Postgraduate Foundation Programmes
Foundation Courses are independently organised by Universities or Colleges, usually with the aim of preparing the student to progress to one of the UK institution's own degree programmes. Foundation courses cover a wide range of subjects as access courses and many have a similar career focus.
Several Universities now offer Access /Foundation programmes for postgraduate students, aiming at international students who did their first degree elsewhere and wish to pursue a postgraduate course in the UK. They are also most suited to students who require a substantial amount of English language tuitions to bring them up to the level required for postgraduate studies. They are also appropriate for students who did their first degree sometime ago and need to refresh their study/research skills.
These courses are six to nine months long. They include large English language components along with training in study/research skills and a range of optional subjects. A successful completion should guarantee you entry to a Master's programme at the same University.
Your Master Degree
Many international students are attracted to UK Universities by the intensive Master programs, which take only 12 months to complete.
There are two kinds of Masters you can choose - Taught or by Research.
The typical postgraduate awards are :
Guides to getting started on the right path when applying for a UK institution that would lead you to obtaining an offer either on a Masters or PhD degree.