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Most University of Reading degree programmes are available to you through the International Foundation Programme (IFP). For students entering the Programme in January, a more limited range of degree programmes is available, details of which can be found here on our IFP Programme options page.

The following list shows popular University of Reading degree programmes and indicates which IFP modules are specified as compulsory for these degrees. Where it states 'None', students are free to choose the modules they wish to study.

Students will choose other modules as well, according to their interests along with Academic Skills, and where required, Academic English, in accordance with the programme requirements here on the IFP Programme details page. Advice on selecting modules will be given during induction. The codes for the specified modules are:

  • IF0IBM: Introduction to Business and Management
  • IF0CMA: Core Mathematics
  • IF0QM: Quantitative Methods
  • IF0SDS: Foundation Statistics and Data Science
  • FA0AR1: Art for Architecture
  • MA0FM: Further Mathematics
  • MA0PH: Physics
  • LW0LA1: Introduction to Foundations of Law
  • LW0LA2: Further Foundations of Law
  • CH0CHE: Chemistry
  • BI0BF1: Foundation Programme: Biology
  • PY0PYB: Psychology and the Body
  • PY0PSR: Psychology and Research Methods
  • IF0EC1: Foundation Economics - Microeconomics
  • IF0EC2: Foundation Economics - Macroeconomics

View all our undergraduate degrees on our study and life pages.

 

School of the Built Environment: (School of Architecture and School of Construction Management and Engineering)

Programme Specified modules   Progression requirement above threshold
  • BSc Architecture*

*A successful supplementary application and assessment are also required for BSc Architecture due to external accreditation requirements.

  •  FAOR1
  • at least 60% in 80 credits of subject modules including any specified modules requiring 60%
  • no more than 40 credits of these modules with a mark below 35%
  • at least 40% in each of the remaining modules
  • Eng Architectural Engineering
  • MEng Architectural Engineering

 

  • IF0MA
  • IF0QM
  • MA0FM
  • MA0PH
  • at least 40% in each module
  • no more than 40 credits of these modules with a mark below 35%
  • at least 40% in each module
  • BSc Construction Management
  • BSc Construction Management and Surveying
  • BSc Quantity Surveying
  • BSc Building Surveying

 

  •  None
  • an overall average of at least 40% overall credit modules taken in part 0
  • no more than 40 credits of these modules with a mark below 35%
  • at least 40% in the Academic Skills module and any specified

 

School of Law

The Law module LA0LAW is specified for students on the September IFP and those taking LLB Law with International Foundation Year.

For students on the January Start IFP and the Online IFP, the LA0LAW module is not available, but students can still progress to the LLB Law degree following successful completion of these programmes.

Programme Specified modules Progression requirement above the threshold
  • LLB Law

LW0LA1

LW0LA2

  • at least 60% in 80 credits of subject modules including any specified modules requiring 60%
  • at least 60% in two 40-credit modules, including any specified modules but not including IF0IE1
  • at least 40% in each of the remaining modules

 

School of Philosophy, Politics and Economics

Note: From September 2022, BA Economics is only available on the IFP as the four-year integrated degree BA Economics with International Foundation Year.

Programme Specified modules Progression requirement above threshold
  • BA Economics
  • BA Philosophy, Politics and Economics
  • BA International Relations and Economics
  • BA Politics and Economics
  • BA Politics and International Relations

None

  • at least 55% in each of two 40 credit modules, including any specified modules
  • an average of at least 40% in the remaining two modules
  • at least 40% in the Academic Skills module no module mark below 35%.
  • BSc Economics
  • BSc Mathematics and Economics

IF0CMA

IF0QM

  • at least 55% in each of two 40 credit modules, including any specified modules
  • an average of at least 40% in the remaining two modules
  • at least 40% in the Academic Skills module no module mark below 35%.
  • BSc Economics and Finance

IF0CMA

IF0QM

  • an overall average of at least 60% over all credit modules taken in part 0
  • at least 70% in the EC0MEB module
  • at least 60% in a second 40- credit module, including any specified module, but not including IF0IE1
  • no module mark below 40%.

 

School of Chemistry, Food and Pharmacy

Programme Specified modules   Progression requirement above threshold
  • BSc Chemistry
  • BSc Chemistry with Cosmetic Science
  • BSc Pharmaceutical Chemistry
  • MChem Chemistry (four years)

CH0CHE

  • at least 55% in each of two 40 credit modules, including any specified modules
  • an average of at least 40% in the remaining two modules
  • at least 40% in the Academic Skills module
  • no module mark below 35%.
  • MPharm Pharmacy

Satisfactory performance at interview may also be required.

CHOCHE  
  • an overall average of at least 60% overall credit modules
  • at least 60% in two 40 credit modules, including any specified modules but not including IF0IE1
  • no module mark below 40%.
  • BSc Pharmacology (with a year in industry)

    Satisfactory performance at a competencies and values-based interview is also required.

Students who do not meet the required criteria at interview but who achieve the Progression requirement above the threshold may be offered an alternative place in the BSc Pharmacology programme.

