International Foundation Programme

Structure and Content

The International Foundation Programme is comprised of themed courses designed to help you prepare for degree-level study.

Courses for 2020/2021

All of the courses within the International Foundation Programme have been specifically designed to ensure you have the best possible start to your university learning experience. As each course progresses, its academic, individual study and assessment requirements will gradually become closer to those you will experience in your first year of degree level study.

Teaching & Assessment

All courses will be taught using a hybrid method of online and, where possible, in-person teaching. Every course within the International Foundation Programme will be taught by expert University of Edinburgh staff.

In most courses, you will take practice assessments which have been designed to help you develop your academic skills and prepare you for degree level study. Further details of course content, structure and assessment methods for each course can be found on the course pages.

Each term you will be required to take two core courses and two or three option courses, depending on the degree programme you wish to progress to. Below, you can find out which courses are available in each term: