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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

Degree Programmes Award Overall Grade English Grade Additional Grade
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 70% 60% 65% Core Maths
Business Analytics BSc 70% 60% 65% Core Maths
Business Analytics (Industry) BSc 70% 60% 65% Core Maths
Business Analytics (Study Abroad) BSc 70% 60% 65% Core Maths
Business Economics (Industry) BSc 70% 60% 65% Core Maths
Business Management BSc 70% 60% 65% Core Maths

The following caveats apply to the Business and Management foundation route.

The following degrees require a proficiency at level 3 in the relevant language:

  • International Business Management (France)
  • International Business Management (Germany)
  • International Business Management (Italy)
  • International Business Management (Mexico)
  • International Business Management (Spain)
  • Management and French Studies
  • Management and German Studies
  • Management and Spanish Studies

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:

  • Accounting and Finance BSc
  • Accounting and Finance (Industry) BSc
  • Accounting and Management BSc
  • Accounting and Management (Industry) BSc
  • Finance BSc
  • Finance (Industry) BSc
  • International Business Management (France)
  • International Business Management (Germany)
  • International Business Management (Italy)
  • International Business Management (Mexico)
  • International Business Management (Spain)

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 MEng 70% 60% 70% Maths (Average)
Engineering BEng 70% 60% 70% Maths (Average)
Engineering (Study Abroad) MEng 75% 60% 70% Maths (Average)

The following caveats apply to the Engineering and Computing foundation route.

The following degrees require a proficiency at level 3 in the relevant language:

  • French Studies and Computing
  • German Studies and Computing
  • Spanish Studies and Computing

Entry to the following degrees is subject to successful interview but interview is guaranteed:

  • Chemical Engineering MEng
  • Electronic and Electrical Engineering MEng
  • Engineering MEng 
  • Engineering (Study Abroad) MEng
  • Mechanical Engineering MEng
  • Mechatronic Engineering MEng
  • Nuclear Engineering MEng
  • Physics BSc
  • Physics MPhys
  • Physics (Study Abroad) MPhys
  • Physics, Astrophysics and Cosmology BSc
  • Physics, Astrophysics and Cosmology MPhys
  • Physics with Particle Physics and Cosmology BSc
  • Physics with Particle Physics and Cosmology MPhys
  • Theoretical Physics BSc
  • Theoretical Physics MPhys
  • Theoretical Physics with Mathematics BSc
  • Theoretical Physics with Mathematics MSci

Law - International Foundation Year

Degree Programmes Award Overall Grade English Grade Additional Grade
Architecture BA 70% 60%
Criminology BA 70% 60%
Criminology (Placement Year) BA 70% 60%
Criminology and Law BA 70% 60%
Criminology and Psychology BA 70% 60% 65% Core Maths
Criminology and Sociology BA 70% 60%
Criminology and Sociology (Placement Year) BA 70% 60%
Design (Placement Year) BA 70% 60%
Drama, Theatre and Performance (Placement Year) BA 70% 60%
English Language (Placement Year) BA 70% 60%

The following caveats apply to the Law foundation route.

The following degrees require a proficiency at level 3 in the relevant language:

  • Chinese Studies and French Studies BA*
  • Chinese Studies and German Studies BA*
  • Chinese Studies and Spanish Studies BA*
  • Criminology and French Studies BA
  • English Language and French Studies BA
  • English Language and German Studies BA
  • English Language and Spanish Studies BA
  • English Language with Chinese BA*
  • English Language with Chinese (Placement Year) BA*
  • French Studies BA
  • French Studies and Film BA
  • French Studies and German Studies BA
  • French Studies and History BA
  • French Studies and Linguistics BA
  • French Studies and Philosophy BA
  • French Studies and Politics BA
  • French Studies and Spanish Studies BA
  • French Studies and Theatre BA
  • French Studies with Italian BA
  • German Studies BA
  • German Studies and Film BA
  • German Studies and History BA
  • German Studies and Linguistics BA
  • German Studies and Philosophy BA
  • German Studies and Politics BA
  • German Studies and Spanish Studies BA
  • German Studies and Theatre BA
  • German Studies with Italian BA
  • Linguistics with Chinese BA*
  • Linguistics with Chinese (Placement Year) BA*
  • Modern Languages BA
  • Modern Languages and Cultures MLang
  • Philosophy with Chinese BA*
  • Philosophy with Chinese (Placement Year) BA*
  • Politics with Chinese BA*
  • Politics with Chinese (Placement Year) BA*
  • Psychology and French Studies BA
  • Psychology and German Studies BA
  • Psychology and Spanish Studies BA
  • Religious Studies with Chinese BA
  • Spanish Studies BA
  • Spanish Studies and Film BA
  • Spanish Studies and History BA
  • Spanish Studies and Linguistics BA
  • Spanish Studies and Philosophy BA
  • Spanish Studies and Politics BA
  • Spanish Studies and Theatre BA
  • Spanish Studies with Italian BA

