Progression degrees

Your degree at Lancaster

At Lancaster, you can choose from a range of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees for progression. You can choose your degree from our programme options below - with six International Foundation Years routes and two for the Pre-Masters Programme.

Pre-Masters Programme

There are two routes of the Pre-Masters Programme available for progression to a variety of postgraduate degrees at Lancaster University, click the relevant link below to view progression degrees for that pathway:

International Foundation Year

When you are accepted onto the International Foundation Year, you will receive a conditional offer for your chosen degree. The tables below list the degree programmes associated with each foundation route:

You will be asked to select three degree choices during your first term at the International Study Centre from the list below. You will receive a conditional offer for your chosen degree. This offer will be made unconditional on successful completion of the course and on achieving the required progression grades.
We will support you in making appropriate degree choices and submitting your application to the university, including advice on completion of your personal statement. An interview or aptitude test may be required as part of the application process for some courses.

Degree progression routes and entry requirements for progression are subject to change. Subject-specific progression requirements apply. Please ask your advisor for more information.

Please note – some degree programmes also require a minimum progression grade in certain modules (e.g. Maths, Physics, Chemistry) of between 60% and 80%, these can be confirmed when speaking to your agent or student enrolment advisor. Students choosing an undergraduate degree from the Accounting and Finance Department are not guaranteed a conditional offer due to limited spaces and can only select one of these degrees as part of their three choices. If a conditional offer is not received for a selected Accounting and Finance degree, offers will still be made for the remaining two degree choices, and you will also have the opportunity to reapply later in the year if you achieve the required progression criteria. Degrees that belong to the Accounting and Finance department are listed below in the prior to the Business and Management Studies progression degree list.

Due to high demand and limited space, progression to selected other degree courses is also not guaranteed. Students are advised therefore to have at least one degree with a guaranteed offer in their three choices. The following degree courses also do not have a guaranteed offer:

Financial Mathematics (MSci), Financial Mathematics (Industry) (BSc), Computer Science (with Industrial Experience) (MSci), Computer Science (study abroad) (BSc), Accounting, Finance and Mathematics (BSc), Accounting, Finance and Mathematics (Industry) (BSc), International Business Management (America) (BBA), International Business Management (Mexico) (BBA), International Business Management (France) (BBA), International Business Management (Germany) (BBA), International Business Management (Italy) (BBA), International Business Management (Spain) (BBA), Business Administration (BBA), Business Administration (Study Abroad) (BBA), Finance & Economics (Industry) (BSc).

Business and Management Studies - International Foundation Year

When selecting your three degree choices, certain degrees are not available for guaranteed progression. Because of this, students should only select one of the below degrees as a choice. You can choose your other two options from any of the remaining degrees, with a maximum of one from the additional non-guaranteed progression degrees listed above. Please only choose one of the following:

  • Finance
  • Finance (Industry)
  • Accounting and Finance
  • Accounting and Finance (Industry)
  • Accounting, Finance and Computer Science
  • Accounting, Finance and Computer Science (Industry)
  • Accounting and Economics
  • Accounting and Economics (Industry)
  • Finance and Management Studies
  • Accounting and Management Studies
  • Accounting and Management Studies (Industry)
  • Finance and Management Studies (Industry)
  • Finance and Economics
Degree Programmes Award Overall Grade English Grade Additional Grade
Accounting & Economics BSc 70% 60% 65% Core Maths
Accounting & Economics (Industry) BSc 70% 60% 65% Core Maths
Accounting & Finance BSc 70% 60% 65% Core Maths
Accounting & Finance (Industry) BSc 70% 60% 65% Core Maths
Accounting & Management BSc 70% 60% 65% Core Maths
Accounting & Management (Industry) BSc 70% 60% 65% Core Maths
Advertising & Marketing BA 75% 60% 65% Core Maths
Business Administration BBA 70% 60% 65% Core Maths
Business Administration (Study Abroad) BBA 70% 60% 65% Core Maths
Business Analytics and Consultancy BSc 70% 60% 65% Core Maths

Engineering and Computing - International Foundation Year

Degree Programmes Award Overall Grade English Grade Additional Grade
Chemical Engineering BEng 70% 60% 70% Maths (Average), 65% Chemistry
Chemical Engineering MEng 75% 60% 70% Maths (Average), 65% Chemistry
Computer Science BSc 70% 60% 65% Maths (Average)
Computer Science (study abroad) BSc 75% 60% 70% Maths (Average)
Computer Science (with Industrial Experience) MSci 75% 60% 65% Maths (Average)
Electronic and Electrical Engineering MEng 75% 60% 70% Maths (Average)
Electronic and Electrical Engineering BEng 70% 60% 70% Maths (Average)
Engineering BEng 70% 60% 70% Maths (Average)
Engineering (Study Abroad) MEng 75% 60% 70% Maths (Average)
Engineering (Study Abroad) BEng 70% 60% 70% Maths (Average)
French Studies & Computing BSc 70% 60% 65% Maths (Average)
German Studies & Computing BSc 70% 60% 65% Maths (Average)
Mechanical Engineering BEng 70% 60% 70% Maths (Average)
Mechanical Engineering MEng 75% 60% 70% Maths (Average)
Mechatronics BEng 70% 60% 70% Maths (Average)

