The Psychology International Foundation Programme (IFP) is a combination of English language and science-based modules.

It is a nine-month programme designed for students who want to progress into undergraduate study at  the School of Psychology at Cardiff University.

Course content

On the foundation programme you will study a mix of academic modules and English language modules, obtaining a total of 120 credits.

  • Foundations of Psychology
  • The Way the Body Works
  • Genetics, Evolution and Diversity

And three other modules.

  • English Language and Study Skills (10 credits)
  • Further English Language and Study Skills (10 credits)
  • English for Academic Purposes (20 credits)
  • English Orientation Health and Life Sciences (10 credits)
  • Advanced English (10 credits)

Teaching, learning and assessment

We employ a variety of teaching methods, all selected to deliver the tuition you need in the best possible way.


Students who obtain a  minimum overall average of 60% with no modules below 50% and at least 60% in all English language modules can automatically progress into our School of Psychology.