The International Foundation in Computing prepares international students for direct entry to year one of an Undergraduate degree course within the School of Informatics in City University London. By combining academic study, intensive English language preparation, study skills and cultural orientation, the International Foundation programme prepares students with the academic, English language and study skills that are needed for university success. Students will study compulsory modules including Academic English and Foundation Computing. These modules introduce students to the academic conventions used within UK universities; all the key mathematical concepts needed to study the first year of an Undergraduate degree programme, and allows students to develop study skills that are essential to degree study, including time management and critical thinking.
Assessment is both formal and informal. Entry to all City, University of London honours degrees is highly competitive, so the purpose of the assessment process is to help you improve and build on your success. Marks from the International Foundation programme do not count towards a final degree, but help the University determine whether you meet key criteria for progression. You will receive support from your tutor throughout your course and be assessed by a combination of exams at the end of each term, coursework which may include written assignments, reports, practical exercises, group and individual research projects, presentations and problem-solving exercises.
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City is located in an amazing spot, hop on the tube at Angel or Barbican and you’ll be anywhere in Central London in minutes! London is such an exciting place to go to University, the possibilities are endless. The lecturers are passionate and knowledgeable, and the courses are really interactive and informative. The careers service was a massive help too, especially the CV appointments, so you'll feel really confident you'll be employed in graduate work after it’s all over.
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