Law - International Foundation Year

Degree Programmes Award Overall Grade English Grade Additional Grade
Criminology BA 70% 60%
Criminology and French Studies BA 70% 60%

Life Sciences - International Foundation Year

Degree Programmes Award Overall Grade English Grade Additional Grade
Biochemistry BSc/MSci 70% 60% MSci : 75% 65% Core Maths; 60% Chemistry.
Biochemistry MSci 75% 60% 65% Core Maths; 60% Chemistry.
Biochemistry (Study Abroad) BSc 75% 60% 65% Core Maths, 60% Chemistry
Biochemistry with Genetics BSc 70% 60% 65% Core Maths; 60% Chemistry
Biochemisty with Biomedicine BSc 70% 60% 65% Core Maths; 60% Chemistry
Biological Sciences BSc 70% 60% 65% Core Maths, 60% Chemistry
Biological Sciences MSci 75% 60% 65% Core Maths, 60% Chemistry
Biological Sciences (Study Abroad) BSc 75% 60% 65% Core Maths, 60% Chemistry
Biological Sciences with Biomedicine BSc 70% 60% 65% Core Maths, 60% Chemistry
Biology BSc 70% 60% 65% Core Maths

Mathematics and Statistics - International Foundation Year

Degree Programmes Award Overall Grade English Grade Additional Grade
Accounting, Finance & Mathematics BSc 70% 60%
Accounting, Finance & Mathematics (Industry) BSc 70% 60%
Computer Science and Mathematics BSc/Msci 70% 60%
Economics and Mathematics BSc 70% 60%
Financial Mathematics BSc/MSci 70% 60%
Financial Mathematics (Industry) BSc 70% 60%
French Studies and Mathematics BA 70% 60%
German Studies and Mathematics BA 70% 60%
Mathematics BSc/MSci 70% 60%
Mathematics (Study Abroad) MSci 70% 60%

Social Studies - International Foundation Year

Degree Programmes Award Overall Grade English Grade Additional Grade
Design BA 70% 60%
Drama, Theatre and Performance BA 70% 60%
English Language BA 70% 60% -
English Language (Study Abroad) BA 70% 60% -
English Language and French Studies BA 70% 60% -
English Language and German Studies BA 70% 60% -
English Language and Linguistics BA 70% 60% -
English Language and Spanish Studies BA 70% 60% -
English Language in the Media BA 70% 60% -
English Language in the Media (Study Abroad) BA 70% 60% -

Business, Law and Social Sciences - Pre-Masters Programme

Degree Programmes Award Overall Grade English Grade Additional Grade
Conflict Resolution and Peace Studies MA 60% 60% overall and 40% in each skill -
Conflict, Development and Security MA 60% 60% overall and 40% in each skil -
Criminal Justice and Social Research Methods MSc 60% 60% overall and 40% in each skil -
Criminology and Criminal Justice MA 60% 60% overall and 40% in each skil -
Criminology and Criminal Justice LLM 60% 60% overall and 40% in each skil -
Diplomacy and Foreign Policy MA 60% 60% overall and 40% in each skil -
Diplomacy and International Law MA 60% 60% overall and 40% in each skil -
Diplomacy and International Law LLM 60% 60% overall and 40% in each skil -
Diplomacy and Religion MA 60% 60% overall and 40% in each skil -
E-Business & Innovation MSc 60% 70% overall and 50% in each skill -

Engineering, Computing, Mathematics and Science - Pre-Masters Programme

Degree Programmes Award Overall Grade English Grade Additional Grade
Biomedicine MSc 60% 60% overall and 40% in each skill -
Communication Systems (by research) MSc 60% 60% overall and 40% in each skill -
Computer Science MSc 60% 60% overall and 40% in each skill -
Computer Science (by research) MSc 60% 60% overall and 40% in each skill -
Conservation and Biodiversity MSc 60% 60% overall and 40% in each skill -
Cyber Security MSc 60% 60% overall and 40% in each skill -
Data Science MSc 60% 60% overall and 40% in each skill -
Developmental Disorders MSc 60% 60% overall and 40% in each skill -
Developmental Psychology MSc 60% 60% overall and 40% in each skill -
Ecology (by research) MSc 60% 60% overall and 40% in each skill -