English requirements

From IELTS 4.5 (with no single element below 4.0)


Level 3


2-term (8 months) or 3-term (10 months)


(24/25): 2-term- £11,500; 3-term- £14,000

Entry requirements

GCSE/IGCSE 5 Passes at A-C or equivalent

Start date

October and January


The International Foundation Programme (IFP) Applied Science prepares you for university study in the UK. It helps you develop your academic skills and improve your ability to use English in an academic context, together with building your subject knowledge.


This course is delivered at our Pontypridd Campus.


By studying on an International Foundation Programme – Applied Science you will have the opportunity to:

  • Study in a friendly environment alongside other international students
  • Develop your subject knowledge in the Applied Science field
  • Discover and develop the core skills that are expected at the University of South Wales
  • Prepare you to manage your time and learn independently
  • Gradually adjust to academic study at University and life here in the UK
  • Explore and learn subject knowledge relevant for your chosen degree and future career
  • Experience academic assessments helping you to prepare for undergraduate study

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