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 | 1, 2 or 3 semesters (3, 6 or 9 months) | International: £3,250 per semester

Entry requirements

  • The academic entry criteria of your target programme
  • IELTS 4.0 - 4.5 for Band 1 (from a UKVI approved centre)
  • IELTS 5.0 - 6.0 for Band 2 (from a UKVI approved centre)

Leads to pathway programmes in:

  • International Foundation Programme and Graduate Certificate in Business

Start dates: Jan, Sep

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International Foundation Programmes

International Foundation Programme
International Foundation Programme
Full-time | 2 semesters | International: £15,000

Entry requirements

  • 5 GCSE/IGCSE passes at grade A-C, or equivalent
  • Minimum age 16
  • 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

Leads to undergraduate degrees in:

  • Computing, English Language, Law, Media Production, Psychology, Sport

Start dates: Jan, Sep

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International Foundation Programme - 3 Semesters
International Foundation Programme - 3 Semesters
Full-time | 3 semesters (9 months) | International: £18,250

Entry requirements

  • 5 GCSE/IGCSE passes at grade A-C, or equivalent
  • Minimum age 16
  • For students not progressing to Law: IELTS 4.5, with no single element below 4.0, or equivalent, from a UKVI Approved centre
  • For students progressing to Law: IELTS 5.0, with no single element below 4.0, or equivalent, from a UKVI Approved centre

Leads to undergraduate degrees in:

  • Computing, English Language, Law, Media Production, Psychology, Sport

Start dates: Sep

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International Foundation Programme - Art, Design and Media
International Foundation Programme - Art, Design and Media
Full-time | 2 semesters | International: £15,000

Entry requirements

  • 5 GCSE/iGCSE passes at grade A-C, or equivalent
  • Minimum age 16 years old
  • IELTS 5.0 with no single element below 4.0, or equivalent, from a UKVI Approved centre

Leads to undergraduate degrees in:

  • Art, Design, Media

Start dates: Jan, Sep

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International Foundation Programme - Art, Design and Media - 3 Semesters
International Foundation Programme - Art, Design and Media - 3 Semesters
Full-time | 3 semesters (9 months) | International: £18,250

Entry requirements

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

Leads to undergraduate degrees in:

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

Start dates: Sep

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International Foundation Programme - Business
International Foundation Programme - Business
Full-time | 2 semesters | International: £15,000

Entry requirements

  • 5 GCSE/iGCSE passes at grade A-C, or equivalent
  • Minimum age 16 years old
  • IELTS 5.0 with no single element below 4.0, or equivalent, from a UKVI Approved centre

Leads to undergraduate degrees in:

  • Business

Start dates: Jan, Sep

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International Foundation Programme - Business - 3 Semesters
International Foundation Programme - Business - 3 Semesters
Full-time | 3 semesters (9 months) | International: £18,250

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

Start dates: Sep

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International Foundation Programme - Engineering
International Foundation Programme - Engineering
Full-time | 2 semesters | International: £15,000

Entry requirements

  • 5 GCSE/iGCSE passes at A-C, or equivalent
  • Minimum age 16 years old
  • IELTS 5.0 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: Jan, Sep

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International Foundation Programme - Engineering - 3 Semesters
International Foundation Programme - Engineering - 3 Semesters
Full-time | 3 semesters (9 months) | International: £18,250

Entry requirements

  • 5 GCSE/iGCSE passes at 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:

  • 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: Sep

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Pre-Masters

Graduate Certificate in Business
Graduate Certificate in Business
Full-time | 1 semester (3 months) | International: £7,500 - 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 | 1 year | International: £15,000

Entry requirements

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

Leads to undergraduate degrees in:

  • Business

Start dates: Jan, Oct

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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.”

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International Foundation Programme - Engineering

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FIND YOUR PATHWAY
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