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NCUK Foundation

NCUK Foundation

The NCUK International Foundation Year is a modular programme that will prepare you for first-year entry to undergraduate degree courses. You will study a combination of modules that fit in with your degree destination. There are five pathways available:

  • Business
  • Computer Science*
  • Humanities
  • Engineering
  • Science

*MPW Cambridge only

All NCUK programmes also include a specialist English for Academic Purposes module designed to equip you with the language ability and study skills that will give you a head start on your undergraduate degree in the UK. Studying a foundation programme at MPW is very different to studying at larger foundation providers or universities. Our highly personalised approach offers the most supportive setting for students studying in the UK for the first time allowing them to achieve their goals and ambitions.

Why study the NCUK International Foundation Year?

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NCUK supports students worldwide in progressing to university and so far has helped over 40,000 students reach their chosen degree courses. NCUK is a consortium of leading universities with its pathway programmes enabling students to develop and gain the skills they need to succeed at university and in their career.

Upon successful completion of the NCUK International Foundation Year, you are guaranteed access to an NCUK University which includes 25+ UK universities as well as 15+ universities located in Australia, New Zealand, the USA, Canada and more.


Course Details

Available at: MPW London, MPW Birmingham and MPW Cambridge

Age: 17+

English language level: 

  • September start: IELTS 5.5 or equivalent (with no less than 5.0 in any single band)
  • January start: IELTS 6.0 or equivalent (with no less than 5.5 in any single band)

Academic entry requirements: Completion of 12 years of schooling (or local equivalent to meet the same standard) with good grades

Programme length: 2 or 3 terms, start dates in September or January (the 2 term format is available at MPW Birmingham only)

Fees for 2024/25:

  • MPW London: £30,700
  • MPW Birmingham: £22,450 (2 or 3 term option)
  • MPW Cambridge: £24,950

Fees include all NCUK registration, exams and placement support.


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Results and Destinations

MPW’s students consistently achieve incredible success and our NCUK graduates from 2023 are no different:

  • 53% achieved grades A*/A
  • 73% achieved grades A*-B


University progressions included but are not limited to:

Name Grades Nationality University Degree
Bohdan A*A*A*A* Ukrainian University of Manchester Information Technology Management for Business
Azeemah AAA*A* Nigerian University of Warwick Law
Hithrisha A*A*A*A* Malaysian The University of Bristol Physiological Science
Pryn A*A*A*A Thai University of York Actuarial Science
Kiu-Chun (Michael) A*AAA Macao (SAR) University of Manchester Fashion Management
Anna A*A*A*A* German University of Marburg Medicine


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