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The University Foundation Program provides students an alternative or additional qualification - equivalent to GCE A Levels and the International Baccalaureate (IB) - for entry to UK universities.

One of the great benefits of the University Foundation Programme (UFP) is that is offers a variety of pathways, which allow for entry to nearly all undergraduate degree courses, along with the freedom to apply to any university.

The UFP offers students an environment that concentrates on learning rather than exams. Greater emphasis is placed on knowledge acquisition and development of skills that best prepare students for Higher Education. As a direct result, UFP students are well equipped to make the transition to university.



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Pharmacy and Medical Science

The set coursework enables students to gain considerable experience of scientific methodology.
The written assignments give students the opportunity to develop skills in the presentation of logical arguments about specific topics.
Former UFP students have gone on to study degrees in Biotechnology, Biochemistry, Genetics, Biochemical Engineering, Pharmacy and Basic Medical Sciences (which can lead to the study of a degree in Medicine).
The college if closely affiliated with the London School of Pharmacy, and many former students have gone on to study Pharmacy there.
The London School of Pharmacy is also one of the external examiners for UFP science courses.

Major Modules for Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacy

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Further Mathematics
  • Physics

Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacy Pathways

  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Biological Sciences
  • Molecular Genetics
  • Biomedical Sciences
  • Nutrition
  • Biotechnology
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Criminology
  • Osteopathy
  • Environmental Science
  • Pharmacology
  • Genetics
  • Pharmacy
  • Mathematics and Computer Science
  • Physics
  • Mathematics and Management
  • Polymer Science
  • Mathematics
  • Radiography
  • Mathematics and Statistics
  • Statistics

Law, Humanities and Social Science

The course provides a solid academic foundation upon which to build a successful outcome at degree level.
Law and Humanities students are enriched with the relevant research, communication and study skills which are essential to the field.
The academic strength of the UFP has enabled our students to join top universities in Law and Social Science.
Our centrally located college allows students to follow some of the most prolific legal cases in the country.

Major Modules for Law and Humanities

  • History
  • Politics
  • Law
  • Psychology
  • Economics
  • Media Studies

Law and Humanities Pathway

  • Advertising
  • Law
  • Anthropology
  • Law & Economics
  • Business Law
  • Law & Politics
  • Development Economics
  • Mass Communication
  • European Studies
  • Media Studies
  • Estate Management
  • Media & Cultural Studies
  • History
  • Philosophy
  • International Relations
  • Politics
  • International Relations & Journalism


Business and Finance

On the Business UFP we provide structured business modules which serve as an excellent preparation for a demanding and challenging university course.
Our location at the centre of London, a global financial hub, will also give you the chance to experience the buzz of operations at the world renowned business power houses.

Major Modules for Business - 3 must be chosen

  • Accounting
  • Financial Mathematics
  • Economics
  • Business Organisation
  • Business IT
  • Quantitative Methods

Business Pathways

  • Accounting
  • Economics & Accountancy
  • Accounting & Economics
  • Economics & Finance
  • Accounting & Finance
  • Hotel Management
  • Actuarial Science
  • Investment & Financial Risk
  • Banking & International Finance
  • Leisure Marketing
  • Business Administration
  • Management Info Systems
  • Business Economics
  • Management & Marketing
  • Business Management
  • Management
  • Business Finance
  • Money, Banking & Finance
  • Business IT
  • Marketing
  • Business Studies
  • Property Valuation & Finance
  • Business Studies & Marketing
  • Risk Analysis & Insurance
  • E-commerce
  • Tourism
  • Economics


Engineering and Computing

Most engineering degree courses now involve a significant amount of computer programming, therefore UFP students always benefit from the IT skills gained on the course.
UFP students have progressed to a wide variety of Engineering degree courses which include Aerospace Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Software Engineering, Chemical and Mineral Engineering at universities such as Southampton, Bath, Queen Mary’s and King’s College London.
Students are set coursework that enables them to gain considerable experience of scientific methodology and the opportunity to develop skills in the presentation of logical arguments about specific topics.

Major Modules for Engineering

  • Computing
  • Further Mathematics
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Biology

Engineering Pathways

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Architectural Engineering
  • Electronic Engineering
  • Architecture
  • Engineering Management
  • Automotive Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Building Engineering
  • Information Systems Engineering
  • Building Surveying
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Mechatronics
  • Civil Engineering
  • Mineral Engineering
  • Computer Information Systems
  • Quantity Surveying
  • Construction Management
  • Software Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Telecommunications Engineering
  • Computer Systems Engineering
  • Computer Information Systems
  • Computer Science
  • Computer Systems Engineering
  • Environmental Science
  • Genetics
  • Information Systems Engineering
  • Mathematics and Computer Science
  • Molecular Biology
  • Molecular Genetics
  • Physics
  • Software Engineering
  • Statistics
  • Telecommunications Engineering

Architecture, Art and Design

Taught by architects, designers and practicing artists, the course provides students with a broad practical and theoretical introduction to Art and Design. Teaching is delivered in small classes by means of technical presentations, theory and contextual studies, group tutorials and guided practice. The course is designed to enable students to produce a strong subject-specific portfolio, which is essential for successful degree course applications. During the year students are also encouraged to develop their communication skills in order to express their ideas with clarity and confidence.

