Warwick international foundation programme - shape your future...

 
Warwick international foundation programme - shape your future...
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Warwick international foundation programme - shape your future...
2   Warwick International Foundation Programme

    contents
                                                 4    An introduction to the Warwick IFP
                                                 7    What is the Warwick IFP?
                                                 8    Why choose the Warwick IFP?
                                                 11   What courses can I study?
                                                 12   Business Studies
                                                 14   Social Science
                                                 16   Maths & Economics
                                                 18   Science & Engineering
                                                 20 Law
                                                 22   Student progression
                                                 23   A foundation for success
                                                 24 Our partner colleges
                                                 26 Stratford-upon-Avon College
                                                 27   Warwickshire College
                                                 28 Your UK location
                                                 30 How to apply
                                                 31   Entry criteria
                                                 32   Key information
                                                 33   In-country contacts
                                                 35   Who can I contact in the UK?
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    “Our foundation programme equips
 students with the skills and experiences
    to shape their own academic futures.
     Through our two partner colleges
  and a large dedicated team of teaching
  and support staff, our students learn in
        an exciting, cosmopolitan and
    academically enabling environment.
     Our five specialist streams lead to
     progression to Warwick degrees or
placement at other leading UK universities
and our students will join a global network
      of alumni from over 60 countries.
     We are confident that the Warwick
   International Foundation Programme
       is your foundation for success.”
                          Thomas Such
          International Foundation Programme Manager
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4   An introduction to the Warwick IFP

    An introduction to the Warwick IFP

      At Warwick we have over 30 years of experience delivering our internationally
      recognised preparatory foundation course. Our students come from over 50
      countries each year and gain academic and extracurricular skills that develop
                             them as future global citizens.
       The course provides a wide range of guaranteed offers for undergraduate
    programmes at Warwick, in addition to extensive support for students seeking to
                          apply to any other UK universities.
      You will form a key part of the Warwick student community and have access
      to all of the social, academic and sporting facilities that the University has to
      offer. Through our partner colleges you will also live and study within a safe,
     comfortable and supportive college environment with specialist teachers, small
                              class sizes and personalised tuition.
    Whatever and wherever you choose to study, we are confident that the Warwick
     IFP will provide you with the academic tools to shape your future and lay the
                             foundations for your success.

                                More information about this programme
                                can be found at www.warwick.ac.uk/ifp
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“The course was very exciting and at
 the same time gave me good skills and
 knowledge for my future education.”
Vilkin, Russia, Maths & Economics graduate (2012-13)
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6   What is the Warwick IFP?

                               “Our International Office provides an excellent base
                                for IFP students. There is always someone available
                                to help and support students and it is great to see
                                them develop in confidence throughout the year.”
                               Birgit Ahrendt, International Admissions Officer
                               (PARTNER COLLEGE)
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            What is the Warwick IFP?

  The Warwick IFP (formerly the HEFP) is a nine month intensive programme
designed to prepare international students for undergraduate study at Warwick
                   and other leading universities in the UK.
 The programme will provide you with an excellent academic foundation in your
chosen subject; you will follow 1 of 5 distinct academic streams that will prepare
 you for further study. Alongside this, you will receive tailored English language
and study skills support. By following a University of Warwick approved syllabus,
  you will develop the key skills and knowledge necessary to progress to a wide
                      range of undergraduate programmes.
You will be taught through a combination of small classes, lectures and tutorials
  and will be assigned a small tutor group, who will support your academic
                      development throughout the course.
 Working within one of our two partner colleges, you will have access to a wide
 range of academic and social resources to enhance your student experience.
 As a fully enrolled University of Warwick student you will also have full access
    to all on-campus facilities including the Warwick library, sports facilities
                               and Students’ Union.

                      More information about this programme
                      can be found at www.warwick.ac.uk/ifp
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8   Why choose the Warwick IFP?

            Why choose the Warwick IFP?

    The University of Warwick has a proud history of delivering a leading foundation
     programme for overseas students. We have helped over 6,000 students gain
      places at Warwick and other leading universities since our formation in 1983.
       With alumni in over 60 countries worldwide, the programme is recognised
         globally for its academic excellence and engaging student experience.
          The Warwick IFP gives you the opportunity to progress to a number
    of Warwick degree programmes with guaranteed offers available on all streams.
    The Warwick IFP team will also fully support you as you consider your university
       options to ensure that you make the right decision about your future study.
          Warwick’s Foundation programme enjoys a 98% success rate in placing
             students in UK universities following their time on the programme.
         In the last 10 years, over 75% of students that completed the programme
                           progressed to a Russell Group university.

                              More information about this programme
                              can be found at www.warwick.ac.uk/ifp
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“The thing I have enjoyed most of all is the diversity
 of the students on the Warwick IFP; they come from
 different countries and continents and we all share our own
 customs and traditions with each other. The Warwick IFP
 community that we live in is truly cosmopolitan.”
Kliment, Russia
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10   What courses can I study?

                                 “It prepares you for university life and beyond.
                                 The course provides an amazing experience with
                                  many lessons for the future. The courses are very
                                  well taught and staff always helpful.”
                                 Oluwadara, Nigeria, Social Science graduate (2012-13)
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what courses
can i study?
BUSINESS studies
Taught at Stratford-upon-Avon College
You will develop the knowledge and understanding necessary to progress to a wide range
of business-related programmes. The course teaches the foundations of business and includes
modules of Mathematics, Statistics, Economics and Sociology which will allow you to explore
how business exists and operates in modern society.

