Welcome to the Accelerated International Foundation Year and Degree Programme

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 ‌‌‌‌‌‌Welcome from Allison Gardner, Programme Director

The AIFY/AIDP is an intensive foundation course that runs from April to September which will enable you to commence your degree at Keele University in October. There is plenty of information in the links below but I am also happy for you to contact me for further information and guidance. The course is challenging but you will have plenty of support from your personal tutor (me!) and our excellent course tutors.

I look forward to hearing from you.

About the Course

The AIFY/AIDP is an intensive course and so is taught in small numbers in order to ensure you achieve the support you need. You will have support for English Language, either Foundation English or English for Academic Purposes, and also study a British Culture module, which should be fun. You will develop your Academic Development and Communication Skills in order to help you adapt to studying in a UK university setting. Therefore, by the end of the course it is expected that you will be a well-rounded academic student with a high level of core skills as well as enhanced subject specific knowledge for your chosen degrees.

As the course is intensive you will need to be very organised to meet the assignment deadlines and be able to study for your exams. You will have a personal tutor available to guide you through this process. As well as the Foundation Year Centre there are many support staff available, especially the International Student Support and the Language Learning Unit teams, who are there to offer you help and guidance.

Although you will be studying the majority of the course over the summer months, when the campus is quiet as the main student body is away, you will not be the only students present. There are pre-sessional English students on campus, as well as post-graduate students. There will be a number of social and cultural visits arranged over the time of your course in order to help you mix with the other students and experience a little more of the UK. So despite the AIFY being very work-focussed you will have time to enjoy yourself too!

Female student with trees in the background Prospective Students

These pages provide the information you need to help you decide whether to study at Keele and guide you through the application process.

Information for Prospective Students

Male student and background of trees New and Current Students

If you have been made an offer of a place at Keele University or you are already a current student then you can find out more information here.

Information for New and Current Students