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Certificate of International Foundation Studies

Foundation Degree


Typical offer for 2021


UCAS code

students can apply

Call 0800 073 1225

Entry requirements

Places are available for this course via Clearing. Please contact us to see if we can make you an offer:

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Learning and assessment

You will learn via:

  • Lectures
  • Seminars and group tutorials
  • Practical and simulation classes
  • Online learning activities and directed study tasks
  • Collaborative learning
  • Enquiry-based learning
  • Reflection on learning experiences collected via an e-portfolio

A range of assessments will be used, including essays, examinations, and presentations, allowing you to demonstrate your written, practical and oral skills.

The grades you need to achieve during the Certificate of International Foundation Studies will depend on your intended follow-on degree. A full list of available routes and progression requirements for the programme is available below:


Study support

This programme has been designed with input from our existing international students, and by academics who teach on the programmes you can progress to. Having access to such a diverse range of programmes to progress to gives you options and allows you to focus your degree on your chosen area.

A small dedicated programme team will provide guidance about making the right choice for your further study, as well as help you settle in the UK. This team will be with you every step of the way, and you can rely on them for academic and pastoral support. 

Many of your lecturers are research active, and you will benefit from their expertise in a multitude of areas such as healthcare, medicines development, social sciences and business.

You will have access to The Effective Learning Service (ELS), a dedicated facility located at the Faculty of Management, Law & Social Sciences. The ELS supports our students to maximise their academic learning (e.g. assignments and examinations) as well as help overseas students adapt quickly to UK academic requirements. The ELS provides a huge range of services, including various workshops run during term time, 1-1 consultations and vast printed and online resources to cater for every possible development area.

Whilst at Bradford you will also have the chance to join over 100 societies from the breakdancing society to the debating society – there are many ways to get involved. You will have access to a wide range of facilities on campus and we are also a sustainable campus with herb gardens across campus and our own beehives. Students at Bradford have a #teambradford approach and you will be welcomed into this community both academically and socially.


You will be taught by lecturers who are expert researchers in the fields of:

  • Cancer research
  • Biomedical science
  • Computer science
  • Social sciences
  • Healthcare
This is the current course information. Modules and course details may change, subject to the University's programme approval, monitoring and review procedures. The University reserves the right to alter or withdraw courses, services and facilities as described on our website without notice and to amend Ordinances, Regulations, fees and charges at any time. Students should enquire as to the up-to-date position when applying for their course of study.