Social Science
Taught at Stratford-upon-Avon College
You will gain a comprehensive introduction to the core disciplines of Social Science:
Economics, Politics, Psychology and Sociology. The course provides an excellent springboard
into a wide range of undergraduate programmes including politics and sociology and a range
of interdisciplinary programmes.

Maths & Economics
Taught at Warwickshire College
The Maths & Economics stream will develop advanced level mathematics understanding
in preparation for a range of maths-related undergraduate programmes. You will study
Mathematics, Statistics, Decision Mathematics, Economics and Finance. You will also have
the opportunity to gain additional support for university mathematics entry examinations
(such as the STEP).

Science & Engineering
Taught at Warwickshire College
You will develop a range of skills through classroom and laboratory based teaching that will
support your progression to science and engineering related undergraduate programmes.
You will study Mathematics and Physics in addition to either ICT or Economics.

Law
Taught at Warwickshire College
This programme will prepare you for the study of law at undergraduate level and will introduce
you to the core foundations of the English Legal System. You will learn under the Warwick
model of Law in Context and explore how the law relates to society. You will study Law and
Social Science, which encompasses elements of Politics, Economics and Psychology.
12   Business Studies

“The programme has the highest reputation in providing great education
 and opportunities for international students who intend to study at a UK
 university. It has also helped me to mature, by living independently
 and making my own decisions - skills I will take with me to university.
 Making new friends, from a wide range of cultural backgrounds has been
 one of the best things about the Warwick IFP.”
Oluwaferanmi, Nigeria
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business studies

The Business Studies programme will provide an                     Economics
excellent foundation for a wide range of business related          This module will provide you with awareness and understanding
undergraduate degrees. The course allows students to               of economics and the principles of the micro and macro
explore key business concepts in the real world through            branches. You will also develop skills in methodology and
modules of sociology and economics.                                application, as well as key IT and essay writing skills. Topics
                                                                   include the study of economic systems, competition and
Modules
                                                                   monopoly, an analysis of wages and labour and marketing
• Mathematics & Statistics                                         institutions. The macro-economic issues of inflation,
• Economics                                                        unemployment and economic growth are also included.
• Business Studies
                                                                   Business Studies
• Sociology
                                                                   This module will provide you with the knowledge and
• English & Study Skills                                           understanding of the study of business and will develop skills in
                                                                   examination, evaluation, critical analysis and application. Topics
Assessment
                                                                   will include business organisations, accounting, marketing,
Modules are assessed through a combination of examinations         business law and people & organisations. In addition, attention
and assessed coursework throughout the year. Part 1                is paid to the links between these specific areas and their
examinations take place in December, with final examinations       relevance to the wide world of business. You are also able to
taking place in the Summer Term. The English & Study Skills        take advantage of the College’s Business Resource Centre.
module is examined through a combination of assessed work,
class observations and a presentation.                             Sociology
                                                                   This module will introduce the discipline of sociology and
Mathematics and Statistics
                                                                   the relationships between work, class and gender, as well as
This module will provide you with a clear understanding of         the inequalities that exist. Topics include the study of basic
mathematics and statistics, and will develop skills in analysis,   sociological concepts, an exploration of the meaning of work,
interpretation, research, data-handling and problem-solving.       occupational change, gender and ethnic variations
Topics include algebra, calculus, probability and statistical      in employment.
analysis. Study takes place in classes and you will be
expected to undertake self-study in the College Mathematics        English and Study Skills
Resource Centre.                                                   This course concentrates on improving your level of English
                                                                   for academic purposes and general language. You will also
                                                                   develop key skills for academic writing and independent
                                                                   learning, as well as presentation skills, lecture skills and revision
                                                                   and examination preparation. You will also develop key IT and
                                                                   communication skills.
14   Social Sciences

“With the Warwick IFP, not only can I enhance my critical thinking and
 analytical skills, I can also develop a global perspective which is essential
 to my future career options. The programme will help me to adapt to the
 lifestyle and culture in the UK and it will increase my confidence in speaking
 English. The programme has high standards, but in addition to this, the
 teachers are nice and patient in answering students’ enquiries and the college
 is a safe and peaceful environment.”
Kitty, Hong Kong
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social science

The Social Science programme provides a comprehensive               Topics include looking at the social context of politics, the
introduction to four disciplines of social science: Economics,      exercise and influences of political ideologies on political power
Politics, Psychology and Sociology. The course will prepare         and political responses to economic decline, the impact of
students for a wide range of undergraduate degrees                  Thatcherism and the Blair government as political forces, along
including Politics, Sociology and Psychology. Each discipline       with government policies towards employers and trade unions.
will be explored in the context of work and employment and
students will be encouraged to consider how all aspects of          Psychology
society impact upon these key areas.                                This module will focus on human interaction in the workplace,
                                                                    the different types of physical and psychological working
Modules                                                             environments and the nature of leadership including the
• Economics                                                         differences between employees and working managers. The
• Politics                                                          course will provide you with an insight and understanding of
                                                                    human behaviour and will develop skills in evaluation, research
• Psychology
                                                                    and analysis. Topics include human behaviour, gathering
• Sociology                                                         psychological research evidence, individual motivation, stress,
• English & Study Skills                                            and interpersonal attraction.
• GCSE Mathematics (extra option)
                                                                    Sociology
Assessment                                                          This module will introduce the discipline of sociology
Modules are assessed through a combination of examinations          and the relationships between work, class and gender, as
and assessed coursework throughout the year. Part 1                 well as the inequalities that exist. Topics include the study
examinations take place in December, with final examinations        of basic sociological concepts, an exploration of the meaning
taking place in the Summer Term. The English & Study Skills         of work, occupational change and gender and ethnic variations
module is examined through a combination of assessed work,          in employment.
class observations and a presentation.
                                                                    English and Study Skills
Economics                                                           This course concentrates on improving your level of English
This module will provide you with awareness and understanding       for academic purposes and general language. You will also
of economics and the principles of the micro and macro              develop key skills for academic writing and independent
branches. You will also develop skills in methodology and           learning, as well as presentation skills, lecture skills and revision
application, as well as key IT and essay writing skills. Topics     and examination preparation. You will also develop key IT and
include the study of economic systems, competition and              communication skills.
monopoly, an analysis of wages and labour and marketing
                                                                    GCSE Mathematics (extra option)
institutions. The macro-economic issues of inflation,
unemployment and economic growth are also included.                 Students lacking an appropriate high school qualification in
                                                                    Mathematics who wish to go on to a degree which requires
Politics                                                            a high level of ability in this subject, such as Economics or
This module will provide you with an introduction and an            Psychology, may choose the option of taking a GCSE course as
understanding of politics. You will develop skills in examination   well. This runs alongside the main Social Science subjects, so
and research in politics and its role in wider society.             students will not be losing time from their other modules.
16   Maths & Economics

