Taught by Queen Mary academics at our Mile End and Whitechapel campuses, the International Foundation Year offers progression onto more than 100 bachelors degree programmes.
Our pathways offer International and EU students subject-specific preparation for undergraduate degree study at Queen Mary University of London and other UK universities. When you successfully complete the foundation year, you will progress onto one of more than 100 undergraduate degrees. Select your subject area to find out more:
We accept a wide-range of qualifications for entry onto the International Foundation Year. The grades you need to enter the IFY will vary depending on what qualifications you have completed, and the pathway you wish to study.
Students will also need to meet minimum English language requirements.
For the IFY in Medicine, please refer to the entry requirements here.
You'll receive approximately 15 to 28 hours of weekly contact time, in the form of lectures and seminars. You will be encouraged to contribute to seminars through pair work, group work, discussion, presentation and case studies. We use a mixture of teaching styles – lectures, tutorials, classroom activities and laboratory work for students on the Science and Engineering route.
You will also complete a further 20 to 25 hours of independent study each week.
Assessment typically includes a combination of coursework (writing tests, reports, presentations, seminar skills, portfolios) and/or examination.