Glyndwr University

International Foundation Year

Why choose this course?

Wrexham Glyndŵr is excited to be working with the highly regarded independent education provider, Malvern International, to deliver a range of pre-degree pathway courses for international students. The courses will develop your academic knowledge through degree related module and English language skills to prepare you for university-level study.

• Improve your English language fluency and upgrade your academic skills in preparation for study on an undergraduate degree course.
• Become a full Wrexham Glyndwr University with combined CAS course option.
• Network with other students from across the UK and world, and use some Wrexham Glyndŵr University’s range of facilities.
• Experience a taste of student life at Wrexham Glyndŵr University before officially starting your degree course in September, whilst enjoying the benefits of full-student membership with access to all of the excellent University facilities and services.

Entry Requirements

The programmes are aimed at international applicants who will have completed:

For Foundation Year Only:
IFY standard (31 learning weeks):
UKVI IELTS with an overall score of 4.5 with no subtest below 4.5.

IFY Fast Track (24 learning weeks):
UKVI IELTS with an overall score of 5.0 with no subtest below 4.5.

For Foundation + Degree:
IFY standard (31 learning weeks):
Academic IELTS with an overall score of 5.5 and no subtest below 5.5.

IFY Fast Track (24 learning weeks):
Academic IELTS with an overall score of 5.5 and no subtest below 5.5


6.0 (with no individual skill score below 5.5)

Career Prospects

Successful completion of the International Foundation Year will guarantee entry onto one of the following programmes within the chosen pathway:

International Foundation Year (Business)

BA (Hons)

  • Accounting & Finance Management
  • Business & Management
  • Hospitality, Tourism and Event Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Marketing and Business

International Foundation Year (Art and Design)

BA (Hons)

  • Children's Books
  • Animation
  • Applied Art
  • Comics
  • Fine Art
  • Game Art
  • Graphic Design
  • Illustration
  • Photography and Film
  • Visual Effects

International Foundation Year (Media and Creative Technology)

BSc (Hons)

  • Music and Sound Technology
  • Professional Sound & Video
  • Television Production & Technology

BA (Hons)

  • Media Production
  • Performing Arts 

International Foundation Year (Computing)

BSc (Hons)

  • Computer Game Design and Enterprise
  • Computer Game Development
  • Computer Networks and Security
  • Computer Science
  • Computing
  • Cyber Security

International Foundation Year (Engineering)

BEng (Hons)

  • Aeronautical and Mechanical Engineering
  • Automotive Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Renewable and Sustainable Engineering

Course Details

Students will spend the first semester of the course rapidly improving their English, whilst learning about British culture and acquiring the academic skills appropriate for undergraduate study at a British university.

In the second semester, students will undertake modules more subject-specific to their chosen pathway. This will give them a unique opportunity to further develop their English with native-speaking British students, whilst continuing their English language module in addition to three other modules – all of which are completed by the end of the second semester.

• English for IFY 1 (standard) or English for IFY 2 (fast track)
• Integrated Skills for Undergraduate Studies
• Creative Processes and Progression Project (pathway Art & Design)
• Media Culture and Personal Project (pathway Media & Creative Technology)
• Fundamentals of Finance and Introduction to Marketing (pathway Business)
• Computing Mathematics and Developments in Technology (pathway Computing)
• Mechanical Science and Electrical and Electronic Science (pathway Engineering

*The information’s are correct at the time of publishing, however it may change if university makes any changes after we have published the information. While we try our best to provide correct information, It is advisable to call us or visit university website for up to date information.

Are you ready to start building your future?

Contact our admission counseller and get a free consultation.