Pathway Courses

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
Full-time | 3 or 6 months | International Fee: £4,000 per term

From IELTS 4.5 with no single element below 4.0, or equivalent

Start dates: Oct, Jan 2021, Jul 2021

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International Foundation Programmes

International Foundation Programme - Applied Science
International Foundation Programme - Applied Science
Full-time | 12, 9 or 6 months | International Fee: £19,500 (12 months) £15,500 (9 months) £10,000 (6 months) (20/21)

Entry requirements

  • 5 GCSE/iGCSE passes at grade A-C, or equivalent
  • Minimum age 16 years old
  • From IELTS 4.5 with no single element below 4.0, or equivalent, from a UKVI Approved centre

Leads to undergraduate degrees in:

  • Science

Start dates: Oct, Jan 2021, Mar 2021, Jul 2021

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International Foundation Programme - Art, Design and Media
International Foundation Programme - Art, Design and Media
Full-time | 12, 9 or 6 months | International Fee: £19,500 (12 months) £15,500 (9 months) £10,000 (6 months) (20/21)

Entry requirements

  • 5 GCSE/iGCSE passes at grade A-C, or equivalent
  • Minimum age 16 years old
  • From IELTS 4.5 with no single element below 4.0, or equivalent, from a UKVI Approved centre

Leads to undergraduate degrees in:

  • Art, Design and Media

Start dates: Oct, Jan 2021, Mar 2021, Jul 2021

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International Foundation Programme - Business and Law
International Foundation Programme - Business and Law
Full-time | 12, 9 or 6 months | International Fee: £19,500 (12 months) £15,500 (9 months) £10,000 (6 months) (20/21)

Entry requirements

  • 5 GCSE/iGCSE passes at grade A-C, or equivalent
  • Minimum age 16 years old
  • IELTS 4.5 with no single element below 4.0, or equivalent, from a UKVI Approved centre

Leads to undergraduate degrees in:

  • Business and Law

Start dates: Oct, Jan 2021, Mar 2021, Jul 2021

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International Foundation Programme - Computing
International Foundation Programme - Computing
Full-time | 12, 9 or 6 months | International Fee: £19,500 (12 months) £15,500 (9 months) £10,000 (6 months) (20/21)

Entry requirements

  • 5 GCSE/iGCSE passes at grade A-C, or equivalent
  • Minimum age 16 years old
  • From IELTS 4.5 with no single element below 4.0, or equivalent, from a UKVI Approved centre

Leads to undergraduate degrees in:

  • Computing

Start dates: Oct, Jan 2021, Mar 2021, Jul 2021

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International Foundation Programme - Engineering
International Foundation Programme - Engineering
Full-time | 12, 9 or 6 months | International Fee: £19,500 (12 months) £15,500 (9 months) £10,000 (6 months)(20/21)

Entry requirements

  • 5 GCSE/iGCSE passes at grade A-C, or equivalent
  • Minimum age 16 years old
  • From IELTS 4.5 with no single element below 4.0, or equivalent, from a UKVI Approved centre

Leads to undergraduate degrees in:

  • Automotive Engineering, Civil Engineering*, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Mechanical and Automotive Engineering, Mechanical Engineering
*Please note that there are limited spaces on this programme

Start dates: Oct, Jan 2021, Mar 2021, Jul 2021

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International Foundation Programme - Humanities and Social Science
International Foundation Programme - Humanities and Social Science
Full-time | 12, 9 or 6 months | International Fee: £19,500 (12 months) £15,500 (9 months) £10,000 (6 months) (20/21)

Entry requirements

  • 5 GCSE/iGCSE passes at grade A-C, or equivalent
  • Minimum age 16 years old
  • From IELTS 4.5 with no single element below 4.0, or equivalent, from a UKVI Approved centre

Leads to undergraduate degrees in:

  • Humanities and Social Science

Start dates: Oct, Jan 2021, Mar 2021, Jul 2021

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Pre-Masters

Graduate Certificate in Business
Graduate Certificate in Business
Full-time | 1 semester (3 months) | International Fee: £6,750 - 2019/20

Entry requirements

  • Third class, pass or ordinary degree from a UK university, or equivalent
  • IELTS 6.5 with no single element below 5.5, or equivalent

Leads to postgraduate degrees in:

  • Business, Mass Communications, Computing and Information Technology

Start dates: Jan, May, Sep

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International Year One

International Year One - Business
International Year One - Business
Full-time | 12 or 9 months | International Fee: £19,500 (12-month) £15,500 (9-month) (20/21)

Entry requirements

  • Good High School Grades, or equivalent
  • Minimum age 17 years old
  • From IELTS 5.5 with no element less than 5.0, or equivalent, from a UKVI Approved centre

Leads to undergraduate degrees in:

  • Business

Start dates: Jan, Oct, Jul 2021

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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
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