International Foundation Diploma

The International Foundation Diploma (IFD) is your pathway to an undergraduate degree at one of our leading university partners. 

Key Information

This pathway course is designed to prepare international students for undergraduate study at university in the UK.

This pathway course is particularly suited to those seeking a career in business, finance, and management. Carefully designed to prepare you for undergraduate study at a university of your choice, this course will strengthen your English language and academic skills while developing your knowledge in Business topics such as Marketing and Human Resources.

Upon successful completion, you can progress to an undergraduate degree at a number of our partner institutions in the UK.

Visit our University Destinations page for a full list of our university partners for the London and Oxford Centre.

Find out more about our Oxford International Pathway Colleges in London and Oxford

Key Information



One term:

7 months

Start Dates

January | September

Pathway Tuition Fee


Course English Language Requirement
Minimum IELTS 4.5 with no less than 5.0 in each component
+6 weeks of PSE IELTS 4.0 with no less than 4.0 in each component
+12 weeks of PSE IELTS 3.5 with no less than 3.5 in each component


As well as modules unique to your specific pathway, you will also study several modules that are common to all pathways.

Common modules

This module enables students to enhance their basic IT skills and further develop research skills through the appropriate use of the Internet.

This module aims to introduce students to the skills required to plan, research, prepare for, write up and deliver a project within their subject area. They have the opportunity to study all aspects of a project related to their particular field of study and to identify and develop a range of skills to enable them to realise the project, from the original concept, the research methods most suited to the topic chosen.

The aims of the module are to provide students with a basic introduction to government and society in the British Isles, including a historical element showing briefly how Britain has changed and developed since 1945. The module further aims to consider external pressure on the government – lobbyists, pressure groups, NGOs and the role of the media and, in its concluding weeks, to consider summing up the state of British democracy in the early 21st century and how Britain relates to, influences and is influenced by the wider world. social and environmental impact and sustainability (depending on the subject area) and reporting their findings both in written form and through a presentation.

Available Subjects

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.

As DMUIC is situated in England’s most vibrant and multicultural city, I had the opportunity to make friends from different countries. The most amazing thing was that the DMUIC staff including all teachers and the office persons were very motivational and welcoming. They provide the best routes for study to every individual.”

Syed Asim Hussain Pakistan, De Montfort University International College (DMUIC)

I’ve enjoyed studying at DMUIC, the tutors are excellent and have helped me settle into life as a university student. They are also really supportive and have helped myself and other students with other issues outside of the classroom such as accommodation.

Nafisa Bangladesh, De Montfort University International College (DMUIC)

I have successfully progressed onto my degree course at the University of Bradford because of UBIC's reliable policies and teaching programme. To the new students, those who just started their foundation at Bradford International College, I must say you are going to pass the class, the only thing required is your attention and leave the rest on UBIC's staff because they are the one that are going to lead you to a brilliant future as it is a pathway to success.

Shoaib Khan Pakistan, University of Bradford International College (UBIC)

I have a lot of international friends here at BUIC, and I’ve learnt so much from them. There is always a lot to do together both on and off-campus.

Sagar Nepal, Bangor University International College (BUIC)

I would recommend UGIC because it is based on the main University of Greenwich campus, a cosmopolitan university. At UGIC, there are students from all around the world, and I've made a lot of friends from exciting places."

Gozel Turkmenistan, University of Greenwich International College (UGIC)

I think one of the main reasons the IIM (pre-masters) has been so helpful is because the staff are so supportive and are always able to help me. Whether it is understanding a module or finding out how to sort accommodation, they will help you with everything. I’ve enjoyed studying at Bangor, the people are friendly, and the environment is also really peaceful and safe. It’s given me the best opportunity to succeed in my studies here in the UK.

Tong Tong China, Bangor University International College (BUIC)