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International Foundation Year - Oxford International Pathway College - London

The International Foundation Diploma (IFD) is your pathway to an undergraduate degree through the London Centre.

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Key Information

This course is designed to prepare international students for undergraduate study at one of our university partners.

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 HR.

Upon successful completion, you are guaranteed progression to the University of Greenwich, alternatively, many students have gone onto study at a number of our partner institutions in the UK and worldwide.

Key Information



One term:

7 months


Start Dates

January 2023 | September 2022

Pathway Tuition Fee


How does this course work?

Choosing to study abroad is a rewarding experience that can help you succeed both academically and personally. At Oxford International, we design our courses to prepare you both for your future studies and beyond.

When choosing a pathway course, you need to know what is right for you based on your academic and personal development goals. Our pathway courses will prepare you with subject-specific knowledge and academic English language skills. Alongside this, our dedicated and friendly college teams will ensure that you have the help you need to adjust to life as an international student abroad.

During your pathway course, you will take a combination of core and subject modules specific to your chosen degree. It’s a great way to get familiar with your subject area while learning core university study skills such as academic writing and referencing. There is still a lot of studying involved, but all our courses are designed to prepare you in the best possible way.

With experienced tutors and small class sizes, you will have the space to develop your confidence while strengthening your university-level study skills. Once you’ve completed, you will continue onto the next stage of your chosen degree course at university.

Throughout your time with us, we will support you to realise your true potential.


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 government – lobbyists, pressure groups, NGOs and the role of the media and, in its concluding weeks, to consider in 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

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.

Supporting students to success

Learn more about what our students have to say when studying across our education network.

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)