“I chose to study on the Warwick IFP because of the excellent reputation.
The Warwick IFP stands out from other programmes because it’s one of the
 oldest and most prestigious foundation programmes in the UK. The best
 thing about the programme so far has been the community. I would love to
 continue my readings in the Computer Science or Economics field and I think
 that the programme is excellent for preparing us for our next adventure.”
Walid, Bulgaria
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maths & economics

The Maths & Economics programme provides an excellent                 Statistics & Decision Mathematics
foundation for a wide range of associated undergraduate               This module will provide you with the knowledge and ability
programmes. Students will study advanced mathematics                  to solve practical problems involving data and analysis. You
in addition to applied mathematics through statistics,                will also develop skills in modern mathematical and statistical
economics and finance.                                                theory, which will provide the necessary base to build upon
                                                                      at university level. Topics include representation of data;
Modules
                                                                      probability; discrete random variables (binomial, geometric
• Mathematics                                                         distributions); bivariate data (correlation and regression);
• Statistics and Decision Mathematics                                 algorithms; graph theory; networks; linear programming.
• Economics
                                                                      Economics
• Finance
                                                                      This module will provide you with an awareness and
• English & Study Skills                                              understanding of economics and the principles of the micro
                                                                      and macro branches. Topics include the study of economic
Assessment
                                                                      systems, micro-economics issues of the economic problem;
Modules are assessed through a combination of                         allocation of resources; production and efficiency; market
examinations and assessed coursework throughout                       failure; government intervention and the firm; macroeconomics
the year. All modules except English & Study Skills are               issues of economic performance; inflation, unemployment
assessed via a final examination (60%) and coursework (40%).          and economic growth; competition and monopoly, macro-
The English and Study Skills module is assessed through three         economics policy and the European Union.
pieces of coursework, a class presentation and an assessed
seminar observation.                                                  Finance
                                                                      This module will provide you with an introduction to finance.
Mathematics
                                                                      You will develop key skills and understanding, as well as an
Mathematics is a major element for this programme. You will           insight into financial awareness. Topics include the introduction
gain skills and knowledge in various areas of mathematics,            to finance; balance sheets and profit and loss accounts; ratio
as well as key problem-solving and evaluation skills. Topics          analysis and investment appraisal.
include algebra, indices and logarithms, co-ordinate geometry;
trigonometry and hyperbolic functions; differential calculus;         English & Study Skills
integral calculus; differential equations; series; curve sketching;   The course concentrates on improving your level of English
approximate methods; complex numbers; vectors; linear                 for academic purposes and general language, using relevant
algebra; mechanics.                                                   texts, articles and discussion materials. You will also develop
                                                                      key skills for academic writing and independent living, as
                                                                      well as presentation skills, lecture skills and revision and
                                                                      examination preparation.
18   Science & Engineering

“I am absolutely sure about what I want to do at university and achieve in my
 life and the Warwick IFP is a wonderful chance to prepare for university. The
 best thing about the Warwick IFP is the teachers, who are ready to help and
 support their students. Each student also has access to all of the University
 of Warwick facilities. For example, the university has a brilliant library and
Warwick IFP students can use it at any time to expand their knowledge.”
Kristina, Kazakhstan
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science & engineering

The Science & Engineering programme provides a framework          Physics
for further studies in Science & Engineering related              Physics provides a major element of the programme. You will
subjects. You will gain key skills and knowledge necessary        gain skills and knowledge in the concepts and principles of
in mathematics and physics, including laboratory-focussed         physics, as well as developing key research, observation and
practical study. You will study three core subjects and will      evaluation skills. Topics include mechanics, energetic, matter,
be given the choice of one further module, option IT or           fields and waves.
Economics.
                                                                  IT (option one)
Modules
                                                                  This module will provide you with an introduction to computing
• Mathematics                                                     with hands-on experience. You are introduced to a range
• Physics                                                         of packages using databases, programming and systems
• Information Technology (option 1)                               architecture. The creation of a project is an important part of
                                                                  this subject and is designed to enable to you to deal confidently
• Economics (option 2)
                                                                  with all aspects of computing as part of your main area of study
• English & Study Skills                                          at degree level. Topics include the basic concepts of information
                                                                  technology, computer architecture, development environment
Assessment
                                                                  and applications.
Modules are assessed through a combination of
examinations and assessed coursework throughout the year.         Economics (option two)
All modules except English & Study Skills are assessed via        This module will provide you with an awareness and
a final examination (60%) and coursework (40%). The English       understanding of economics and the principles of the micro
and Study Skills module is assessed through three pieces          and macro branches. You will also develop skills in methodology
of coursework, a class presentation and an assessed               and application, as well as key IT and essay writing skills.
seminar observation.                                              Topics include the study of economic systems, competition
                                                                  and monopoly, an analysis of wages and labour and marketing
Mathematics
                                                                  institutions. The macro-economic issues of inflation,
You will gain skills and knowledge in various areas of            unemployment and economic growth are also included.
mathematics, as well as key problem-solving and evaluation.
Topics include algebra, functions, inverses and related-graphs,   English and Study Skills
co-ordinate geometry, trigonometry, series, calculus including    This module concentrates on improving your level of English
differential equations, approximation methods, complex            for academic purposes and general language. You will also
numbers, polar coordinates and linear algebra.                    develop key skills for academic writing and independent
                                                                  learning, as well as presentation skills, lecture skills and revision
                                                                  and examination preparation. You will also develop key IT and
                                                                  communication skills.
20   Law

