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COMPASS - HELPING YOU FIND THE RIGHT DIRECTION FOR YOUR STUDIES.

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INTRODUCTION Making the decision about which course, university and location for your studies can be a difficult one. This guide is designed to help you make this important decision more easily, by providing you with all the important information in one place. Once you have decided which university you think is right for you, more information can be found in our prospectuses.

CONTENTS Where in the UK would you like to live and study? 3 Coursefinder: Undergraduate degrees

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Coursefinder: Postgraduate degrees

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LOCATION Where do you want to live and study?

Open here It is important to make sure you choose the university which is right for you. All of our universities provide the best possible academic life for you while you are studying in the UK. We have universities all across the UK from London in the south, to Preston and Sunderland in the north. Each university is different and this booklet will help you decide which one is right for you.

Things to consider? Where would you like to live? What is your budget? Do you like the city or the countryside? Do you have friends or family in the UK? Do you need to be close to UK airports?

This section tells you more about the universities we work with.

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Why choose our FoundationCampus partner universities? Facts about the Uni: Award winning campus - rated one of the UK’s top 10 student campuses with a beautiful coastal location. £75 million city-centre campus and 24-acre campus. Automotive industry links with Nissan developed course. Uni Campus population: 20,150 Distance to largest city: 13 miles (Newcastle)

Facts about the Uni: Business - 5th in UK for Graduate Entrepreneurs with professional body accreditations Hospitality, Leisure, Sport, Recreation & Tourism - Top 3 Journalism - No.1 Uni Campus population: 35,000 / 2,000 overseas Distance to largest city: 36 miles (Manchester)

No.1 Modern University in England 90% Graduate employment Award winning campus

Living Costs Coventry £95 per week UCLan £88 per week Sunderland £70 per week LSBU £122 per week

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Newcastle: Population. 273,600 The world’s first train called The Rocket was built in Newcastle. Famous for being one the largest northern cities, and has a reputation for great culture, night-life and sport.

Facts about the Uni: Automotive Design & Engineering - Centre of Excellence. Business & Management Specialist. Art & Design - teaching rated ‘Excellent’ (QAA). Uni Campus population: 20,230 Distance to largest city: 24.8 miles (Birmingham) UK’s 3rd cheapest city to study in University campus integrated with City 4th safest city to study in the UK

Cambridge: Population. 122,800 Cambridge has the most bicycles per square mile in all of the UK Famous for education with one of the best unversities in the world.

Manchester: Population. 464,200 Manchester is the birthplace of the modern computer called the ‘baby’. Famous for being a hub of music and pop culture.

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Facts about the Uni: No.1 in UK for graduate starting salaries (amongst modern Universities). 95% of LSBU graduates employed within first 6 months one-2-one international student tutoring available Uni Campus population: 24,280 Distance to largest city: 0 miles (London) 15-minute walk from the River Thames to LSBU London on your door-step £47million invested in the campus to create some of the best facilities available in London.

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Birmingham: Population. 1,016,800 Birmingham has 22 more miles of canals than Venice, Italy. Famous for being the UK’s ‘2nd’ city and for its cultural diversity.

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International students are attracted to the UK to study each year, second only to the USA.

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Ranked in the top 150 universities in the world, Birkbeck is a world-class research and teaching institution, a vibrant centre of academic excellence and London's only specialist provider of evening higher education. Birkbeck's academic reputation attracts many full-time postgraduate and research students.

Goldsmiths is internationally known for creativity and innovation – a reputation backed up by the highest academic standards, and over a century’s membership of the University of London. Students take part in programmes that cover the arts, humanities, social sciences and computing.

Royal Holloway is widely recognised on the world stage as one of the UK’s leading teaching and research university institutions. One of the larger colleges of the University of London, it is strong across the sciences, social sciences, arts and humanities.

One of London and the UK's leading research-focused higher education institutions, and a member of the Russell Group.

