International Foundation Programme (Computing and Games) full-time

Why choose this course?

    • Progression to University of Bolton degree

    • Achieve an English level comparable to IELTS 6.0/6.5 upon successful completion

    • A combination of subject content, English language and academic skills

    • Interactive teaching with a focus on effective communication

    • Join a thriving International Society where you will have the chance to socialise with people from all over the world while discovering Bolton, the local area and beyond.

    Course overview

    Studying in a foreign country is an exciting but challenging experience. It’s not just the language that’s different, the culture and way of thinking is often different too. That’s why our International Foundation Programme is designed to introduce you to a new study culture, build a solid base of subject knowledge and help you develop your English skills. Upon finishing the course, we want you to be a confident communicator in English with a good understanding of key concepts in your subject area. Teaching is interactive with a strong focus on communication and group work. You will not only learn from your tutors, but also from speaking with other students in the class and producing work together.

    On the International Foundation Programme you will develop the academic skills you need to perform well on a degree programme. These include finding and using resources, making the most out of lectures and tutorials, communicating your ideas effectively and researching, planning and producing assessments. You will also develop the skills to be an independent learner and the confidence to participate fully in university life.

    The International Foundation Programme covers the key areas you will study on the first year of a degree. This subject content is combined with language and academic skills classes to develop your reading, writing, speaking and listening competence to a high level (comparable to IELTS 6.0/6.5). Classes will also focus on understanding and using academic texts, writing university assignments, participating in lectures and seminars, and other key academic study skills.

    All classes are delivered by English for Academic Purposes (EAP) specialists and tutors from the subject departments across the University.

    Special features

    • Students on the International Foundation Programme are full members of the University of Bolton. You will have access to all academic, social and welfare services.

    • Progression to a range of University of Bolton degrees.

    • Specialist English for Academic Purposes (EAP) tutors who work closely with tutors from academic subject departments.

    • You will get to know the lecturers in your subject department before you start your degree.

    • Projects and assignments that are linked directly to your subject area.

    • Excellent pastoral support from highly qualified teaching staff, personal tutors and welfare officers.

    Award(s) Foundation Certificate
    Code0908-D
    Mode of attendanceFull-time
    Duration(s)1 year
    Start date(s) 08/01/2018
    Entry requirements A Secure English Language Test Score of IELTS 4.5 or higher with no component less than 4.5 (or approved comparable qualification),

    High School Leaving Certificate (or equivalent)
    Awarding bodyUniversity of Bolton
    Location(s) University of Bolton:
    Deane Campus,  Deane Road,  Bolton,  BL3 5AB

    Programme Specification

    http://programmes.bolton.ac.uk/PUT012-F-UOB-JX

    What you will learn

    Modules on the International Foundation Programme will have a practical focus and will be divided between input, group/pair work and assignment workshops. Tutorials will be used to give individual feedback on your progress. In addition a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) website will contain learning materials, interactive content and extra support resources.

    You will be given a range of assessments (such as written assignments, presentations, exams, practical assessments and lab work) throughout the course to help prepare you for the assessment methods on an undergraduate degree.

    At the end of the International Foundation Programme you will sit English exams and submit a written assignment. These assessments are designed to test your English level comparable to IELTS. However, each week throughout the course you will produce pieces of writing, give presentations, take part in discussions, listen to lectures, read texts and complete work online. You will receive feedback from your tutors on all of this to help you continuously improve your language and skills.

    What you will study

    As part of the International Foundation Programme you will study six modules. Four modules will be related to Computing and Games and two will be related to English and academic skills.

    Computing and Games related modules

    Fundamentals of Programming (CTF3001), Logical Analysis and Problem Solving (CTF3002), Introduction to Digital Entertainment Technology (CTF3003), Networks and Hardware (CTF3006).

    English and Academic Skills modules

    Stage C for IFP (EFP4005, 20 credits)

    From IELTS 4.5 – 5.0. Classes will develop your reading, writing, listening and speaking skills and help you to improve your accuracy and vocabulary. You will learn how to access academic sources, how to use ideas from academic texts and lectures in writing and presentations and how to communicate effectively in English with staff and other students.

    Stage D for IFP (EFP4006, 20 credits)

    From IELTS 5.0/5.5 – 6.0/6.5. This module has a strong focus on academic literacy. Classes will develop your reading, writing, listening and speaking skills and help you to improve your style, accuracy and vocabulary. You will learn how to access academic sources, how to use ideas from academic texts and lectures in writing and presentations and how to communicate effectively in English with staff and other students. The course will also introduce you to the different types of teaching and assessment you will encounter on UK degree courses.

    Upon completion of the International Foundation Programme, you will be able to apply for an approved Computing or Games related undergraduate degree at the University of Bolton.

    Fees, funding and finance information

    Home/EU Fees

    No fee information is currently available for home/EU students, please contact Student Data Management on 01204 903059 or SDMenquiries@bolton.ac.uk for more information.

    More Home/EU Fee information

    International Fees


     
    Year of study
    Total
    Entry Year 2017/18 2018/19
    2017/18 £9,000   £9,000
    2018/19      
    More International Fee information

    Contact Us

    For an informal discussion and further details about the course please contact:

    Kathryn Cridland (Programme Leader)
    Tel: +44 (0)1204 903164

    For application instructions and general information about the University please contact:

    Enquiry Team (University of Bolton)
    Tel: +44 (0)1204 903903

    http://www.bolton.ac.uk

    How to Apply

    You can now apply for many of our courses using our online application process. To see if you can apply online or for more information as to how to proceed with your application click on one of the links below.

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    Course Overview

    Why choose this course?

