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International Foundation Programmes

‌Our programmes are designed to enable international students to be well-prepared and well-qualified for our degree programmes.

The CIFP gives you the best possible pre-degree preparation. Combining the study of academic subjects with the study of language and academic skills will help you to develop the analytical approach to learning required for success in a UK university.

Our programmes can help you maximise every aspect of your university experience, developing yourself as an individual and as a member of the academic community at the University of St Andrews. 

Start in January 2019

Pathway to Medicine: a two-phase, 18-month programme that offers students the potential to move on to a degree in Medicine at the University of St Andrews.

Science: a programme where students experience university teaching and research from the first day of their studies, attending lectures and Science tutorials combined with special academic, personal and language support.

Social Sciences and Humanities: a programme that provides a bridge betweeen high school and university and equips students with a robust intellectual and linguistic foundation appropriate for the demands of an undergraduate degree programme. Based on your degree intention, you will be advised different pathways to choose your own academic subjects. Study options typically include Psychology, History, Management, International Relations and Philosophy.

 

Start in September 2019

Medicine: an intensive science and academic English language programme designed for international students who wish to enter the Faculty of Medicine at the University of St Andrews.

Pathway to Medicine: a two-phase, two-year programme that offers students the potential to move on to a degree in Medicine at the University of St Andrews.

Science: a programme where students experience teaching and research from the first day of their studies, attending lectures and practical laboratory sessions in the Science Schools combined with special academic, personal and language support.

Social Sciences and Humanities: a programme that provides a bridge betweeen high school and university and equips students with a robust intellectual and linguistic foundation appropriate for the demands of an undergraduate degree programme. Based on your degree intention, you will be advised different pathways to choose your own academic subjects. Study options typically include Psychology, History, Sociology, International Relations, Literature and Philosophy.

Management, Economics and Finance: an intensive programme that combines a unique blend of communications skills and academic skills integrated with business-related topics.

 

Have you not found what you were looking for?

If you are looking for a programme to prepare for a business-related degree at a Masters level, take a look at our Pre-Masters programme. Or, if you are interested in teaching English to speakers of other languages, visit the Masters Programme in English Language Teaching webpage.