College accredited since 15/10/2014
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Azad University (IR) in Oxford (AUO) is the UK campus of a not-for-profit private university, Islamic Azad University (IAU). AUO’s primary plan, is to run programmes for about 50 students from within the network of IAU campuses in Iran under their Study Abroad Programme (SAP). These will be available for undergraduate BA, MA and PhD students who have already completed the first year of their degree programme. These students will gain credits for the two month (one term) modular course taken at AUO, and the credits will count towards their final degree. In addition to the SAP programme, a two month course has been developed called Alternative to IELTS, for PhD students. This is for Azad University students studying PhD courses of any discipline, and who are at an Intermediate English level or IELTS band 4.5. Within the Azad system students need to reach the equivalent of IELTS Band 6 as part of their course requirement. The course aims to enable to reach the equivalent of this level by improving their general English skills from an Intermediate level to an Upper Intermediate one. The other two month course, English Practice and IELTS, is open to any student who has reached Pre-Intermediate, or IELTS Band 4.