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International Foundation Year programmes

What is the International Foundation Year?

The International Foundation Year will develop your academic knowledge and English language skills to prepare you for the first year of your chosen undergraduate degree. This is a two-semester foundation programme with a choice of five pathways.

90% of students

who completed their International Foundation Year and achieved the required grades were offered a place at the University of Huddersfield in 2023.

Is the International Foundation Year right for you?

The International Foundation Year is perfect for international students who do not meet the academic qualifications to study the intensive International Year One programme, but who wish to progress to the first year of an undergraduate degree. It is tailored to students that are looking to improve their academic knowledge and English language skills to get the most out of their university studies.

What can you expect?

Teaching will take place through a mix of face-to-face and virtual teacher-led learning. Find out more about what you can expect when you join us on campus

You will cover core modules in all four pathways including English language and study skills aimed to give you the language and related academic skills to reach your full potential at university.

Alongside your core modules, you will also study subject-specific modules, which are related to your chosen programme and are significant for your academic development.

In just one year you will develop your English language, study skills and subject knowledge to prepare you for your degree.

Want to study nursing?

Study an International Foundation Year in Health & Human Sciences.

A foundation year in Health & Human Sciences is the perfect route to a Nursing degree at the University of Huddersfield. You will study a range of core and subject-specific modules to ensure you progress to your degree with all the skills you need to succeed.

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Art, Media & Architecture

Delve into the International Foundation Year in Art, Media and Architecture and gain the skills and knowledge needed for an undergraduate degree in art, journalism or media.

Business, Management & Law

Venture into business, management and law with a pathway programme at the University of Huddersfield International Study Centre. Begin your career in business.

Engineering, Computing & Science

Boost your scientific and engineering knowledge with a pathway programme at the University of Huddersfield International Study Centre. Explore Engineering, Computing and Science today.

Health & Human Sciences

Choose one of two pathways in either Health Science or Human Science and Humanities and prepare for an undergraduate degree in a range of fields such as physiotherapy, nursing and pharmacy.

Discover the intake dates for this pathway, including an April intake for those wanting to study Nursing.

Join us today

Our student enrolment advisors are available to answer your questions and help you with your application. We can't wait to meet you.