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Pathway programmes

If you’re an international student and don’t meet the required academic and English-language criteria for entry onto our degrees, we can help you prepare for academic success.

You can achieve your academic ambitions with our clear pathways to degree entry. We've teamed up with global education leader, INTO University Partnerships, to deliver dynamic programmes to support your needs. INTO University of Stirling’s integrated academic programmes offer progression to a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees at the University of Stirling.

You’ll join a vibrant international community and learn in our brand-new, state-of-the-art Study Centre. Small class-sizes mean you’ll receive excellent teaching and one-to-one support. These Pathway Programmes are taught on our Stirling campus and you can stay in University accommodation for the duration of your course.

Range of Pathway Programmes

International Foundation

The International Foundation prepares you for direct entry to Year 2 of an undergraduate degree. The International Foundation pathway ensures you meet the English language and academic entry requirements for progression onto a wide range of degree options. These pathways include:

International Diploma

The International Diploma is the equivalent to the second year of an undergraduate degree at the University. During the programme, you'll focus on developing your academic and undergraduate research skills, as well as improving your English language abilities. By the end of the programme, you'll be ready to progress to Year 3 of your degree at the University.

Undergraduate Degree with International Year One

This programme allows you to combine your preparation studies with an undergraduate degree in a single study plan. During your first year of study you'll develop your undergraduate academic skills while improving your English language abilities. After successful completion you will continue directly to Year 2 of your degree.

Undergraduate Degree with International Year Two

This programme allows you to combine your preparation studies with an undergraduate degree in a single study plan. During your first year of study you'll develop your undergraduate academic skills while improving your English language abilities. After successful completion you will continue directly to Year 3 of your degree.

Graduate Diploma

Our Graduate Diploma is a programme that leads to direct entry to postgraduate degree. It’s an ideal preparation course before studying at Masters level, or if you’re looking to upgrade your qualifications before beginning your Masters study. Successful completion will allow you to continue directly to a Masters degree.

Graduate Diploma options:

Postgraduate Degree with Graduate Diploma

Combine your preparation studies with a postgraduate degree in a single study plan. During your first year of study you will develop your postgraduate research skills while improving your English language abilities, and after successful completion you will continue directly to your Master's degree.

Pre-Master's

A Pre-Master's offers academic preparation for study at postgraduate level in the UK as well as a focus on improving English language skills. The programme will prepare you to progress to a postgraduate degree.

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