International Year Zero (Foundation)

Course overview

Kickstart your university journey in a unique way with DMUK’s International Year Zero (IYZ). IYZ is a one-of-a-kind foundation in Kazakhstan offering the robustness of a British curriculum and well-designed interdisciplinary content unique to the Kazakhstan campus. At DMUK, the IYZ gateway programme provides specialist pathways into degree programmes in the areas:


What is Interdisciplinary content in IYZ?

The foundation year will see students taking a variety of required courses. Not only will this year help you decide which programme is the best fit for you, but you will complete IYZ with a robust and diverse knowledge and skill set. The curriculum will also help students to familiarise themselves with DMUK’s approaches to teaching, feedback and assessment, which will in turn ready them for the challenges of their degrees and future success.

Why take your foundation year with DMUK?

The programme is taught by world-class international academics and the campus is equipped with the latest facilities to provide you with the perfect start to your degree journey. Each IYZ pathway’s curriculum will prepare students for entry to their chosen undergraduate degree by developing their English language proficiency, study skills and specialist subject knowledge. Our foundation is not just about English knowledge but content knowledge also.

Key features of the programme:

  • The programme offers innovative teaching and learning, with specialist pathways into a range of subject areas - IT, Business & Law, Graphic Design

  • For students with more experience in their chosen degree discipline, the curriculum will consolidate and augment their existing knowledge and skills

  • DMU Leicester and our English (EAP) curriculum are the only higher education institution in Britain to be a global hub for the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) focusing on English development and skill-specific knowledge

  • Students completing the IYZ EAP will be knowledgeable in SDG-16, writing and discussing “peace, justice, and strong institutions”

  • IYZ students will meet the professors with whom they take programme courses with.

  • Have a unique opportunity for wider networks and broader cultural perspectives both during the IYZ year and during its graduates' subsequent years of study

Key details

  • Award: Foundation

  • Duration: One year full-time

  • Location: DMU Kazakhstan Campus

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What is Interdisciplinary content in IYZ?

  • English Language
    Standard entry IELTS 5.0 average and TOEFL 35 out of 120 with each section (Reading, Listening, Speaking and Writing) to be not less than 9. Students with a lower IELTS will be required to study a pre-sessional English programme.

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