What is NCUK?
NCUK, which stands for Northern Consortium UK, was set up in 1987 by 10 reputable UK universities, the Universities of Bradford, Huddersfield, Leeds, Leeds Metropolitan, Liverpool, Liverpool John Moores, Manchester, Manchester Metropolitan, Salford, Sheffield and Sheffield Hallam to provide pre-university programmes for international students who wish to undertake further studies in NCUK partner universities or affiliated institutions.
The NCUK International Foundation Year
The International Foundation Year (IFY) qualification lasts for one academic year and prepares international students for degree courses in a range of subjects, covering Humanities, Business, Science and Engineering. It provides four modules for students to study, comprising three subject modules and the Research and Communication Skills (RCS) module which develops essential academic study, language and computer skills.
The subjects modules include:
|Further Mathematics||Business Studies|
|Biology||Society & Politics|
|Physics||Research & Communication Skills (for all students)|
The International Foundation Year is designed to assist international students in meeting admission requirements in NCUK universities. It emphasises the development of independent learning, personal research, critical thinking and the academic skills required for further studies.
The final NCUK International foundation Year grade is based on a combination of coursework contributing 30% and the examination 70%. Once students successfully complete the International Foundation Year, NCUK guarantees them a place on an appropriate degree course at a partner university.
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