Each pathway programme we offer with our partner universities is designed to prepare you for successfully studying a university degree in the UK.

From developing your English language level, right through to building your academic study skills ready for your progression programme. Throughout your programme you will be taught on-campus, with access to all university learning facilities.

What is the International Foundation Programme (IFP)?

Watch our video below to show you what the International Foundation Programme (IFP) is, what you can expect during the course, and how it can help you to prepare for a range of courses at our partner universities in the UK

 

Which courses can I study?

We offer different programmes depending on your English language level and your academic qualifications too.

English for University Studies International Foundation Programme International Year One
Academic entry requirements You already meet the academic entry requirements for your chosen progression programme You have 12 years of schooling You have Good High School grades, or equivalent
English language requirements You need to improve your IELTS by 0.5, 1.0 or 1.5 overall, or in any component to meet the requirements for your chosen progression programme You have IELTS 4.5 or above (minimum of 4.0 in each component) from a UKVI Approved Centre You have IELTS 5.5 or above (minimum of 5.5 in each individual component) from a UKVI Approved Centre
Progression options Progress on to an undergraduate or postgraduate degree Progress on to Year 1 of an undergraduate degree Progress on to Year 2 of an undergraduate degree
University partners and cities
  • Northumbria University,  Newcastle
  • Northumbria University,  Newcastle
  • Solent University, Southampton
  • University of Roehampton, London
  • Northumbria University,  Newcastle

 

Choose your pathway

We offer pathway programmes with progression options for the below universities in the UK.

The programmes are delivered by university and QA Higher Education staff, all of whom are experienced in supporting international students adjust to UK university culture.

Take on tomorrow when you study with Northumbria University.

The University is located in Newcastle, a city in the North-East of England which is regularly voted one of the top student cities in the UK.

Pathway programme study levels include:

  • English for University Studies
  • International Foundation Programmes
  • International Year One

Which subjects can I progress on to?

Depending which programme you study, you may be able to progress on to undergraduate degrees in the following subjects:

  • Accounting and Finance
  • Applied Sciences
  • Architecture
  • Arts (Performance and Visual)
  • Built Environment
  • Business
  • Communication and Media
  • Computer Science, IT and Digital Technologies
  • Design
  • Education
  • Engineering (including Automotive, Civil*, Electrical & Electronic, and Mechanical)
  • English
  • Fashion
  • Geography and Environment
  • Journalism
  • Law
  • Psychology
  • Social Sciences
  • Sport

*limited spaces available

 

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Start your story with a pathway programme at Solent University, located in Southampton, on the south coast of the UK.

At Solent University you’ll be welcomed and supported from the very start when you join the lively campus community, home to over 100 nationalities.

Pathway study levels available include:

  • International Foundation Programmes

Solent University also offer a Pre-Sessional English programme.

Which subjects can I progress on to?

Depending which pathway programme you study, you may be able to progress on to undergraduate degrees in the following subjects:

  • Accounting and Finance
  • Arts
  • Business
  • Communication and Media
  • Education
  • English
  • Journalism
  • Law
  • Psychology
  • Social Sciences
  • Sport

 

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Join a cosmopolitan and friendly institution, comprised of four colleges, which help foster a strong sense of community when you study a pathway programme with the University of Roehampton.

Based in London, only a short 30 minute train journey in to the centre of the UK’s capital, choose from the following study levels:

  • International Foundation Programme

Which subjects can I progress on to?

Depending which pathway programme you study, you may be able to progress on to undergraduate degrees in the following subjects:

  • Accounting and Finance
  • Arts
  • Business
  • Communication and Media
  • Education
  • English
  • Journalism
  • Law
  • Psychology
  • Social Sciences
  • Sport

 

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View our full list of pathway programmes

Check the full list of pathway programmes we offer with our partner universities below.

Want to know more about one of the courses? Just click on the course name and you’ll be taken to the full course page with all the details.

Pre-Sessional English courses enable students who are 0.5–1.0 IELTS bands below their target course’s entry requirement to develop their English language to the required level.

Course Location Study mode Start dates Institution
English for University Studies (EUS) Newcastle Daytime
Full-time
3 or 6 months

October ’21

January

July ’21

Northumbria University

These International Foundation Programmes are specifically designed to help students develop the academic and language skills required for successful progression on to their chosen undergraduate degree with the university. Students study a mix of language, and subject specific modules as they are introduced to life at a UK university, and learn in fully embedded campus facilities.

 

Course Location Study mode Start dates Institution
International Foundation Programme - Art, Design and Media Newcastle Daytime
Full-time
12, 9 or 6 months

October

January ’21

March ’21

July ’21

Northumbria University
International Foundation Programme - Business and Law Newcastle Daytime
Full-time
12, 9 or 6 months

October

January ’21

March ’21

July ’21

Northumbria University
International Foundation Programme - Business and Management Pathway Southampton Daytime
Full-time
2 or 3 terms

January

October

Solent University
International Foundation Programme - Creative Industries Pathway Southampton Daytime
Full-time
2 or 3 terms

January

October

Solent University
International Foundation Programme - Engineering Newcastle Daytime
Full-time
12, 9 or 6 months

October

January ’21

March ’21

July ’21

Northumbria University
International Foundation Programme - STEM Pathway Southampton Daytime
Full-time
2 or 3 terms

January

October

Solent University
Course Location Study mode Start dates Institution
International Year One - Business Newcastle Daytime
Full-time
12 or 9 months

October

January

July ’21

Northumbria University

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