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Pathway programmes

Our pathway programmes, offered through Bournemouth University International College, are the ideal preparation for an undergraduate or postgraduate course at BU. By successfully completing one of these programmes, you are guaranteed entry onto a relevant degree course with us.

There are several pathway programmes you can study:

  • Foundation certificates
    On completion of a Foundation certificate, you can enter year one of a Bachelor’s degree at BU. Foundation certificates are offered in Business, Law and Finance; Computing; Media and Communications; Science;Tourism and Hospitality Management.
  • International Year One certificate
    Completing this course will guarantee you entry onto year two of selected undergraduate degrees. You can currently take an International Year One certificate in Business or Media for fast-track progression in a number of related degrees.
  • Pre-Master’s courses
    Like Foundation certificates, these courses are subject-specific. They are designed to prepare you for studying at a postgraduate level and are available in the subject areas of Business, Law and Finance; Media and Communication; and Tourism and Hospitality Management.

Visit the Bournemouth University International College website for a full list of pathway courses and details of the degrees you can progress to study. You will need to submit your pathway course application and pay your fees directly to the International College.

For more information about the pathway programmes available, get in touch with Bournemouth University International College.

Webinar

Preparatory Programmes at Bournemouth University

Please watch BU Webinar ‘Preparatory Programmes at Bournemouth University’. The webinar was presented by Rachel Woodward-Carrick, International College Director, and Sandra Celemin, University Progression Coordinator. This session will give you an excellent insight into BU Pre-Sessional English courses as well as our Pathways Programmes, such as Foundation Certificates and Pre-Master's.