Degree preparation programmes
Your pathway to university success
We offer a range of university preparation programmes at the International Study Centre that cover all levels of study in higher education. The programmes available are:
Each of our programmes will introduce your chosen subject area as well as improve your English language skills. After successful completion of your International Study Centre pathway programme, you will be able to progress to your chosen undergraduate or postgraduate degree at the University of Strathclyde.
If you need extra English language support before your pathway programme, discover our English Language Preparation courses.
Who is a degree preparation programme for?
If you have dreams of studying an undergraduate or postgraduate degree in the UK, we can help you get there. Our preparation programmes are designed for ambitious international students who do not meet the academic or English language requirements for direct entry to the University of Strathclyde.
How do degree preparation programmes work?
Our preparation programmes are taught on the University campus and will introduce you to the style of teaching you’ll experience at the University of Strathclyde. Campus-based programmes will support you as you settle into life in Scotland, allowing you to get to know your new surroundings, including the University's facilities.
Degree preparation programme duration
Each International Study Centre programme gives you the opportunity to progress to the next suitable year following successful completion of your pathway programme.
In Scotland, undergraduate degrees are usually four-year programmes, with some exceptions. This gives you the flexibility to find out what suits you best before committing to your final degree subject. With a broader knowledge base, you’ll have a stronger academic foundation for when you decide to specialise.
This is an example timeline. Some exceptions may apply. Find out more on the programme pages.
Undergraduate Foundation Programme
The Undergraduate Foundation Programme offers you a pathway to the second year of a four-year undergraduate degree (some exceptions apply) at the University of Strathclyde. Study for three terms and choose from two subject routes: Business and Social Sciences, or Engineering and Sciences.
International Year Two
The International Year Two provides an accelerated route to the third year of a four-year undergraduate degree (some exceptions apply) at the University. The programme is designed to support international students who perform well-above the level needed for entry to the Undergraduate Foundation Programme.