The Architecture, Art and Design UFP is conducted over three stages

  • Stage1 Students learn to research and develop their ideas relating to specific projects. This first stage helps students to figure out where their strengths lie, enabling them to continue forward in a positive manner.
  • Stage2 Students decide which module to Major in, as well as choosing one supporting minor subject. The projects completed in this stage form the centre of each student’s subject-specific portfolio.
  • Stage3 Students are encouraged to develop their independence and individuality in preparation for degree level progression. Students are asked to complete a self-initiated project and this forms the basis of each student’s end-of-year assessment exhibition.

Major Modules for Architecture, Art & Design

  • Fine Art includes observational drawing, abstract work, painting, colour theory, soulpture, collaborative work and installation.
  • Graphic Design includes print making, typography, packaging, illustration, Adobe design software, stop frame animation and information graphics.
  • Photography includes camera functions, narrative, still life, landscape, pin-hole photography, studio portraiture, digital editing, printing.
  • Spatial Design prespective drawing, isometric drawing, scale drawing, site analysis, model making, sculpture, computer-aided design.

Architecture and Art & Design Pathways

  • Advertising
  • Jewellery Design
  • Animation
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Architecture
  • Model Making
  • Art and Design History
  • Multimedia Design
  • Fashion Photography
  • Printing
  • Fine Art
  • Product Design
  • Furniture Design
  • Photography
  • Games Design
  • Photojournalism
  • Garden Design
  • Printmaking
  • Graphic Design
  • Sculpture
  • Illustration
  • Set Design
  • Interactive Media
  • Special Effects
  • Interior Design
  • Textile Design

Where can i study foundation courses ?

David Game College, University Foundation Programme London

David Game College, University Foundation Programme 

With a diversity of universities, libraries, parks and museums, London is a top location for international study. 

David Game College is located in the very popular and fashionable Notting Hill Gate, by Portobello Market, in the Roayl Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. It is next to the biggest park in London, Hyde Park.

The vivid multiculturalism of London ensures that you will always find a corner to call home. London offers an unrivalled learning environment for international students, on account of its rich heritage and diversity, and its wealth of learning institutions.

David Game College also has its own self-catering student accommodation, close to some of London's best-known attractions such as Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens.
The opportunity of studying and living in London is once in a lifetime, and whatever your interests you will be sure to love this experience.

David Game College, University Foundation Programme in Bath

Bath was once occupied by the Ancient Romans, and the remains of the Neo-Classical Roman baths they built there over 2,000 years ago can still be experienced to this day, as one of the most complete and exciting Roman remains in the country.
You will also have access to the hot springs, and the Georgian Pump Room, where the water containing 43 minerals, and believed to have unique health-benefitting properties, can be tasted.  
The city also boasts some amazing architecture, including the medieval Bath Abbey.
Furthermore Bath is home to The Jane Austen Centre, Museum of Costume and Sydney Gardens, all of which can offer you with plenty of exciting cultural experiences.
Bath is considered by many to be a city of romance, which is also clean and safe.
Therefore, as a student you will have nothing to worry about, and we have every confidence that you will quickly feel at home in your new environment.
As the city is also home to Bath University, you be joining a well-established student community, which will offer many benefits, including discounted rates and a diverse social life including lively bars, excellent restaurants and energetic nightclubs.
If you are looking for a city that is rich in culture and history, as well as housing a lively student hub, then Bath is the place for you!

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Academic and English language preparation for international students

Top 3 reasons students choose INTO University of East Anglia 

1.     Ranked 14th in the UK (The Guardian University League Table 2015).

2.     Number 1 for student satisfaction (Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2013).

3.     93% for teaching satisfaction (National Student Survey 2013).


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1.     Ranked 8th in the UK (Sunday Times University Guide 2014)

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3.     Top 1% of universities globally (THE World University Rankings 2013-14)

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1.     Ranked 18th in the UK (Sunday Times University Guide 2014)

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  •     Strong focus on employability
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  •     Wide university recognition, offering guaranteed progression to leading UK universities
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University validated preparation courses offering progression to the University of Stirling and other Scottish universities



Top 3 reasons students choose INTO University of Stirling



  •     8th in the UK in the Times Higher Education 100 Under 50 table, 2014
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