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Degree preparation online

Degree preparation online

If you are unable to come to the UK to study, you can take a degree preparation course online from your home country, before progressing to an in-person degree on campus at your chosen university in the UK. 

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Available courses

You can choose from six digital degree preparation courses (also known as pathway courses) at two different levels: a Foundation Certificate, leading to an undergraduate degree, and a Pre-Master’s, leading to a postgraduate degree. 

  • Foundation Certificate for Business, Law and Social Sciences    

  • Foundation Certificate for Science and Engineering  

  • Pre-Master’s for Business, Economics and Finance  

  • Pre-Master’s for Law and Social Sciences

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    Pre-Master’s for Science and Engineering  

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Add a virtual internship

You can gain valuable work experience during your studies by adding an integrated online internship to your course, which is taken in your home country. Simply select the internship option of your preferred course when you apply.

Digital degree preparation courses can lead to degree subject areas such as:  

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Art and Design 

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Building and Architecture 

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Business and Finance 

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Environment and Agriculture 

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Hospitality and Tourism  

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Marketing and Media  

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Music and Performing Arts 

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Science and Health   

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Social Science and Humanities

You can progress to these universities 

The following institutions recognise and accept our digital pathway courses for degree entry.

What are my online study options for each university?

Progression universityFoundation Certificate*Pre-Master’s*
University of Birmingham
City, University of London
Cranfield University
Nottingham Trent University
Queen Mary University of London
University of Essex
University of Liverpool
University of Nottingham
University of Westminster
University of York
UWE Bristol
*Specific subject availability for Foundation Certificate and Pre-Master’s courses may vary by university partner.

Support while you study online

Studying remotely often presents different types of challenges to in-person study. If you need further support while studying online, there’s no need to worry — we’ll be here for you at every step of the way. 

Our friendly support team are available online during your studies and can help with:

  • Academic advice through a designated Learning Advisor  

  • Support for your mental health and wellbeing   

  • Arranging regular social activities to connect with classmates  

  • Questions about progressing to your degree   

  • And much more!   

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What are the entry requirements?

Typical requirements for a Foundation Certificate are:   

  • Academic: at least 11 years of education  
  • English language: UKVI IELTS 4.0 to 5.5 or accepted equivalent   

Typical requirements for a Pre-Master’s are:   

  • Academic: at least 3 years of higher education or equivalent  
  • English language: UKVI IELTS 4.5 to 5.5 or accepted equivalent 

Please note: Entry requirements vary. The duration of your digital degree preparation course will vary between five and 15 months. The course length depends on your needs and English level.  

What are the tuition fees?

  • Foundation Certificate: tuition fees from £15,600
  • Pre-Master’s: tuition fees from £15,600

For more details, see the UK digital course information booklet.

Are there any additional costs?

Other costs to consider are:

Administration fee

You’ll be charged a £200 administration fee to cover administration costs related to your application. This is payable at the same time as your tuition deposit if you accept an offer to study a digital pathway course.

Learning materials
From £200 to £400

The cost of the course learning materials varies depending on your degree preparation course length. The exact amount will be confirmed in the invoice that accompanies your offer letter.

What will my study experience be like?

You’ll enjoy interactive lessons with lots of discussion and chances to improve your English, as well as self-study time. Your Learning Advisor will help you stay on track with progressing to your chosen degree. You’ll engage with live sessions via Zoom or similar from Monday to Friday during UK teaching hours, so will need to fit your schedule around this.

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How will I be assessed?

You’ll receive continual feedback on the tasks and assessments that your tutors set you. Assessments will be a mix of:  

  • audio and video submissions
  • essays
  • exams
  • live Q&A sessions  
  • presentations 
  • projects and coursework 

Contact us to learn more about digital degree preparation courses! 

What are the exit requirements for TEDI-London?

If you plan to progress to TEDI-London, you’ll need to complete your digital degree preparation course with the following in order to meet degree entry requirements:

  • UKVI IELTS 6.0 overall (at least 6.0 in writing and 5.5 in all other skills)
  • pass a TEDI-London online interview