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King's International Foundation - Economics & Mathematics

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Overview

The first application deadline is 30 April 2019. Applications will remain open while places are available, with courses closing as soon as they are full.

The King’s International Foundation – Economics & Mathematics and the Extended King's International Foundation - Economics & Mathematics are specialist academic preparation courses designed for ambitious international and EU students who want to study a related undergraduate degree at King’s College London.

It is a full-time course aimed to develop your essential knowledge in your chosen degree subject area, introduce you to the UK education system and improve your academic English so that you’re fully prepared for your degree.

This course is ideal if you have excellent high school grades and:

- Need an extra year of study to apply to King’s or other UK universities.

- Have a qualification that allows you to apply for an undergraduate degree at King’s but would like the extra preparation before you start.

Download the relevant course information sheet, a printable version of the information on this web page:

If this isn’t the course for you, visit our King’s International Foundation page to discover our full range of international Foundation courses.

Speak to one of our expert Admissions Officers for more information today.
Call +44(0) 207 848 7000 or submit an enquiry form.

Key benefits 

  • Receive a guaranteed offer for course-related undergraduate degrees at King's.
  • Academic preparation for your undergraduate degree at one of the top 10 UK universities in the world (QS World University Rankings, 2018/19)
  • Be a King's student from day one and enjoy the King's experience with access to our world-class facilities and support.
  • Benefit from our team of experienced and highly-qualified tutors who will give you the very best start in your academic studies.
  • Become part of a vibrant, multicultural community studying at a prestigious university in the heart of London.

Key information

UCAS code Apply direct to King's

Duration One academic year - King's International Foundation (September-June) and the Extended King's International Foundation (August-June)

Study mode Full-time

Course type Diploma

Course accreditations The King's English Language Centre is accredited by the British Council for the teaching of English.

Further details

Awarding institution King's College London

Faculty English Language Centre

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Course detail

Description

The King’s International Foundation – Economics & Mathematics and the Extended King's International Foundation - Economics & Mathematics courses provide a structured journey for you to enter into related undergraduate degrees at King's.

You will learn essential skills to prepare you for the demands of undergraduate study including:

  • Critical thinking
  • Essay writing
  • Research
  • Exam techniques
  • Presentation skills

By the end of the course, you will have improved your overall academic skills, your academic language and have a more detailed understanding of your chosen academic subject.

During the first semester, you will receive dedicated support for making your university application through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS)

You will also have the opportunity to take a range of optional International English Language Testing System (IELTS) classes and tutorials.

Teaching 

A typical academic week includes an average of 16 contact hours, but some weeks will see a different number of contact hours. You are expected to commit to an average of 16 hours a week of independent study, including independent research tasks.

This course is typically taught through a combination of lectures, seminars and classes. You will be assigned a personal tutor who you will meet with on a regular basis to receive individual advice on your progress.

Assessment

The nature of assessment varies by module. Most modules are assessed through coursework and final examinations. In addition, some modules are assessed through presentations, seminars and essays.

The study time and assessment methods detailed above are typical and give you a good indication of what to expect. However, they may change if the course modules change.

Progression

The King’s International Foundation - Economics & Mathematics course offers progression onto King’s undergraduate degrees such as:

Progression
 Business Management  Economics & Management                 
 Mathematics with Management & Finance    Economics
 Computer Science  Psychology*
 International Management  and related subjects

 *Progression onto this undergraduate degree from the Economics & Mathematics  course is subject to confirmation.

Visit the King’s Foundation Finder to see the grades you need to achieve to progress onto a King’s degree, and progression options from the other King’s International Foundation courses we offer.

Structure

Year 1

You will study the following required modules on this course:

*You will either study English for Academic Purposes or Academic Expression & Critical Thinking, depending on your level of English when you start the course.

All modules support your critical thinking skills development as they encourage you to analyse concepts and develop reasoned arguments within your chosen subject area. 

Required Modules
  • Economics with Integrated Study Skills
  • Mathematics for Social Sciences
  • English for Academic Purposes or Academic Expression & Critical Thinking
  • Business & Society
Optional Modules

N/A

Please note: King’s College London reviews the modules offered on a regular basis to provide up-to-date, innovative and relevant programmes of study. Therefore, modules offered may change. We suggest you keep an eye on the course finder on our website for updates.

Entry requirements

 

A-level qualification not accepted for entry onto this course

Please refer to the Global Qualifications list for specific information. You may also need to fulfill our English language requirements.

IB qualification not accepted for entry onto this course

Please refer to the Global Qualifications list for specific information. You may also need to fulfill our English language requirements.

Please refer to the Global Qualifications list for specific information. You may also need to fulfill our English language requirements.
Please refer to the Global Qualifications list for specific information. You may also need to fulfill our English language requirements.
Please refer to the Global Qualifications list for specific information. You may also need to fulfill our English language requirements.
Please refer to the Global Qualifications list for specific information. You may also need to fulfill our English language requirements.
Please refer to the Global Qualifications list for specific information. You may also need to fulfill our English language requirements.
Please refer to the Global Qualifications list for specific information. You may also need to fulfill our English language requirements.
Please refer to the Global Qualifications list for specific information. You may also need to fulfill our English language requirements.

