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Bristol, University of, Foundation Programme, International Foundation Programme in Arts and Humanities

 United Kingdom


Study mode Start date Duration Fee international Fee study period Year of study
Full-time Sep years: 1 £20100 Academic year 2020 - 2021
This 1-year foundation course is designed to help you qualify for entry to an undergraduate degree in Arts or Humanities at the University of Bristol. It aims to develop your academic and language skills before your degree, so that you’re prepared for undergraduate study.

Most of your classes will take place at the Centre for Academic Language and Development. The Centre is based on the main Clifton campus, so you’ll experience university life from your first day.

You’ll be taught by expert University of Bristol teachers who will help you to develop your language and academic skills, and to follow your path to a University of Bristol degree.

The International Foundation Programme Plus is for students with a higher level of English: the minimum requirement is an IELTS score of 7.0 (overall), 6.0 in writing and 5.5 in speaking, listening and reading. This programme will give you the opportunity to focus your attention on further developing your academic language and literacy through problem-based learning, using an integrated skills approach. When you speak to an adviser, they will be able to discuss with you whether you are eligible for this programme.

As an International Foundation Programme student, you’ll have access to all of the University of Bristol’s resources, including a comprehensive student support service. If you ever need help with anything, you will have someone to talk to.


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Bristol is located 170 km from London at the mouth of the river Avon. It is the industrial, educational and cultural center of the Bristol region. It is the eighth most populous city in the United Kingdom, and now has about 430,000 inhabitants. A large number of students and young people choose the city for a great place to live and study, as well as for many restaurants, shops and cafes. In 2018, National Geographic Traveler ranked Bristol 11th on its "Cool List". Bristol is also one of the most environmentally friendly cities in the country.

In 2015, Bristol was declared the green capital of Europe. Declared legally: the city has a lot of greenery, parks, clean water, well-developed public transport. This is one of the first years of bicycles in England: it is maximally adapted for this ecological fork of transport. In addition, the local climate, which is one of the warmest in the UK, is also suitable for Cycling.

The city of Bristol has very good transport links to other parts of the UK. London is within 90 minutes by train. The major hubs are Bristol International Airport, Bristol Temple Meads railway station, and Bristol bus and coach station.

Within the city there are numerous regular bus services and taxi ranks. And of course you can always walk - most of what you will need at Bristol is located within a radius of approximately 20 minutes' walk.