34269976 Uni & Pathways Seminar

October-Entry University Foundation & Diploma

Many students may have missed the September start date because of problems with their Ielts and visa application. But it’s not too late yet. The door to University of Birmingham (ranked the 15th in the UK), York (16th), Glasgow (26th), Liverpool (36th), Nottingham Trent (52nd) and West of England (68th) is open in October!

What’s more? Students joining in October will form a class of their own. That way they won’t fall behind study schedules of the class. The majority of these programmes provide “Guaranteed Progression” to their associated universities, upon meeting specific progression grade requriements of their universities.

Type Foundation & Diploma (Progression to Year 1-2 of Undergraduate)
Target F.5 or above

Teaching Starts Last date of Programme Length of Programme
Late-October (2015) Late-August (2016) 2.5 Terms
Early-October (2015) Late-August (2016) 3 Terms
Late-October (2015) Early-September (2016) 3.5 Terms
Mid-January (2016) Late-August (2016) 2 Terms
Mid-February (2016) Early-September (2016) 2 Terms
Early-January (2016) Early-September (2016) 3 Terms

October-entry programmes include University Foundation & International Diploma, which provide guaranteed progression routes to the 1st and 2nd year of an undergraduate degree respectively upon successful completion.

Form a class of your own – Progress onto a degree programme next September

Instead of joining the September-entry classes like a late-comer, students of October-entry programmes will form a class of their own. The benefit is that they will not miss any important course content and their need will be better taken care of, making sure that they are well prepared for their degrees!

University Foundation
Progress onto Year 1 of Degree
International Diploma
Progress onto Year 2 of Degree
Language Requirement
IELTS 4.5 – 5.5+

University of Birmingham is a historical and research-intensive university, which now ranks the 64th globally (QS 14/15) and the 15th in the UK. Birmingham enjoys very good reputation in the academia globally and is a founding member of the Russell Group, which symbolizes the highest standard of research and teaching in the UK.

Over 20 academic disciplines are within Top 20 in the UK, among which Sport Science, Physics, Chemical Engineering and Computer Sciences are within Top 5! Academics and alumni include 8 Nobel laureates, as well as Geoffrey Ma the Hong Kong Chief Justice of the Court of Final Appeal.

64th

in World University Ranking

15th

in UK University Ranking

1st

in Sport Science

2nd

in Chemical Engineering

6th

in
Psychology

Progression Routes

Business Foundation Pathways to University of Birmingham
BUSINESS
Computing Foundation Pathways to University of Birmingham
COMPUTING
Engineering Foundation Pathways to University of Birmingham
ENGINEERING
Finance Foundation Pathways to University of Birmingham
FINANCE
Humanities Foundation Pathways to University of Birmingham
HUMANITIES
Law Foundation Pathways to University of Birmingham
LAW
Science Foundation Pathways to University of Birmingham
SCIENCE
Social Science Foundation Pathways to University of Birmingham
SOCIAL SCIENCE
Sport Science Foundation Pathways to University of Birmingham
SPORT SCIENCE

University Foundation
Progress onto Year 1 of Degree
International Diploma
Progress onto Year 2 of Degree
Language Requirement
IELTS 4.5 – 5.5+

University of York enjoys worldwide recognitions and is now ranked the 113th globally (THE 14/15) and the 16th in the UK. With strong focus on the humanities and sciences, York is a research-intensive university and a member of the Russell Group, which symbolises the highest research and academic standard. Overall research quality was ranked within top 15 in the UK by the latest research assessment exercise (REF 2014). Biological Science, History of Art, Psychology, Sociology and Social Policy are all ranked among Top 10 in the UK.

In slightly over 50 years’ time since its establishment, alumni of University of York has became active players in British politics and include many notable people in areas such as literature, history, music, etc. Notable alumni from Asia include Yeung Sum (former LegCo member of Hong Kong) as well as Han Seung Soo (former Prime Minister of South Korea).

113th

in World University Ranking

16th

in UK University Ranking

3rd

in Biological Sciences

8th

in Psychology & Sociology

12th

in
Politics

Progression Routes

Business Foundation Pathways to University of York
BUSINESS
Computing Foundation Pathways to University of York
COMPUTING
Engineering Foundation Pathways to University of York
ENGINEERING
Finance Foundation Pathways to University of York
FINANCE
Humanities Foundation Pathways to University of York
HUMANITIES
Law Foundation Pathways to University of York
LAW
Music Foundation Pathways to University of York
MUSIC
Science Foundation Pathways to University of York
SCIENCE
Social Science Foundation Pathways to University of York
SOCIAL SCIENCE

University Foundation
Progress onto Year 2 of a 4-Year Degree
International Diploma
Progress onto Year 3 of a 4-Year Degree
Language Requirement
IELTS 5.0 – 5.5+

55th

in World University Ranking

26th

in UK University Ranking

6th

in Biological Science

7th

in Computer Science

16th

in
Politics

Progression Routes

Business Foundation Pathways to University of Glasgow
BUSINESS
Computing Foundation Pathways to University of Glasgow
COMPUTING
Engineering Foundation Pathways to University of Glasgow
ENGINEERING
Finance Foundation Pathways to University of Glasgow
FINANCE
Humanities Foundation Pathways to University of Glasgow
HUMANITIES
Science Foundation Pathways to University of Glasgow
SCIENCE
Social Science Foundation Pathways to University of Glasgow
SOCIAL SCIENCE
Sport Science Foundation Pathways to University of Glasgow
SPORT SCIENCE

University Foundation
Progress onto Year 1 of Degree
International Diploma
Progress onto Year 2 of Degree
Language Requirement
IELTS 4.5 – 5.5+

