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Foundation Programmes

International Foundation Programmes (IFP) at QMUL provide a clear route to undergraduate study in the faculties of Humanities and Social Sciences, and Science and Engineering. Queen Mary IFPs offer a unique student experience : excellent standards in teaching and learning, a truly diverse international cohort, and life as a member of a Russell Group university with a calm campus in the exciting and dynamic heart of London.   

Queen Mary University of London offers the following foundation programmes:

International Science and Engineering Foundation Programme 

Our International Science Foundation Programme (ISEF) for international students enables you to develop the knowledge, communication skills, and academic skills to succeed on your future undergraduate programme.  Both our 4-year programme and 1-year programme include our highly successful Language Centre modules English Language 1 and Communication in Science and Technology. 

International Foundation Programme in Business and Management

A unique foundation programme that is perfect for you if you wish to study in the School of Business Management at QMUL.   Progress to world class degrees in Business Management, Marketing, and Accounting. 

International Foundation Programme in Humanities and Social Sciences

An excellent flexible foundation if you want to broaden your horizons before choosing a degree subject. 

Progress to any degree in the faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, or specialise with one of our widely-respected pathways:

  • IFP for Economics and Finance

  • IFP for Film

  • IFP for History

  • IFP for Human Geography

  • IFP for Languages and Literature

  • IFP for Law

  • IFP for Liberal Arts

  • IFP for Politics and International Relations







Accommodation Deadline Approaching

Updated 11th July 2017 by Mark

The deadline for 2017-18 IFP students wishing to apply to QMUL accommodation is the 31st of July.  QMUL offers IFP students a unique experience, as we are the only Russell Group university with a genuine campus in London.  With a room on the same site as your classrooms and lecture theatres, and all of the facilities available to you as a QM student, you get the chance to live in a safe, friendly, and convenient location while all the excitement of London surrounds you! 

You can take a virtual tour of Queen Mary accommodation here; please note that not all residences are on campus (some are a very short walk away) but we do ask for as many of our students to be placed within the student village as possible.  

To be eligible to apply, you just need to have accepted your offer (even if it’s conditional and you still need to provide more documents), after which you will receive an email from our accommodation office inviting you to start your application (see here for more details).

English Language Entry Requirements

All Foundation Programme students must meet Queen Mary's English language requirements. You must give evidence of your English language ability by producing an English language test score.

Students requiring a Tier 4 visa will need to take a Secure English Language Test (SELT)

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