• Pathway & Foundation Courses

    Sometimes moving directly from school in a home country to starting a degree programme at a university overseas is too great a transition to make in one step.

    Many UK universities now partner with companies that offer UK university Pathway Courses leading to degree and postgraduate courses, often based on the university campus itself.

    These companies usually offer a range of courses to help smooth the transition to university life in UK. They often include courses in; English, Cultural issues and Foundation courses in specific subject areas.

    Successful completion of the subject based Foundation and pre-masters courses usually secure a university place on either an undergraduate or masters course.

     

    BRUNEL UNIVERSITY LONDON

    LBIC London Brunel international College, offers 2 levels of preparatory English (IELTS qualifications) plus 5 undergraduate foundation courses that, if completed successfully, can lead to entry into Year 1 undergraduate programmes at Brunel University London. It also offers 6 pre-masters programmes.

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    LANCASTER UNIVERSITY

    Lancaster University’s international study Centre offers 5 undergraduate foundation courses that if successfully completed can lead to entry into Year 1 undergraduate programmes at Lancaster university . The international study centre is based on the Lancaster campus.

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    KEELE UNIVERSITY

    Keele’s International Study Centre offers an International year one programme that lasts 4, 3.5 or 3 terms depending on academic and language skills. There are 4 study pathways; Business and Management, Computing, International Relations and Politics and Media. Successful completion of the programme leads directly into the 2nd year of a relevant undergraduate degree at Keele. The Centre also offers a pre-masters course lasting 2 terms. There are 2 pre-masters study routes; Business and Management & Computing.

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    NEWCASTLE UNIVERSITY

    INTO runs a study centre at Newcastle.Programmes include 5 foundation level courses in specific subject areas-typically lasting 9-11 months that, if successfully completed, can lead to entry into Year 1 undergraduate programmes at the university. The centre also offers English courses and graduate diplomas, plus 2 international diplomas that can lead to entry into Year 2 undergraduate programmes.

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    PLYMOUTH UNIVERSITY

    Plymouth University International College offers 16 undergraduate foundation courses that, if successfully completed, can lead to entry into Year 1 undergraduate programmes at University of Plymouth. It also offers 4 postgraduate pathway programmes and 2 levels of preparatory English (IELTS qualifications).

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    QUEEN MARY UNIVERSITY OF LONDON

    NCUK, an organisation originally set up by 13 Northern UK Universities,  offers a range of courses leading directly to entry into; Undergraduate Year 1-International Foundation Year (IFY) , Undergraduate Year 2 courses-International Year 1 (IYONE), or a Masters programme- Pre-Masters Programme (PMP)

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    QUEEN’S UNIVERSITY BELFAST

    INTO study centre at Queen’s University Belfast offers 2 international foundation courses that can lead directly into Year 1 undergraduate programmes and 4 international diplomas that can lead directly into 2nd year undergraduate courses. The centre also offers a range of graduate diplomas and English courses.

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    ROYAL HOLLOWAY UNIVERSITY OF LONDON

    Royal Holloway, University of London’s international study centre is on campus It offers 4 pathways via its foundation year, including intensive English language teaching. Once successfully completed, students can then move into Year 1 undergraduate courses at Royal Holloway. The centre also offers an intensive one term English language programme for those students who need extra english tuition prior to starting the foundation year.

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    ST GEORGE’S UNIVERSITY OF LONDON

    INTO study centre at St George’s University of London focuses on courses for students interested in biomedical studies & medicine. It offers a 6 year international medicine course plus an international foundation course in medical, biomedical and health sciences and an international summer school.

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    SWANSEA UNIVERSITY

    ICWS (Navitas) offers Undergraduate and Postgraduate Pathways leading to a degree award from Swansea University. Pathways can incorporate both Academic and English Language Studies. There are new intakes in January, May and September. There are 14 undergraduate pathways and all involve a foundation year leading into a 3 year degree programme at the university. The pathway areas of study include; Computer science, Engineering, Psychology and Maths. At postgraduate level there are 8 postgraduate pathways that include a pre-masters stage, leading to entry into a relevant masters programme at the university. The pre-masters stage can last one or two terms and covered subject specific content as well as critical thinking and English language modules.

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    UNIVERSITY OF ABERDEEN

    Kaplan runs an international college in Nottingham that offers a Foundation Certificate in Petroleum Engineering. This certificate equips international students with a range of subject-related knowledge and skills, English language capabilities and higher level study skills. Successful completion of this foundation certificate allows students to enter the second year of 3 distinct engineering undergraduate programmes at the University of Aberdeen.

