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University of Essex International College courses

You can choose from multiple courses to study at the University of Essex International College, at either undergraduate or postgraduate level.

NEW: We now have updated, flexible academic entry requirements for pathway courses in Essex. Click on a course level and subject below to see what grades you need.

Undergraduate: Foundation Certificate

If you’ve finished high school but don’t meet the entry requirements for university, a Foundation Certificate can help you gain entry to an undergraduate degree.

For progression to the 1st year of an undergraduate degree at the University of Essex. Choose a subject to see more information:

HumanitiesCourse details2022-23 modules
Science and HealthCourse details2022-23 modules
Social SciencesCourse details2022-23 modules

See 2021-22 module information here.

Undergraduate: International Year One

If you’ve completed high school with good grades but don’t qualify for entry to an undergraduate degree, you could study an International Year One, which combines university preparation with degree 1st year.

For progression to the 2nd year of an undergraduate degree at the University of Essex. Choose a subject to see more information:

BusinessCourse details2022-23 modules
Computer ScienceCourse details2022-23 modules
EconomicsCourse details2022-23 modules
LawCourse details2022-23 modules
Life SciencesCourse details2022-23 modules
Politics and International RelationsCourse details2022-23 modules
PsychologyCourse details2022-23 modules

See 2021-22 module information here.

Postgraduate: Pre-Master’s

If you hold a bachelor’s degree or equivalent, but don’t meet the entry requirements for a master’s, a Pre-Master’s can help you gain a place on a postgraduate degree.

For progression to a postgraduate degree at the University of Essex. Choose a subject to see more information:

HumanitiesCourse details2022-23 modules
Science and HealthCourse details2022-23 modules
Social SciencesCourse details2022-23 modules

See 2021-22 module information here.

Take an online internship

If you like, your pathway course can be expanded to include an online internship, giving you valuable work experience before you start your degree. This integrated placement will form an additional, final term on your course, and will help you develop important soft skills and enhance your employability.

The integrated online placement is run through Virtual Internships, and is available on all pathway courses at the College. Find out more on our blog.

Students who pass their pathway course but don’t meet the progression requirements for their chosen University of Essex degree are guaranteed a place at a UK university through our University Placement Service.

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