The International Foundation Programme (IFP) is a great way to progress onto an undergraduate degree in the UK, and with so many options at Roehampton, what will you choose?

If you study the IFP, you will have 2 or 3 terms building up your English language skills as well as your academic competence and subject knowledge.

Your choice of course at the University of Roehampton depends on which IFP module combinations you study:

  • If you wish to progress onto a Accounting, Business, Computing, Humanities, Law, Sports and Arts course, you will study Business Innovation & Humanities and Social Science in Action modules
  • If you wish to progress onto a Science and Nursing course, your option modules will be Life Science in Action & Scientific Thinking
  • If you wish to progress onto a psychology course, you will study Scientific Thinking & Humanities in Social Science

Business degrees

If you have chosen the business pathway, you will be pleased to hear that there are no additional entry requirements for any of the business courses – all you need is the successful completion of your IFP.

The Roehampton Business School has a ‘business ready’ approach that aims to produce graduates who will excel in a business environment. The courses offered aim to give students the knowledge and critical insight to make informed decisions, solve business problems ethically and become the kind of graduates who can add value to organisations and society.

Every course includes a career mentoring scheme, an extensive range of employability events, the student-led Business Society and the opportunity to forge links with employers such as Marks and Spencer, Haymarket Media Ltd, Santander, SABMiller and KPMG.

Courses include an ACCA accredited Accounting degree and a range of Business Management pathways to International Business and Marketing.

Arts, Education, Science, Computing and Social Science degrees

The University of Roehampton has an exciting range of undergraduate degrees, from Digital Media and Early Childhood Studies to Computer Science and Psychology. The vast majority of these courses only require you to successfully complete your IFP to join.


The University of Roehampton is ranked number 1 for dance research in the UK (Research Excellence Framework 2014) and has a global reputation, meaning that graduates leave with excellent career prospects, so if you want a career in dance, this is a great place to start.

However, if applying to dance courses, there may be an additional requirement to attend a dance audition.

Drama, Theatre and Performance

The theatre department at University of Roehampton offers courses that combine practical, theoretical and historical approaches to the subject, brought to life through our close connections with the London theatre and performance scene. The below courses work well for anyone interested in a career in the theatre, either on or offstage.


The School of Education is well known for both its brilliant teach teaching and high quality research. It is one of the principal teacher training providers in the UK and you can study courses such as Early Childhood Studies and Sport Coaching.

English and Creative Writing

The Department of English and Creative Writing takes into account the latest techniques and ideas as well as the great traditions of the subject to produce graduates who can work in a multitude of different areas including publishing, marketing and media.

They even have their own in-house publishing imprint and partnerships that include Wimbledon Bookfest and have worked with internationally acclaimed writers.


The Humanities Department is home to several different subjects, all concerning the meaning of human society, both past and present, at home and internationally. If you long to understand the mysteries of civilisation or perhaps take up a career in politics or a historical field, these are the courses for you.

Most excitingly, as part of your studies, you will be able to experience work placement, study abroad, and field trips to Rome and Berlin. The aim is to give students real, life-changing experiences.

Life Sciences

There are four main areas of study in the Department of Life Sciences: anthropology, ecology, health sciences, and sport and exercise science. Whether you want to gain an insight into humanity, conserve animal diversity, improve our overall health by studying disease or nutrition, or optimise an athlete’s sport performance, these are ideal programmes for you.

Media, Culture and Language

These courses are particularly career-focused, designed to give you the best start in the creative and media industries. You will meet inspiring academics and leading professional experts that will enable you to develop the skills for a successful career in the creative industries.

Courses range from Digital Media and Journalism to Photography and Film.

Social Sciences

Want to be a global citizen and effect change? The Department of Social Sciences allows you to learn with leading researchers and experts in sociology, criminology, human rights and law.


The Department of Psychology offers courses that give students a strong scientific understanding of the mind, brain, and human behaviour – ideal for anyone looking to begin a career in mental health.

As you can see, there are a range of options for you to pursue your passions at the University of Roehampton. Please visit the International Foundation Programme for more details and to view the progression degrees available.

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