Required subjects

  • Mathematics

This course requires a good level of mathematics knowledge.

Preferred subjects

n/a

 

 

 

Further information and other requirements

Academic entry requirements

Qualification 

 Requirement

Minimum grades

International High School Qualifications 

Please refer to the Global Qualifications list for the requirements and minimum grades needed.

Required subject: Mathematics

Your marks for year 11 and 12 will be considered.

AS levels*

Successful completion of 3 AS levels only

Please note:  for students who have not gone on to study the full A-levels

BBB

Required subject: Mathematics

American High School Diploma*

Successful completion of an American High School Diploma

A cumulative GPA of 3.2 on a 4.0 scale

Required subject: Mathematics


*Please note: These options are not typically available to all applicants. Please refer to the Global Qualifications list for specific information.

SAT and AP exams

If you haven’t studied the required subjects in your final year of high school, we may be able to accept AP or SAT-S results as proof of your ability. We require you to achieve the following results to be considered:

 Exam type

 Required grade

 Advanced Placement (AP)

4 out of 5 (equivalent to a 'B') 

SAT-S

600 (equivalent to a 'B')

If you want to take an AP or SAT-S exam, we recommend that you register for the tests as soon as possible. More information on AP and SAT-S exams can be found on CollegeBoard.org.

English language entry requirements  

All students need to show evidence that they meet the English language requirements by providing a copy of a certificate from an approved English language test. All English language tests must have been taken within two years of the King’s International Foundation course start date. Please see below details of acceptable tests:

For international students

If you need to apply for a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK, we can only accept IELTS results that have been provided by test centres approved by UK Visas and Immigration (IELTS for UKVI (Academic) test). You can find a list of approved test centres on the IELTS website or on the UKVI website

Tier 4
 King's International Foundation Extended King's International Foundation* 
IELTS for UKVI (Academic)   6.0 overall, with no skill below 5.5  From 5.5 overall, with no skill below 5.0, to 6.0 overall with no skill below 5.5

*Students who exceed this requirement should apply for the King's International Foundation. Students who exceed this requirement and still want to be considered for the Extended King's International Foundation will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis by the Admissions Tutor.

For students who do not require a Tier 4 study visa

We accept a number of other English language tests if you do not require a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK:

Non tier 4
 King's International Foundation  Extended King's International Foundation*
Cambridge Exams   169 overall with a minimum of 160 in each skill  162 overall with a minimum of 154 in each skill
IELTS Academic   6.0 overall with no skill below 5.5  From 5.5 overall with no skill below 5.0, to 6.0 overall, with no skill below 5.5
Pearson Test of English (Academic)   59 overall with a minimum of 54 in each communicative skill  54 overall with a minimum of 46 in each communicative skill
 TOEFL iBT Institution code: 0394  80 overall with a minimum of 20 in each skills  72 overall with a minimum of 17 in writing/speaking and 15 in listening/reading
 Trinity College London Integrated Skills in English (ISE)  Level III with pass in each skill  Level II with pass in each skill

*Students who exceed this requirement should apply for the King's International Foundation. Students who exceed this requirement and still want to be considered for the Extended King's International Foundation will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis by the Admissions Tutor.

Selection procedure

Application closing date

We recommend that you submit your application as soon as possible. Our first application deadline is 30 April 2019. We will accept applications after this date if places are available. Courses will be closed as soon as they are full. For courses with spaces remaining, no further applications will be accepted from candidates requiring visa sponsorship after 30 June 2019.

How to apply

To apply you need to:

  1. Register an account on our online application portal, King's Apply, and then
  2. Complete our online application form, ensuring that all relevant supporting documentation is included. 

Review our 'how to apply' page for information that will help you when applying.

Contact our Admissions team if you have any questions about the course or if you are unable to access the online application form.

Fees and funding

Full time tuition fees - International and EU:

£18,900 p.a. (2019-20) for King's International Foundation

£21,900 p.a. (2019-20) for Extended King's International Foundation FULL. Applications for the King's Extended Foundation have closed for 2019.

This tuition fee is subject to annual increases, in line with King’s terms and conditions.

Deposit

All applicants to the King’s International Foundation course are required to pay a deposit of £2,000 against their tuition fee. This deposit is payable when you firmly accept an offer (unconditional or conditional) to study with us, and will be offset against your tuition fees when you join King’s.

Payments are made online through the King's Apply portal.

All students need to pay the deposit, except for sponsored students. If you are being sponsored by an employer or your government for example, you will need to provide a valid Financial Guarantee letter. Please contact our Admissions team if you have any questions. 

Additional costs/expenses

In addition to your tuition fees, you can also expect to pay for: 

  • Books if you need to or are required for your module 
  • Clothing for optional course related events and competitions 
  • Library fees and fines 
  • Personal photocopies 
  • Printing course handouts 
  • Society membership fees 
  • Stationery 
  • Travel costs for travel around London and between campuses 

For further information, please visit our fees and funding pages.

Financial help and support

Visit the fees and funding webpages to find out more about bursaries, scholarships, grants, tuition fees, living expenses, student loans and other financial help available at King's.


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