If you are looking to come and study at Northumbria University but do not currently have the relevant academic or English language qualifications for entry on to your chosen undergraduate or postgraduate degree, then our pathway programmes can help you to reach your goal.

Each of our pathway programmes are designed to prepare you for your next steps in studying at a UK university and are taught by staff who are used to supporting International students through this important transition.

You will be based at the main campus of Northumbria University, located near the city centre of Newcastle. All our pathway courses are taught in the same location as many of our undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, helping you to fully integrate with students from other courses and feel part of the University.

Our Courses

English Language

English for University Studies
English for University Studies

Entry requirements:
The academic entry criteria of your target programme

Leads to:
Any pathway programme at Northumbria University

English language requirements:
IELTS 4.0 - 4.5 for Band 1, IELTS 5.0 - 6.0 for Band 2 (from a UKVI approved centre)  

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Full-time
1, 2 or 3 semesters (3, 6 or 9 months)
International: £3,250 per semester
Start dates
Jan, Sep

International Foundation Programmes

International Foundation Programme
International Foundation Programme

Entry requirements:
12 years of schooling or 5 GCSE/IGCSE passes at A-C, or equivalent

Leads to:
Undergraduate degrees in Computing, English Language, Law, Media Production, Psychology, Sport

English language requirements:
IELTS 5.0 (5.5 for students progressing on to Law) with no single element below 4.0, or equivalent, from a UKVI Approved centre

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Full-time
2 semesters (6 months)
International: £13,500
Start dates
Jan, Sep
International Foundation Programme - 3 Semesters
International Foundation Programme - 3 Semesters

Entry requirements:
12 years of schooling or 5 GCSE/IGCSE passes at A-C, or equivalent

Leads to:
Undergraduate degrees in Computing, English Language, Law, Media Production, Psychology, Sport  

English language requirements:
IELTS 4.5 (5.0 for students progressing to study Law) with no single element below 4.0, or equivalent, from a UKVI Approved centre  

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Full-time
3 semesters (9 months)
International: £16,750
Start dates
Sep
International Foundation Programme - Art, Design and Media
International Foundation Programme - Art, Design and Media

Entry requirements:
12 years of schooling or 5 GCSE/iGCSE passes at grade A-C, or equivalent, and a portfolio

Leads to:
Undergraduate degrees in Art, Design and Media

English language requirements:
IELTS 5.0 with no single element below 4.0, or equivalent, from a UKVI Approved centre

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Full-time
2 semesters (6 months)
International: £13,500
Start dates
Jan, Sep
International Foundation Programme - Art, Design and Media - 3 Semesters
International Foundation Programme - Art, Design and Media - 3 Semesters

Entry requirements:
12 years of schooling or 5 GCSE/IGCSE passes at A-C, or equivalent

Leads to:
Portfolio-based programmes: art, design, interactive multimedia (computer-based) programmes such an animation and graphic design

English language requirements:
IELTS 4.5 with no single element below 4.0, or equivalent, from a UKVI Approved centre (this varies depending on chosen route of study)

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Full-time
3 semesters (9 months)
International: £16,750
Start dates
Sep
International Foundation Programme - Business
International Foundation Programme - Business

Entry requirements:
12 years of schooling or 5 GCSE/iGCSE passes at grade A-C, or equivalent

Leads to:
Undergraduate degrees in Business

English language requirements:
IELTS 5.0 with no single element below 4.0, or equivalent, from a UKVI Approved centre

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Full-time
2 semesters (6 months)
International: £13,500
Start dates
Jan, Sep
International Foundation Programme - Business - 3 Semesters
International Foundation Programme - Business - 3 Semesters

Entry requirements:
12 years of schooling or 5 GCSE/iGCSE passes at grade A-C, or equivalent

Leads to:
Undergraduate degrees in Business

English language requirements:
IELTS 4.5 with no single element below 4.0, or equivalent, from a UKVI Approved centre (this varies depending on chosen route of study)

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Full-time
3 semesters (9 months)
International: £16,750
Start dates
Sep
International Foundation Programme - Engineering
International Foundation Programme - Engineering

Entry requirements:
12 years of schooling or 5 GCSE/iGCSE passes at A-C, or equivalent

Leads to:
Undergraduate degrees in Automotive Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Mechanical and Automotive Engineering, Mechanical Engineering

English language requirements:
IELTS 5.0, with no single element below 4.0, or equivalent, from a UKVI Approved centre

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Full-time
2 semesters (6 months)
International: £13,500
Start dates
Jan, Sep
International Foundation Programme - Engineering - 3 Semesters
International Foundation Programme - Engineering - 3 Semesters

Entry requirements:
12 years of schooling or 5 GCSE/iGCSE passes at A-C, or equivalent

Leads to:
Undergraduate degrees in Automotive Engineering, Civil Engineering*, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Mechanical and Automotive Engineering, Mechanical Engineering

English language requirements:
IELTS 4.5, with no single element below 4.0, or equivalent, from a UKVI Approved centre

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Full-time
3 semesters (9 months)
International: £16,750
Start dates
Sep

Pre-Masters

Graduate Certificate in Business
Graduate Certificate in Business

Entry requirements:
Third class, pass or ordinary degree from a UK university, or equivalent

Leads to:
Postgraduate degrees in Business, Mass Communications, Computing and Information Technology

English language requirements:
IELTS 6.5 with no single element below 5.5, or equivalent

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Full-time
1 semester (3 months)
International: £6,750 - 2018/19
Start dates
Jan, May, Sep
Graduate Diploma in Business
Graduate Diploma in Business

Entry requirements:
Minimum of a third class, pass or ordinary degree from a UK university, or equivalent

Leads to:
Postgraduate degrees in Business, Mass Communications, Computing and Information Technology

English language requirements:
IELTS 5.5 with no single element below 5.5 or equivalent

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Full-time
2 semesters (6 months)
International: £13,500
Start dates
Jan, May, Sep
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“I chose Northumbria University because it has an impressive ranking in the UK. As I expected, it has a fantastic student environment and I enjoy studying alongside people from a wide range of cultures.”

Babawale Olajire Emmanuel Babalola
International Foundation Programme - Engineering

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FIND YOUR PATHWAY
FIND YOUR PATHWAY

FIND YOUR PATHWAY

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