      • Progression to University of Bolton degree

      • Achieve an English level comparable to IELTS 6.0/6.5 upon successful completion

      • A combination of subject content, English language and academic skills

      • Interactive teaching with a focus on effective communication

      • Join a thriving International Society where you will have the chance to socialise with people from all over the world while discovering Bolton, the local area and beyond.

      Course overview

      Studying in a foreign country is an exciting but challenging experience. It’s not just the language that’s different, the culture and way of thinking is often different too. That’s why our International Foundation Programme is designed to introduce you to a new study culture, build a solid base of subject knowledge and help you develop your English skills. Upon finishing the course, we want you to be a confident communicator in English with a good understanding of key concepts in your subject area. Teaching is interactive with a strong focus on communication and group work. You will not only learn from your tutors, but also from speaking with other students in the class and producing work together.

      On the International Foundation Programme you will develop the academic skills you need to perform well on a degree programme. These include finding and using resources, making the most out of lectures and tutorials, communicating your ideas effectively and researching, planning and producing assessments. You will also develop the skills to be an independent learner and the confidence to participate fully in university life.

      The International Foundation Programme covers the key areas you will study on the first year of a degree. This subject content is combined with language and academic skills classes to develop your reading, writing, speaking and listening competence to a high level (comparable to IELTS 6.0/6.5). Classes will also focus on understanding and using academic texts, writing university assignments, participating in lectures and seminars, and other key academic study skills.

      All classes are delivered by English for Academic Purposes (EAP) specialists and tutors from the subject departments across the University.

      Special features

      • Students on the International Foundation Programme are full members of the University of Bolton. You will have access to all academic, social and welfare services.

      • Progression to a range of University of Bolton degrees.

      • Specialist English for Academic Purposes (EAP) tutors who work closely with tutors from academic subject departments.

      • You will get to know the lecturers in your subject department before you start your degree.

      • Projects and assignments that are linked directly to your subject area.

      • Excellent pastoral support from highly qualified teaching staff, personal tutors and welfare officers.

      Key Information

      Award(s) Foundation Certificate
      Code0908-D
      Mode of attendanceFull-time
      Duration(s)1 year
      Start date(s) 08/01/2018
      Entry requirements A Secure English Language Test Score of IELTS 4.5 or higher with no component less than 4.5 (or approved comparable qualification),

      High School Leaving Certificate (or equivalent)
      Awarding bodyUniversity of Bolton
      Location(s) University of Bolton:
      Deane Campus,  Deane Road,  Bolton,  BL3 5AB

      Course Content

      Programme Specification

      http://programmes.bolton.ac.uk/PUT012-F-UOB-JX

      What you will learn

      Modules on the International Foundation Programme will have a practical focus and will be divided between input, group/pair work and assignment workshops. Tutorials will be used to give individual feedback on your progress. In addition a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) website will contain learning materials, interactive content and extra support resources.

      You will be given a range of assessments (such as written assignments, presentations, exams, practical assessments and lab work) throughout the course to help prepare you for the assessment methods on an undergraduate degree.

      At the end of the International Foundation Programme you will sit English exams and submit a written assignment. These assessments are designed to test your English level comparable to IELTS. However, each week throughout the course you will produce pieces of writing, give presentations, take part in discussions, listen to lectures, read texts and complete work online. You will receive feedback from your tutors on all of this to help you continuously improve your language and skills.

      What you will study

      As part of the International Foundation Programme you will study six modules. Four modules will be related to Computing and Games and two will be related to English and academic skills.

      Computing and Games related modules

      Fundamentals of Programming (CTF3001), Logical Analysis and Problem Solving (CTF3002), Introduction to Digital Entertainment Technology (CTF3003), Networks and Hardware (CTF3006).

      English and Academic Skills modules

      Stage C for IFP (EFP4005, 20 credits)

      From IELTS 4.5 – 5.0. Classes will develop your reading, writing, listening and speaking skills and help you to improve your accuracy and vocabulary. You will learn how to access academic sources, how to use ideas from academic texts and lectures in writing and presentations and how to communicate effectively in English with staff and other students.

      Stage D for IFP (EFP4006, 20 credits)

      From IELTS 5.0/5.5 – 6.0/6.5. This module has a strong focus on academic literacy. Classes will develop your reading, writing, listening and speaking skills and help you to improve your style, accuracy and vocabulary. You will learn how to access academic sources, how to use ideas from academic texts and lectures in writing and presentations and how to communicate effectively in English with staff and other students. The course will also introduce you to the different types of teaching and assessment you will encounter on UK degree courses.

      Careers

      Upon completion of the International Foundation Programme, you will be able to apply for an approved Computing or Games related undergraduate degree at the University of Bolton.

      Fees & Funding

      Fees, funding and finance information

      Home/EU Fees

      No fee information is currently available for home/EU students, please contact Student Data Management on 01204 903059 or SDMenquiries@bolton.ac.uk for more information.

      More Home/EU Fee information

      International Fees


       
      Year of study
      Total
      Entry Year 2017/18 2018/19
      2017/18 £9,000   £9,000
      2018/19      
      More International Fee information

      Contacts

      Contact Us

      For an informal discussion and further details about the course please contact:

      Kathryn Cridland (Programme Leader)
      Tel: +44 (0)1204 903164

      For application instructions and general information about the University please contact:

      Enquiry Team (University of Bolton)
      Tel: +44 (0)1204 903903

      http://www.bolton.ac.uk

      How to Apply

      How to Apply

      You can now apply for many of our courses using our online application process. To see if you can apply online or for more information as to how to proceed with your application click on one of the links below.