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Students studying the IFP are required to take one compulsory
course and select three elective courses.

“The University of London International Foundation Programme (UOL-IFP) offers exciting opportunities to students around the world. The aim is to prepare students for the challenges of higher education degrees, whether they choose to study in their home country or abroad. The courses, developed with enthusiasm and expertise at UOL-IFP, provide a solid grounding in academic approaches and techniques. Students will gain the skills they need to succeed in university-level courses offered through the University of London International Programmes or on-campus in the UK and other countries. Our hope is that this qualification gives students the chances they deserve to realise their ambitions.”

Lynne Roberts, Head of International Foundation Programme
at the University of London International Academy

Compulsory Tutorial Course

Mathematics and Statistics (FP0001)

The course offers an overview of key mathematical methods and statistical concepts frequently applied to economics, management, finance and related areas. Topics include: an overview of arithmetic, algebra and calculus; insight into concepts of probability; an introduction to financial mathematics; basic knowledge of how to summarise, analyse and interpret data and an introduction to modelling the linear relationships.

Elective Tutorial Courses

International relations (FP0003)

This course offers a basic introduction to International Relations (IR), its classical and contemporary theories, schools of thought and research areas. The course has three major aims: to provide an introduction to IR as a social scientific discipline, its history, key contributors and methodologies; to consider key ways in which knowledge derived from IR can be applied to real-life contexts and to provide tools that support students in critical thinking and argumentation.

Politics (FP0004)

This course provides an introduction to the discipline, its theories and key empirical issue areas that are the focus of political thought. The course introduces the history of political thought, outlining how key thinkers have contributed to the development of the discipline. It then covers political concepts and theories and explores these in the context of real-life issues.

Sociology (FP0006)

This course offers a broad introduction to Sociology, its key thinkers, concepts and research areas. Topics include an overview of sociology and the development of the discipline. The course then covers three main topics: sociology as a discipline; sociological issues in relation to policy and finally sociology in relation to contemporary issues such as urbanisation and environmental change.

Pure mathematics (FP0007)

This course develops proficiency in working with a range of mathematical methods including logic and proof by contradiction, algebraic equations, trigonometric functions and expressions, coordinate geometry, vectors and calculus. The theoretical concepts underlying these areas are explored and related to working methods and application which together build on the elementary techniques of mathematics.

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