Keele University

New International Foundation Year launches at Keele University International Study Centre

Students walk on the Keele University campus

From September 2018 Keele University International Study Centre will offer more pathways to a respected British degree. We are excited to introduce the International Foundation Year, the newest addition to our range of programmes. It will be offered in addition to the International Year One and the Pre-master’s programmes.

Giving you more time to prepare for degree success, the new International Foundation Year will allow you to progress to year one of an undergraduate degree. The International Year One will still allow students who meet the entry requirements to progress to year two.

The International Foundation Year will be available with a choice of two subject pathways, depending on what you would like to study at university:

  • Business, Economics and Computing
  • Social Studies and Humanities

Modules are designed to cover a range of different subjects. This is to ensure you gain a broad foundation from which to choose the degree that best suits your interests and career goals.

Professor Trevor McMillan, Vice-Chancellor of Keele University, said, "This exciting new International Foundation Year will provide international students with a unique gateway to one of the UK’s leading research universities."

97% of International Study Centre students who completed their course were offered a place on a degree course at Keele University in 2017.

If you pass the International Foundation Year you will progress to a highly diverse range of undergraduate degrees at Keele. Single honours degrees focus on deepening your knowledge in one subject area, and combined honours degrees allow you to study two subjects in equal depth.

Keele University is number one in England for Course Satisfaction (The Guardian University Guide 2018).

Both International Foundation Year subject pathways take two semesters to complete. You will be expected to spend as much time studying independently as you spend learning from your teachers in class. Independent study will be an important part of your UK degree and an essential skill for your future.

Learn more about the International Foundation Year leading to a wide choice of degrees at Keele University.