International Foundation Year

If you are looking to study in a supportive environment focused on teaching quality, then the International Study Centre at Wrexham Glyndwr University may be the ideal first step for you.

Studying at a university that is focused on developing its’ graduates through supportive, interactive teaching, and business engagement is fantastic for international students.

This programme involves having one CAS for the entire duration of your studies (International Foundation Year + Degree Programme).

At the International Study Centre, you will:

  • Be supported throughout your studies with a personal tutor
  • Learn in an interactive manner in classes that are designed to improve your language, and your academic skills in preparation for your degree at the university.
  • Enjoy a varied assessment structure that is not only focused on examinations.
  • Choose an International Foundation Stream that is right for your future studies.
  • Have full access to university facilities including the students union, and library.
  • Have guaranteed accommodation.
  • Benefit from studying your foundation and your degree on one visa. You will not have to apply for a new visa.

This creative, practical programme is designed to give you the fundamental skills in art and design necessary to study at university level. On this programme you will:

  • Improve your language skills
  • Have regular meetings with your personal tutor
  • Gain exposure to different types of art
  • Develop your drawing and sketching skills
  • Build a portfolio
  • Develop your critical thinking skills
  • Develop good self-reflection skills
  • Showcase your work at the end of the year
Start Dates: October 2020

February 2021

Duration: October -3 Terms

February -2 Terms

Cost: 3 Term Programme: £9,750

2 Term Programme: £7,550

Progression to the following degrees:
  • BA (Hons) Animation
  • BA (Hons) Applied Arts
  • BA (Hons) Children’s Books
  • BA (Hons) Comics
  • BA (Hons) Fine Art
  • BA (Hons) Game Art
  • BA (Hons) Graphic Design
  • BA (Hons) Illustration
  • BA (Hons) Photography and Film
  • BA (Hons) Visual Effects

The International Foundation Year in Business has been designed to prepare you for the innovative thinking needed to be a successful professional in the changing global business landscape.

On this programme you will:

  • Improve your language skills
  • Benefit from small supportive classes
  • Have weekly meetings with your personal tutor
  • Enjoy a varied assessment structure that isn’t focused solely on examinations and essays
  • Network with others and develop your contacts from around the world
Start Dates: October 2020

February 2021

Duration: October -3 Terms

February -2 Terms

Cost: 3 Term Programme: £9,750

2 Term Programme: £7,550

Progression to the following degrees:
  • BA (Hons) Accounting & Finance
  • BA (Hons) Business
  • BA (Hons) Financial Technology Management
  • BA (Hons) Hospitality, Tourism and Event Management
  • BA (Hons) Human Resource Management
  • BA (Hons) Marketing

 

The International Foundation Year in Computing has been designed to prepare you for your future studies in a programme area that is varied and offers good progression potential into a range of IT-related fields.

On this programme you will:

  • Improve your language skills
  • Strengthen your mathematics
  • Benefit from small supportive classes
  • Have weekly meetings with your personal tutor
  • Enjoy a varied assessment structure that isn’t focused solely on examinations and essays
  • Network with others and develop your contacts from around the world
Start Dates: October 2020

February 2021

Duration: October -3 Terms

February -2 Terms

Cost: 3 Term Programme: £9,750

2 Term Programme: £7,550

Progression to the following degrees:
  • BSc (Hons) Computer Game Design and EnterpriseBSc (Hons) Computer Game Development
  • BSc (Hons) Computer Networks and Security
  • BSc (Hons) Computer Science
  • BSc (Hons) Computing
  • BSc (Hons) Cyber Security

In our modern society, everything we interact with has been engineered in some way. Learn to look at the world around you differently as part of this programme as you strengthen your language skills and develop a passion for innovation.

On this programme you will:

  • Improve your language skills
  • Strengthen your mathematics
  • Benefit from small supportive classes
  • Have weekly meetings with your personal tutor
  • Enjoy a varied assessment structure that isn’t focused solely on examinations and essays
  • Network with others and develop your contacts from around the world
Start Dates: October 2020

February 2021

Duration: October -3 Terms

February -2 Terms

Cost: 3 Term Programme: £9,750

2 Term Programme: £7,550

Progression to the following degrees:
  • BEng (Hons) Aeronautical & Mechanical Engineering
  • BEng (Hons) Aircraft Maintenance (top-up)
  • BEng (Hons) Automotive Engineering
  • BEng (Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • BEng (Hons) Renewable Energy and Sustainable Engineering

 

Interested in pursuing a career in the creative industries? If yes, this International Foundation Programme may be the ideal introduction to your future studies in media. This popular subject lends itself well to students who have an interest in creating content, and wish to study a degree where they will study with industry standard equipment in a practical manner. Gain the skills demanded by big production companies like BBC and ITV following your studies on this foundation programme.

In this programme you will:

  • Improve your language skills
  • Have regular meetings with your personal tutor
  • Gain exposure to different types of media
  • Develop your critical thinking skills
  • Develop good self-reflection skills
  • Showcase your work at the end of the year
  • Familiarise yourself with the universities many media facilities
Start Dates: October 2020

February 2021

Duration: October -3 Terms

February -2 Terms

Cost: 3 Term Programme: £9,750

2 Term Programme: £7,550

Progression to the following degrees:
  • BSc (Hons) Live Sound
  • BSc (Hons) Music Technology
  • BSc (Hons) Professional Sound & Video
  • BSc (Hons) Radio Production
  • BSc (Hons) Sound Design
  • BSc (Hons) Sound Technology
  • BSc (Hons) Television Production & Technology
  • BSc (Hons) Theatre, Television and Performance

Minimum English Language Level:

October Start Date: UKVI IELTS 4.5 overall (with no subtest below 4.0) or equivalent.
February Start Date: Academic IELTS 5.5 overall (with no subtest below 5.5) or equivalent.

Pre-Sessional English Language classes may be available for students who are below the entry requirement above.

Academic Entry Requirements:

GCSE/IGCSE with minimum grades of 4444 (or equivalent).
Each application will be considered individually and assessed on their ability to succeed on the International Foundation Year.
For country specific entry requirements click here.

Qualification Level:

Qualification Level: RQF Level 3
Accredited by the Wrexham Glyndwr University

Minimum Age Requirement:

September Start: 16 years of age. All students must turn 17 years of age by 31 December 2020.
January Start: All students must be 17 years of age.