International Study Centre

International Foundation Year programmes

A two-semester pathway programme

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 four pathways.

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.

*For students aiming to study Nursing (Adult) BSc(Hons) at the University of Huddersfield, we have a new start date available. Students can join the International Foundation Year in Health & Human Sciences in April 2023 and progress to Nursing (Adult) BSc(Hons) in January 2024.

Art, Media & Architecture

Leading to undergraduate degrees in fields such as art, journalism, design and media.

Business, Management & Law

Leading to undergraduate degrees in fields such as accounting, finance, law, marketing and logistics.

Engineering, Computing & Science

Leading to degrees in fields such as computer science, engineering and forensic science.

Health & Human Sciences

Leading to degrees in healthcare such as physiotherapy, pharmacy and podiatry as well as offering a route to behavioural sciences and education degrees.

English Language Preparation

A one or two semester course for undergraduates, or eight or twelve weeks for postgraduate students, to improve your English language level.

Prepare for Success

5 weeks before your selected course you will be automatically enrolled in our Prepare for Success online programme in order to help you get everything you need.

Study Plan

Study Plan Table for the International Foundation Year

Our prospectus is now available

Download the prospectus