IUFP Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions



What is IUFP?

The International University Foundation Programme (IUFP) is a one year full-time pre-degree course, which offers students an alternative entry route to leading British Universities for degree courses. The programme is aimed at international students, including those based in the United Kingdom and seeking direct admittance into leading British Universities without the need to undertake a two year GCE ‘A’ Level course.

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How long does the course last?

The course lasts for one year.

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What are the admissions criteria?

Students must have completed Secondary High School and be at least 16 years old (17 years if applying to Middlesex College of Law in the United Kingdom). You must possess 5 Credits at GCSE ‘O’ Level standard (or equivalent) which must include English Language and Mathematics. With respect to English Language, an IELTS overall score of 5.5 and 5.0 in each sub-test will be considered as satisfactory.

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When does the course start?

The course commences in January and September of every year.

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How many subjects are studied?

Seven (7) subjects are studied – four (4) core compulsory subjects and three (3) electives chosen from a choice of seven.

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Are English lessons provided as part of the course?

Additional English Language classes will be offered to students undertaking the IUFP 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 language skills.

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How is the course assessed?

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

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When are the examinations held?

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

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Where are the examinations held?

For students studying in their home country, examinations will take place in their home country.  Though, the examination papers will be marked and moderated in the United Kingdom.

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What teaching methods are used?

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

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Are books provided as part of the course?

The IUFP Team at Middlesex College of Law will provide assistance with respect to the purchase and supply of textbooks which are designated as essential reading for the students on the IUFP course. These will be supplied to the students through your College/School in your home country.

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How many hours a week do I need to study?

The course is designed for 16 hours of study per week on average inclusive of classroom teaching and tutorials.

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When I finish my course where can I get advice about applying to University?

The Programme Director of your College/School will advise you on the University degree application process and choice of British University.

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Is the IUFP recognised by British Universities?

Yes, the following British Universities currently recognise the IUFP:

  1. Middlesex University

  2. Anglia Ruskin University

  3. University of Greenwich

  4. University of Portsmouth

  5. London Metropolitan University

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Where can I find out more about the Middlesex College of Law?

More information is available on the College’s website  www.middlesexcollegeoflaw.co.uk.

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