University Foundation Programmes

Engineering & Science
or Business

The UFP is a one-year course designed for international students and it is intended to prepare them for the demands of undergraduate study. This is an ideal course for students who are slightly older and prefer a one-year option rather than a two-year A-level course. However, prior to application, students should know which career route they wish to follow at university.

The course has a substantial academic content equivalent to A-level and students are required to sit a significant number of formal assessments, increasingly demanding. English language tuition is provided alongside academic studies and students are required to sit the IELTS examination.

Very often, international students who have completed their High School education are required to do a Foundation Year in order to gain access to an undergraduate degree course in the UK. At Bosworth we offer the same academic rigour as A-level across this intensive one-year modular programme. Our A-level subject specialists enable our UFP students to develop a deep level of understanding across their core and elective subject modules.

Leading UK universities are keen to recruit Bosworth foundation students with high scores in their academics and IELTS across their competitive degree courses, making Bosworth’s UFP an ideal solution for hard-working and focused international students who want to progress within one-year.

Course Content

The programme provides between twenty five and twenty seven lessons per week of directed study, depending on the level of IELTS provision required, as well as supervised study periods. Students will study six modules in total, five of which are formally accredited on the Foundation Year graduation certificate. Three of these modules are compulsory, the ‘core’ modules. In addition, three ‘elective’ modules are chosen, based on the individual’s intended career route. In each ‘elective’ module, students sit 4 formal assessments at strategic points during the academic year. In addition, the ‘core’ modules provide a fundamental background to academic work at university level, ensuring that students are equipped with the necessary communication, numerical and analytical skills. We have the following course options available on the UFP.

How is the course assessed?

All ‘elective’ modules are subject to four written examinations, and these are taken at roughly equally spaced intervals during the course. The electives are academically demanding – the equivalent of a Level 3 qualification, just like A-level or Level 3 BTEC. Preparation for the IELTS examination is also key. We recommend students aim to complete Bosworth’s UFP with a minimum band score of 6.5, with at least 6 points in each of the 4 key components (listening, speaking, reading and writing).

University Progression

Business students: Law, Business Management, Economics, Accounting and Finance, Mathematics, Computer Science, Hospitality Management, Politics and International Relations.

Science & Engineering students: Biomedical Sciences, Pharmacy, Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Aeronautical Engineering, Environmental Science, Geology and Computer Science.

All students receive extensive counselling about which institution and course would be their best choice. We have consistently placed students at the following prestigious universities: University of Manchester, University of Liverpool, Queen Mary University of London, Aston University, Surrey University and the University of Coventry. Bosworth’s high-achieving UFP students are actively sought-after by leading universities and are not bound in their UCAS choices by a restrictive progression agreement with a narrow range of institutions.

In recent years we have placed a number of our high performing UFP students (‘Distinction’ award or ‘Merit’ award) at some leading universities in the Russell Group, including: University of Manchester, University of Bristol, University of Sheffield, University of Southampton, University of Leeds, University of York and Newcastle University.

Course Options

All students study the 3 Core Modules:Core Mathematics or Core General Studies & NumeracyCore Communication SkillsCore Information Technology

  Students can choose from the following 7 programmes, consisting of 3 “elective” modules.

Programme 1Advanced MathematicsPhysics & MechanicsChemistry
Programme 2Advanced MathematicsEconomicsBusiness Studies
Programme 3Advanced MathematicsEconomicsManagement Finance & Accounting
Programme 4International StudiesEconomicsBusiness Studies
Programme 5Advanced MathematicsPhysics & MechanicsBusiness Studies
Programme 6Advanced Mathematics or International StudiesBusiness StudiesPortfolio Art
Programme 7Advanced MathematicsChemistryBiology

Other subject combinations may be available, please ask for details. Portfoilo Art is offered for students interested in Graphic Design, Architecture or Fashion. International Studies covers World Development and includes Geography and Humanities based topics. Programmes 2 & 4 require strong English Language skills. Programmes 1 & 5 require a high ability in mathematics.