The Institute of Education (IOE) is one of the world’s leading graduate schools of education and the social sciences. An international hub for new ideas and debate in these fields, the IOE is officially ranked as the No.1 university in the UK for education research.

As one of the world’s leading specialist veterinary institutions, the Royal Veterinary College brings together many talented individuals, all of whom share a passion for human and animal health and welfare.

Uni Campus population: 18,285 London Location: University Campus close to Big Ben and London Eye. *The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2011-2012

Uni Campus population: 9,227 London Location: South London location near New Cross and Greenwich, not far from Canary Wharf.

As a cosmopolitan community, with students from over 130 countries, Royal Holloway focuses on the support and development of the individual.

Amongst the largest of the colleges of the University of London with 16,000 students, Queen Mary's 3,000 staff teach and research across a wide range of subjects in Humanities, Social Sciences and Laws, in Medicine and Dentistry and in Science and Engineering.

Uni Campus population: 8,800 London Location: Egham, Surrey. Outside of the M25 close to Windsor and Ascot.

Uni Campus population: 16,000 London Location: Campuses span the London districts.

Uni Campus population: 7,250 London Location: Central London location close to The British Museum and Oxford Street.

Our broad range of programmes are of international appeal and attract students who go on to become practising veterinarians, animal scientists, veterinary nurses and leaders in industry and government Uni Campus population: 2,005 London Location: The main London campus is located in the heart of young London near Camden Town and Regents Park. The other campus is in Hertfordshire outside London.


OUR PATHWAYS Our university partners offer some of the best undergraduate degree courses in the UK in their field of expertise. At FoundationCampus you will study a Foundation programme and then progress onto your chosen undergraduate degree. You will study a combination of academic subjects relevant to the degree you wish to progress to, alongside Academic English and Study Skills, to ensure you are well prepared for your undergraduate degree.

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The Undergraduate Foundation Programme is a 3-term programme which you can start in September or January and on successful completion of this programme you will progress to Year 1 of your chosen Undergraduate degree. The International Diploma Programme is a 3-term programme which you can start in September or January, and on successful completion of this programme you will progress to Year 2 of your chosen businessrelated Undergraduate degree.


Undergraduate degrees

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Undergraduate Pathways Guaranteed Progression* to University FoundationCampus is the UK’s leading pathway provider, offering students a range of foundation pathways to the UK’s leading universities. For students looking to progress to one of the UK’s leading Modern universities, we guarantee progression* from our Undergraduate Foundation Programme to Year 1 of a wide range of Undergraduate degrees, and from the International Diploma Programme in Business, to Year 2 of a selection of Business-related Undergraduate degrees.

How it works: = Guaranteed progression Subject to meeting the specified entry criteria

A = Agreed pathway, specific entry requirements apply For degrees not listed please contact admissions@ceg-uk.com to discuss possible options.

Our London FoundationCampus is based at Birkbeck, University of London and offers students the opportunity to progress to the UK’s leading universities, including our six University of London College partner’s: Birkbeck, Goldsmiths, Queen Mary, Royal Holloway, Institute of Education or the Royal Veterinary College. Our specialist HE advisors at London FoundationCampus support every student to make their application through UCAS.

Our Pathways

Queen Mary A strong reputation for the Business School’s distinctive approach and particular focus on the inter-disciplinary nature of business and management. Royal Holloway 9th in the UK for Economics (RAE 2008).

International Diploma (Entry to Year 2) BUSINESS & MANAGEMENT Comprehensive programme equivalent to Year 1 giving guaranteed progression* to Year 2 of a number of undergraduate Business-related degrees at Coventry University, London South Bank University, University of Sunderland, UCLan and Birkbeck, University of London.