123rd

in World University Ranking

36th

in UK University Ranking

14th

in Town Planning

18th

in Computer Science

21st

in Communication & Media

Progression Routes

Business Foundation Pathways to University of Liverpool
BUSINESS
Computing Foundation Pathways to University of Liverpool
COMPUTING
Engineering Foundation Pathways to University of Liverpool
ENGINEERING
Finance Foundation Pathways to University of Liverpool
FINANCE
Humanities Foundation Pathways to University of Liverpool
HUMANITIES
Law Foundation Pathways to University of Liverpool
LAW
Media & Communication Foundation Pathways to University of Liverpool
MEDIA
Music Foundation Pathways to University of Liverpool
MUSIC
Science Foundation Pathways to University of Liverpool
SCIENCE
Social Science Foundation Pathways to University of Liverpool
SOCIAL SCIENCE

University Foundation
Progress onto Year 1 of Degree
International Diploma
Progress onto Year 2 of Degree
Language Requirement
IELTS 4.0 – 6.0+

52nd

in UK University Ranking

Fashion

The Largest Fashion School in the UK

20th

in Art & Design

20th

in Communication & Media

29th

in Architecture

Progression Routes

Architecture Foundation Pathways to University of Nottingham Trent
ARCHITECTURE
Art & Design Foundation Pathways to University of Nottingham Trent
ART & DESIGN
Business Foundation Pathways to University of Nottingham Trent
BUSINESS
Computing Foundation Pathways to University of Nottingham Trent
COMPUTING
Finance Foundation Pathways to University of Nottingham Trent
FINANCE
Humanities Foundation Pathways to University of Nottingham Trent
HUMANITIES
Law Foundation Pathways to University of Nottingham Trent
LAW
Media & Communication Foundation Pathways to University of Nottingham Trent
MEDIA
Science Foundation Pathways to University of Nottingham Trent
SCIENCE
Social Science Foundation Pathways to University of Nottingham Trent
SOCIAL SCIENCE
Sport Science Foundation Pathways to University of Nottingham Trent
SPORT SCIENCE

University Foundation
Progress onto Year 1 of Degree
International Diploma
Progress onto Year 2 of Degree
Language Requirement
IELTS 4.5 – 6.0+

68th

in UK University Ranking

8th

in
Physiotherapy

12th

in
Architecture

13th

in
Art & Design

Progression Routes

Architecture Foundation Pathways to University of West of England Bristol
ARCHITECTURE
Business Foundation Pathways to University of West of England Bristol
BUSINESS
Computing Foundation Pathways to University of West of England Bristol
COMPUTING
Engineering Foundation Pathways to University of West of England Bristol
ENGINEERING
Finance Foundation Pathways to University of West of England Bristol
FINANCE
Hospitality Foundation Pathways to University of West of England Bristol
HOSPITALITY
Humanities Foundation Pathways to University of West of England Bristol
HUMANITIES
Law Foundation Pathways to University of West of England Bristol
LAW
Media & Communication Foundation Pathways to University of West of England Bristol
MEDIA
Music Foundation Pathways to University of West of England Bristol
MUSIC
Science Foundation Pathways to University of West of England Bristol
SCIENCE
Social Science Foundation Pathways to University of West of England Bristol
SOCIAL SCIENCE
Sport Science Foundation Pathways to University of West of England Bristol
SPORT SCIENCE

University Foundation
Progress onto Year 1 of Degree
International Diploma
Progress onto Year 2 of Degree
Language Requirement
IELTS 4.0 – 6.0+

12th

in
Architecture

17th

in
Art & Design

20th

in
Pharmacy

25th

in
History of Art

Progression Routes

Architecture Foundation Pathways to University of Brighton
ARCHITECTURE
Art & Design Foundation Pathways to University of Brighton
ART & DESIGN
Business Foundation Pathways to University of Brighton
BUSINESS
Computing Foundation Pathways to University of Brighton
COMPUTING
Engineering Foundation Pathways to University of Brighton
ENGINEERING
Finance Foundation Pathways to University of Brighton
FINANCE
Hospitality Foundation Pathways to University of Brighton
HOSPITALITY
Humanities Foundation Pathways to University of Brighton
HUMANITIES
Law Foundation Pathways to University of Brighton
LAW
Media & Communication Foundation Pathways to University of Brighton
MEDIA
Music Foundation Pathways to University of Brighton
MUSIC
Science Foundation Pathways to University of Brighton
SCIENCE
Social Science Foundation Pathways to University of Brighton
SOCIAL SCIENCE
Sport Science Foundation Pathways to University of Brighton
SPORT SCIENCE

University Foundation
Progress onto Year 1 of Degree
International Diploma
Progress onto Year 2 of Degree
Language Requirement
IELTS 4.5 – 6.0+

11th

in Hospitality

28th

in Communication & Media

53rd

in Computer Science

Best Animation

Bournemouth is ranked the 2nd in the world and the best in the UK for Animation

Progression Routes

Business Foundation Pathways to Bournemouth University
BUSINESS
Computing Foundation Pathways to Bournemouth University
COMPUTING
Finance Foundation Pathways to Bournemouth University
FINANCE
Hospitality Foundation Pathways to Bournemouth University
HOSPITALITY
Law Foundation Pathways to Bournemouth University
LAW
Media & Communication Foundation Pathways to Bournemouth University
MEDIA
Music Foundation Pathways to Bournemouth University
MUSIC
Social Science Foundation Pathways to Bournemouth University
SOCIAL SCIENCE

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Updated: 2015-8-26

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