In The Buckingham Foundation Department we offer a number of courses which will help you meet the standards required for undergraduate study.
Which foundation course do I need?
- Foundation English Language if you already have the necessary academic qualifications to be admitted to your chosen degree but your IELTS score is below 6.5
- International Foundation Programme if you have successfully completed 12 years of schooling, have a good school leaving qualification and IELTS of 5.5
- Foundation Pathway Programme if you have successfully completed 12 years of schooling, have a good school leaving qualification and IELTS of 6.0 or English is your first language
- Pre-Master’s for Business if your first degree is not in a business-related subject. It will prepare you for your chosen postgraduate degree in the Business School.
Pathway programmes are also suitable for you if you have completed 13 years of schooling, but not quite achieved the results you needed .No need to wait for re-sits. Start at Buckingham straight away and still gain an undergraduate honours degree in just 3 years.
|Course||English level||Academic level||Start date|
|Foundation Pathway||IELTS 6.0||Successful completion of minimum 12 years of schooling, with good school leaving qualification||September January
|International Foundation Programme (IFP)||IELTS 5.5||Successful completion of 12 years of schooling, with good school leaving qualification||January
|Pre-sessional English Language Foundation Programmes||from IELTS 5.0||January, April, July, September|
|Pre-Master’s for Business||If your first degree is not in a business-related subject. It will prepare you for your chosen postgraduate degree in the Business School||September (1 term)|
Top reasons to join us …
- foundation and degree completed in just 3 years
- small, multicultural & friendly learning environment
- low staff-student ratio (More)
- excellent tutorial support
- top for student satisfaction in the National Student Survey 2006-2014 (More)
- top for job prospects in The Guardian League Table 2014 (More)
- guaranteed accommodation for new students (More)
- conveniently located 1 hour from London and 40 minutes from Oxford
The Foundation Pathway programme was incredibly helpful for me. As I didn’t complete my A Levels and went straight into work, I lacked some of the skills required for undergraduate study. The programme allowed me to brush up my essay writing skills and strengthen my knowledge of academia.
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