If you’re considering UCA for your education and you’re from outside of the UK, we have a range of pathway courses to help you settle into UK life and academic study.
For students who want to progress to undergraduate study, we have a range of foundation courses that cover creative disciplines and improve their English language skills. Courses start in either September or January.
International Foundation in Creative Practices
A 30-week course designed for students who are still exploring creative subjects and are yet to choose their specialism for undergraduate study.
Integrated International Foundation
Our 30-week course designed for students who already know the undergraduate subject that they would like to study. By choosing the Integrated International Foundation course, student’s will be offered a 4-year visa and supported by a personal development tutor in their specialist pathway.
Integrated International Pre-Masters
Our 30-week course for the students who want to develop their creative practice and/or English Language skills ready for postgraduate level study. The course encourages a depth and breadth of thinking, critical analysis, creative problem solving and the capacity to sustain a commitment to study appropriate to MA level. By choosing the Integrated International Pre-master course students will be offered a 2-year visa and supported by a personal development tutor to define their specialist pathway.
Integrated International Pre-Masters (One semester)
A 15-week course for students who have achieved IELTS 6.0, a recognised bachelor’s degree and a strong portfolio in a relevant subject. Student’s will join the course from the second semester, which encourages a depth and breadth of thinking, critical analysis, creative problem solving and the capacity to sustain a commitment to study appropriate to MA level.
Pre-Doctorate Research Degree Preparation course
Our online course designed to support students who wish to make an application for a research degree in the UK. Students will be guided on how to refine their research interests and write a research proposal. They will be helped to compose a PhD application, research proposal, bibliography and prepare for a formal interview. UCA wishes to support those students who successfully complete this programme by offering them a £3,000 scholarship for each year of PhD study at UCA.