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How to Get into a Top UK University Even If You Don't Have the Right Qualifications
By Tony Radford
If you have a strong desire to study at a UK university, but do not have the necessary qualifications, this short article describes the perfect route for you.
The Way In
Some Foundation Year courses provide English language preparation, to ensure your English is up to the required academic standard. Most Foundation Year programmes have a minimum language skill requirement, although many universities provide English language training.
A Foundation Course provides you with all the basic skills you need to gain access to a UK University course. Many Foundation Courses even guarantee you a place on the degree course you are aiming for, provided of course that you achieve the required standards in the Foundation Year.
You should definitely consider a Foundation Year if you do not have the necessary qualifications to gain entry to a degree course.
Typical Entry Requirements
* Most Foundation Year courses require you to be at least 18 years old.
What Can You Study?
- Business, Marketing, Accountancy
A Foundation Year is often organised into course units, designed to prepare you for your intended course. Some units are mandatory, others optional, many will be specified by the degree course you are preparing for.
Foundation Year Mentoring
How Do You Apply ?
Then you should identify the University or universities offering a Foundation Year course that is the appropriate preparation for degree you have chosen.
Then you need to apply for a place on the Foundation Year through the University & Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS). This is the university applications processing organisation in the UK and all applications for university places, including Foundation Year, go through UCAS www.ucas.ac.uk
Manchester Metropolitan University offers a very successful and substantial Foundation Year programme and welcomes applications to courses from overseas students. Click http://www.mmu.ac.uk/international/courses/foundation.php here for full information, a newsletter and application details.
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