Would you like to improve your English language and academic skills before progressing onto a full undergraduate degree programme? This course aims to fully prepare those who speak English as a second language for full-time study on one of our degree programmes. Part of a range of extended degree programmes for students whose first language is not English, this foundation year helps learners to reach a standard broadly equivalent to IELTS 6.0 overall (with a minimum of IELTS 5.5 in each language skill component) before starting undergraduate studies. Solent University is proud to offer students a supportive learning environment. Face to face academic support is complemented by 24/7 access to our virtual learning environment. Students also benefit from access to our dedicated language centre, which offers a range of interactive resources designed to aid second language study. Thinking of studying for a degree here in the UK? This foundation year will help you transition into academic life as smoothly as possible, improving your language, research and communication skills as you begin to learn about your chosen subject area. The general and specialised language skills you develop during your course, along with valuable academic skills, will improve your employment prospects in the English-speaking world and ensure you can make the most of your undergraduate studies. Our international foundation year is the perfect way to improve English language and academic skills ahead of a full undergraduate degree. Suitable candidates should be at a minimum of IELTS 4.5 before beginning the course. On completion of this foundation year, you will progress onto the BSc (Hons) Maritime Law and Business degree course.