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The International Foundation Year launches at Keele University International Study Centre

12 March 2018

From September 2018, with the latest addition, the International Study Centre at Keele University will offer the full suite of Study Group pathway programmes: International Year One, Pre-Master’s and the latest addition – International Foundation Year.

This will provide an opportunity to access an undergraduate degree at Keele University for those students who need more time to prepare and achieve the academic and English language requirements.

Vice-Chancellor of Keele University, Professor Trevor McMillan said, "This exciting new International Foundation Year will provide international students with a unique gateway to one of the UK’s leading research universities. Based on the very latest thinking about the learning and personal development needs of international students, we believe this programme will transform students’ academic and career opportunities and ensure that they are able to thrive on Keele University’s undergraduate programmes, achieving their full potential."

The International Study Centre’s consistently high rates of progression to the University are a strong incentive to international students who wish to study in the UK. In 2017, 97% of International Study Centre students who completed their course were offered a place on a degree course at Keele University.

Featuring innovative, cross-subject modules, the International Foundation Year will allow students to gain a greater depth of understanding of subjects they are both interested in and want to pursue as a career.

The two-semester programme will give students the chance to progress to a diverse range of degrees, including finance, social sciences and media-related subjects. Two pathways are available:

  • Business, Economics and Computing
  • Social Studies and Humanities

Why should students choose Keele?

Keele University is No. 1 in England for Course Satisfaction (Guardian, 2018), and 96% of students are in work or further study within six months of graduation (Higher Education Statistics Agency, 2017). The University achieved a top-five Gold ranking in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), 2017, and 97% of the University’s research is classified as world-leading or of international importance (Research Excellence Framework, 2014).
Keele has one of the UK’s most beautiful campuses. Times Higher Education (2017) ranked the University in the top five for good environment on campus and around the university, and it is in the global top 20 for campus sustainability (UI Green Metric, 2017).


Read more about the new International Foundation Year available at Keele University International Study Centre.

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