International Foundation and Pre-Masters Pathways

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Completing an International Foundation Programme may be necessary for students who need to improve their English Language skills, or who need to complete an extra year of education before starting their Bachelor’s degree. Aberystwyth University teaches its own International Foundation , but we also work in partnership with a number of different education providers to recognise their International Foundation Programmes, allowing access to Aberystwyth degree programmes.  


Pathways to Bachelor’s Degree 

Aberystwyth International Foundation Certificate

Taught on campus by Aberystwyth University academics, the International Foundation Certificate is designed for students who have completed high school through a 12-year education system, or students who want to gain more academic and English language skills before starting their undergraduate degree. Students can choose either the standard 30-week course (starts in September or January) or an intensive 15-week course (starts in January only). Successfully completing the certificate will guarantee your progression to any Bachelor’s degree at Aberystwyth University.

UNSW Global Transition Programme Online

Taught entirely online in just four months, the UNSW Global Transition Programme Online is an accelerated university preparation program, delivered in partnership with OpenLearning and allows students an entry route into a variety of degrees across Aberystwyth University’s Business School, Department of Computer Science, Department of Life Sciences and the Art School.  


Students who have successfully completed an International Foundation at one of INTO’s UK University Partners can be offered direct entry to a wide range of Bachelor’s programmes here at Aberystwyth, including courses in Business, Computer Sciences, Biosciences, Mathematics, Physics, Law, Psychology, and more. Students who have completed an International Year One in the relevant subject area can be offered entry into Year 2 of the programmes listed above. 


Study Group

Following the successful completion of an International Foundation in Business, Management and Finance at a StudyGroup International Study Centre, students are qualified to progress directly to any of the Bachelor’s courses at Aberystwyth University’s Business School, subject to completing the application process.