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International Foundation Diploma Undergraduate prospectus

The International Foundation Diploma is a pre-degree programme for international students. Successful completion provides access to undergraduate degree programmes.

Overview

Overview

The International Foundation Diploma is a pre-degree programme for international students whose first language is not English. Successful completion provides access to many University of Greenwich undergraduate degree programmes. However, some programmes have additional or alternative entry requirements: please contact the university for details.

All courses develop students learning skills - especially writing, reading, listening, note taking, group work, speaking and presenting. Teaching methods include lectures, seminars, use of the virtual learning environment (VLE) and other e-learning technologies and practical computing classes, along with individual and group tutorials. There are 15 hours per week of taught classes in addition to tutorials and independent study.

The diploma programme includes intensive English language courses that are accredited by the British Council. The maximum class size for these courses is 20 students.

The aims of the programme are:

  • To provide international students whose first language is not English with access to a range of undergraduate degree programmes at the University of Greenwich
  • To provide students with opportunities to develop their English language skills in an academic context
  • To ensure that students develop the knowledge, maturity, inter-cultural awareness, self-confidence and learning skills needed for higher education in a British university.

What you'll study

Entry requirements

You should have:

Successfully completed secondary education in your own country, and to be at least 17 years old on entry.

  • The minimum English language requirement is 4.5 IELTS (or equivalent), with a minimum score of 4.5 in each element.

Extra information

Assessment

Students are assessed through examinations and coursework, including essays, portfolios of guided study and individual and group presentations.

Careers

Successful completion may provide access to many University of Greenwich degree programmes. However some programmes have additional or alternative entry requirements: please contact the university for details.

Fees and finance

Your time at university should be enjoyable and rewarding, and it is important that it is not spoilt by unnecessary financial worries. We recommend that you spend time planning your finances, both before coming to university and while you are here. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

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