Apply now for our flexible University Foundation Course or Extended UFP Course


  • A one-year intensive course that prepares students to attend top UK universities.
  • Recognised as an A Level or International Baccalaureate equivalent
  • An alternative route to degree-level studies and allows you to enter UK University if you are an EU or International student who has completed secondary school outside the UK.
  • World-renowned with an excellent success rate in placing international students at top British universities.

Our University Foundation Programme team has a wealth of experience in preparing students for entry into the top British universities and we have excellent relationships with many UK and international universities.


  • The UFP is independent of any particular university allowing our UFP students freedom of choice to apply to many of the best universities in the UK as well as international institutions.
  • We offer extensive academic guidance based on our students’ preferences, from the start of the course all the way through to their UCAS application and personal statement, to help our students find the best university for them.


  • With both a January and September start date, (and April start with the Extended UFP), we offer the most flexibility than most foundation courses.
  • Our small class sizes and personalised tuition allow us to focus more on students’ needs, resulting in exceptional academic performance leading to chosen places at desired universities.
  • We create a curriculum tailored to the student, for the student.


  • A Pre-Sessional course is designed to help students improve their English and academic skills ahead of starting the UFP course in September.
  • Students can start a pre-sessional course at anytime before the UFP course begins.
  • It includes IELTs preparation, study skills, academic development, and cultural exposure/activities in our beautiful city of Bath.


  • The quality of the UFP is moderated by academics from UCL, Brunel University, City University, Royal Holloway University of London and Southampton University.
  • It has articulation agreements with a wide range of universities. 

Course Structure

Students can choose between a variety of pathways, allowing entry into almost all undergraduate degree courses. Our current pathways are:

  • Business and Finance
  • Social Sciences
  • Engineering and Technology
  • Science

Students study 6 subjects within their chosen pathway, 3 compulsory minor modules and 3 elective major modules.

3 minor modules (studied by all students)
Communication Skills/IELTS*


3 major modules in subjects that are relevant to the student’s intended degree course
Business and Finance• Accounting
• Business Organisation and Marketing
• Economics
• Further Mathematics
• Quantitative Methods
Social Sciences• Art
• Business Organisation and Marketing
• Media Studies
• Politics    • Psychology
Engineering / Technology• Chemistry
• Further Mathematics
• Physics
• Art (must be taken for Architecture degrees)
Science• Biology
• Chemistry
• Further Mathematics
• Physics

All students apply to British universities through the Universities and Colleges Admission Service, known as UCAS. The student’s Personal Tutor carefully assesses their academic record and future career ambitions before advising which universities and courses would be most suitable. The Personal Tutor helps each student to complete their UCAS application form, and writes an academic reference to accompany each  application based on the student’s performance.

Get in touch for more details on specific courses. You can apply directly via our website.


SEPTEMBER 2022 – JUNE 2023

A three-term programme starting with minor modules in the first term:

Term 1 – Minor Modules

Term 2 -Major Modules

Term 3 – Major Modules

JANUARY 2023 – AUGUST 2023

A three-term programme starting with major modules in the first two terms and ending with minor modules:

Term 1 – Major Modules

Term 2 -Major Modules

Term 3 – Minor Modules

START APRIL 2023 – Extended UFP 

A four-term pre-sessional course running from April that prepares students to attend top UK universities and gives you the opportunity to improve your knowledge and academic English skills before joining a UFP course, especially suitable for those who require additional Academic English Language Support.

Interested? Email us for more details at

Entry Requirements:

Successful completion of secondary schooling; good level of proficiency in English (IELTS 5.5 with at least 5.0 in each component).

London Option:

David Game College in London

You can also study the UFP at David Game College in London, close to iconic buildings such as the Tower of London, the Gherkin, the Bank of England and the Shard.


We are proud to say that all of our UFP students have received places at their chosen University, many within the highly regarded Russell Group.




University of BathPharmacyIran
University of NewcastleBiomedical SciencesQatar
University of LancasterEconomicsNigeria
University of SussexBusiness & Management StudiesRussia
University of SurreyBusiness ManagementHong Kong
Glion, SwitzerlandInternational Hospitality ManagementChina
Glion, SwitzerlandInternational Hospitality BusinessUkraine
Brunel University LondonMedicineSingapore
RCSI BahrainMedicineKuwait
UWEEarly ChildhoodHong Kong
UWEMarketingHong Kong
Birbeck, University of LondonManagementChina
Oxford BrookeBiomedical ScienceUK
University of BirminghamComputer Science & Software EngineeringUK




University of ExeterMedical SciencesMalaysia
University of PlymouthBusiness ManagementEthiopia
University of CardiffBiochemistrySt Vincent & Grenadines
University of ExeterAccounting & BusinessTaiwan
University of SwanseaMechanical Engineering + Year in IndustryHong Kong
University of CardiffPsychologyHong Kong
University of LancasterAccounting & FinanceChina
University of SurreyNutritionThailand
Coventry UniversityAutomotive EngineeringHong Kong
University of LoughboroughPsychologyChina
London South Bank UniversityBusiness Management with FinanceIran
University of DerbyLLB (Law) with FoundationNigeria/Britain




UWEAerospace Engineering
UWEMechanical Engineering
UWEArchitecture (with Foundation Year)
University of EssexBusiness Management
University of LeicesterAccounting & Finance
University of East AngliaMarketing & Management
University of LancasterBusiness Management
University of SouthamptonAccounting & Finance
University of WolverhamptonAnimal Behaviour & Wildlife Conservation
University of SwanseaBusiness Management with Finance
Queen Mary, University of LondonComputer Science with Management




University of ExeterLaw / Business & Management Studies
Cardiff UniversityAccounting & Finance
University of LeicesterLaw / Management Studies
University of ReadingManagement & Business
University of BathBiochemistry
University of LeedsEconomics & Politics / Law
University of NottinghamManufacturing Engineering
Bristol, University of West of England (UWE)Forensic Computing & Security
Brunel University LondonElectronic & Electrical Engineering with Professional Development
University of YorkMaths & Statistics


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    * All international students are required to take English Language tuition as part of the course programme, either to prepare them for the IELTS examination or, to ensure that all UFP students meet university English Language entry requirements. Students who are mother-tongue English speakers or have an IELTS score of at least 6.5 study Communication Skills instead of IELTS to help them prepare for the demands of university academics.

    Student Spotlight:

    So you want to build spaceships? A tale from darkest Peru. University Foundation Programme - Student Success

    The first step of this ambition was realised by a Peruvian student from Bath Academy.  At the age of ten he recognised that the Bolivian education system was not going to take him to the heights to which he aspired, namely working on a rockets and satellites. He researched degree courses worldwide and set his heart on Bath University. But how was he to convince them of his ability? Bath Academy provided the answer.

    Our University Foundation Programme is recognised as providing the challenge necessary for an able student demonstrate the level of ability sought by top Universities. He took on this challenge achieving A*, A*, A*, and is thoroughly enjoying his studies in Aerospace Engineering at the University of Bath. To infinity and beyond!