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Our pathway programmes are ideal if you need to build your qualifications and English language skills to study your chosen undergraduate or postgraduate programme with us.

Each of our 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.

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International Foundation

Pre-Masters

English language requirements

IELTS

5.0-5.5

With no component
less than

down

4.0

Tuition fee

£

11,500

Course length

2x

Semesters

clock

15-18

hours per week

Start dates

Leads to

Art

Architectural Engineering

Automotive

Business

Computing

Design

Engineering & Environment

English Language

Law (IELTS 5.5 required for IFP application)

Mechanical

Media Production

Multimedia (computer-based)

Sport

Available courses

Why choose the International Foundation Programme?

The International Foundation Programme is ideal if you are looking to study an undergraduate degree in Computing, English Language, Law, Media Production, Psychology or Sport at Northumbria University but don’t currently meet the entry requirements.

The programme is specifically designed to provide you with the knowledge and abilities to succeed in your future studies. Taught over 2 semesters, you will develop your English language, academic and study skills and be introduced to academic culture in the UK.

Upon successfully passing this programme (subject to progression requirements) you will be guaranteed a place on of one our undergraduate degrees.

Key facts

  • Learn the skills you need to succeed in your undergraduate degree
  • Develop your awareness of academic culture in the UK as you integrate into student life within a UK university
  • Upon successfully completing your International Foundation Programme you will be guaranteed a place on a Northumbria University undergraduate degree
  • Progress on to degrees in Computing, English Language, Law, Media Production, Psychology and Sport

Why choose the International Foundation programme in Art, Design and Media?

This programme is ideal if your qualifications and English language skills fall below the entry requirements for your chosen undergraduate programme in an Art, Design or Media subject. The course lasts for 2 semesters and offers you the opportunity to develop your English language and study skills, combined with the study of subject-specific modules.

The first semester focuses on the key skills across all areas of Art, Design and Media whilst the second semester is when you specialise in your target area e.g. fashion, fine art, textiles, animation or design. In addition to the specialism modules, the programme provides a solid foundation in the core knowledge and skills that the University recognises and will help you to succeed in your future studies.

The programme is multidisciplinary and upon successful completion you will be guaranteed a place on one of our undergraduate degrees in an Art, Design or Media subject area.

Key facts

  • Progress on to an undergraduate degree in Art, Design or Multimedia
  • Ideal for students who do not meet the entry requirements for their undergraduate degree of choice
  • Upon successfully completing this course, we will offer you guaranteed progression on to an undergraduate degree at Northumbria University
  • Complete a portfolio on a subject of your choice. Guided by your experience on the course this is your chance to show your skills and abilities and take a big step toward your chosen undergraduate degree
  • Develop your awareness of academic culture in the UK as you integrate into student life within a UK university

Why choose the International Foundation Programme in Business?

The International Foundation Programme in Business is ideal if you are looking to study a business-related undergraduate degree.

This programme is run across 2 semesters and is designed to prepare you for degree-level study in the UK. You will be taught by staff who have a combination of academic and real-world business experience to enhance your understanding of business theories and concepts.

The course offers you the opportunity to develop your English language and study skills, combined with the study of academic subjects. The programme is multidisciplinary and provides progression on to a wide range of business degree programmes at Northumbria University.

Key facts

  • Learn the skills you need to succeed in your undergraduate business degree
  • Ideal if you do not meet the entry criteria for your chosen undergraduate degree
  • Develop your awareness of academic culture in the UK as you integrate into student life within a UK university
  • Upon completing this course, we will offer you guaranteed progression on to one of our undergraduate degrees at Northumbria University

Why choose the International Foundation Programme in Engineering?

If you want to study an engineering-based undergraduate degree but don’t currently meet the entry requirements, the International Foundation Programme Engineering pathway will provide you with a basic foundation for further studies and the skills required to progress on to an undergraduate degree in Engineering.

You will learn about different engineering concepts, the principles of mechanics and the mathematical knowledge required to develop both the theoretical and practical applications of engineering. In addition to the engineering specialism modules, the programme also provides a solid grounding in the core knowledge and skills recognised to prepare you for future study.

Upon successfully passing this programme (subject to progression requirements) you will be guaranteed a place on one of our engineering undergraduate degrees.

