The University of London International Foundation Programme (IFP) is a challenging and inspiring programme that has been designed to provide students with the skills and knowledge to prepare them for rigorous undergraduate study.

  • Venue: Lansdowne campus, Bournemouth
  • Duration: One year, full time
  • Start date: September
  • Course Level: Level 3, Advanced
  • Awarding body: University of London

Entry requirements

You must be at at least 17 years of age and provide proof of your English Language level, e.g. a minimum UKVI IELTS 5.5 in each discipline.

We will consider all international high school results where students have achieved very good grades, especially in the subjects relevant to their intended Foundation course.

  • Our Course Leaflet provides a guide to academic entry requirements by country. Suitability for the programme will be assessed on an individual case basis.

Course content

The College offers the following pathways with four subjects:

  • Mathematics and Statistics
  • Economics
  • International Relations
  • Social Psychology OR Pure Mathematics

Your route to undergraduate study

The International Foundation Programme provides an ideal route to a variety of undergraduate programmes at universities* in the UK and worldwide. These programmes include:

  • Accounting and Finance
  • Business and Management
  • Economics
  • International Relations
  • Management and Marketing
  • Computing and Information Systems

*Most universities have their own application criteria and processes. We advise you to speak to the university directly to ensure you are eligible and find out if there are any specific grades you will need to achieve.

For enquiries from China

Please contact University First Asia Office at

Telephone +86 10 8515 1899 ext. 607

For enquiries from any other country

Please apply to The College by completing the application form in the normal way.

Exceptional Results

The Bournemouth and Poole College has been delivering the International Foundation Programme since 2014. Each year our students have enjoyed exceptional results. 88% of the class of 2017/18 gained an overall Distinction and 12% overall Merit. In addition all of the students are progressing to their first choice of UK University.

One of our 2017/18 Chinese students, Shirley, achieved the highest overall marks in the world on this prestigious programme!

Program taught in:
  • English
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