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Certificate of International Foundation Studies

Foundation Degree


2021 - 2022

Typical offer for 2021


UCAS code

Suitable for applications.

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Entry requirements

Typical offer - 72 UCAS tariff points, OR please see the Your Country pages for details of the requirements for qualifications from your country.

English language requirements

1.0 IELTS points below the overall English requirement for the chosen degree programme you wish to progress onto.

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.

A full list of available degree routes and entry requirements is available below:

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. For further information on English Language requirements please see the dedicated international entry requirements page.

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. 


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

  • Business and Management
  • Computer Science
  • Law
  • Social Sciences
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.