International Foundation in Architecture

General

Program Description

Prepare for direct entry to Year 1 of a professionally accredited undergraduate degree in Architecture or Planning, Environment and Development at Queen's University Belfast.

Course features

  • Develop the knowledge and skills for your chosen degree through a specialist pathway.
  • Guaranteed university placement for all successful students. Find out more about our money back guarantee.
  • Benefit from smaller class sizes than at university, meaning you'll have more time with your teachers.
  • Adapt to studying in the UK thanks to university-style teaching for subject-based modules.
  • Guidance with your university applications, so you choose the best degree for you.

Key course facts

  • Course length: 3-5 Terms
  • Start dates: 2018: September; 2019: January, March, June, September; 2020: January
  • Fees: From £16,635
  • Class hours: 20 hours per week minimum
  • Class size: 16
  • Class duration:
    • English classes per week: 8 hours (including a 1-hour tutorial)
    • Subject module classes per week: 8-10 hours (2-4 hours individual directed study outside of timetable)

Morning and afternoon classes are held Monday to Friday between 09.00 - 18.00 excluding bank holidays.

  • Award: International Foundation Certificate (RQF Level 3) from Queen's University Belfast.
  • Course options:
    • Standard (3-term, 9-month programme)
    • Extended (Contains an additional term(s) of English language.)

Entry requirements

Standard

  • Academic requirements: Completion of 12 years of schooling (or the local equivalent to meet the same standard) with good grades. All students must hold a GCSE grade 4/C Mathematics or equivalent.
  • English language requirements: IELTS 5.0 (with a minimum of 5.0 in writing and no less than 4.5 in all other subskills) or equivalent.
  • Age requirements: 16 years and above. All students commencing courses for the September start date must be 16 years old by 01 September of that calendar year. For the June intake for the Extended course, students must be 16 before registering at the Centre. For all other start dates, students must be 16 years old by 01 September of the preceding calendar year. Therefore have turned 17 before 01 September of the year they progress to university.

Extended

  • Academic requirements: Completion of 12 years of schooling (or the local equivalent to meet the same standard) with good grades. All students must hold a GCSE grade 4/C Mathematics or equivalent.
  • English language requirements:
    • 4 Terms: IELTS 4.5 (with a minimum of 4.5 in writing and no less than 4.0 in all other subskills) or equivalent.
    • 5 Terms: IELTS 4.0 (with a minimum of 4.0 in all subskills) or equivalent.
  • Age requirements: 16 years and above. All students commencing courses for the September start date must be 16 years old by 01 September of that calendar year. For the June intake for the Extended course, students must be 16 before registering at the Centre. For all other start dates, students must be 16 years old by 01 September of the preceding calendar year. Therefore have turned 17 before 01 September of the year they progress to university.


*Please note that the prices for courses due to commence in the academic year 2019 – 2020 have not yet been confirmed. The prices that are shown for the current academic year of 2018 – 2019 will be subject to an increase of up to a maximum of 4%. As soon as the prices for 2019 – 2020 are confirmed they will be updated so please continue to check here for the most up to date information*.

Last updated September 2018

About the School

Queen's University Belfast was rated 1st in the UK for international students' overall learning experience by the International Student Barometer 2015. The University is one of only a few in the UK wi ... Read More

Queen's University Belfast was rated 1st in the UK for international students' overall learning experience by the International Student Barometer 2015. The University is one of only a few in the UK with a dedicated International and Postgraduate Student Centre. The Centre runs training sessions, events and workshops and provides support to international students. Read less