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Richmond Foundation Year

Students come to Richmond University from many countries and backgrounds. Sometimes, students need extra preparation with academic English language, academic orientation, study skills or subject knowledge before they are ready to join our BA programs. The Richmond Foundation Year is designed to meet these needs.

The great thing about coming to Richmond is that this support continues once students have progressed to our BA, with students able to take further courses in academic English, writing and research.

Motivated students from whatever background who do not yet reach our required entry standards for High School Diploma, A levels or international qualifications. For students requiring additional academic English language support will study for 3 semesters (of which the first semster will be on the EAP program.)

This is a one-year program spread over 3 semesters (Fall, Spring and Summer) and is designed to help you prepare for entry onto a Richmond BA program.

Admission requirements

On individual application, in general well-motivated students who have studied for High School Diploma, A levels, IB or international equivalents but who have not achieved the required grades for immediate entry to the Richmond BA program.

English language requirement:

Students not from majority English-speaking countries must have a minimum of IELTS 5.0 in each element (or equivalent) on entry. Applicants with an IELTS of below 5.5 in each element will usually need to spend their first semester on our English for Academic Purposes Program (EAP) to enhance their academic language and skills.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.


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Program content

With guidance from their personal Academic Advisor, students will typically take courses from among the following:

  • English for Academic Purposes
  • Principles of Academic Writing
  • Foundations of Academic Research
  • Fundamentals of Mathematics

Plus courses from the Liberal Arts core curriculum selected from the students intended undergraduate degree

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Richmond, The American International University in London

Richmond, The American International University in London

At Richmond, The American University in London we offer a Liberal Arts education renowned for its flexibility and broad-based curriculum. We have campuses in two of London’s premier area – Richmond and Kensington, where we also offer accommodation. Our liberal...


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Richmond, The American International University in London

Richmond Hill Campus
Queen’s Road
TW10 6JP London
United Kingdom

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www.richmond.ac.uk

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