The King’s International Science Foundation Programme(ISFP) is delivered jointly by the English Language Centre, the School of Natural & Mathematical Sciences and the School of Biomedical & Health Sciences. It provides a structured pathway into undergraduate degrees at King’s and other UK universities. With the exception of Medicine and Dentistry, this pathway is suitable for all science-based subjects for international students who do not yet qualify for direct entry.
This is a full-time one-year programme for international students who have completed 12 years of schooling with very good/excellent grades in appropriate science-based subjects. The programme combines study in your chosen academic area with academic English and study skills. By the end of the programme, you will have improved your overall language and academic skills levels and have a more detailed understanding of your chosen academic discipline.
This programme is accepted by UK universities for entry into undergraduate study. The programme guarantees conditional offers for entry into undergraduate degrees at King’s run by the School of Natural & Mathematical Sciences or the School of Biomedical & Health Sciences. You will progress onto your chosen undergraduate programme at King’s if you successfully achieve the stated foundation programme exit level.
We will also support you in applying to other UK universities as we know how difficult it can be to understand the UK academic environment and application system (called UCAS). Our dedicated UCAS workshops and individual tutorials will help you to identify and successfully apply for undergraduate degree programmes at other UK universities that best suit you.
This programme will:
- provide you with a clear route into King’s undergraduate programmes and the undergraduate programmes of other top UK universities
- provide you with the academic knowledge base from which you can proceed successfully onto undergraduate programmes in Mathematics, Natural Sciences, Life Sciences, Computer Science, Engineering and other related areas
- improve your language, science, laboratory and study skills
- provide you with specially-designed courses related to the academic field which you intend to study at undergraduate level
- improve your knowledge and understanding of key concepts within your chosen pathways
- support you in understanding the value and responsible use of science in society
- provide you with a range of study and communication skills to enable you to succeed in your undergraduate study
- improve your overall English proficiency and your ability to use academic English appropriately and effectively at undergraduate level
- introduce you to the UK educational system and its academic culture
ABOUT THE English Language Centre
Foundation and Science Foundation students progress directly onto various undergraduate degree programmes across King's or other UK universities such as UCL, QMUL, Manchester, Warwick, SOAS, Durham, Birmingham etc.
Students from the Graduate Diploma and IPP Programmes progress to graduate programmes at King's and other UK universities such as Oxford, Cambridge, Imperial, LSE, UCL, Warwick, Manchester etc.
We have a strong commitment to excellence in teaching and take a learner-centred approach in all programmes. The programmes are taught through a combination of lectures and seminars. Students are typically taught in classes of no more than 18 and each student is assigned a personal tutor who they meet on a regular basis. Students are also supported through their studies with specially developed online learning materials.
STRUCTURE OF PROGRAMMES & ASSESSMENT
Students take a combination of core and optional modules on foundation programmes that help them develop the academic skills and knowledge they will need for successful undergraduate study. These modules are assessed through a combination of coursework and final examinations. The optional modules available allow students to tailor the programme to their academic areas of interest.
Part of the Strand Campus on Drury Lane, we are situated in the heart of the exciting and bustling Covent Garden area of London.
Apply direct to King's
King's College London
One year FT September - June (next intake September 2014)
Strand and Guy's campuses
Year of entry 2014