write up and deliver a project within their subject area. They have the opportunity to study all aspects of a project related to their particular field of study and to identify and develop a range of skills to enable them to realise the project, from the original concept, the research methods most suited to the topic chosen.

UK Government and Society

The aims of the module are to provide students with a basic introduction to government and society in the British Isles, including a historical element showing briefly how Britain has changed and developed since 1945. The module further aims to consider external pressure on the government – lobbyists, pressure groups, NGOs and the role of the media and, in its concluding weeks, to consider summing up the state of British democracy in the early 21st century and how Britain relates to, influences and is influenced by the wider world. social and environmental impact and sustainability (depending on the subject area) and reporting their findings both in written form and through a presentation.

Available Subjects


In this course, you will be provided with a highly supportive and academically challenging environment in which to develop language, university study, and subject-specific modules related to your intended degree choices in the field of Business.

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Key Information



One term:7 months


Start Dates

January 2024September 2023


Pathway Tuition Fee

£14,995.00 – £14,995.00