Diploma in Foundation Studies (Pre-Third Level)

General

Program Description

This programme is suitable for applicants who have completed secondary school education in their home country. The Diploma in Foundation Studies (Pre-Third Level) provides academic preparation for first year undergraduate entry and ensures that the participants meet the minimum English language requirement for their chosen degree programme. The programme combines academic study, intensive English language preparation, study skills and cultural orientation.

Core Module:

English for Academic Purposes (EAP)

Elective Academic Modules:

There are two pathways:

  • Science &Engineering(Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Basic and Advanced Mathematics)
  • Business & Humanities (Economics, Mathematics, Philosophy, Sociology, Politics)

What are the entry requirements?

English language entry requirements: IELTS 5.0 or equivalent. Students with less can enroll on an English Language programme at St. Angela’s College prior to Diploma commencement.

Age 17 years and above.

Academic entry requirements: Completion of high school education with good grades in students’ home countries

Who is the course accredited through?

The National University of Ireland, Galway will award participants who successfully complete the course a Diploma in Foundation Studies (Pre-Third Level) (30 ECTS).

How is the course assessed?

Students’ academic progress is measured through a process of written and oral continuous assessments and examination

What are the attendance requirements for the course?

The Diploma in Foundation Studies (Pre-Third Level) runs over one calendar year full-time It is mandatory for students to attend College for a minimum of 15 hours per week. Students must fulfil the VISA requirements of 85% attendance on the course. This will be monitored by the course director.

Last updated Oct 2020

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St. Angela’s College, Sligo, a College of the National University of Ireland, Galway, is a provider of University-level education and research in the North West of Ireland. As a College within the w ... Read More

St. Angela’s College, Sligo, a College of the National University of Ireland, Galway, is a provider of University-level education and research in the North West of Ireland. As a College within the wider National University network we are a dynamic, fast-growing educational institution that recognises our strategic location in Sligo and the North West. We are fully responsive to the local/regional needs and aware of our contribution not only to University-level education but to the social and economic development of the region. Read less