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University Foundation (Design)

This pathway prepares international students for guaranteed entry1 to undergraduate degrees in Design at Brunel University. On successful completion, you can progress directly to the first year of a range of degree programmes. See Progression Options below for full details.

  • Location
    United Kingdom
  • Progression
    Brunel University
  • Rankings & Awards
    United Kingdom: 121st
    Satisfaction: 71.5%
    World: 400th
  • Start Dates
    Jan, Sep
    2 Semesters
    Next start date: 16 Sep 2024
  • Course Fees
    From £17,950
  • Visa Considerations
    Integrated Visa
    Non-UKVI English Tests Accepted
  • Course Provider
    Brunel University Pathway College
  • Why Choose This Course?
    • Guaranteed progression to a bachelor's degree at London Brunel University.
    • A single CAS for the duration of your studies. That means you can study the entire programme on a single visa, with the right to work in the UK from day one.
    • Perfect for students who want to study at Brunel University, but do not have the academic or English qualifications for direct entry.
    • A wide range of English qualifications accepted for entry, not just UKVI IELTS!
    • Study in a campus-based university on the outskirts of London, offering a safe, friendly and positive environment.
    • Small class sizes and individual attention in a safe, supportive learning environment.

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About This Course

The University Foundation (Design) is a specialist programme for international students who want to study a degree at Brunel University, but do not have the qualifications for direct entry. This course is the first stage of a four stage programme, leading to an honours degree awarded by Brunel University.

  • Stage 1 (University Foundation): a balanced programme of English, study skills and academic subjects to prepare international students for undergraduate study in the UK. This stage is taught at Brunel University Pathway College.
  • Stage 2 (First Year University): this stage is taught at Brunel University Pathway College or Brunel University, depending on your chosen subject.
  • Stage 3 (Second Year University): taught at Brunel University.
  • Stage 4 (Final Year University): taught at Brunel University. At the end of this stage, you will graduate with an honours degree.

Note: this is an integrated degree programme at NQF Level 6. That means you will not have to renew your visa when you transfer from Brunel University Pathway College to Brunel University and you may be accepted without a UKVI IELTS.

Entry Requirements

Academic Completion of high school with good grades, equivalent to 5 IGCSE grades A* - C in relevant subjects (excluding native language).
English IELTS 6.0 (Law, Humanities Social Sciences & Education, Psychology, Sport Health & Exercise Sciences) or IELTS 5.5 (other pathways). A minimum of 5.5 in each skill. A wide range of alternaive English qualifications is accepted, including some high school English qualifications.
Minimum Age Minimum age 16 years (at start of course).

Start Dates And Progression

Start Date End Date Progression
Sep 2024 Jun 2025 Sep 2025
Jan 2025 Aug 2025 Sep 2025

Progression Options

On successful completion of this course, you are guaranteed entry to one of the following undergraduate programmes at Brunel University.

  • BA\MDes Industrial Design
  • BSc Digital Design
  • BSc Visual Effects & Motion Graphics
  • BSc\MDes Design
  • BSc\MDes Product Design Engineering

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1 Entry is guaranteed for students who achieve the minimum grades required for progression.

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