Diploma in Foundation Studies (Pre-Third Level)

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Duration: 1 Year Full-time
Level: 6
Credit: 30 ECTS
Start Date: To Be Confirmed

Diploma in Foundation Studies (Pre-Third Level)

This programme is suitable for applicants who have completed secondary school education in their home country. The Diploma in Foundation Studies (Pre-Third Level) provides academic preparation for first year undergraduate entry and ensures that the participants meet the minimum English language requirement for their chosen degree programme. The programme combines academic study, intensive English language preparation, study skills and cultural orientation. 

Core Module:

English for Academic Purposes (EAP)

Elective Academic Modules:

There are two pathways:
Science & Engineering  (Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Basic and Advanced Mathematics)
Business & Humanities (Economics, Mathematics, Philosophy, Sociology, Politics)

What are the entry requirements?

English language entry requirements: IELTS 5.0 or equivalent. Students with less can enrol on an English Language programme at St. Angela’s College prior to Diploma commencement. 
Age 17 years and above.
Academic entry requirements: Completion of high school education with good grades in students’ home countries 

Who is the course accredited through?

The National University of Ireland, Galway will award participants who successfully complete the course a Diploma in Foundation Studies (Pre-Third Level) (30 ECTS).  

How is the course assessed?

Students’ academic progress is measured through a process of written and oral continuous assessments and examination 

What are the attendance requirements for the course?

The Diploma in Foundation Studies (Pre-Third Level) runs over one calendar year full-time   It is mandatory for students to attend College for a minimum of 15 hours per week. Students must fulfil the VISA requirements of 85% attendance on the course.  This will be monitored by the course director.

How do I apply for the course? 

Please complete our online application below or contact Dr. Maria Gallo at info@cll.ie

What are the course fees?

€7, 950.00
Fees exclude: Accommodation, medical insurance, transfers, course books, examination fees

When is the next intake?

To Be Confirmed

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