INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY FOUNDATION PROGRAMME (IUFP)

The International University Foundation Programme (IUFP) is a fast track pre-degree course, which offers students an alternative entry route to leading British Universities for degree courses in the United Kingdom. The IUFP is flexible in that it can be completed in a minimum of 6 months and maximum of one year. Students successfully completing the IUFP can progress to degree courses at the British Universities that have signed Progression Agreements with Middlesex College of Law, or indicated through formal correspondence that they will consider IUFP applicants for admission to undertake specific courses, or in other cases have informally recognised the IUFP by agreeing to consider applicants on a case-by-case basis and subject to satisfying the admissions criteria of individual universities. The acronym (C-by-C) is stated after such universities in the list below.

Benefits of IUFP

  •  Provides a one year fast-track alternative direct entry route to several UK Universities for Degree courses in up to 65 disciplines.
  •  Enables students to secure direct admittance into leading British Universities without the need to undertake a two year GCE A levels course.
  •  Allows students to progress to a wide range of degree courses, which include Accounting, Business, Computing, Finance, Information Technology, International Relations, International Development, Law, Management, Marketing, Public Relations, Social Sciences, Politics, etc.
  •  Option to select leading UK Universities of choice, which include Anglia Ruskin University (for Business, Computer Science and Law), University of Hertfordshire, University of Exeter (C-by-C for BSc Sociology), University of Sussex (C-by-C), University of Kent (C-by-C), University of Portsmouth, Middlesex University (C-by-C), London Metropolitan University, Nottingham Trent University (C-by-C) and Leeds Metropolitan University (C-by-C), amongst others.
  •  Equips students with the skills required to ease into degree programmes of their choice once they arrive in the United Kingdom.
  •  Familiarises students with the standard of academic study obtained at British Universities.

Course Structure

The IUFP is an intensive university foundation programme and requires students to undertake at least seven subjects over a period of one year. All students on the programme will undertake four core compulsory subjects and three electives of their choice, depending on the degree they wish to pursue.

Students will undertake the four compulsory core modules over three months and the elective modules over six months. These modules will be subject areas relevant to the student’s choice of degrees.

Admissions Criteria

Candidates must have completed Secondary School or High School and be at least 16 years old and possess at least 5 Credits at GCSE ‘O’ Level standard (or equivalent), which must include English language and Mathematics. With respect to English language, an IELTS overall band score of 5.0 and a score of at least 4.5 in each sub-test will be considered as satisfactory. Candidates between the ages of 16 and 17 are required to have Guardians in the United Kingdom. In circumstances where such students do not have Guardians that are based in the UK, Home Family Accommodation can be arranged as a last resort for those that are at least 17 years old.

IELTS Provision

Additional classes will be offered to students in order to improve their IELTS score to at least an overall Score of 6.5 and above during the programme. Unless a student already possesses an IELTS overall score of 6.5, all students will be required to register for and attend the IELTS class, which is designed to improve English language skills of all IUFP students in preparation for degree study in the United Kingdom.

Start Dates

  • Start Dates

    January to June every year.

  • Examinations

    Examinations will be held twice a year in March and June.

MCL uses a variety of traditional and modern methods, such as lectures, tutorials, group work, student presentations and internet resourced based learning.
The programme will be assessed throughout the academic year by a variety of methods including assignments, tests and written examinations (3 hour unseen paper).
On successful completion of the IUFP, students will be awarded the IUFP Completion Certificate on the recommendation of the IUFP Assessment Committee, which reports to the MCL Academic Advisory Board.
The IUFP is moderated by an independent External Moderator.

