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International students already in the UK

We are always happy to welcome international students who have studied at other UK higher education institutions and can help you plan further studies within the UK.

Studying at BU

Depending on what qualification you are currently studying for, there are a number of options for you at BU. They include:

  • Bachelor's (Honours) degree (BA, BSc, BEng, LLB) - If you have completed a pre-university foundation course, you can join one of our Bachelor's (Honours) degree courses at year one. If you have already started studying for a Bachelor's degree elsewhere, you can speak to us about advanced entry, which would mean joining a degree programme in year two.
  • Bachelor's (Honours) Top-up degree (BA, BSc, BENg, LLB) - If you have completed two years of university-level study either as part of a Bachelor's degree or as a standalone qualification, such as a Higher National Diploma (HND) or a Foundation degree (FdA/FdSC), you can apply for a Top-up degree at BU in a relevant subject.
  • Postgraduate courses (Master’s MA, MSc, LLM) - Once you have completed your undergraduate degree, you can go onto a taught postgraduate course, such as a Master's degree. You need a Bachelor's (Honours) degree - including a Top-up degree - to apply for one of our Master’s programmes.
  • Research Doctorate (MPhil, leading to a PhD or DBA) - You can study for a research doctorate after completing a Master’s degree. In some cases - if you have achieved particularly high grades - you may be accepted onto a research programme following your Bachelors (Honours) degree.

You can find out more about our academic entry requirements for different countries on our individual country pages.

Meet us

We attend Higher Education Fairs around the UK and run Open Days for undergraduate and postgraduate students.

Come and meet us to find out more about the courses we offer and how you can continue your education with BU.

Visas and immigration

If you are planning to extend your stay in the UK to continue with your studies, you may also need to extend your visa. We have put together a variety of useful information about visas and immigration

You can always contact us to speak to one of our immigration advisers if you would like specific advice.