Computing, Engineering and Sciences Coventry The city of Coventry is famous as a major centre of engineering and manufacturing and for the management of those industries. London South Bank Ranked No.1 in London and 3rd in the UK amongst the modern universities for research in General Engineering (RAE 2008), and in the Top 20 of all UK universities. Sunderland Partnerships with world-leading companies including BT, Leighton, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP, Sun and Yahoo. UCLan World-leading centre for Fire Safety Engineering, with 80% of the research at The Centre for Research in Fire and Hazards Science judged world-leading, internationally excellent or internationally recognised (RAE 2008). Queen Mary The Engineering School has excellent laboratory facilities including structures and materials test facilities, heat transfer rigs, high and lowspeed wind tunnels, a flight simulator, state-of-the-art medical engineering laboratories and extensive gait analysis facilities. Goldsmiths The Department of Computing is one of the leading departments in Europe for creative computing.

Law, Humanities and Social Sciences Coventry Law has been taught at Coventry University for over 40 years and all the LLB degrees offered are recognised by the Law Society and General Council of the Bar. London South Bank ‘Working in the Law’ is a unit for all second-year Law students focussing on the attributes and skills the profession requires. Sunderland 1st in the UK for student satisfaction; the only UK university law school to achieve 100% student satisfaction (The Guardian 2011). UCLan A range of combined degrees available, including Law: & Criminology; & Business; & Psychology. Birkbeck Guaranteed progression* to University of London LLB at Birkbeck. Goldsmiths Joint 1st in the UK for Sociology research (2008 RAE) and 8th in the UK for Anthropology (Guardian University Guide 2010). Royal Holloway Exciting range of joint degrees combining Politics and International Relations with Economics, Geography, History or Philosophy.

Life Sciences Coventry Psychology programmes are accredited by the British Psychological Society. London South Bank Outstanding new equipment and specialist laboratories offers BSc Food and Nutrition students the space and latest equipment for analysis and research. Sunderland Sunderland’s Pharmacy department and well-equipped Faculty of Applied Sciences is one of the largest in the UK, with over 3,000 students. UCLan Centre of Excellence and one of the UK’s regional Physiotherapy hubs for the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP). Birkbeck Department of Psychological Sciences ranked 5th in the UK in RAE 2008. Goldsmiths The BSc in Psychology is accredited by The British Psychological Society. Royal Holloway Joint 3rd in the UK (RAE 2008) for Biological Sciences and in the top 10 for Psychology in The Times, Guardian and Independent league tables (2011). Royal Veterinary College The oldest and largest veterinary school in the UK and the only English veterinary school accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association, allowing our veterinary medicine graduates to practice in North America.

Accounting Advertising Aeronautical/Aerospace Engineering Anthropology Archaeology Architectural Engineering Architecture Art/Design Arts Management Astrophysics Automotive/Engineering Biochemistry Biological Sciences Biomedical Sciences Bio Veterinary Sciences Business/Management Chemical Engineering Civil Engineering Computing/Computer Sciences Criminology Dance Dental Materials Digital Media Disaster Management Drama/Theatre Economics Education Electronic/Electrical Engineering Events Management Environmental Sciences/Technology Fashion Film Studies Finance Fire Engineering/Safety Food & Nutrition/Nutrition & Health Forensics Games Development/Technology Geography Graphic Design Health/Health Science History History of Art Hospitality Management Human Resource Management Information Systems/Technology International Studies/Relations Journalism Law (LLB) Law (BA) Languages/Linguistics Marketing Material Sciences Mathematics/Statistics Mechanical Engineering Media Motorsport Engineering Music Neuroscience Petroleum Engineering Pharmacy Philosophy Physiotherapy Politics/Political Science Product Design Physchology Public Relations Social Work/Policy Sociology Software Engineering/Design Sports Coaching Sports Management Sports Science Travel & Tourism Veterinary Medicine Zoology

Art, Design and Media Coventry Guaranteed progression* to some of the world’s leading Automotive Design degrees London South Bank Combined with the Engineering pathway, progression to RIBA-accredited Architecture degrees Sunderland The Media Centre allows students to experience real-life work situations while following a range of journalism, public relations and new media degrees UCLan No. 1 in the UK for Journalism (RAE 2008). Goldsmiths One of the leading universities in the UK in Media & Communications, and is ranked No. 4 for its research (RAE 2008), and 8th in the UK overall for Communications and Media Studies (The Times Good University Guide 2010) Royal Holloway 50:50 balance of practical media production skills and media theory and analysis provides students with the best foundations for a career in the media or communications industry.

