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Hoping to pursue high-level study here in the UK? Feel like you could benefit from additional support with English language and academic skills? This specialised year-long programme is ideal for overseas students, teaching core academic skills and helping students progress from a minimum English language standard of IELTS 4.5 to reach a standard broadly equivalent to IELTS 6.0 overall. Students will graduate with a standalone qualification accredited by Southampton Solent University.
Southampton Solent University’s international foundation programme helps guide international students as they adapt to life here in the UK. Focusing on both academic and language skills, learners study in contexts that are relevant to their academic interests. Available subject areas include business, sport and enterprise; maritime and technology; and the creative industries.
Students will have full access to Southampton Solent’s facilities throughout the entire year. These include our 24-hour library, high-end IT suites and modern sports facilities.
Learning is also be supported by the University’s virtual learning environment, giving students full access to lecture notes, seminar information, timetabling and other useful documents from any computer or smart device.
Do you think you might benefit from a strong foundation in language and academic skills? With excellent learning resources, a skilled teaching team and a range of modern facilities, Southampton Solent University’s International Foundation Certificate is the perfect way to start your academic career here in the UK.
Have you got a question about applying?
A minimum level of English of PTE Academic 41/IELTS 4.5
Students study a total of 120 CATS points (equivalent to 60 ECTS) through four core units, one pathway unit and one option unit, which is related to your chosen degree course.
Programme specification document
Lectures and classroom-based seminars and workshops are complemented by individual and group tutorials, online learning and independent study.
AssessmentYou will be assessed through in-class tests, presentations, portfolio and assignment work. You must pass each language test component (reading, writing, listening and speaking) of the Academic Skills for Undergraduate Study 2 unit to pass the course overall.
Our Language Centre contains interactive learning materials.
Solent’s virtual learning environment provides quick online access to assignments, lecture notes, suggested reading and other course information.
From a vibrant city centre campus to our first class facilities, this is where you can find out why you should choose Solent.
The general and specialised language skills you develop during your course, along with valuable academic skills, will improve your employment prospects in the English-speaking world and ensure you can make the most of your undergraduate studies.
Location of study: East Park Terrace
Study mode: Full-time
The tuition fees for the 2016/2017 academic year are:
UK and EU full-time fees: £7,650
International full-time fees: £10,000
For more details, please visit: www.solent.ac.uk/studying/graduation/home.aspx
Southampton Solent University offers a range of scholarships that provide financial assistance or waive fees for tuition or accommodation. Each scholarship has specific eligibility criteria. Check out our scholarships page to find out more.
Southampton Solent University is committed to giving you the best possible educational experience during your time with us. As such we have a number of support services and policies set up covering funding, careers and employability, chaplaincy, counselling, international advice, student affairs, key academic skills, disability support and general student advice. Find out more about our approach to student welfare.
You will have access to a modern, comfortable and efficient environment in which to study, following our extensive refurbishment and modernisation over recent years. Some key facilities include Mountbatten library, a wide variety of sports and watersports facilities, plus superb IT and media facilities. Find out more about our first-class facilities here.
Southampton is a vibrant student city and studying at Solent means that you will be at the very heart of the action. Find out more about being a student in Southampton.
Run by students for students, Solent Students’ Union is a key part of any student’s time at Solent. Visit the Students’ Union website for more information.
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