If you want extra support to meet the requirements for university, or want to enhance your English language and study skills before you start your undergraduate or postgraduate degree, then a degree preparation programme, taught at an International Study Centre (ISC) is the ideal choice for you.

There’s an excellent range of subject routes available – you can go on to earn a degree in accounting and finance, business, management, media, psychology, law, international relations, engineering and more.

International Study Centre University Partners

Degree Preparation Programmes at International Study Centre

International Foundation Year
Entry to Year 1

A nine month course, for students who need more support with their academic skills or English language level ONE

  • Providing the best preparation for entry to the first year of undergraduate study
  • Immersion in university life from day 1
  • Designed to give you the skills and confidence to succeed once you progress to the university

Key facts

  • 3 terms**
  • September or January entry**
  • Entry from IELTS 4.0 (depending on the ISC), or equivalent
  • Academic entry from SMA2, IGCSE, and a range of other year 11 qualifications.
  • Must be 17 by course start date
** Two term option available for March at The University of Sheffield International College
International Year One

For students with good grades and an intermediate English level.

  • Providing a direct route to year two of an undergraduate degree
  • Equivalent to your first year of a university degree
  • You receive extra support without having to add extra study time

Key facts

  • 3 or 4 terms
  • September, October or January entry
  • Entry from IELTS 4.0 (depending on the ISC), or equivalent
  • Academic entry from SMA3, A levels, IB diploma, and foundation programme completion
Pre-Masters Programme

For students who already hold an undergraduate degree or diploma.

  • Prepares you for progression to a postgraduate degree
  • Helps you develop study skills, high-level academic English language and specific subject knowledge

Key facts

  • 2 or 3 terms
  • September, January, April
  • Entry from IELTS 5.5 or equivalent
  • Entry from Bachelor degree GPA 2.0, or D3 diploma.
  • More than
    1000 degrees
    in business, computing,
    engineering, fashion studies and more
  • Work
    during degree courses
    to gain the vital skills
    and experience needed
    in the world of work.
  • 11 UK partner universities
    rank in the
    top 50
    in the Times and The
    Sunday Times Good
    University Guide 2018
  • 8 of our partner
    universities were
    awarded gold
    in the TEF 2017
  • 20 UK and
    universities rank
    in The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2018
  • Broadest
    choice of top
    19 International Study
    Centres throughout the
    UK, Ireland and Holland