International Foundation Programme
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Studynet Group IFP (International Foundation Programme) is one year academic study programme taught in Baku centre of Studynet Group Azerbaijan. This International Foundation Programme is designed to give the student academic and English Language skills to enter an undergraduate degree level.
Studynet Group International Foundation is for:
- Students who needs to do an extra one year course in order to be able to apply undergraduate degree level.
- Students with all necessary academic qualifications who need to progress their English languages skills and study skills in preparation for an undergraduate level.
Entry Requirements for students from Azerbaijan
- Certificate of Secondary Education (Attestat) Average score 4.2
- Proof of completion of nine years school (Sehadatname) Average score 4.2
English Language Entry Requirement
- TOEFL IBT: 68 (with the following minimum sub scores: Reading 08, Writing 17Speaking 19, Listening 13)
- IELTS: 5.5 (with a minimum of 4.0 in each sub score): Academic IELTS examination, IELTS exam as a proof of English Language level.
Academic English Test
Students need to pass Studynet Group English test with Intermediate – Upper-intermediate level to be able to start Pre-IFP/IFP course. If student does not have any official academic English test, then student will need to take the test during the academic year of Foundation to be able to graduate and get certificate of IFP.
Students do not meeting English language requirement can apply to pre-IFP course before the start of IFP course.
Teaching and Learning Methods
IFP course use many teaching methods all methods trying to deliver the best education to our students.
Lectures are classes given to large group of students. These lectures allow students to gain a comprehensive knowledge in the chosen IFP route. Lecturers make use of range of resources and facilities to our students. Additionally, during lectures we give students written materials (handouts) containing the material about the lectures, information about exams and essays and multi-media presentation.
These are smaller discussion groups of three to ten students let by tutors. Lecturer discuss issues and any questions after the lectures and this is good opportunity for students to fully understand the subjects.
Tutorial is a meeting with tutor that our students meet their tutor for any questions that left during the lectures and seminars. Also during tutorials students can discuss the progress of project work or essay or any other topic which may arise.
We need our students to display qualities like determination, enthusiasm, self-motivation, commitment in order to be successful. There is all sort of support from our tutors to students.
Many assessment methods are used in Studynet Group International Foundation Programme these methods includes written essays, reports, presentations, project work and final examinations. Written works mainly accepted electronically on word format and send to the Studynet Group Portal. However, it is required to print and submit the hard paper copy as well. Students have their own personal tutor in case of any problem appeared it is recommended to apply to personal tutor regarding questions or problems.
Maximum awarded score in Studynet Group Azerbaijan IFP programme is 100% for each module:
- 50% – 55% – PASS
- 55% – 65% – MERIT
- 65% and above – DISTINCTION
Attendance and participation in all classes, lectures and tutorials on the International Foundation Programme (IFP) at Studynet Group are compulsory and essential for academic success. Students with attendance less than 80% will be excluded from IFP course at the end of semester.
Attendance of our students regularly checked by attendance sheet and reported.
English Language Modules:
Studynet Group IFP is organised into 12 modules, and total is 12 credits for two semesters (ninemonths).
Mixtures of academic modules are taught related to the intended programme of the students. These supported by modules in English language and study skills.
- Subject specific Modules (60 credits) – these modules are directly related to intended choice of degree programme
- Core modules (60 credits) – 3 modules for English language and study skills. These modules are compulsory for all students.
- English language and Study Skills (20 credits)
- English for Academic Purposes (10 credits)
- Integrated Study Skills (10 credits)
- Social and Cultural Environment (20 credits)
The course also includes different written and spoken formats to help develop academic style. This course provides an ideal preparation for student to do well in an academic course taught in English. The course will review the knowledge of student in English grammar and vocabulary which helps the student to improve a solid foundation for undergraduate studies. Students will practice reading, writing, listening, and speaking to develop accuracy and fluency.
IFP course also ensure that students have the IT skills required for Higher Education and that student is able to use the internet as a source for further study and use to communicate with tutors and classmates. Our Computer tutors will teach the basic skills such as following software tutorials and knowing how to seek help from the University Computing Advisory Service when necessary.
Additionally, we introduce our students the British culture, traditions, habits, cultural diversity and help then to understand the British way of life and to fulfill your potential at a British University.