Our foundation programme gives you the best possible chance of entry to a degree course at Middlesex University. We teach in small, specialised classes and provide dedicated individual support to prepare you for undergraduate-level study. The course also includes an introduction to the degree courses offered at Middlesex Mauritius.
The International Foundation Programme is a one-year streamlined course based on four modules, with a focus on a core theme. The core theme is set at the start of the course and is based on a real-world scenario. Classes are taught by specialist subject lecturers from across the University.
The course will:
- Develop your study skills and give you the best chance of academic success
- Improve your English and develop your academic language skills
- Familiarise you with the culture of Middlesex University and the British education system
- Develop your confidence and independent learning skills
- Give you automatic progression onto a Middlesex degree courses upon successful completion of the course.
This module aims to develop your reading and writing skills in preparation for undergraduate-level study and introduces you to different styles and types of academic writing.
Researching and Presenting
This module gives you the opportunity to learn how to effectively present and argue your ideas, both in oral and written form. Research areas will be linked to the core theme, and students will develop the skills required to critically evaluate sources of information.
Developing Independent Learning
This module is designed to develop key study skills necessary for successful undergraduate study. You will have the opportunity to develop your independent learning, communication, problem-solving and IT skills. The course also provides an interesting introduction to Maths and Statistics for the analysis and presentation of data. The topics covered include virtual learning environments and the Internet.
Integrated Subject Based Projects
This module consolidates the academic skills developed on the other three modules through project work, by applying them to a range of case studies that relate to real-life scenarios. Subject areas include business, IT, social science, global world and media and communications.
The course is open to students with a minimum of IELTS 5.5 (or a recognised equivalent) and is aimed at students with an intermediate to advanced level of English. Students applying for the Mauritius campus should have achieved a minimum credit of six (equivalent to grade C) at school certificate level.