What will I learn?

Who is this programme designed for?

This programme is designed to prepare international students, who have completed senior secondary education, for entry to a wide range of undergraduate studies at UCLan. All students who successfully complete the UFP are guaranteed placement on a suitable programme of undergraduate study at UCLan. The UFP is set at level 3, which is equivalent to A-level standard in the UK. Students can also apply, through UCAS, to up to five other top UK universities on completion of their Foundation programme.

How long will I study for?

This programme lasts one academic year (nine months). The year is divided into three terms of seven to eight teaching weeks and one examination week. On average, you will undertake 21 (and up to 25) hours of classroom-based study per week.

English Language forms up to six hours of your timetable, is compulsory for students who are below the required level for progression, and will be integrated into the teaching of academic subjects as well as being taught separately if you need additional support. Students who are at or above the required English level for progression are likely to follow a reduced timetable.

Students will be expected to timetable self-study hours in addition to the classroom-based hours.

What will I study?

There are four academic pathways to choose from and you will study the pathway most suited to your chosen progression degree. Academic skills relevant to the specific subject area will be taught to fully prepare you for university study.

The pathways are: Business, Economics, Finance and Management, Engineering & Physical Sciences, Humanities & Social Sciences and Life Sciences.

The options available for your chosen pathway at ONCAMPUS UK North are shown below:


  • Globalisation and International Relations
  • Human Interactions
  • Skills for Humanities and Social Sciences

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed at regular intervals throughout the programme to ensure you are making the progress required to successfully complete the programme. Full assessment of the programme will take place in the final term. Assessment methodologies are aligned to those that will be experienced in the University environment, and include project work, essays, presentations and unseen examination.

Which department am I in?


Study options

Full Time (10.5 months)

Tuition fees
Students need to pay £17,255 for 3.5 Term ( 10.5 months). All programmes are subject to a £300 registration fee and a £2,200 deposit which is offset against the last term's fees.

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected November 2021



Kirkham Building,

Bhailok Street,



PR1 2XQ, England



Successful completion of a programme guarantees entry to a degree programme at the UCLan, one of the top universities the North West of England.

  • Partnership with UCLan, a top 6.6% global university
  • Based in Preston, two hours from London
  • Three different foundation programmes available
  • Many progression degrees to choose from

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