*Not available to native speakers

Entry to the following degrees is subject to successful interview but interview is guaranteed:

  • Architecture BA

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 BSc 75% 60% 65% Core Maths; 60% Chemistry.
Biochemistry MSci 75% 60% 65% Core Maths; 60% Chemistry.
Biochemistry (Study Abroad) BSc 70% 60% 65% Core Maths, 60% Chemistry
Biology BSc 70% 60% 65% Core Maths; 60% Chemistry.
Biology MSci 75% 60% 65% Core Maths; 60% Chemistry.
Biology (Placement Year) BSc 70% 60% 65% Core Maths, 60% Chemistry
Biology (Study Abroad) BSc 75% 60% 65% Core Maths, 60% Chemistry
Biology with Entrepreneurship BSc 70% 60% 65% Core Maths; 60% Chemistry.
Biology with Entrepreneurship (Placement Year) BSc 70% 60% 65% Core Maths; 60% Chemistry.

The following caveats apply to the Life Sciences foundation route.

The following degrees are not available for guaranteed progression:

  • Psychology (Study Abroad) BA
  • Psychology (Study Abroad) BSc

Entry to the following degrees is subject to successful interview but interview is guaranteed:

  • Psychology (Study Abroad) BA

Mathematics and Statistics - International Foundation Year

Degree Programmes Award Overall Grade English Grade Additional Grade
Accounting, Finance & Mathematics BSc 70% 60% 70% Average Maths
Accounting, Finance & Mathematics (Industry) BSc 70% 60% 70% Average Maths
Computer Science BSc 70% 60% 65% Maths (Average)
Computer Science (study abroad) BSc 70% 60% 70% Maths (Average)
Computer Science (with Industrial Experience) BSc 75% 60% 65% Maths (Average)
Computer Science and Mathematics BSc/Msci 70% 60% 70% Average Maths
Computer Science and Mathematics (Placement Year) BSc 70% 60% 70% Average Maths
Economics BSc 70% 60% 65% Core Maths
Economics (Industry) BSc 70% 60% 75% Core Maths
Economics (Study Abroad) BSc 70% 60% 65% Core Maths

The following caveats apply to the Mathematics and Statistics foundation route.

The following degrees require a proficiency at level 3 in the relevant language:

  • French Studies and Computing BSc
  • French Studies and Mathematics BA
  • German Studies and Computing BSc
  • German Studies and Mathematics BA
  • Spanish Studies and Computer BSc
  • Spanish Studies and Mathematics BA

The following degrees are not available for guaranteed progression:

  • Accounting, Finance and Mathematics BSc 
  • Accounting, Finance and Mathematics (Industry) BSc
  • Finance and Economics BSc
  • Finance and Economics (Industry) BSc
  • Financial Mathematics BSc
  • Financial Mathematics MSci
  • Financial Mathematics (Placement Year) BSc

Entry to the following degrees is subject to successful interview but interview is guaranteed:

  • Financial Mathematics BSc
  • Financial Mathematics MSci

Social Studies - International Foundation Year

Degree Programmes Award Overall Grade English Grade Additional Grade
Criminology (Placement Year) BA 70% 60%
Criminology and Law BA 70% 60%
Criminology and Sociology (Placement Year) BA 70% 60%
Design BA 70% 60%
Design (Placement Year) BA 70% 60%
Drama, Theatre and Performance BA 70% 60%
Drama, Theatre and Performance (Placement Year) BA 70% 60%
English Language BA 70% 60% -
English Language (Placement Year) BA 70% 60%
English Language (Study Abroad) BA 70% 60% -

The following caveats apply to the Social Studies foundation route.