Degree Progression

On successful completion of the IUFP, students will be expected to progress to any of the degrees listed below, subject to passing the relevant elective subject(s). Please note that the list below represents a guide to the the degree course IUFP students can progress to. Hence, the list is not exhaustive:

SHOW COURSE AND COMPULSORY SUBJECT

Degree

Compulsory Subjects

BSc Accounting and Finance 

- (Accounting and Business Studies)

BSc Accounting and Business

- (Accounting and Business Studies)

BA Marketing

- (Business Studies)

BA Events Management

- (Business Studies)

BA Public Relations

 - (Business Studies)

BA Business Administration

  - (Accounting, Business Studies and Law)

BA Business and Human Resource Management

- (Accounting and Business Studies)

BA Human Resource Management

- (Accounting, Business Studies and Law)

BSc Business and Marketing

- (Accounting, Business Studies and Law)

 BSc Business Management

- (Accounting, Business Studies and Law)

BSc Marketing

- (Business Studies)

BSc Computer Networking

- (Computing)

BSc Business Information Systems

- (Business Studies and Computing)

BSc Business Information Management

- (Business Studies and Computing)

BSc Computing

- (Computing)

BSc Computer Science

- (Computing)

BSc computing, Graphics and Games

- (Business Studies and Computing)

BSc Computer Networking

- (Computing)

BSc Information Systems and Management

- (Business or Accounting and Computing)

BSc Information Systems

- (Computing)

BSc Interactive Systems Design

- (Business Studies and Computing)

BSc Internet Applications Development

- (Must pass Business Studies and Computing)

BSc Multimedia Computing

- (Business Studies and Computing)

BSc Forensic Computing

- (Business Studies and Computing)

BSc International Relations

- (Law, Sociology and Government & Politics)

BSc International Development

- (Law and Government & Politics)

BSc Sociology

- (Sociology)

BSc Social Policy

- (Sociology)

BSc Social Policy and Public Administration

- (Sociology)

BA International Business

- (Business, Law and Sociology)

BA Sociology and Politics

- (Government & Politics and Sociology)

BA Media and Cultural Studies

- (Business, Computing and Sociology)

BA Advertising, Public Relations and Media

- (Business, Computing and Sociology)

BA Communication and Media Studies

- BA Communication and Media Studies

BA Creative and Media Writing

- (Business, Computing and Sociology)

BA Journalism and Communication

- (Business, Computing and Sociology)

BA Theatre Arts

- (Business, Computing and Sociology)

BSc Criminology

- (Sociology and Psychology)

LLB Honours

- (Law, Sociology and Psychology)

LLB Business Law

- (Law)

BA Law

- (Business and Law)

BA Law and Business

- (Law)

BSc Criminology

- (Business and Law)

BA Criminology with Psychology

- (Law, Sociology and Psychology)

BA Criminal Justice and Criminology

- (Law, Sociology and Psychology)

BA Law with Business

- (Law, Sociology and Psychology)

BA Law with Accounting

- (Law and Business Studies )

BA Law and European Studies

- (Law and Business Studies )

BA Law and Criminology

- (Law)

BA Law and International Relations

- (Law and Sociology)

BA Accounting with Finance

- (Law, Sociology and Government & Politics)

BA Accounting and Business

- (Accounting and Business Studies)

BA Accounting with Business Law

- (Accounting and Business Studies)

BA International Finance and Trade

- (Law and Accounting)

BA Hospitality Management

- (Accounting and Business Studies)

BA Hospitality Management with Tourism

- (Accounting and Business Studies)

BA International Business Studies

- (Accounting and Business Studies)

BA Business Enterprise Development

- (Accounting and Business Studies)

BA Business Enterprise Systems

- (Accounting and Business Studies)

 

Student Support

The Programme Director will supervise the general academic progress of students and advise on the University degree application process. Course tutors will provide feedback to students regarding progress on their modules, whilst Individual Progress Charts will be produced at the end of every term to measure each student’s overall performance level.

The International Office will support students during their stay at MCL. Staff will provide assistance and advice to students on social, financial and welfare matters, which include airport pick-up facility, pastoral care, assistance with accommodation, opening of bank accounts, registering with local GPs etc.

Recognition

Students successfully completing the IUFP can progress to degree courses at the British Universities listed below that have signed Progression Agreements with Middlesex College of Law, or indicated through formal correspondence that they will consider IUFP applicants for admission to undertake specific courses, or in other cases have informally recognised the IUFP by agreeing to consider applicants on a case-by-case basis.