“I chose to study the Warwick IFP as I had heard good reviews about the
University of Warwick from friends and it is one of the most established
 foundation programmes. Some of the best things about studying on the
Warwick IFP include the diversity of the students on the programme, as
 well as the good teachers.”
Geoffrey, France
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law

The Law programme provides an introduction to the study               Substantive areas of law covered include contract and tort. This
of Law and the techniques necessary for the study of law at           is the main focus of the Law programme and takes 9 hours per
degree level. The programme also includes an element of               week, of which 2 hours are taught on the University campus by
Social Studies, enabling students to consider law in its wider        staff from the School of Law.
social context. The third part of the course concerns essential
English Language and study skills. Weekly lectures are held           Social Science
at the University of Warwick’s School of Law.                         This module is taught in parallel with the Law and Society
                                                                      module, with a continuous strand of Sociology and
Modules                                                               contributions in turn from Politics, Economics and Psychology.
• Law and Society                                                     The topics chosen and the approach taken are designed to
• Social Science (includes separate elements of Psychology,           complement those studied in Law and Society.
  Sociology and Economics)                                            While students look at the judiciary and legal professions
• English & Study Skills                                              in Law, the Social Science course introduces a broader
                                                                      consideration of the professions in general. Similarly, when the
Assessment                                                            institutions of the Law are considered, the Social Science course
Modules are assessed through a combination of                         will look at the bureaucracy and capitalism in modern societies.
examinations and assessed coursework throughout the year.
All modules except English & Study Skills are assessed via            English and Study Skills
a final examination (60%) and coursework (40%). The English           This module concentrates on improving your level of English
and Study Skills module is assessed through three pieces              for academic purposes and general language. You will also
of coursework, a class presentation and an assessed                   develop key skills for academic writing and independent
seminar observation.                                                  learning, as well as presentation skills, lecture skills and revision
                                                                      and examination preparation. You will also develop key IT and
Law and Society                                                       communication skills.
This module will provide you with an understanding of the Law
and the English legal system. Topics include the nature and
purpose of law, the development of the English legal system
and its European context, and the sources of modern English
Law. Special attention is given to the skills necessary to find and
use statutes, cases and other legal materials. It also considers
the mechanisms and personnel of the Law and aspects of civil
and criminal procedure, which will be illustrated by court visits.
22    Student progression

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       percentage of Students
    progressing to Russell Group
   Universities in the last 10 years

                                          number of universities        number of students who have
                                       warwick ifp students progress      progressed to warwick
                                              to every year                 in the last 10 years

                     60+
            number of countries warwick ifp
                 graduates operate in                                  100+
                                                        Number of different courses that Warwick IFP
                                                                    students progress to

                   Top 10 most popular progression       top 10 most popular university destinations
                    routes over the last 10 years         over the last 10 years excluding warwick

                                                                       1 Manchester

                                                                        2 lancaster

                                                                           3 UCL

                                                                         4 bristol

                                                                       5 nottingham

                                                                         6 durham

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                          A foundation for success

A Warwick Foundation                                             Economics
The Warwick IFP provides an excellent foundation for a wide      BSc Economics
range of courses at the University of Warwick. Students that     Statistics
apply through UCAS during their time on the programme will       BSc Mathematics and Statistics
receive a guaranteed conditional offer of a place on a related   BSc MORSE (Maths, Operational Research,
Warwick undergraduate course.                                    Statistics and Economics)

stream progression                                               Science & Engineering
Business Studies                                                 Engineering
Warwick Business School                                          BEng Engineering
BSc Accounting and Finance                                       MEng Engineering
BSc Management                                                   Where a course is not listed above, applications from Warwick
BSc International Management                                     IFP students will be considered alongside other candidates in
Economics                                                        line with competitive admissions procedures. All offers made
BSc Economics                                                    to students (including the Warwick IFP guaranteed offer)
BA Economics, Politics and International Studies                 are subject to students meeting the terms of their offer and
                                                                 satisfying the English Language Requirements of the University.
Social Sciences
Sociology                                                        The University of Warwick reserves the right to amend the
BA Sociology                                                     nature of the guaranteed offer provided to Warwick IFP
BA Sociology with a Specialism in Social Policy                  students at any time. Offers will only be made to candidates
BA Sociology and Quantitative Methods                            applying to the University of Warwick through UCAS. Within
                                                                 their UCAS application, all applicants must submit a Personal
Politics and International Studies                               Statement appropriate for their chosen course(s).
BA Politics
BA Politics and Sociology                                        A UK Higher Education Foundation