The following degrees require a proficiency at level 3 in the relevant language:

  • Chinese Studies and French Studies BA*
  • Chinese Studies and German Studies BA*
  • Chinese Studies and Spanish Studies BA*
  • Criminology and French Studies BA
  • English Language and French Studies BA
  • English Language and German Studies BA
  • English Language and Spanish Studies BA
  • English Language with Chinese (Placement Year) BA*
  • English Language with Chinese BA*
  • French Studies BA 
  • French Studies and Film BA
  • French Studies and Geography BA
  • French Studies and German Studies BA
  • French Studies and History BA
  • French Studies and Linguistics BA
  • French Studies and Philosophy BA
  • French Studies and Politics BA
  • French Studies and Spanish Studies BA
  • French Studies and Theatre BA
  • French Studies with Italian BA
  • German Studies BA
  • German Studies and Film BA
  • German Studies and Geography BA
  • German Studies and History BA
  • German Studies and Linguistics BA
  • German Studies and Philosophy BA
  • German Studies and Politics BA
  • German Studies and Spanish Studies BA
  • German Studies and Theatre BA
  • German Studies with Italian BA
  • Linguistics with Chinese (Placement Year) BA*
  • Linguistics with Chinese BA*
  • Modern Languages and Cultures MLang
  • Modern Languages BA
  • Philosophy with Chinese (Placement Year) BA*
  • Philosophy with Chinese BA*
  • Politics with Chinese (Placement Year) BA*
  • Politics with Chinese BA*
  • Psychology and French Studies BA
  • Psychology and German Studies BA
  • Psychology and Spanish Studies BA
  • Religious Studies with Chinese BA*
  • Spanish Studies BA
  • Spanish Studies and Film BA
  • Spanish Studies and Geography BA
  • Spanish Studies and History BA
  • Spanish Studies and Linguistics BA
  • Spanish Studies and Philosophy BA
  • Spanish Studies and Politics BA
  • Spanish Studies and Theatre BA
  • Spanish Studies with Italian BA

*Not available to native speakers

The following degrees are not available for guaranteed progression:

  • Psychology (Study Abroad) BSc

Entry to the following degrees is subject to successful interview but interview is guaranteed:

  • Architecture BA
  • Psychology (Study Abroad) BA

Business, Law and Social Sciences - Pre-Masters Programme

Degree Programmes Award Overall Grade English Grade Additional Grade
Business Analytics MSc 60% 70% overall and 50% in each skill 60% required in each module
Conflict Resolution and Peace Studies MA 60% 60% overall and 40% in each skill 60% required in each module
Conflict, Development and Security MA 60% 60% overall and 40% in each skil 60% required in each module
Criminal Justice and Social Research Methods MSc 60% 60% overall and 40% in each skil 60% required in each module
Criminology and Criminal Justice MA 60% 60% overall and 40% in each skil 60% required in each module
Criminology and Criminal Justice LLM 60% 60% overall and 40% in each skil 60% required in each module
Criminology and Social Research Methods MSc 60% 60% overall and 40% in each skill 60% required in each module
Developmental Disorders MSc 60% 60% overall and 50% in each skill 60% required in each module
Developmental Psychology MSc 60% 60% overall and 50% in each skill 60% required in each module
Diplomacy and Foreign Policy MA 60% 60% overall and 40% in each skil 60% required in each module

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 60% required in each module
Communication Systems (by research) MSc 60% 60% overall and 40% in each skill 60% required in each module
Conservation and Biodiversity MSc 60% 60% overall and 40% in each skill 60% required in each module
Cyber Security MSc 60% 60% overall and 40% in each skill 60% required in each module
Data Science MSc 60% 60% overall and 40% in each skill 60% required in each module
Developmental Disorders MSc 60% 60% overall and 40% in each skill 60% required in each module
Developmental Psychology MSc 60% 60% overall and 40% in each skill 60% required in each module
Ecology (by research) MSc 60% 60% overall and 40% in each skill 60% required in each module
Electronic Engineering MSc 60% 60% overall and 40% in each skill 60% required in each module
Engineering (by research) MSc 60% 60% overall and 40% in each skill 60% required in each module