School of Social Sciences
The Undergraduate and Postgraduate Foundation
Programmes are designed to provide students with the academic language,
behaviour and skills required to be able to pursue further studies in Higher
Undergraduate Foundation Programme is a one or two-year programme that prepares
students to successfully complete an undergraduate degree in either the social
sciences or natural sciences at UKH.
There are two tiers to the programme: one at an
elementary level (A2 on the Common European Framework of Reference), which is
then followed by a pre-intermediate level (B1 level). The B1 level programme
includes exam preparation for the Pearson Test of English (Academic) and maths
modules. Each programme is full time and lasts for 28 weeks.
The teaching material covers both the social
sciences and natural sciences in order to give students a broader exposure to
academic material and prepare them for the PTE, which is part of the
university's undergraduate admissions requirements.
Each programme covers academic reading, academic
writing and academic listening and speaking. The higher level B1 programme also
includes PTE preparation modules and maths.
The aim of these modules is to prepare students
for taking the Pearson Test of English (Academic) at the end of semester 2 of
the B1 programme. The course will prepare students through familiarisation with
task types, teaching test strategies, encouraging vocabulary expansion and
provision of multiple practice activities with feedback.
As well as developing
students' language competencies, the Foundation Programme also targets other
essential skills and behaviour. These include collaboration skills,
communication skills, creativity, critical thinking, problem solving, time
management and study skills.
coursework, quizzes, presentations and final exams. At the end of the B1
programme, students will need to take a PTE (Academic) exam and achieve the
minimum score required for entry into their chosen programme. Students who do
not achieve the required minimum language score will not be able to progress into
an undergraduate programme.
1. Minimum high school score of 70%.
2. English language test (administered by the UKH
English Language Centre; a level of A2 is required for admission)
Applicants dismissed for
any reason from any university, school or college will not be considered.
Please note that acceptance into the foundation programme does not guarantee
entrance into the undergraduate programme.
$1000 per academic year.