Psychology                                                       Since the launch of the Warwick International Foundation
BSc Psychology                                                   Programme (formerly HEFP) in 1983, students have successfully
                                                                 progressed to a wide range of UK universities. The programme
Centre for Applied Linguistics                                   is widely recognised across the UK Higher Education sector
BA Language, Culture and Communication                           with all major UK universities accepting applications from
Law                                                              Warwick IFP students. From 2010 – 13 over 75% of Warwick
                                                                 IFP Students began an undergraduate programme at a Russell
LLB Law
                                                                 Group university. Throughout the course, Warwick IFP students
LLB Law and Sociology
                                                                 will receive UCAS advice and support to enable them to make
LLB Law with Social Sciences
                                                                 the right decision about their own university futures.
LLB Law with Humanities
                                                                 Whether students hope to progress to the University of
Maths & Economics
                                                                 Warwick or another UK university, the Warwick IFP provides a
Maths Institute                                                  world class foundation for future success.
BSc Mathematics
MMath Mathematics
BSc Mathematics and Economics
24     Our partner colleges

                          Our partner colleges

             We are proud of our long standing partnership with two local colleges.
         Through the Warwick IFP, you can be confident that you are studying a leading
        and internationally recognised foundation programme in a safe, comfortable and
                                    supportive environment.
      Set in the English county of historic Warwickshire, our colleges offer a wide range
      of academic, social and pastoral services to support you throughout your studies.
        Both college campuses have on-site accommodation reserved for Warwick IFP
       students and a range of other local accommodation options with easy access to
     the college and the University of Warwick. You will be living and working with fellow
     Warwick IFP students from across the globe and will experience a truly cosmopolitan
          environment that will prepare you for life at a globally connected university.
     At your college you will benefit from small class sizes and dedicated support from your
      form tutor and teaching staff. You will experience a range of learning styles and have
         access to the full suite of state-of-the-art resources that each college provides.
             The county of Warwickshire is famous for its medieval architecture
        and beautiful English countryside, as well as its vibrant and ambitious people.
       Warwickshire College and Stratford-upon-Avon College provide the ideal base to
                        explore and experience the heart of England.
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26      Our partner colleges

                   stratford-upon-avon college

Academic facilities                         Accommodation                                 Things to do…
The Stratford Campus boasts a wide          The College offers a range of                 Visit the Royal Shakespeare Company.
range of study facilities designed to       accommodation options including an on-        Experience a modern or Shakespearian
support students as they develop            site Halls of Residence and off-site host     play at the world famous RSC.
their optimum learning style. Whether       family options. Students in on-campus         Performances take place every day and
students are looking for quiet study in     accommodation have their own study            attract stars from across the world.
the College Library or group work in the    bedroom and en-suite facilities and share
                                                                                          Travel the River. The River Avon provides
Learning Resource Centres, the college      with no more than six fellow Warwick
                                                                                          the perfect setting for a slow river cruise
has facilities to match every need.         IFP students. In addition to a telephone
                                                                                          through the historic town.
                                            and internet access in their bedroom,
In addition to the Library, Language
                                            students will have full access to a           Go to the market. The Rother Street
Resource Centre and Business Resource
                                            communal kitchen and living area, as well     Market provides the opportunity to
Centre, the college has over 140 open-
                                            as laundry facilities and a common room.      purchase fresh, local produce in an idyllic
access computers and full Wi-Fi access
                                                                                          location close to the College campus.
across the campus.                          Student support

Other facilities                            The College provides outstanding
                                            support to all students through the
Alongside their studies, students have
                                            personal tutoring system, a student
full access to a wide range of local
                                            welfare office and a counselling service.
sports facilities, including a gymnasium,
                                            The team in the International Office
swimming pool and playing fields.
                                            provides day-to-day support to Warwick
Students can join sports clubs and
                                            IFP students in a range of areas and
competitions are arranged throughout
                                            including pre-arrival advice, visa support,
the year for any student interested in
                                            banking queries, medical registration and
taking part.
                                            opportunities available at the College.
There are a number of cafés located
on campus including The Brazz, Costa        Location
Coffee and the Zone Refectory, offering     Stratford-upon-Avon is situated in
a wide range of meals to suit               the heart of England and is famous all
all requirements.                           over the world as the birthplace
                                            of William Shakespeare. The town hosts
The College also has a dedicated multi-
                                            a large shopping precinct, numerous
faith worship space available to all
                                            bars, restaurants and cafés and social
students and staff.
                                            facilities such as cinemas, theatres and
                                            tourist attractions.
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                               warwickshire college

