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International Foundation Programme


CIRP International Foundation program provides the opportunity for enthusiastic students to start their bachelors degrees taking an expedient, economical and a recognized path within a period of one year.

This program prepares students to obtain the essential knowledge and skills required to face the challenges and be successful in their degree programs. CIRP Foundation offers a range of electives that would shape your foundation to take up bachelor’s degrees in almost all fields of study such as Social sciences, Business, Arts and biological sciences.

This foundation program is a one-year introductory course to a multi-year degree that the students are planning to follow. The subjects taught in this program, aim to give school leavers a basic introduction to the secondary higher education subject areas and provides a beneficial platforms for students who are interested in completing their education faster to pursue a career.

Upon completion of the program students are eligible to continue their studies at CIRP, progressing in to the Bachelors degree programs offered at CIRP and also transfer the partner universities in UK and Australia through the progression agreements.

Programme Structure


OfQual/RQF Level

RQF Credits



Scheduled Intake

Delivery & Assessment

Mode of Assessment


Awarding Body


International Foundation Programme

Level 3


Full Time - 1 Year

Full Time (Monday/Wednesday/Friday)

February & September

Module Based

Written Examinations + Coursework

On Campus


TVEC, MQA , ABE* (*Only Business stream)

Module Structure

Compulsory Modules

Module Name
Academic Writing

Elective Modules*

Module Name
Life Sciences
Social Sciences
Business Essentials
IT for Undergraduates
Fundamentals of Hospitality
Physical Sciences
Art & Design
Performing Arts

*A Student shall select 02 electives from the list given above

Entry Criteria

Traditional Entry Criteria

Passed 5 subjects in credits at O/L including Maths and English. If not should face to the placement test.

Individuals who do not possess the above entry qualifications but have other forms of prior learning and/or work experience may apply under non traditional entry routes. Such requests will be evaluated on case by case basis.

Language Proficiency

A very good command of English Language in reading, writing and speaking is required to successfully complete this program.

Students whose medium of primary and secondary education is not English, should either obtain an IELTS Score of 6.00 or any other proof of proficiency of English Language acceptable to the academic board

Admission Process

All candidates are selected through an interview


Could I continue to study at CIRP after the foundation?

Yes, once you complete the foundation program you could enter a range of BSc degrees offered by CIRP or you can pursue full or part of your BSc degree at one of our partner universities overseas.

Could I continue my studies in a different field apart from Psychology?

Yes, Based on the combination of modules you select you are eligible to enter a range of degrees in Business, Arts, Social sciences and Biological sciences.

How often would I have to attend classes?

You have to attend classes on three days of the week to 3-4 hours of lectures per day. Classes are conducted between 9 A.M to 4 P.M

How is teaching done for this program?

Each module consists of around 15 sessions of direct teaching that covers the learning objectives and small group discussions and tutorials to support students.

How are the students assessed?

Students are assessed through a combination of a module based courseworks and semester exams.

How many modules are delivered in a semester?

4 modules are taught simultaneously during each semester.

What learning materials and resources do I have access to?

All your lecture slides could be downloaded from the Student portal and a range of e books, journals, articles and research papers are available through CIRP Online resources. You could also refer or borrow books from CIRP library, which is open from 8.00 a.m. – 8.00 p.m. on all 7 days.