Key facts

  • Learn the skills you need to succeed in your undergraduate engineering degree
  • Develop your awareness of academic culture in the UK as you integrate into student life within a UK university
  • Upon successfully completing your International Foundation Programme you will be guaranteed a place on an engineering-based undergraduate degree at Northumbria University
  • Progress on to courses in Automotive Engineering, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Mechanical and Automotive Engineering, Mechanical Engineering

Graduate Certificate

Graduate Diploma

International Foundation

English language requirements

IELTS

5.0-5.5

With no component
less than

down

4.0

Tuition fee

£

11,500

Course length

2x

Semesters

clock

15-18

hours per week

Start dates

jan

sept

Leads to

Art

Architectural Engineering

Automotive

Business

Computing

Design

Engineering & Environment

English Language

Law (IELTS 5.5 required for IFP application)

Mechanical

Media Production

Multimedia (computer-based)

Sport

Available courses

Why choose the International Foundation Programme?

The International Foundation Programme is ideal if you are looking to study an undergraduate degree in Computing, English Language, Law, Media Production, Psychology or Sport at Northumbria University but don’t currently meet the entry requirements.

The programme is specifically designed to provide you with the knowledge and abilities to succeed in your future studies. Taught over 2 semesters, you will develop your English language, academic and study skills and be introduced to academic culture in the UK.

Upon successfully passing this programme (subject to progression requirements) you will be guaranteed a place on of one our undergraduate degrees.

Key facts

  • Learn the skills you need to succeed in your undergraduate degree
  • Develop your awareness of academic culture in the UK as you integrate into student life within a UK university
  • Upon successfully completing your International Foundation Programme you will be guaranteed a place on a Northumbria University undergraduate degree
  • Progress on to degrees in Computing, English Language, Law, Media Production, Psychology and Sport

Why choose the International Foundation programme in Art, Design and Media?

This programme is ideal if your qualifications and English language skills fall below the entry requirements for your chosen undergraduate programme in an Art, Design or Media subject. The course lasts for 2 semesters and offers you the opportunity to develop your English language and study skills, combined with the study of subject-specific modules.

The first semester focuses on the key skills across all areas of Art, Design and Media whilst the second semester is when you specialise in your target area e.g. fashion, fine art, textiles, animation or design. In addition to the specialism modules, the programme provides a solid foundation in the core knowledge and skills that the University recognises and will help you to succeed in your future studies.

The programme is multidisciplinary and upon successful completion you will be guaranteed a place on one of our undergraduate degrees in an Art, Design or Media subject area.

Key facts

  • Progress on to an undergraduate degree in Art, Design or Multimedia
  • Ideal for students who do not meet the entry requirements for their undergraduate degree of choice
  • Upon successfully completing this course, we will offer you guaranteed progression on to an undergraduate degree at Northumbria University
  • Complete a portfolio on a subject of your choice. Guided by your experience on the course this is your chance to show your skills and abilities and take a big step toward your chosen undergraduate degree
  • Develop your awareness of academic culture in the UK as you integrate into student life within a UK university

Why choose the International Foundation Programme in Business?

The International Foundation Programme in Business is ideal if you are looking to study a business-related undergraduate degree.

This programme is run across 2 semesters and is designed to prepare you for degree-level study in the UK. You will be taught by staff who have a combination of academic and real-world business experience to enhance your understanding of business theories and concepts.

The course offers you the opportunity to develop your English language and study skills, combined with the study of academic subjects. The programme is multidisciplinary and provides progression on to a wide range of business degree programmes at Northumbria University.

Key facts

  • Learn the skills you need to succeed in your undergraduate business degree
  • Ideal if you do not meet the entry criteria for your chosen undergraduate degree
  • Develop your awareness of academic culture in the UK as you integrate into student life within a UK university
  • Upon completing this course, we will offer you guaranteed progression on to one of our undergraduate degrees at Northumbria University

Why choose the International Foundation Programme in Engineering?

If you want to study an engineering-based undergraduate degree but don’t currently meet the entry requirements, the International Foundation Programme Engineering pathway will provide you with a basic foundation for further studies and the skills required to progress on to an undergraduate degree in Engineering.

You will learn about different engineering concepts, the principles of mechanics and the mathematical knowledge required to develop both the theoretical and practical applications of engineering. In addition to the engineering specialism modules, the programme also provides a solid grounding in the core knowledge and skills recognised to prepare you for future study.

