General Foundation Programme

Foundation

The Foundation Programme is a pre-sessional English course that prepares you linguistically and culturally in English, Mathematics, and Information Technology. It will give you the chance to settle into college life and learn necessary study skills that are embedded throughout the programme modules. The programme focuses on competencies and knowledge as you progress to one of Muscat College’s bachelor programmes delivered in partnership with The University of Stirling (UoS), Universiti of Malaysia Pahang and SQA.

System

Our Programme is based on the Global Scale of English (GSE), the world’s first global English language standard that allows the measurement of progress accurately and easily. The GSE is aligned to the Common European Framework of Reference of languages (CEFR). The Programme is delivered over four blocks of eight weeks over two semesters: autumn and spring. On successful completion of the GFP, you will attain required English levels ranging from intermediate (B1-B1+) equivalent to IELTS level 5.0 and upper intermediate of English (B2+) equivalent to IELTS level 5.5.

English Language Placement Test

English is the medium of study at Muscat College and therefore on admission to Muscat College you will be required to take a placement test in English, Mathematics, and Information Technology to determine your level and in which block you will be placed depending on test results as follows:

English

Grades

Placement

0 – 20

EN1

21 – 40

EN2

41 – 60

EN3

60 – 80

EN4

81 and above

Specialization

Information Technology

Grades

Placement

0 – 30

IT1

31 – 40

IT2

41 – 50

IT3

51 – 60

IT4

60 and above

Specialization

Mathematics

Grades

Placement

0 – 20

MA1

21 – 40

MA2

41 – 60

MA3

61 – 80

MA4

81 and above

Specialization

Candidates who meet the foundation programme exit requirements of (81 and above) or have an equivalent score recognized by Muscat College will join the post foundation diploma and Honours Programmes (Specialization).

"Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today."
– Malcolm X

Programme Fees

General Foundation Programme (Duration: 1 Year)
Fees per module/unit

GFP Subjects

English

IT

Mathematics

Total

Semester 1

Block 1

Block 2

Full Time

Part Time

Full Time

Part Time

393.75

225

393.75

225

37.5

37.5

37.5

37.5

37.5

37.5

37.5

37.5

468.75

300

468.75

300

Semester 2

Block 3

Block 4

Full Time

Part Time

Full Time

Part Time

393.75

225

393.75

225

37.5

37.5

37.5

37.5

75

37.5

75

37.5

506.25

300

506.25

300

Candidates who meet the foundation programme exit requirements of (81 and above) or have an equivalent score recognized by Muscat College will join the post foundation diploma and Honours Programmes (Specialization).