CH0CHE

  • an overall average of at least 60% overall credit modules
  • at least 60% in two 40 credit modules, including any specified modules but not including IF0IE1
  • no module mark below 40%.
  • BSc Food Science
  • BSc Food Science with Business
  • BSc Food Technology with Bioprocessing
  • BSc Nutrition BSc Nutrition with Food Consumer Sciences
  • BSc Nutrition and Food Science

IF0CMA

IF0QM

And CH0CHE or BI0BF1

  • at least 55% in each of two 40 credit modules, including any specified modules
  • an average of at least 40% in the remaining two modules
  • at least 40% in the Academic Skills module
  • no module mark below 35%.

School of Psychology and Clinical Language Science

Programme Specified modules Progression requirement above threshold
  • BSc Psychology
  • BSc Psychology and Language Sciences
  • BSc Psychology with Neuroscience
  • BA Psychology and Philosophy

PY0PYB

PY0PSR

  • at least 55% in each of two 40 credit modules, including any specified modules
  • an average of at least 40% in the remaining two modules
  • at least 40% in the Academic Skills module
  • no module mark below 35%.
  • MSci Speech and Language Therapy (four years)

    Acceptance onto this degree requires successful completion of additional selection criteria including an interview and/ or a written assessment.

    Students who do not meet the required criteria but who achieve the Progression requirement above the threshold may be offered an alternative place in the BSc Language Science and Psychology.

BI0BF1

  • an overall average of at least 60% over all credit modules taken in part 0
  • at least 70% in the BI0BIO module
  • at least 60% in a second 40- credit module, including any specified module, but not including IF0IE
  • no module mark below 40%.

 

School of Biological Sciences

Programme  Specified modules Progression requirement above threshold 
  • BSc Biomedical Engineering
  • BEng Biomedical Engineering

BI0BF1

  • at least 55% in each of two 40 credit modules, including any specified modules
  • an average of at least 40% in the remaining two modules
  • at least 40% in the Academic Skills module
  • no module mark below 35%.
  • BSc Biochemistry
  • BSc Biological Sciences
  • BSc Biomedical Sciences
  • BSc Ecology and Wildlife Conservation
  • BSc Microbiology
  • BSc Zoology

BI0BIO

  • at least 55% in each of two 40 credit modules, including any specified modules
  • an average of at least 40% in the remaining two modules
  • at least 40% in the Academic Skills module
  • no module mark below 35%.

School of Agriculture, Policy and Development

Programme  Specified modules Progression requirement above threshold
  • BSc Agriculture

BI0BF1

  • at least 55% in each of two 40 credit modules, including any specified modules
  • an average of at least 40% in the remaining two modules
  • at least 40% in the Academic Skills module
  • no module mark below 35%.
  • BSc Agricultural Business Management
  • BSc Animal Science
  • BSc Environmental Management and Sustainability
  • BSc International Development
  • BSc Consumer Behaviour and Marketing
  • BSc Food Business and Marketing Economics

None

  • at least 55% in each of two 40 credit modules, including any specified modules
  • an average of at least 40% in the remaining two modules
  • at least 40% in the Academic Skills module
  • no module mark below 35%

 

School of Archaeology, Geography and Environmental Science

Programme  Specified modules Progression requirement above threshold
  • BSc Ecology and Wildlife Conservation
  • BSc Environmental Science
  • BSc Geography (Human)
  • BSc Geography (Physical)
  • BSc Geography and Economics
  • BA Archaeology
  • BA Museum Studies and Archaeology
  • BA Archaeology and Anthropology
 
  • at least 55% in each of two 40 credit modules, including any specified modules
  • an average of at least 40% in the remaining two modules
  • at least 40% in the Academic Skills module
  • no module mark below 35%.

School of Mathematical, Physical and Computational Sciences

Programme Specified modules   Progression requirement above threshold
  • BSc Computer Science
  • IF0CMA
  • IF0QM


  • an overall average of at least 40% over all credit modules taken in part 0
  • no more than 40 credits of these modules with a mark below 35%
  • at least 40% in the Academic Skills module and any specified.
  • BSc Mathematics
  • BSc Mathematics with Computer Science
  • BSc Mathematics and Economics
  • BSc Mathematics with Finance and Investment Banking
  • BSc Mathematics and Meteorology
  • BSc Meteorology and Climate
  • IF0FM1
  • MA0FMP
  • at least 55% in each of two 40 credit modules, including any specified modules
  • an average of at least 40% in the remaining two modules
  • at least 40% in the Academic Skills module
  • no module mark below 35%.

 

Institute of Education

Programme  Specified modules  Progression requirement above threshold
  • BA Education Studies
 
  • at least 55% in each of two 40 credit modules, including any specified modules
  • an average of at least 40% in the remaining two modules
  • at least 40% in the Academic Skills module
  • no module mark below 35%.

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IFP programme options

You can choose a four-year degree with an integrated International Foundation Year, a standard one-year International Foundation Programme (IFP) or study through our University-based partnership with ONCAMPUS Reading (UFP).

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IFP English language requirements

Your English language entry requirements depend on which IFP programme you choose.

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IFP scholarships

As well as country-specific scholarships, we also offer an IFP Ambassador Scholarship where students create content and share their experiences about the IFP.