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Making the transition from studying English in high school to earning a degree in English can be enhanced with a foundation year. This program serves as a critical connection for high school students who wish to obtain a college degree in English but do not meet university prerequisites. You might be asking yourself, exactly what is a foundation year in English? It is a yearlong study that bridges… Read more

Making the transition from studying English in high school to earning a degree in English can be enhanced with a foundation year. This program serves as a critical connection for high school students who wish to obtain a college degree in English but do not meet university prerequisites.

You might be asking yourself, exactly what is a foundation year in English? It is a yearlong study that bridges your high school qualifications with university requirements for admission. These programs tend to focus on perfecting grammar, mechanics and intensive writing. Critical thinking and textual analysis are often core components. Interdisciplinary study of other subjects is another common feature. For instance, literature, philosophy, art, music, history and media communications are typically explored to support a richer understanding of the skills you will need to successfully perform as an undergraduate student. These areas enrich comprehension of techniques, methods and concepts central to academic success at the university level.

Graduates with English degrees can be in high demand across a spectrum of industries. Developing and refining writing and communication skills is beneficial to almost any organization interacting with the pubic.

Costs tend to vary depending on which college you choose, where the school is located and what the curriculum provides. Some schools have partnerships with certain universities that can facilitate your entrance. Contacting the school to learn more about tuition and related expenses is recommended.

Communications specialists and technical writers play pivotal roles in corporate management. Human resources, IT, sales, website developers and marketing departments often hire English majors. Newspapers, magazines, radio and television stations are also prime employers. Whether it is in business, government, education, media or entertainment, English majors are valuable assets to any industry seeking to become communication savvy.

Organizations in both the public and private sectors seek to personalize themselves. English majors put a face on entities by using effective communication skills. To find the school that is right for you, search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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University of Law Online Undergraduate
UK Online, United Kingdom

The International Foundation Programme - Law Online is designed to help you develop the academic and linguistic skills required for degree-level law study. This course can be ... +

The International Foundation Programme - Law Online is designed to help you develop the academic and linguistic skills required for degree-level law study. This course can be studied over 9 months, or 6 months as an accelerated version, and will offer you a basic introduction to key principles of law while boosting your skills in the English language and maths. -
Foundation Year
Full-time
6 - 9 months
English
Online
 
Palacky University
Olomouc, Czech Republic

The English Foundation Programme is a study programme, designed to give students a foundation that they can build on when they are pursuing a more advanced degree (Bachelor, M ... +

The English Foundation Programme is a study programme, designed to give students a foundation that they can build on when they are pursuing a more advanced degree (Bachelor, Master). The goal of the Foundation Programme is to improve the English language skills of students who wish to study at Palacký University Olomouc, but do not yet have the necessary level of language competence and study skills to start a Bachelor/Master degree programme in academic English. -
Foundation Year
Full-time
9 months
English
Campus
 
University of New York in Prague (UNYP)
Prague, Czech Republic

The goal of the Foundation Program is to improve the English language skills of prospective UNYP students so that they can qualify for a degree course. Credits awarded for cou ... +

The goal of the Foundation Program is to improve the English language skills of prospective UNYP students so that they can qualify for a degree course. Credits awarded for courses on the ESL2 program may be applied towards a UNYP bachelor’s degree. -
Foundation Year
Full-time
English
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 

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Jacobs University Foundation Year
Bremen, Germany

You are young, ambitious and are looking for inspiration? You have finished high school, want a taste of life at university, and yearn to learn more about the world and its cu ... +

You are young, ambitious and are looking for inspiration? You have finished high school, want a taste of life at university, and yearn to learn more about the world and its cultures? Then you will be interested in our International Foundation Year. -
Foundation Year
Full-time
English
Campus
 
Superior Institutions of Science & Technology (SIST)
Casablanca, Morocco +2 More

SIST provides a Foundation Year that is oriented for students who still have difficulty in mastering the English language or who do not feel quite confident yet to go straight ... +

SIST provides a Foundation Year that is oriented for students who still have difficulty in mastering the English language or who do not feel quite confident yet to go straight to the BA level. The program for the foundation year is not limited to teaching the language, but it aims to also enable students to learn all the tools needed to conduct academic research and how to deliver professional presentations. Apart from mastering the English language, the students will learn all the business tools that will prepare them to access level 1 in confidence. -
Foundation Year
Full-time
9 months
English
Campus
 
Maastricht University, Faculty of Science and Engineering
Maastricht, Netherlands

The Foundation Programme is for motivated international students who want to do a bachelor’s programme at Maastricht University but still need to meet the admission requiremen ... +

