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University Foundation Programme

Is a one-year course designed for international students and it is intended to prepare them for the demands of undergraduate study.

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Quick facts:

Age: 17+

Entry requirements: Study up to Year 12 or equivalent

Start date: September

Class size: Average 8

Science, Business or Engineering

This is an ideal course for students who are slightly older and prefer a one-year option rather than a two-year A-level course. However, prior to application, students should know which career route they wish to follow at university.

The course has a substantial academic content equivalent to A-level and students are required to sit a significant number of formal assessments, increasingly demanding. English language tuition is provided alongside academic studies and students are required to sit the IELTS examination.

Very often, international students who have completed their High School education are required to do a Foundation Year in order to gain access to an undergraduate degree course in the UK. At Bosworth we offer the same academic rigour as A-level across this intensive one-year modular programme. Our A-level subject specialists enable our UFP students to develop a deep level of understanding across their core and elective subject modules.

Leading UK universities are keen to recruit Bosworth foundation students with high scores in their academics and IELTS across their competitive degree courses, making Bosworth’s UFP an ideal solution for hard-working and focused international students who want to progress within one-year.

Course Content

The programme provides 20+ hours of direct study per week, depending on the level of IELTS provision required, as well as supervised study periods. Students will study three subjects in combination with IELTS. The course consists of 70% exam, 20% coursework and 10% controlled assessment. For Maths, the exam is 90%. UFP provides a fundamental background to academic work at university level, ensuring that students are equipped with the necessary communication, numerical and analytical skills.


Students choose a subject from each block, maximum combination of three subjects.

Block 1: Maths
Block 2: Biology or Economics
Block 3: Chemistry or Psychology
Block 4: Physics or Business

University Progression

Business students progress to study:

Law, Business Management, Economics, Accounting and Finance, Mathematics, Computer Science, Hospitality Management, Politics and International Relations.

Science & Engineering students progress to study:

Biomedical Sciences, Pharmacy, Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Aeronautical Engineering, Environmental Science, Geology and Computer Science.

All students receive extensive counselling about which institution and course would be their best choice. We have consistently placed students at the following prestigious universities: University of Manchester, University of Liverpool, Queen Mary University of London, Aston University, Surrey University and the University of Coventry. Bosworth’s high-achieving UFP students are actively sought-after by leading universities.

In recent years we have placed a number of our high performing UFP students (‘Distinction’ award or ‘Merit’ award) at some leading universities in the Russell Group: University of Manchester, University of Bristol, University of Sheffield, University of Southampton, University of Leeds, University of York and Newcastle University.

Why UFP at Bosworth?
  • Exclusive access to CATS University Foundation Programme
  • Celebrating 35 Years of success
  • Designed with academics from top universities (Loughborough, Exeter and Bristol)
  • Progression Agreement with over 30 UK Universities
  • Experienced subject specialists
  • Small class sizes
  • Science, Business or Engineering pathways
Guaranteed Conditional Offers

UFP students will receive Conditional Offers from 5 leading UK universities:

  • University of Bristol
  • University of Exeter
  • University of Kent
  • University of Surrey
  • Royal Holloway, University of London

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