The International Foundation Programmes are externally examined so that you can be assured of their high quality. The Academic English language modules are taught by CELCA (Centre for English Language & Communication at Aston) which has a long tradition of teaching excellence in the field of English as a Foreign Language.
The Business modules are taught in partnership with neighbouring Birmingham Metropolitan College, on Aston University's campus.
How will I be taught and assessed?
The programme is taught over three teaching terms, beginning at the end of September and ending in June the following year. It has been designed to ensure that you gain the right skills, experience and knowledge for degree level study.
A combination of teaching methods is used so that you will be prepared to progress onto the undergraduate programme of your choice.
When you have successfully completed the programme, provided you have met the progression criteria, you will be able to enroll into the degree programme at Aston University.
Where will I be based?
As an International Foundation Programme student you will study and live alongside undergraduate and postgraduate students on our campus in the centre of Birmingham. You will also use the same facilities as other students including computer facilities, laboratories and the library. Many of your lecturers also teach on the other degree programmes so you will meet them again in your undergraduate studies.
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