* Guaranteed progression is subject to meeting the specified entry criteria.

IOE

Royal Veterinary College

Royal Holloway

Queen Mary

Goldsmiths

Birkbeck

UCLan

University of Sunderland

UNDERGRADUATE DEGREES

London South Bank University

Coventry One of the largest Business schools in Europe. London South Bank Qualify more quickly to be an accountant, saving time & money, with exemption from nine papers of the professional ACCA qualification on BA (Hons) Accounting & Finance. Sunderland Sandwich programmes available on many Business degrees, and students have completed placements at companies such as Nissan, IBM, British Telecom and PricewaterhouseCoopers. UCLan 5th in the UK for Graduate Business Entrepreneurs (No.1 University in the North West).

Coventry University

Business, Economics, Finance and Management


OUR PATHWAYS Our university partners offer some of the best postgraduate degree courses in the UK in their field of expertise. At FoundationCampus you will study a Foundation programme and then progress onto your chosen Master’s degree. You will study modules including Academic English, Research Methods, Data Analysis and Project Planning. You will conduct a research project relevant to the subject of the degree you are planning to progress onto.

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The Master’s Foundation Programme is available for 1, 2 or 3 terms, depending on the amount of preparation you need. You can start the programme in September, January, April or June and on successful completion of this programme you will progress to your chosen Master’s degree.


Postgraduate degrees

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Postgraduate Pathways Guaranteed Progression* to University FoundationCampus is the UK’s leading pathway provider, offering students a range of foundation pathways to the UK’s leading universities.

How it works: = Guaranteed progression Subject to meeting the specified entry criteria

For students looking to progress to one of the UK’s leading Modern universities, we guarantee progression* from our Master’s Foundation Programme to a wide range of Master’s degrees.

= Agreed pathway, specific entry requirements apply For degrees not listed please contact admissions@ceg-uk.com to discuss possible options.

Our London FoundationCampus is based at Birkbeck, University of London and offers students the opportunity to progress to the UK’s leading universities, including our six University of London College partner’s: Birkbeck, Goldsmiths, Queen Mary, Royal Holloway, Institute of Education or the Royal Veterinary College. Our specialist HE advisors at London FoundationCampus support every student to make their university applications.

Accounting Advertising Arts Management Automotive Studies/Engineering Banking Business Civil Engineering Communication Studies Computing/Computer Sciences Disaster Management Economics Education Engineering Environmental Management Finance Forensics Games Technology History Hospitality Management Human Resource Management Information Systems/Technology International Relations/Development Studies International Business Journalism Law (LLM) Linguistics Logistics & Supply Management Management Management Information Systems Manufacturing MBA Marketing Mechanical Engineering Media Motorsport Engineering Network Computing Peace & Reconciliation Studies Politics Psychology Software Engineering/Design Sports Management TESOL Tourism Management

Birkbeck Guaranteed progression* to a wide range of Management degrees, including the outstanding MSc in Sports Management and the Business of Football Royal Holloway 9th in the UK for Economics (RAE 2008).