The Foundation Programme is for motivated international students who want to do a bachelor’s programme at Maastricht University but still need to meet the admission requirements. The Foundation Programme will provide you with intensive training in academic skills, courses relevant to your chosen bachelor’s programme, and English language skills (depending on your level). Outside of the classroom, the Foundation Programme offers support and organises events that will help you make new friends and adjust to life in the Netherlands. The yearlong training provides you with a unique international classroom experience specially designed for a bachelor’s at Maastricht University, the most international university in the Netherlands. -
Foundation Year
Full-time
English
31 Oct 2022
15 Aug 2022
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
Divan International
Amman, Jordan

NCUK established a foundation year for international students from around the globe to be qualified for studying the Bachelor Degree in 17 UK universities and 27 worldwide. IF ... +

NCUK established a foundation year for international students from around the globe to be qualified for studying the Bachelor Degree in 17 UK universities and 27 worldwide. IFY designed for all academic streams: Science, Literature and Business, upon students’ selections and desires. IELTS, TOEFL or Password specific achievement grade is required. -
Foundation Year
Part-time
English
Campus
 
Muscat University
Muscat, Oman

The Muscat University International Foundation Programme produces ‘degree-ready’ students who will progress to one of Muscat University’s bachelor programmes delivered in part ... +

The Muscat University International Foundation Programme produces ‘degree-ready’ students who will progress to one of Muscat University’s bachelor programmes delivered in partnership with Aston University. The Foundation Programme is quality assured by Aston University, UK. -
Foundation Year
Full-time
36 weeks
English
Campus
 
Stars International University
Tashkent, Uzbekistan

This Level 3 qualification award is a full-time one-year bridging program taking international students from 12 years of high school education and preparing them for their und ... +

This Level 3 qualification award is a full-time one-year bridging program taking international students from 12 years of high school education and preparing them for their undergraduate entry. All unit content is drawn from the (UK) national program of study for their A-level counterparts and assessed at a Level 3 standard. The assessment is highly controlled whereby NCC Education produces all the assessment and marking schemes, with examinations marked by NCC Education in the UK (and that would include all the science units) whilst assignments are marked by the centre and moderated by NCC Education staff again here in the UK. L3IFDHES is designed for international students who have studied usually in a 12-grade system and who need to complete extra study to meet the UK’s Higher Education entry requirements. The L3IFDHES prepares students linguistically and socio-culturally in areas such as the English language, Computing, Business, Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics to enter the first year of a United Kingdom degree course. -
Foundation Year
Full-time
English
Campus
 
The University of Waikato
Hamilton, New Zealand

The Certificate of Attainment in Foundation Studies is our international bridging programme for students who have completed high school but have not meet the academic entry re ... +

The Certificate of Attainment in Foundation Studies is our international bridging programme for students who have completed high school but have not meet the academic entry requirements for entry into degree study. -
Foundation Year Certificate
Full-time
5 - 12 months
English
Campus
 
ICP International College Portsmouth
Portsmouth, United Kingdom

If you do not meet the entry requirements for your chosen course, you might be interested in one of our pre-sessional English courses.

If you do not meet the entry requirements for your chosen course, you might be interested in one of our pre-sessional English courses. -
Foundation Year
Full-time
10 weeks
English
Campus
 
Avicenna International College
Budapest, Hungary

Avicenna Business Foundation Program (BFP) is designed for those international students who have finished high school and would like to continue their studies in Europe in the ... +

Avicenna Business Foundation Program (BFP) is designed for those international students who have finished high school and would like to continue their studies in Europe in the English language-based university. BFP will provide a strong basis in general and academic English for the students and also offer some understanding of basic business-related subjects. Our graduates can apply to any European or North American university. -
Foundation Year
Full-time
English
Campus
 
Eötvös Loránd University
Budapest, Hungary

The English Foundation Course (Preparatory Year) has been designed for students who wish to study at ELTE or another European university, but do not yet have the necessary lev ... +

The English Foundation Course (Preparatory Year) has been designed for students who wish to study at ELTE or another European university, but do not yet have the necessary level of language competence and study skills to start a BA degree program. -
Foundation Year
Full-time
English
Sep 2022
31 May 2022
Campus
 
TRC Colleges
London, United Kingdom

If you have completed secondary school education in your home country, successful completion of the TRC UFP direct university entry to Kursk State Medical University and a wid ... +

If you have completed secondary school education in your home country, successful completion of the TRC UFP direct university entry to Kursk State Medical University and a wide range of degree subjects at universities in the UK, EU, Canada, USA, Australia, and New Zealand, in just one academic year. -
Foundation Year
Full-time
English
Campus
 
University Of Theatre And Film Arts - SZFE
Budapest, Hungary

Do you want a real adventure that will change your life? Do you sometimes feel like going to the world? Then surely it’s time to spend one or even more exciting semesters at a ... +

Do you want a real adventure that will change your life? Do you sometimes feel like going to the world? Then surely it’s time to spend one or even more exciting semesters at a foreign university. Why should you travel with an Erasmus + scholarship during your studies? -
Foundation Year
English, Ungarian