Certificate of International Foundation Studies


Entry 2018


UCAS code


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Entry requirements

80 UCAS tariff points OR please see the Your Country pages for details of the requirements for qualifications from your country.

For further information or specific details please contact Admissions:

See individual course pages to find out progression requirements and modules required.

English language requirements

1.0 IELTS points below the overall English requirement for the chosen degree programme you wish to progress onto. See specific course pages for details.

This must be the IELTS Academic test and taken at a UKVI approved test centre. For a list of approved centres please see the UK Visas and Immigration website.

If you do not meet the IELTS requirement, you can take a University of Bradford pre-sessional English course. See the Language Centre for more details »

Learning and assessment

You will learn via:

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

You will be assessed by written assessments, requiring different skills, including written, practical and oral skills which include both coursework and tests under examination conditions.

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 and Law. 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:

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.