University Programmes


Foundation programs are usually one academic year long (30 – 34 weeks). The program starts in September although six month fast-track intensive option is available which usually start in January. English language is usually included in any international foundation programme and is often assessed by completing coursework and/or taking an exam. Foundation program prepares the students academically for the type of course they will study at university. If a student wants to study business at University then he/she would study business related academic classes during the foundation course. It also helps students get acceptance on a degree. To get accepted onto a Foundation Program you may need IELTS score 4.5 -6.0


University Degree varies between three- or four-year course where graduates obtain a bachelor’s degree. To study at a University in the UK you are required have minimum of 3 A levels or equivalent. Overseas student are also required to have an IELTS score minimum of 6.0. There are different titles and levels of degree, such as: BA – Bachelor of Arts, BSc – Bachelor of Science, BEd – Bachelor of Education, BEng – Bachelor of Engineering.

University applications are made through UCAS (Universities & Colleges Admissions Service) during December to August.


Courses for graduates, which involve one or two years’ additional work after a degree and lead to a master’s degree. A longer period of postgraduate study is required for specialist degrees, for example, graduate entry to medicine.


Masters Courses in the UK can be 1 year taught or 2 years with thesis, which can be started in September or October. Many are also available as part time courses and can take between 2 and 6 years to complete

All applicants should have a first degree Other courses (e.g. most MBA’s) also require at least two years of work experience. Specific requirements differ from institution to institution and from course to course.

Candidates from non-English speaking nations will require an English language qualification for entry to a UK university. Many universities offer pre-Masters language training courses for students whose language skills need improvement.


In the UK most PhD programmes last for three years. Students are expected to submit a thesis within 12 months of the end of the programme (and preferably within the three year period).

Students whose first language is not English will need a recognised English language qualification.

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