Foundation courses

UCLan offers a range of foundation courses for international students who do not meet the minimum academic and /or language entry requirements for a course.

UCLan international foundation programme

Pre-sessional English for Academic Purposes

If you are an international student hoping to study on an undergraduate or postgraduate course in the UK, a Pre-sessional English for Academic Purposes course will help you:

To improve your English Language (e.g. grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation)
To improve your academic English skills (e.g. for writing assignments, understanding lectures, participating in seminars, reading books and articles, making presentations)
To develop the study skills you need to succeed (e.g. a more independent approach to learning, participating in group work, managing your time, identifying and using sources of information)
To improve your social English and understanding of British culture
To get to know other students from around the world as well as the UK

Students who successfully complete the Pre-sessional English for Academic Purposes course, at the required level for their chosen degree programme, will be deemed to have met the English language requirements for their course at UCLan and do not need to take an additional IELTS test.

ONCAMPUS Undergraduate foundation programme / Master Foundation Campus at UCLan

ONCAMPUS offers high quality undergraduate and masters foundation courses on our UCLan campus. These courses are designed for international students who need to improve their academic and linguistic background before joining their undergraduate/ postgraduate course at UCLan. An ONCAMPUS foundation course typically lasts from 9 to 12 months.