Computing, Engineering and Sciences Coventry The city of Coventry is famous as a major centre of engineering and manufacturing and for the management of those industries. London South Bank Ranked No.1 in London and 3rd in the UK amongst the modern universities for research in General Engineering (RAE 2008), and in the Top 20 of all UK universities. Sunderland Partnerships with world-leading companies including BT, Leighton, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP, Sun and Yahoo. UCLan A wide range of Computing MScs and industry-leading Master’s degrees in Renewable and Wind Energy Engineering. Birkbeck Research and teaching expertise in Information Management and Web Technologies, Computational Intelligence and Information Systems. Royal Holloway One of the UK's leading centres for research into Computer Sciencewith an elite department with world leading research groups in Machine Learning, Combinatorial Algorithms (including fixed-parameter algorithms), Computational Logic, Vision and Signal Processing, Constraint Satisfaction, Compilers and Language Design, Bioinformatics, Multi-agent Systems, and Graph Theory.

Law, Humanities and Social Sciences Coventry Law has been taught at Coventry University for over 40 years and offers specialist LLMs including LLM International Business Law. Sunderland MA TESOL from IELTS 6.0 available. UCLan No.1 in the UK for Journalism (RAE 2008) with a range of specialised MA degrees on offer. Birkbeck Guaranteed progression* to University of London LLM Qualifying Law degree and preparation available to a wide range Arts, Social Science, History and Philosophy Master’s degrees. Institute of Education No.1 university in the UK for education research and one of the leading grad schools in the world. Royal Holloway The Department of Politics and International Relations was ranked in the top 10 small Politics departments in the UK (RAE 2008), and 2nd in the UK among those with fewer than 15 researchers.

Life Sciences Sunderland Strong Pharmaceutical-related Master’s including MSc Enterprise in Biotechnology and MSc Medicine Management Birkbeck Department of Psychological Sciences ranked 5th and 3rd of all environment and earth science departments in the UK (RAE 2008) Royal Holloway Joint 3rd in the UK (RAE 2008) for Biological Sciences and in the top 10 for Psychology in The Times, Guardian and Independent league tables (2011)

Course content

General English Language Programme

Master’s Foundation Programme at FoundationCampus

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IELTS preparation

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Academic Writing Skills Academic Reading Skills Development Presentation and Discussion Skills Listening and Note taking Purposes English for

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CASE STUDY London FoundationCampus is different to other places I have studied. You make progress throughout the course rather than just at the end. I like the study culture here and feel the course is tailored to each student’s needs.

  Business / Engineering / Humanities

Research Methods, Data Analysis and Project Planning

Fully prepared to complete successfully a UK Master’s degree?

* Guaranteed progression is subject to meeting the specified entry criteria.

(2 & 3-term courses only)

Aleksander Terleev Novosibirsk, Russia Studied: MFP Business pathway Progressed to: MSc Financial Engineering at Birkbeck, University of London

The Master’s Foundation Programme has exceeded my expectations and provides a well-structured business course. The Personal Development Programme module has also really helped me with time management and mind management, which I am sure

will be really useful skills when I progress on to my Master’s at Birkbeck. I also get the chance to join lectures at the London School of Economics; there are few places in the world where students can get pure tangible treasure from bright minds but these lectures are a must for all.

IOE

Queen Mary

Goldsmiths

Royal Holloway

Birkbeck

UCLan

MASTER’S DEGREES

Sunderland University

Coventry Optional internship module instead of the dissertation available on all Business Master’s degrees at one of the largest Business schools in Europe London South Bank The only London-based provider delivering MBA and MPA (Master’s in Public Administration) to British government staff. Sunderland A wide range of MBA programmes available with strong links to international such as Nissan, IBM, British Telecom and PricewaterhouseCoopers. UCLan 5th in the UK and 1st in the North West for Graduate Business Entrepreneurs.

Coventry University

Business, Economics, Finance and Management

London South Bank University

Our Pathways


CONTACT Get in touch, we’d love to hear from you Cambridge Education Group Kett House Station Road Cambridge CB1 2JH Telephone: +44 (0)1223 345698 Fax: +44 (0)1223 346181 Email: admissions@foundationcampus.com Web: www.foundationcampus.com

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