Courses for international students

Prepare for your degree with our pathway programmes

Our international pathway programmes are designed to help you study an undergraduate or postgraduate degree at Lancaster University. By choosing one of our programmes at the International Study Centre, you will develop the subject knowledge, English language skills and confidence to study your chosen degree at a top-ranking UK university.

By beginning your academic journey with us, not only will you be prepared to graduate with a UK degree – but you will also benefit from being a part of a support system consisting of ambitious students from around the world, as well as expert teachers and staff.

Flexible study options

You can choose to study your programme on campus or start your programme virtually from home. Find out more about preparing to study and choosing how you study your programme with us.

International Foundation Year

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Improve your English language, learn more about the subject you love and gain academic preparation for your degree at Lancaster.

Pre-Masters Programme

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Build on the knowledge gained in your undergraduate studies and improve your English, as you prepare for your Masters degree at Lancaster.

Progression degrees

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Progress to an undergraduate degree at world-renowned Lancaster University when you complete your programme with us.

English Language Preparation

Students in a class at Lancaster ISC

Boost your English Language skills over one term and be prepared for your International Study Centre experience.

Entry requirements

Lancaster ISC students in a class

Academic and English language qualifications you need to know when applying to study at Lancaster.

Term dates

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Start and finish dates for all our International Study Centre courses to help you plan for the future.

Find out more about starting your studies or check the latest COVID-19 information.