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International Foundation Year

The International Foundation Year (IFY) is a level 3 programme equivalent to A levels. During your study of the IFY you will develop subject-specific knowledge and improve your academic English language skills in preparation for studying at university.

Why study the International Foundation Year?

The IFY will prepare you for the first year of your undergraduate degree. It’s made up of several core and subject-specific modules that will give you a greater understanding of your chosen subject area. The skills you develop through this programme will help you in your chosen degree, in your future career, and in all aspects of life.

Why study this course

Flexible study options

You can choose to join the IFY programme either in January or September.

Achieve degree requirements

If you don’t currently meet the English language level and academic skills for direct entry onto a undergraduate degree, then you may need to study the IFY programme. Once you successfully complete the programme, you can progress to your chosen degree at the university.

Individual support

Throughout your study of the IFY, you will benefit from small class sizes and support from qualified and experienced teachers.

Available Routes

The International Foundation Diploma (IFD) is your pathway to an undergraduate degree at one of our leading

The International Foundation Diploma (IFD) is your pathway to an undergraduate degree at one of our leading

The International Foundation Year (IFY) is level 3 programme offered through the University of Bradford International College (UBIC).

Discover your route to IFY

You can pick from a range of subject specific pathways that
you will study for one year. After successful completion, you
will receive a level 3 award and can then progress to year
one of your chosen university degree course.

UBIC / IFY / Computing and Creative Industries

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 Computing and Creative Industries.

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UBIC / IFY / Law and Social Sciences

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 Law and Social Sciences.

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UBIC / IFY / Science, Engineering and Health

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 Science, Engineering, and Health.

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London Centre / IFD / Business

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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Oxford Centre / IFY / Business

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.

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UBIC / IFY / Business and Management

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 and Management.

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Key Features of the IFY

Small class sizes

up to 18

Student life abroad

You’ll quickly adjust to
the way of life in your
chosen student city

Improve

your academic study
skills