NCUK International Foundation Year (IFY)

Why study the NCUK IFY at MPW?

NCUK have been working with international students since 1987 and have so far helped 23,500 students progress to degree courses. NCUK were founded by 11 UK universities in order to help international students achieve a place on a UK degree programme. They deliver pathway programmes that allow you to gain the skills and qualifications you need to succeed at university.

All NCUK programmes are created in conjunction with their founding universities, and all of them are designed to give you the skills you need to get your UK studies off to a flying start.

Once you pass your NCUK programme, you are guaranteed entry into one of eleven NCUK Universities. No one else can offer you this guarantee. 

Course Details

Age: 17+

English level: IELTS 5.5 or equivalent

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

Course length: 1 academic year

Fees for 2016/17: The total fee payable for this 3-term programme is £15,950

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Your best possible start

Most foundation programmes offer you very limited choices, often to just one university. NCUK’s International Foundation Year (NCUK IFY) taught at MPW gives you access to a wide range of both universities and degree courses worldwide.

All NCUK programmes also include a specialist English for Academic Purposes module designed to give you the language ability and study skills that will give you a head start on your undergraduate degree in the UK.

An accredited partner

As an NCUK fully accredited partner, MPW offers oustanding academic and social facilities, giving you access to a stimulating and safe learning environment. All of our staff are fully qualified and are experts in their field.

Excellent university progression

Because of NCUK’s relationship with their 11 founding universities, they can guarantee you entry into over 3,000 degree programmes in the UK. NCUK also work with a number of partner universities who also offer progression to successful NCUK IFY students. You can choose the programme and university that are right for you.

NCUK Founding Universities include:

  • University of Bradford
  • The University of Huddersfield
  • University of Leeds
  • Leeds Beckett University
  • The University of Liverpool
  • Liverpool John Moores University
  • University of Manchester
  • Manchester Metropolitan University
  • University of Salford
  • University of Sheffield
  • Sheffield Hallam University

NCUK Partner Universities include:

  • Aston University
  • University of Birmingham
  • University of Bristol
  • University of Kent
  • Kingston University, London
  • Queen Mary, University of London

NCUK students have also gained places at the following universities:

  • University of Cambridge
  • University of Durham
  • University of Edinburgh
  • King’s College London
  • University of St Andrews
  • University of Warwick

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