IUFP: Introduction Executive Director

The International University Foundation Programme (IUFP) is a one year full-time pre-degree course, which offers students a fast-track alternative entry route to leading British Universities for degree courses in the United Kingdom. The programme is aimed at international students including those based in the United Kingdom and seeking direct admittance into leading British Universities after one year of study and without needing to undertake the two year  GCE ’A’ Levels course.Students successfully completing the IUFP can progress to degree courses at the British Universities that have signed Progression Agreements with Middlesex College of Law, or indicated through formal correspondence that they will consider IUFP applicants for admission to undertake specific courses, or in other cases have informally recognised the IUFP by agreeing to consider applicants on a case-by-case basis. Informal recognition of the IUFP indicates that such  universities will consider applications from students completing the IUFP on a case-by-case basis. The acronym (C-by-C) is stated after such universities in the list below.

Benefits of IUFP

  1. Provides a one year fast-track alternative direct entry route to prestigious UK  Universities for Degree courses in up to 65 disciplines.

  2. Enables students to secure direct admittance into leading UK Universities without the need to undertake a two year GCE A levels course.

  3. Allow students to progress to a wide range of degree courses, which include Accounting, Business, Computing, Finance, Information Technology, International Relations, International Development, Law, Management, Marketing,  Public Relations, Social Sciences, Politics, etc.

  4. Option to select leading UK Universities of choice, which includes Anglia Ruskin University, University of Hertfordshire, London Metropolitan University (C-by-C), Middlesex University (C-by-C), University of Exeter (C-by-C for BSc Sociology), University of Sussex (C-by-C), University of Kent (C-by-C), University of Portsmouth, Nottingham Trent University (C-by-C) and Leeds Metropolitan University (C-by-C) amongst others.

  5. Equips students with the skills required to ease into degree programmes of their choice once they arrive in the United Kingdom.

  6. Familiarise students with the standard of academic study obtained in UK Universities.

  7. Give students a thorough grounding in British History and Institutions and prepare them for life in the United Kingdom.

Course Structure

IUFP is an intensive university foundation programme and requires students to undertake at least seven subjects over a period of one year. All students on the programme will undertake four core compulsory subjects and three electives of their choice, depending on the degree they wish to pursue.

Students will undertake the four compulsory core modules in the first term. Thereafter, they will study their elective modules in the second and third termsThese modules will be subject areas relevant to the student’s choice of degrees.

Core Subjects

Communication Skills

Study Skills

IT Applications

British History and Institutions






Business Studies

Government and Politics



Admissions Criteria

Candidates must have completed Secondary School or High School and be at least 16 years old and possess at least 5 Credits at GCSE ‘O’ Level standard (or equivalent), which must include English language and Mathematics. With respect to English language, an IELTS overall band score of 5.0 and a score of at least4.5 in each sub-test will be considered as satisfactory. Candidates between the ages of 16 and 17 are required to have Guardians in the United Kingdom. In circumstances where such students do not have Guardians that are based in the UK, Home Family Accommodation can be arranged as a last resort for those that are at least 17 years old.

IELTS Provision

Partner Schools and Colleges delivering the IUFP will offer additional English language classes to students undertaking the IUFP in order to improve their IELTS score to at least an overall score of 6.5 (6.0 in each sub-test) and above during programme. Additional classes will be offered to students in order to improve their IELTS score to at least an overall Score of 6.5 and above during the programme. Unless a student already possesses an IELTS overall score of 6.5, all IUFP students will be required to undertake the IELTS course, which is designed to improve their English language skills.

Start Dates

January and September every year.


Examinations will be held twice a year in June and December.

Degree Progression

On successful completion of the IUFP, students will be expected to progress to any of the degrees, subject to passing the relevant elective subject(s) listed below:


Compulsory Subjects

BSc Accounting and Finance

-  ( Accounting and Business Studies)

BSc Accounting and Business

-  ( Accounting and Business Studies)

BA Marketing

-  ( Business Studies)

BA Events Management

-  ( Business Studies)

BA Public Relations

-  ( Business Studies)

BA Business Administration

-  ( Accounting, Business Studies and Law)

BA Business and Human Resource Management

-  ( Accounting and Business Studies)

BA Human Resource Management

-  ( Accounting, Business Studies and Law)

BSc Business and Marketing

-  ( Accounting, Business Studies and Law)

BSc Business Management

-  ( Accounting, Business Studies and Law)

BSc Marketing

-  ( Business Studies)

BSc Computer Networking

-  Computing)

BSc Business Information Systems

-  ( Business Studies and Computing)

BSc Business Information Management

-  ( Business Studies and Computing)

BSc Computing

-  ( Computing)

BSc Computer Science

-  ( Computing)

BSc computing, Graphics and Games

-  ( Business Studies and Computing)

BSc Computer Networking

-  ( Computing)

