International Foundation (IFP) – Diploma

 

The International Foundation Programme

is offered by Ulster University to meet the needs of international students who do not yet meet the entry criteria for undergraduate study. This programme seeks to nurture international student’s skills development and academic attainment.

 

The Foundation Diploma can form part of your 4 – year Ulster University Bachelor’s degree programme or allow you to progress to a Bachelors degree programme at most universities.

There are two pathways for each Foundation:

  1. Business, Arts, Humanities and Social Science pathway (BAHSS)
  2. Science, Technology and Engineering pathway (STE)

 

You need to take the pathway that leads to the Bachelors degree programme you wish to study. The BAHSS pathway prepares for Bachelor degrees in subjects such as Business Studies, Business Analytics, Business with Computing, Marketing, Accounting, Law, History and English. The STE pathway prepares for Bachelor Degrees in subject such as Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence, Engineering, Biology, Civil Engineering, Pharmacy and Geography.

 

  1.  

    Register your interest in the programme.

    Requirements

    • Be 18 years old or over upon completion of the International Foundation Programme.

     

    • Have successfully completed the General Secondary Education Certificate or Qatar Senior School Certificate with a minimum of 50% in 5 subjects (including Maths, if studying the STE pathway.

     

    • Attain at least an overall score of 5.0 in an Academic IELTS (with no individual band score of less than 5.0), or equivalent.

     

    • Other international qualifications will be considered on merit for equivalency with the above requirements.

     

    If you do not meet the minimum English language requirements, you will be offered the opportunity to study on one of our Pre-Sessional English courses to prepare you for this programme.

    BHSS Pathway

    • Introduction to Entrepreneurial Leadership (20 credits - compulsory)
    • English with Study Skills (20 credits - compulsory for students with IELTS level 5.0-5.5)
    • Extending Critical Thinking for Undergraduate Study (20 credits - compulsory for students with IELTS level 6.0 and above)
    • Introduction to Creative Industries (20 credits – compulsory)
    • English for Academic Transition (20 credits – compulsory for students with IELTS 5.5)
    • Exploring Cultural Identities (20 credits compulsory)
    • Project-Based Learning (20 credits– compulsory for students with IELTS level 6.0 and above)
    • Introduction to Mathematics for Business (20 credits – optional)
    • Introducing Ireland: History & Literature (20 credits – optional)

     

    STE Pathway

    • Foundation in Science & Technology (20 credits - compulsory)
    • Foundation in Mathematics (20 credits - compulsory)
    • Introduction to Physiology and Chemistry (20 credits optional)
    • Introduction to Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment (20 credits – optional)
    • English with Study Skills (20 credits - compulsory for students with IELTS level 5.0-5.5)
    • Extending Critical Thinking for Undergraduate Study (20 credits - compulsory for students with IELTS level 6.0 and above)
    • English for Academic Transition (20 credits - compulsory for students with IELTS 5.5)
    • Exploring Cultural Identities (20 credits – compulsory)
    • Project-Based Learning (20 credits compulsory for students with IELTS level 6.0 and above)