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Digital degree preparation courses

Digital degree preparation courses

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 at your chosen university in the UK. 

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Available courses

You can choose from four 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, Law and Social Sciences  

  • Pre-Master’s for Science and Engineering  

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

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Art and Design 

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Environment and Agriculture 

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Building and Architecture 


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Music and Performing Arts 

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Business and Finance 

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Hospitality and Tourism  

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Science and Health   

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Social Science and Humanities

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Marketing and Media  

You can progress to these universities 

The following institutions recognise and accept digital degree preparation courses for entry, and progression to your degree is guaranteed when you pass at the required level with good attendance.  

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 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!