How Our International Foundation Programmes Prepare You For An Undergraduate Degree

An International Foundation Programme from Northumbria University Pathway College enables you to continue your educational path to a full undergraduate degree. Taught over two or three semesters, depending on your level, the course will enable you to develop the essential skills you need to progress in your academic career. Not only will the course provide you with an excellent foundation for further study, it also help with establishing a life here in the UK.

Academic culture awareness

Studying this programme prepares you for undergraduate study, along with giving you the perfect opportunity to enhance your knowledge of the UK’s academic culture.

Improve your English

Because you’ll be living and studying in the UK, having good English skills are essential to getting the most out of your experience. The modules are created specifically to build your English language skills, including your conversational English and more academic skills including reading, critical analysis, essay and report writing, and grammar.

Develop intercultural skills

Along with academic culture, you’ll gain an understanding of intercultural issues through global studies to help you fully integrate into UK university student life, making it a home away from home.

Receive a guidance tutor

The programme allocates you your own Guidance Tutor with whom you’ll have 1-2 hour weekly tutorials. This personal contact gives you extra support in your academic and general study needs during your time at Northumbria University.

Become familiar with our campus

By studying the International Foundation Programme you’ll gain experience of living in Newcastle and get a feel for what it’s like to study with us here. You’ll also be familiar with our facilities such as our library, high-tech labs, sports facilities and more. This means that by the time you begin your undergraduate degree you’ll feel comfortable, settled and at home.

Specialise in a subject

If you’re looking to start a specific undergraduate degree programme, we have specialised foundation programmes designed to meet your specific ambitions:

With one of these Pathways you’ll learn the essential skills needed for successful undergraduate study. With the selection of Pathways available, there is surely a Pathway best suited for you.

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