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What Is A Pathway Course?

About Pathway Courses

University Pathways are for international students who want to study in the UK, but do not have the qualifications for direct entry to a university degree. Most pathways take 3 - 9 months and teach a combination of academic subjects, English language and study skills. In most cases, successful completion of a pathway course guarantees progression to your chosen degree.

Is A Pathway Right For You?

A pathway course is right for you if:

  • You want to study an undergraduate degree, but your high school qualifications are not sufficient for direct entry;
  • You want to study a master's degree, but you did not achieve the necessary class/GPA at bachelor's level;
  • You need to improve your English level to meet the entry requirements;
  • You have the qualifications for direct entry to a degree, but you want to improve your subject knowledge and study skills first;

You do not need a pathway course if you already meet the academic and English requirements for direct entry to a degree programme. Our guide to UK university entry requirements provides more detailed information. Or you can always ask your student advisor for advice.

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