BSc Information Systems and Management

-  ( Business or Accounting and Computing)

BSc Information Systems

-  ( Computing)

BSc Interactive Systems Design

-  ( Business Studies and Computing)

BSc Internet Applications Development

-  ( Business Studies and Computing)

BSc Multimedia Computing

-  ( Business Studies and Computing)

BSc Forensic Computing

-  ( Business Studies and Computing)

BSc International Relations

-  ( Law and Government & Politics)

BSc International Development

-  ( Law and Government & Politics)

BSc Sociology

-  ( Sociology)

BSc Social Policy

-  ( Sociology)

BSc Social Policy and Public Administration

-  ( Sociology)

BA International Business

-  ( Business, Law and Sociology)

BSc Nursing

-  ( Computing, Sociology and Psychology)

BA Sociology and Politics

-  ( Government & Politics and Sociology)

BA Media and Cultural Studies

-  ( Business, Computing and Sociology)

BA Advertising, Public Relations and Media

-  ( Business, Computing and Sociology)

BA Communication and Media Studies

-  ( Business, Computing and Sociology)

BA Creative and Media Writing

-  ( Business, Computing and Sociology)

BA Journalism and Communication

-  ( Business, Computing and Sociology)

BA Theatre Arts

-  ( Sociology and Psychology)

BSc Criminology

-  ( Law, Sociology and Psychology)

LLB Honours

-  ( Law)

LLB Business Law

-  ( Business and Law)

BA Law

-  ( Law)

BA Law and Business

-  ( Business and Law)

BSc Criminology

-  ( Law, Sociology and Psychology)

BA Criminology with Psychology

-  ( Law, Sociology and Psychology)

BA Criminal Justice and Criminology

-  ( Law, Sociology and Psychology)

BA Law with Business

-  ( Law and Business Studies )

BA Law with Accounting

-  ( Law and Business Studies )

BA Law and European Studies

-  ( Law)

BA Law and Criminology

-  ( Law and Sociology)

BA Law and International Relations

-  ( Law, Sociology and Government & Politics)

BA Accounting with Finance

-  ( Accounting and Business Studies)

BA Accounting and Business

-  ( Accounting and Business Studies)

BA Accounting with Business Law

-  ( Law and Accounting)

BA International Finance and Trade

-  ( Accounting and Business Studies)

BA Hospitality Management

-  ( Accounting and Business Studies)

BA Hospitality Management with Tourism

-  ( Accounting and Business Studies)

BA International Business Studies

-  ( Accounting and Business Studies)

BA Business Enterprise Development

-  ( Accounting and Business Studies)

BA Business Enterprise Systems

-  ( Accounting,  Business Studies and Computing)

Teaching Methods

Traditional and modern methods, such as lectures, tutorials, group work, student presentations and internet resourced based learning.

Student Support

The Programme Director in Partner Colleges (PC) will supervise the general academic progress of students and advise on the University degree application process. Course tutors will provide feedback to students regarding progress on their modules, whilst Individual Progress Charts will be produced at the end of every term to measure each student’s overall performance level.

The IUFP international office will support IUFP students in overseas collaborating colleges. Further assistance will be provided by the IUFP international office with respect to matters concerning supply of textbooks, examinations  and progress charts at every stage of the course.


The programme will be assessed throughout the academic year by a variety of methods including assignments, tests and written examinations (3 hour unseen paper).

The examinations will be assessed and graded as indicated below:




Pass Grades




80% and above


70% - 79%


60% - 69%


50% - 59%


40% - 49%

Fail Grades




30% - 39%


0% - 29%


The pass mark is 40%.

Students obtaining between 30% and 39% in two subjects or less will be allowed to re-sit the subjects failed at another sitting. Where a student scores below 30% in two or more subjects, such student will be requested to re-take the IUFP as a whole. Where a student scores below 30% in only one subject, such student will be allowed to re-sit the subject at another sitting.

Recognition for IUFP

Students successfully completing the IUFP can progress to degree courses in the British Universities listed below that have signed Progression Agreements with Middlesex College of Law or informally recognised the IUFP. Informal recognition of the IUFP indicates that some universities will consider applications from students completing the IUFP on a case-by-case basis. The acronym (C-by-C) is stated after such universities.



Anglia Ruskin University


Middlesex University (C-by-C)


University of Sussex (C-by-C)


University of Portsmouth


University of Exeter (C-by-C for BSc Sociology)


London Metropolitan University (C-by-C)


University of Hertfordshire


Leeds Metropolitan University (C-by-C)


University of Kent (C-by-C)


Nottingham Trent University (C-by-C)






On successful completion of the IUFP, students will be awarded the IUFP Completion Certificate on the recommendation of the IUFP Assessment Committee, which reports to the MCL Academic Advisory Board.

External Moderation

The IUFP is moderated by an independent External Moderator.


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