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    International Foundation Programme

    The International Foundation Programme (IFP) aims to build students’ confidence and provide them with the necessary transferable skills needed to progress onto an undergraduate degree.

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    • Why Study the International Foundation Programme?

      The IFP is a well-chosen decision for students who do not have the required UCAS points to start their undergraduate degree and who want to strengthen their personal and academic skills. The IFP is also a well-chosen decision for students who are not sure if their considered undergraduate degree is the right choice and would like to familiarise themselves the UK degree level study and the Middlesex University Mauritius programmes of study.  During the course students will be introduced to a range of subjects taught on our undergraduate programmes, as well as being offered individual support in choosing and applying for the degree they wish to study. It also enables students to settle into student life at Middlesex University Mauritius. A well-established preparatory course, embracing a multicultural perspective it seeks to equip every student with essential skills to succeed at tertiary education. The programme builds students’ confidence, offers close supervision and provide tailored guidance throughout the course to ensure academic progress.

    • The programme aims to:

      • Prepare students for level 4 undergraduate study in university
      • Introduce international students to the culture of higher education and university life
      • Provide students with knowledge and understanding of basic, academic literacy and problem solving skills, as well as key discipline-specific foundational knowledge
      • Provide a structured framework to support students to become self-directed learners in acquiring a range of transferable skills for undergraduate study

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      Successful completion of this programme provides progression to a range of degree programmes at all Middlesex campuses.

    • Programme Content and progression routes

      • Science & Technology: Computer Science
        Programme Content
        • Academic Skills and Writing
        • Foundation Mathematics (Science & Technology)
        • Foundations of Computing and Technology
        • Computing and Digital Technology [Engineering/ Computing]
        Upon success completion of the IFP, student can progress to the following programmes :
        • BSc (Hons) Computer Networks & Security
        • BSc (Hons) Computer Science (Systems Engineering)
        • BSc (Hons) Cyber Security and Digital Forensics
        • BSc (Hons) Information Technology
      • Science & Technology: Psychology
        Programme Content
        • Academic Skills and Writing
        • Fundamentals of Business Mathematics
        • Foundations of Social Science
        • Literature for Social Sciences and the Law or Introduction to Business
        Upon success completion of the IFP, student can progress to the following programmes :
        • BSc (Hons) Psychology with Counselling Skills
      • Business & Law: Accounting & Finance, Management and Marketing
        Programme Content
        • Academic Skills and Writing
        • Fundamentals of Business Mathematics
        • Foundations of Business
        • Introduction to Business
        Upon success completion of the IFP, student can progress to the following programmes :
        • BA (Hons) Business Management
        • BA (Hons) Business Management (Finance)
        • BA (Hons) Business Management (Project Management)
        • BA (Hons) Business Management (Innovation and Entrepreneurship)
        • BA (Hons) Business Management (Supply Chain and Logistics)
        • BA (Hons) Business Management (Human Resource Management)
        • BA (Hons) Business Management (Marketing)
        • BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance
      • Business & Law: Law
        Programme Content
        • Academic Skills and Writing
        • Foundation Mathematics (Law)
        • Foundations of Social Science
        • Literature for Social Sciences and the Law
        Upon success completion of the IFP, student can progress to the following programmes :
        • BA Law

    About the MDX Mauritius Campus

    Our new campus demonstrates what can be achieved when all stakeholders share a clear vision. The concept was developed by a London architect, Graham Wilson, who also is credited for developing many of Middlesex buildings in Hendon.

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    Fees and Funding

    Course fees are subject to annual inflation. An international Admin Fee is also applicable for international students. For more details, see link to respective fees and payment plans below.

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    • Teaching/learning methods

      Students gain knowledge and understanding, and learn cognitive skills through:

      Interactive lectures, supervised laboratories and workshops, online activities and tests, guided research, individual and group projects and reflection.

      Students are encouraged to actively participate in all sessions and a good attendance is compulsory

      Assessment methods

      Students’ knowledge and understanding is assessed by

      • Individual Report
      • Essay
      • Individual test
      • Group presentation
      • Learning logs with reflection
      • Presentation
      • Demonstrations
      • Creative portfolio

      Academic Support

      You will have access to academic support services that you assist you in the following areas;

      • Study Skills, including academic writing, reading and numeracy skills.
      • Employability, with workshops and tutorials on CV writing, interview and presentation skills.
      • Library Support, including sessions on finding, and choosing the right resources and software and tutorials on referencing and plagiarism.
      • Your Module coordinator will assist you if you experience difficulties with your studies.

      More information on how to access these services would be provided to you at your induction.

    • Entry requirements

      Middlesex University Mauritius’s admissions policies are based on the principle of wider participation. Everyone should have the opportunity to pursue a university degree. Middlesex does not discriminate based on race, colour, national or ethnic origin in admitting students to its programmes.

      All students who are interested in a programme of study at Middlesex University Mauritius are required to meet our academic requirements and English language requirements.

      Academic Requirements

      There are assignments for each module. In order to successfully complete the IFP students must achieve a minimum pass in all 9 assignments.

      English Language requirements

      A minimum language level of IELTS (UKVI-IELTS for UK) of 5.5 (Minimum of IELTS 5.0 in each component), GCSE English C, or equivalent.

      For admissions related enquiries, kindly contact our admissions team on +230 4036400, alternatively you can email on

    Support for learning

    As a Foundation Year student, you will take part in an Induction programme and are introduced to the teaching team, support services, university resources including e-learning, librarians etc. You will also get to know your peers by taking part in team building exercises and practical demonstrations based on different subject areas.

    The Mauritius Campus has a dedicated Wellbeing Cluster which comprises of a Learning Enhancement Team; a Mental Wellbeing Service; Sports and Activities teams to ensure a balanced student life. IFP students also benefit from workshops and interventions to empower them to learn and live optimally. Academic support is provided through the SLA (Student Learning Assistants) scheme and students with learning disabilities or those who require dedicated pastoral support are referred to the Academic Registry to consider the best individualised support mechanism. It is a campus priority to work across all departments to facilitate student transition to learning at university level and ensuring academic success of our foundation year students.

    The programme aims to engage you in all aspects of your learning. You are required to have a good attendance record; and are encouraged to actively participate in taught sessions either individually, with your peers or collaboratively in small groups.

    Your learning is supported by technology and through MyUnihub you will have flexible access to many learning materials; assessment information; online tests and quizzes; student records; Library resources and other University services.

    How can the International Foundation Programme support your career?

    The world has become globally interconnected. Different skills and abilities are valued today: productivity, curiosity and resilience. It is the international experience which is likely to develop these skills in students. The International Foundation Programme prides itself in being the most culturally diverse and increasingly popular programme at Middlesex University Mauritius. It is not unusual to be sharing a classroom with students from Brazil, Italy, Germany, Norway, Zambia, Seychelles, India, Tanzania, Nigeria, Madagascar to name but a few. Learning in a multicultural classroom prepares students to become global citizens prepared for international career opportunities and differing worldviews.

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    The international foundation programme has been an excellent journey to strengthen my academic skill set and also it has been a great experience.

    Kushal Sreekeessoon, IFP - Class of 2019

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