International Foundation Year
A one-year programme for students who have completed senior secondary education, but don't yet meet the requirements for direct entry to an undergraduate degree.
The International Pathways Programme (IPP) has three high-quality foundation or pre-master's study routes to prepare international students for university study. You can choose from an International Foundation Year, International Year One or International Pre-Master's to get your foot in the door and be on track to progress to a UK bachelor's or master's degree with Coventry University.
The IPP acts as a bridge, helping you to prepare for your chosen degree-level study. When you choose Coventry University for your degree preparation course, you choose to join our welcoming and dynamic student community from day one.
Successfully completing one of our IPP study routes will guarantee progression onto a relevant degree at Coventry University or Coventry University London, subject to meeting the specified entry criteria. With a combined CAS and an integrated student visa, you will be ready to begin your degree studies without having to spend extra time and money on a university and visa application. And with multiple intakes each year, you'll have the opportunity to progress onto your degree without a gap in your studies after successful completion of a preparation programme.
The delivery of IPP study routes and relevant progressing degrees are operated at two distinct campus: Mile Lane campus in Coventry and North Greenwich campus in the City of London. Both cities are bursting with a rich, vibrant culture and historical heritage, as well as embracing a modern outlook.
£3,000 scholarships are available for our foundation study routes that offer you a pathway progression into your chosen Coventry University degree study.
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Select the best degree path for you by choosing from three IPP study routes across 16 subject areas, which lead to more than 140 progression degree options. With the International Pathways Programme, even without the traditional UK direct entry requirements, you can progress onto your preferred degree at Coventry University by successfully meeting the progression requirement upon completing your chosen study route.
We offer three intakes a year so that you can start your learning in the UK without waiting and delays. This also gives you the added benefit of progressing onto your chosen degree without a study gap, offering a seamless study experience from your IPP study route to your degree course.
Our modules are taught by expert staff in small groups, offering you more opportunities to interact with your tutors and classmates.
Modules have been specifically designed to tailor learning towards degree content knowledge, so you can progress to your chosen degree with the fundamental subject knowledge already in place.
Typically, you will only need to focus on one single module at any given time with assignments and exams straight after while keeping the topics learnt fresh in your mind for assessment. This allows you to focus your efforts on one specific area to further enhance your ability to succeed.
We offer multiple IELTS entry options for each IPP route to suit your ability, so if you need more English support you can get it, but if not, you can progress to your degree course more quickly. Our intention is to bring each student up to the same academic and English standard for the degree no matter which starting combination is selected.
Each IPP study route ensures that English modules are taught separately and in succession. This is to ensure you are focused on improving your language skills to equip you with a strong foundation for academic learning for the subject specialist modules, progression degree and beyond.
When you study on the International Pathways Programme you will only need to apply for a single combined visa, without the additional cost or effort needed to arrange a separate visa for your progression degree.
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