Academic Facilities                          Accommodation                                 Leamington Spa is a very popular
Warwickshire College hosts an                The College provides a range of               location for Warwick undergraduate
impressive array of academic facilities.     accommodation options including an on-        students and the town offers a wide
Students have full access to a new £12       site Halls of Residence and off-site host     range of evening entertainment and
million re-development which includes        family options. Students in on-campus         attractions, including bowling, theatres,
open-plan collaborative work spaces,         accommodation have their own study            a cinema and sport and leisure facilities.
advanced computing access, new               bedroom with en-suite facilities and 24hr
                                                                                           Things to do...
laboratories and extensive flexible work     internet access. Each flat houses eight
spaces. The college also hosts a purpose     study bedrooms in addition to a shared        Walk in the Gardens. Take a walk
built Art Block, a Learning Resource         kitchen and dining area. Students also        alongside the riverbank in a beautiful
Centre and full student library.             have access to a communal lounge and          Victorian garden or hire a boat and
                                             television room and laundry facilities.       spend a lazy afternoon around the lake.
Other Facilities
                                             Student Support                               Visit the Royal Pump Rooms. Go and
Students at Warwickshire College can                                                       visit Leamington’s free museum and art
complement their studies with full access    The Student Support Centre is open all
                                                                                           gallery, which details the town’s royal
to an on-site gymnasium and excellent        year round to provide information, advice
                                                                                           history as well as a range of permanent
sports facilities. The campus restaurant     and guidance to all Warwick IFP students
                                                                                           and guest exhibits.
provides healthy meals, snacks and           studying at Warwickshire College. The
drinks throughout the day and students       International Office provides additional      Go to the street market. Leamington
can meet with friends over a coffee at a     support for students before and after         hosts a variety of markets throughout
number of open Learning Zones.               arrival, including support setting up a       the year in the centre of the town – the
                                             bank account, registering with the police     perfect place to find a local delicacy or
The campus also includes a ‘marketplace’     and health centre and gaining access to       gift for friends and family.
offering hair and beauty treatment           additional local services.
facilities, and ‘incubator’ units for
entrepreneurial learners along with multi-   Location
functional ‘pod’ areas with enhanced         The College is located in the beautiful
acoustics. Students in Leamington Spa        town of Royal Leamington Spa. The
can also use the University of Warwick’s     town boasts a wide range of bars, cafés,
‘Learning Grid Leamington’.                  shops and entertainment facilities in an
                                             idyllic location close to the University of
                                             Warwick campus.
28   Your UK location

                          Your UK location

          During your time studying the Warwick IFP you will experience all that
        contemporary Britain has to offer. Alongside your studies you will have the
     opportunity to visit historic medieval towns and beautiful countryside across the
     heart of England. You can also experience a range of major British cities from the
      cathedral city of Coventry to the country’s second city of Birmingham with its
     wide range of shops, restaurant and tourist attractions. Both colleges are close to
      major railway stations with direct trains to a wide range of major destinations.
      Your Warwick IFP experience would not be complete without a visit to the UK’s
      Capital. With frequent direct trains from Coventry Rail Station you can be in the
                         centre of London within less than an hour.
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“With over 800 years of higher
education history, Britain
 provides access to a world-
 renowned education system”
30      How to apply

                                                 how to apply

How can I apply?                                                    How do I accept my offer?
All applications to the Warwick International Foundation            You can accept your offer online via the Warwick IFP website. In
Programme must be made through the University of                    order to accept your offer you must have paid the £2,000 non-
Warwick’s Direct Application system. This system is used to         refundable deposit and submitted copies of any documents
manage applications to a number of Warwick foundation and           listed in your offer email.
postgraduate programmes so please ensure that you read the
                                                                    You must accept your offer before the deadline specified in
instructions on screen and apply for the correct programme.
                                                                    your offer email. If you do not accept your offer by this date,
When can I apply?                                                   your offer will be declined by default.

Applications are open from early October - July each year.          Are applications competitive?
Please visit the Warwick IFP website for a full application
                                                                    The Warwick IFP receives a high volume of applications each
timeline and information on the current deadline.
                                                                    year and places are offered on a competitive basis. Applicants
What documents will I need?                                         must usually meet the minimum entry criteria in order to receive
                                                                    a place on the programme.
In order to make a full assessment of your application,
you must submit a number of additional documents to the             What should I write in my personal statement?
Warwick IFP team. These documents must be submitted online
                                                                    Your personal statement provides an opportunity to explain
in the first instance through an online submission form. You will
                                                                    to the Warwick IFP Admissions team why you believe you
receive further information about how to submit documents
                                                                    are the right person to be offered a place on the programme.
once you have completed an application form and paid the
                                                                    In your personal statement you should briefly outline your
application fee.
                                                                    reasons for applying for the Warwick IFP, why you have applied
You must submit the following documents:                            for your chosen stream and what you hope to achieve on
                                                                    the programme. Your personal statement will be considered
• A copy of your passport photo data page
                                                                    alongside your academic qualifications and is often used to
• Your High School certificate (or equivalent)                      determine the outcome of borderline applicants.

• A copy of your IELTS/TOEFL/Pearson test certificate               Where can I find more information?
• A signed tutor reference on letter headed school paper            For full details about the Warwick IFP Application process,
                                                                    including current deadlines, scholarship and visa advise, please
• A personal statement
                                                                    visit www.warwick.ac.uk/ifp
If you intend to study the Warwick IFP through a scholarship/
                                                                    Offer Holders can also find more information in the Warwick
sponsorship, you will also be asked to submit evidence of this.
                                                                    IFP Arrival Guide which will be circulated electronically after
Will I need to show original documentation?                         students accept their offers.

Yes. In order to enrol on the programme you must first be able
to show your original documentation to an approved member
of the Warwick IFP Team or Official Warwick Overseas Office.

You must bring all original documentation referenced in your
offer (and CAS) to the on-campus enrolment event at the start
of the course.
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                                             entry criteria

AMERICAN HIGH SCHOOL                         IRAN                                       TAJIKISTAN
Successful completion of Year 12 with        Completion of the High School              Certificate of Completed Secondary
a GPA of 3.0                                 Certificate with a minimum of 16/20        Education with an average of 4.5/5.0

ARAB STATES                                  JAPAN                                      THAILAND
Tawjihiyya, Thanawiya with an overall        High School Certificate with 5 subjects    12 years of education and the M6 with
average of 85%                               at grade 4 or above                        a minimum grade of 70%