Upon successfully passing this programme (subject to progression requirements) you will be guaranteed a place on one of our engineering undergraduate degrees.

Key facts

  • Learn the skills you need to succeed in your undergraduate engineering degree
  • Develop your awareness of academic culture in the UK as you integrate into student life within a UK university
  • Upon successfully completing your International Foundation Programme you will be guaranteed a place on an engineering-based undergraduate degree at Northumbria University
  • Progress on to courses in Automotive Engineering, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Mechanical and Automotive Engineering, Mechanical Engineering

Pre-Masters

Graduate Certificate

English language requirements

IELTS

6.5

With no component
less than

down

5.5

Tuition fee

£

£5,750

Course length

1x

Semester

clock

15-18

hours per week

Start dates

jan

may

sept

Leads to

Business

Mass Communications

Computing and Information Technology

Available courses

Overview

If you do not currently meet the academic entry requirements to study one of our Masters programmes, the Graduate Certificate in Business is designed to help you gain the skills, knowledge and confidence needed to successfully transition to Masters-level study.

Upon successfully completing the course and subject to specific requirements, you will be able to join one of our range of Masters programmes with a detailed understanding of how business works.

Key facts

  • Learn the skills to prepare yourself for postgraduate study
  • Upon successful completion (subject to progression requirements) you will be guaranteed a place on a Masters programme with Northumbria
  • Also available to study at our London Campus
  • Progress on to Masters programmes at our Newcastle or London campuses
  • Northumbria University’s business faculty (Newcastle Business School) is in the top 1% worldwide after being awarded the double AACSB accreditation

Graduate Diploma

English language requirements

IELTS

5.5

With no component
less than

down

5.5

Tuition fee

£

£11,500

Course length

2x

Semesters

clock

16-24

hours per week

Start dates

jan

sept

Leads to

Business

Mass Communications

Computing and Information Technology

Available courses

Why choose the Graduate Diploma in Business?

The Graduate Diploma in Business is the ideal course for those who want to study a postgraduate degree at Northumbria but who do not currently meet the entry requirements.

By studying a mix of English language and business-focused modules you will build your communication skills and develop your understanding of how business works, enabling you to progress on to one of a number of Masters programmes at Northumbria University.

Upon successful completion of the Graduate Diploma (subject to progression requirements) you will be guaranteed a place on one of our Masters programmes.

Key facts

  • Build your English language and academic skills to gain entry on to a Masters programme
  • Upon successful completion (subject to progression requirements) you will be guaranteed a place on a Masters programme with Northumbria
  • Available to study at our London Campus (from Jan 2017)
  • Progress on to Masters programmes at our Newcastle or London campuses
  • Northumbria University’s business faculty (Newcastle Business School) is in the top 1% worldwide after being awarded the double AACSB accreditation

Why Northumbria

innovation

Innovation & Entrepreneurship

We’ve been recognised as one of Europe’s best universities for innovation.

Unbeatable Facilities

We’ve invested £160 million into our campus, including £30 million sports facilities.

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employment

Employment

We’re ranked 7th in the UK for the number of graduates entering professional employment.

Locations

Our Newcastle Campus is situated in the North East of England, which has a reputation for a very low cost of living and the UK’s friendliest locals.

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city life

City Life

We’re ranked the 3rd best university for city life by Whatuni.

Scholarships and Fee Discount

We have a number of scholarships on offer for high achieving students.

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Student Support

At our Newcastle Campus we offer a free airport ‘Meet and Greet’ to ease your arrival into the UK.

Alumni

Our success stories include Olympic gold medallist Victoria Pendleton and Senior Vice President of Design at Apple, Sir Jonathan Ive.

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international

International Student Population

We’ve been welcoming international students for decades. Our Alumni network includes 186,000 people in 167 countries.

Royal Appraisal

The Queen’s Anniversary Prize was awarded to us in recognition of the Student Law Office’s outstanding community work.

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“Following my degree programme I am considering studying a postgraduate degree in another country – maybe New Zealand. I have enjoyed the cultural experience so much in the UK that I’m keen to discover the rest of the world.”

Emmanuela Rosdale Lima Moutou
International Foundation Programme – Business

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