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International Foundation Year

The International Foundation Year (IFY) is a level 3 programme equivalent to A levels. During your study of the IFY you will develop subject-specific knowledge and improve your academic English language skills in preparation for studying at university.

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Why study the International Foundation Year?

The IFY will prepare you for the first year of your undergraduate degree. It’s made up of several core and subject-specific modules that will give you a greater understanding of your chosen subject area. The skills you develop through this programme will help you in your chosen degree, in your future career, and in all aspects of life.

Why study this course

You can choose to join the IFY programme either in January or September.

If you don’t currently meet the English language level and academic skills for direct entry onto a undergraduate degree, then you may need to study the IFY programme. Once you successfully complete the programme, you can progress to your chosen degree at the university.

Throughout your study of the IFY, you will beneift from small class sizes and support from qualified and experienced teachers.

Available Routes
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Your pathway to an undergraduate degree with our International Foundation Year (IFY), available at our Oxford Centre.

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The International Foundation Year (IFY) which in addition to a strong academic focus offers a personal development program that will help you flourish at Jacobs University.

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The International Foundation Year (IFY) is level 3 programme offered through the University of Bradford International College (UBIC).

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Discover your route to IFY

You can pick from a range of subect specific pathways that you will study for one year. After successful completion, you will receive a level 3 award and can then progress to year one of your chosen university degree course.

In this course, you will be provided with a highly supportive and academically challenging environment in which to develop language, university study, and subject-specific modules related to your intended degree choices in the field of Computing and Creative Industries.

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In this course, you will be provided with a highly supportive and academically challenging environment in which to develop language, university study, and subject-specific modules related to your intended degree choices in the field of Law and Social Sciences.

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In this course, you will be provided with a highly supportive and academically challenging environment in which to develop language, university study, and subject-specific modules related to your intended degree choices in the field of Science, Engineering, and Health.

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The IFY is designed to prepare international students for undergraduate study at a UK university. You will strengthen your English language skills and develop Business related knowledge.

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You will learn the fundamentals of computer programing, coding, mathematics and technology. Computer science lies at the core of all modern industries and plays a major role. A career in computer science can lead to positions within an IT department or several other professions such as software developer, computer analyst, software engineer and many more.

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In this course, you will be provided with a highly supportive and academically challenging environment in which to develop language, university study, and subject-specific modules related to your intended degree choices in the field of Business and Management.

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Key Features of the IFY

Small class sizes

up to 18

Student life abroad

You'll quickly adjust to the way of life in your chosen student city

Improve

your academic study skills

Continuation Degrees

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Mpharm (Hons)
Pharmacy

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Mchem (Hons)
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Mchem (Hons)
Chemistry (Industrial Experience)

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Mphysio (Hons)
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Mchem (Hons)
Biological and Medicinal Chemistry

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Mchem (Hons)
Chemistry

As a University of Bradford chemistry student, you will have choice and flexibility in your degree. During the first two years, you will develop a sound understanding of theoretical and practical aspects of chemistry with core content delivered across the traditional areas of organic, inorganic and physical chemistry.

Mchem (Hons)
Chemistry (Analytical Chemistry)

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