AZERBAIJAN                                   KAZAKHSTAN                                 TURKEY
Final High School Certificate (Year 11)      Senior High School Certificate with        Devlet Lise Diplomasi or the Lise Bitirme
with an average of 9 (4.5 on a 5 point       an average of 4.5/5                        diplomasi with grades of 3.5/5
scale)
                                             KENYA                                      VIETNAM
CHINA                                        KCSE C+ (KCSE Maths B required for         Senior High School Certificate with
High School Certificate, including Term 2,   science subjects)                          relevant grades of at least 8
Grade 3 with an average of 85%
                                             KOREA                                      OTHER QUALIFICATIONS
CYPRUS                                       Senior High School Certificate with        We welcome applications from students
Apolitirion with a minimum of 16/20          a minimum grade of 70%                     with qualifications not listed here and will
                                                                                        consider these on a case by case basis
GHANA                                        LITHUANIA
                                                                                        – please refer to the International Office
Senior Secondary School Certificate with     Brandos Atestatas with 5 subjects          website or contact the Warwick IFP team
5 high credits (grade B) including a B in    at 8/10.                                   for further information.
Mathematics and English
                                             NIGERIA                                    A Level/International
HONG KONG                                    WASSCE or NECO with at least 5             Baccalaureate
HKDSE - 5 subjects, with at least two        relevant subjects at grade B3 or the       Candidates applying with A-Level/AS
at Level 4 (not including Chinese) and       Joint admissions and Matriculation Board   Level qualifications or the International
the remainder at Level 3 or above.           (JaMB) with 300+ points and at least 5     Baccalaureate will be considered on
Mathematics at Level 3 is also required      relevant subjects at grade c4 or above     an individual basis. A-level/AS Level
for Business Studies, Mathematics and                                                   candidates must achieve a minimum of
                                             PAKISTAN
Economics and Science and Engineering                                                   CCC to be considered. IB candidates
streams. Physics at Level 3 is also          Middle School Report plus intermediate
                                                                                        should achieve above 26 points.
required for Science and Engineering         Certificate with a minimum grade of 70%
students                                                                                Please note that candidates applying
                                             RUSSIA
                                                                                        with A-Level/AS-Level qualifications
INDIA                                        Attestat o srednem obrazovanii with        or the International Baccalaureate
Standard 12 with an average of at least      an average of 4.5/5                        may not automatically be eligible to
65%, including Mathematics                   TAIWAN                                     receive the Warwick IFP Guaranteed
                                                                                        Offer. Candidates applying with these
INDONESIA                                    Completion of the High School
                                                                                        qualifications should discuss their
Secondary School Leaving Certificate         Certificate with grade B (70%) in 5
                                                                                        application with the Warwick IFP team
(EBTANAS SMA) with an overall of at          relevant subjects
                                                                                        before accepting their offer.
least 70%, including Mathematics (and
Physics for Science students)
32      Key information

                                           key information

Course Fees                                                         Quality Assurance
The fee for the Warwick IFP is charged in line with the current     The Warwick IFP has over 30 years of experience delivering
undergraduate Band 1 fees for the University of Warwick.            exemplary foundation studies to international students. The
In addition to meeting the terms of the academic offer and          programme is delivered by two leading College partners and is
completing an approved English Language Test, all applicants        administered and governed by a management team within the
must pay a non-refundable deposit of £2,000 which will be           University of Warwick. Each course syllabus is assessed and
subtracted from the overall course fee.                             approved by the University of Warwick IFP Board of Studies
                                                                    through collaboration with a number of external examiners
For full fee details, please visit warwick.ac.uk/ifp
                                                                    from other UK Universities. Course content is reviewed annually
Course Duration                                                     through a range of professional working parties to ensure it
                                                                    remains at the appropriate level for university preparation.
The course is a nine-month programme which runs from
September - June annually. Students are expected to attend          Key Dates
the whole course. In addition to two mid-term breaks (in Term 1
                                                                    September
and 2) there will be a short break in December/January and
                                                                    Course enrolment (at the University of Warwick and in-college)
in the Spring Term.
                                                                    Induction programme
The course will be split into three terms: Autumn, Spring           University of Warwick Open Day
and Summer.                                                         October
                                                                    Oxford/Cambridge UCAS advice
Programme delivery
                                                                    Deadline for early UCAS applications
Contact Hours: The course will involve at least 25 hours per        (Oxford, Cambridge and specialist courses)
week of taught lectures, tutorials or seminars. Alongside tutor-
                                                                    November
led sessions, students should spend approximately 10 hours per
                                                                    Warwick IFP University Fair
week in private study.
                                                                    Completion of UCAS Forms
Seminars: Students are expected to participate in regular class     December
discussion within small groups. Tutors will set classwork before    UCAS applications submitted for all other courses
seminars and students will be required to adequately prepare
                                                                    January – March
for these sessions through private study.
                                                                    Offers received from universities through UCAS
Lectures/Large group sessions: Alongside seminars and               March – May
tutorials, students will attend a number of larger group sessions   UCAS advice and support
throughout the year. These sessions are intended to frame           Final university decisions
future learning and introduce key concepts. In addition to          (firm and insurance) made through UCAS
academic teaching, students will attend a range of information
                                                                    May – June
and advice sessions led by the University of Warwick.
                                                                    Warwick IFP Examinations
                                                                    July
                                                                    Examination results released
                                                                    August
                                                                    Confirmation of university placement
                                                                    September/October
                                                                    Begin university courses
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                                 in-country contacts

