The King’s International Foundation Programmes are specialist academic courses designed for ambitious international students who want to progress to a related undergraduate degree at King’s College London or another UK university. They are full-time programmes to develop your essential knowledge in a chosen degree subject area; introduce you to the UK education system; and improve your academic English so you are fully prepared for your degree.
Which Foundation should I take? The Extended King’s International Foundation Programme is for students with an IELTS score of 5.5 with no element below 5.0. This option starts in August with an additional 5 weeks of online intensive academic English preparation. Students will then integrate with the rest of the King’s International Foundation student cohort starting in September. King’s International Foundation Programme is for students with an IELTS score of 6.0 with no skill below 5.5.
This option is for students who do not require any additional academic English language support. What does this course cover? The King's International Foundation provides a structured journey for you to enter into a science-based undergraduate degree at King’s, or at another university in the UK. 90% of our class of 2019/20 met their entry conditions to progress to King’s for undergraduate study in 2020/21.
You will learn essential skills to prepare you for the demands of undergraduate study including: Critical thinking Essay writing Research Exam techniques Presentation skills By the end of the programme, you will have improved your overall academic skills, your academic language and have a more detailed understanding of your chosen academic subject. Teaching A typical academic week comprises around 15 hours of contact time, although this will vary by week.
You are expected to commit to an average of at least an additional 15 hours a week of independent study, including research tasks. The programme is typically taught through a combination of lectures, seminars, classes and laboratory-based practicals. We use a delivery method that ensures students have a rich, exciting experience from the start. Face-to-face teaching will be complemented and supported with innovative technology so that students also experience elements of digital learning and assessment.
You will be assigned a personal tutor who you will meet with on a regular basis to give you individual advice on your progress and how they can best support you. Assessment The nature of assessment varies by module. Most modules are assessed through a combination of coursework and final examinations. The type of assessment may include: Essays Exams Presentations Practical laboratory examinations