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    UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM

    NCUK, an organisation originally set up by 13 Northern UK Universities,  offers a range of courses leading directly to entry into; Undergraduate Year 1-International Foundation Year (IFY) , Undergraduate Year 2 courses-International Year 1 (IYONE), or a Masters programme- Pre-Masters Programme (PMP)

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    UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL

    NCUK, an organisation originally set up by 13 Northern UK Universities,  offers a range of courses leading directly to entry into; Undergraduate Year 1-International Foundation Year (IFY) , Undergraduate Year 2 courses-International Year 1 (IYONE), or a Masters programme- Pre-Masters Programme (PMP)

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    UNIVERSITY OF EAST ANGLIA

    INTO study centre at UEA, offers 6 foundation level courses lasting between 9-12 months, plus a range of English languages programmes and graduate diplomas. It also offers a Summer science school and the opportunity to take A levels through the Newton A level programme

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    UNIVERSITY OF EXETER

    INTO study centre at University of Exeter offers 6 foundation year courses that, if successfully completed, can lead to entry into relevant undergraduate programmes. It also offers 4 international Year 1 courses, which can lead directly into 2nd year undergraduate courses. Additionally there is a range of graduate diplomas and English courses available.

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    UNIVERSITY OF GLASGOW

    Kaplan runs an international college in Glasgow. It offers 4 Foundation certificates that, subject to successful completion, allow access to the second year of relevant undergraduate programmes at University of Glasgow . It also offers pre-masters programmes and preparatory English courses.

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    UNIVERSITY OF HERTFORDSHIRE

    Hertfordshire International College offers offers 8 undergraduate foundation courses that if successfully completed can lead to entry into Year 1 undergraduate programmes at University of Hertfordshire. It also offers 3 postgraduate pathway programmes and 2 levels of preparatory English (IELTS qualifications).

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    UNIVERSITY OF KENT

    NCUK, an organisation originally set up by 13 UK Universities, offers a range of courses leading directly to entry into; Undergraduate Year 1-International Foundation Year (IFY) , Undergraduate Year 2 courses-International Year 1 (IYONE), or a Masters programme- Pre-Masters Programme (PMP)

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    UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS

    NCUK, an organisation originally set up by 13 UK Universities including University of Leeds,  offers a range of courses leading directly to entry into; Undergraduate Year 1-International Foundation Year (IFY) , Undergraduate Year 2 courses-International Year 1 (IYONE), or a Masters programme- Pre-Masters Programme (PMP)

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    UNIVERSITY OF LEICESTER

    University of Leicester’s international study centre offers 4 pathways via its international foundation year, all 4 pathways include intensive English language training. Once successfully completed students can then move into Year 1 undergraduate courses at University of Leicester. The study centre also offers an International Year One in Management Studies an intensive programme designed to prepare for a second year entry of relevant undergraduate degree courses.

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    UNIVERSITY OF LIVERPOOL

    Kaplan runs an international college in Liverpool based on the University of Liverpool campus. It offers 2 broad foundation certificate courses that, subject to achievement of the necessary grades, guarantee a place on relevant undergraduate courses at Liverpool. It also offers 2 graduate diplomas and a preparatory English course.

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    UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER

    INTO study centre at University of Manchester runs 5 foundation courses that last between 9-12 months. Successful completion of one of these courses prepares for direct entry to an undergraduate degree. The study centre also offers a English foundation course.

    Also NCUK, an organisation originally set up by 13 UK Universities including University of Manchester also offers a range of courses leading directly to entry into; Undergraduate Year 1-International Foundation Year (IFY) , Undergraduate Year 2 courses-International Year 1 (IYONE), or a Masters programme- Pre-Masters Programme (PMP)

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    UNIVERSITY OF PORTSMOUTH

    International College Portsmouth offers 9 undergraduate foundation courses that, if successfully completed, can lead to entry into Year 1 undergraduate programmes at University of Portsmouth. It also offers 5 postgraduate pathway programmes and 2 levels of preparatory English (IELTS qualification).

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    UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD

    University of Sheffield’s international study centre offers an international foundation year with 2 pathways, this year includes intensive English language teaching and courses can be started at various times during the year. Once successfully completed, students can then move into Year 1 undergraduate courses at the University of Sheffield.The centre also offers 2 pre-masters courses, which can take 2-3 terms depending on level of English proficiency.

    Also NCUK, an organisation originally set up by 13 UK Universities including University of Sheffield, also offers a range of courses leading directly to entry into; Undergraduate Year 1-International Foundation Year (IFY) , Undergraduate Year 2 courses-International Year 1 (IYONE), or a Masters programme- Pre-Masters Programme (PMP)

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    UNIVERSITY OF SURREY

    University of Surrey international study centre offers 2 pathway foundation year programmes with 2 start dates in the academic year. Once successfully completed, students can then move into Year 1 undergraduate courses at the University of Surrey. The centre also offers an English language preparation programme.

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    UNIVERSITY OF SUSSEX

    University of Sussex international study centre offers 6 foundation study routes lasting 2 semesters. Once successfully completed students can then move into Year 1 undergraduate courses at University of Sussex. The study centre also offers an International Year One course, with 5 study routes, equivalent to the first year of an undergraduate degree, allowing successful students to then join an undergraduate course in Year 2. It also offers a 1-2 semester pre-masters course with 5 study routes.

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    UNIVERSITY OF YORK

    Kaplan runs an international college in London that runs preparatory courses that can lead to entry into University of York degree and postgraduate degree courses. It offers 2 broad foundation certificate courses that, subject to achievement of the necessary grades guarantees a place on relevant undergraduate courses at York. It also offers 2 graduate diplomas.

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