Bahrain                                                Japan
Education Links                                        BEO
The Al ahli Club Complex, Road 20, Block,              3th Inoi Daini Building, 2-9-19 Shibata, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi,
Flat 127 Building 106 No. 331, Mahooz,                 Osaka, 530-0012, Japan
Kingdom of Bahrain, PO Box. 54                         t 0081 3 5367 3315
t 00973 172 55909                                      e study@beo.jp
e educationlinks@live.com                              SI-UK Education Council
China                                                  305 Kikugetsu Building, 2-17-4 Takadanobaba, Shinjyuku-ku,
                                                       Tokyo 169- 0075, Japan
UK Warwick Learning Limited
Beijing Representative Office,                         5F Abundant Dojima, 2-2-26 Dojima, Kita-ku,
15F/1522 Regus Serviced Office, China World Tower 3,   Osaka 530-0003 Japan
No. 1 Jianguomenwai Ave, Chaoyang District             t 0081 3 5272 9143
Beijing 100004 P. R. China                             e tokyo@ukeducation.jp
t +86 10 5737 2620                                     e osaka@ukeducation.jp
e china@warwick.ac.uk
                                                       Kazakhstan
Hong Kong                                              Globus Education
University of Warwick (Hong Kong)                      26 Nauryzbai batyr str. # 2 050091 Almaty Kazakhstan
Suite 908, 9/F, Great Eagle Centre,                    t 007 7272 720988
23 Harbour Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong                    e info@globus-almaty.com
t +852 2525 4604
                                                       Kenya
e info@warwick.com.hk
                                                       Uniserv
India                                                  Bandari Plaza, M1, Woodvale Grove, Westlands, Nairobi, Kenya
72 Navjivan Vihar Basement                             1st Floor, Kalair Centre, Opposite Texas Alarms, Nyali Road,
Near Aurobindo College                                 Mombasa
New Delhi, India, 110 017                              t 00254 20 445 2732
t 0091 11 2669 2059                                    e info@uniserveducation.com
e delhioffice@warwick.ac.uk                            e msa@uniserveducation.com
Indonesia                                              Korea
Sun Education Group                                    EDM Education
Gedung Graha Kencana, Level 9 Unit A,                  2F Handuk B/D 649-4 Yeoksam Gangnam,
Jln. Raya Perjuangan No.88, Kebon Jeruk,               Seoul, Korea (135-080)
Jakarta Barat 11530, Indonesia                         t 0082 2 562 1278
t 0062 21 5366 0001                                    e admin@londonuhak.com
e admissions@suneducationgroup.com
                                                       Malaysia
Iran                                                   MABECS
International Media of Thought                         B-3A-05, Block B West, PJ8, 23 Jalan Barat, Section 8, 46050
35, 13th Fl, AmirParviz Bldg,                          Petaling Jaya, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia
Afrigha St, Vanak Square, Tehran 1911934173 Iran       t 00603-7956 7655
t 009821 88878767                                      e ukdegrees@mabecs.com
e mtaksayeh@yahoo.com
34      In-country contacts

Mexico                                             Taiwan
loveUK                                             UK Star
Amsterdam 271-201, Col. Hipodromo Condesa,         3F-1 No. 227, Sec. 3, Roosevelt Road, Taipei 106,
06170 Mexico DF, Mexico                            Taiwan, ROC
t 0052 55 55332160                                 t 00 886 02 23677322
e cahir@loveuk.com.mx                              e info@ukstar.com.tw

Nigeria                                            Turkey
Dave Abion                                         ATEC
Suite 206, 2nd floor, JINIFA PLAZA                 Bahariye Cad., Alkan Apt. No. 44 K.2 D.11,
(opp Securities & Exchange Commission Office),     34714 Kadikoy, Istanbul
Muhammadu Buhari Way, Central Business District,   t 0090 216 550 1213
Abuja F.C.T.                                       e atec@atec.com.tr
t 01-7746088                                       EDCON
e daveabion@yahoo.com                              Valikonagi Caddesi Saadet Apartmani, No:64B Kat :1 Daire :3,
Pakistan                                           34365, Nisantasi, Istanbul, Turkey
                                                   t 0090 212 234 4899
Saima Riaz
                                                   e edcon@edcon.com.tr
t 0092 423 588 8029
e warwick.pakistan@gmail.com                       Uganda
Russia                                             Uniserv
                                                   PKF Uganda Building, Plot 37, Yusuf Lule Road,
Nadia Golenischeva
                                                   Kampala, Uganda
t 007 812 995 9584
                                                   t 00256 414 259220
e n.golenischeva@warwick.ac.ru
                                                   e ug@uniserveducation.com
Singapore
                                                   UAE
Mavis Ow
                                                   Knowledge Horizon
University of Warwick
                                                   Office #704 ACICO Business Park, Deira,
600 North Bridge Road #01-01
                                                   PO. Box 29114, Dubai, UAE
Parkview Square, Singapore 188778
                                                   t 00971 4 2980994
t 0065 6294 0898
                                                   e jerry@knowledgehorizon.com
e sgoffice@warwick.ac.uk

Syria
Sada Ahmad Daoud
t 00963 11 613 0869
e sada.daoud@hotmail.com
who can i contact in the uk?

Warwick IFP Team               Stratford-upon-Avon College Team    Warwickshire College Team
International Office           International Office                International Admissions Office
University House               Stratford-upon-Avon College         Warwickshire College
University of Warwick          The Willows North                   Warwick New Road
Coventry                       Alcester Road                       Leamington Spa
CV4 8UW                        Stratford-upon-Avon                 Warwickshire
United Kingdom                 Warwickshire                        CV32 5JE
t   +44 (0)24 7652 3003        CV37 9QR                            United Kingdom
t   +44 (0)24 7652 3706        United Kingdom                      t   +44 (0)1926 318128
f   +44 (0)24 7652 4337        t   +44 (0)1789 266245              f   +44 (0)1926 318130
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w   www.warwick.ac.uk/ifp      e   international@stratford.ac.uk   w   www.warkscol.ac.uk
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