International Access to University

Designed specifically for International students

Designed specifically for International students, the International Access to University programme is an academic preparation programme for undergraduate entry in eight generic subject areas: 

Art and Design, Business Studies, Computing, Humanities, Media, Music, Performing Arts and Science.

Venue: Lansdowne campus, Bournemouth – Business Studies, Humanities and Science

Venue: North Road, Poole – Art and Design, Computing, Media, Music and Performing Arts

Duration: One year, full time

Start date: September

Introduction

The main purpose of this programme is to enable you to gain direct progression to the first year of an undergraduate programme at a UK university. Graduates from The Bournemouth and Poole College have been successful in gaining entry to many leading UK universities, including those listed (left).

Entry requirements

The course is designed for students of 17 years plus from non-EU/EEA countries who have completed high school matriculation in their own country. You will need to have UKVI IELTS 5.0 and will be offered English Language and study support alongside your main programme.

Course structure

The course is structured over an academic year and will include subject specific content combined with core subjects and other modules – please refer to the table at the foot of this page.

The Bournemouth and Poole College offers excellent resources and highly skilled staff to ensure that you are successful in your studies. The teaching methods employed will be a mix of classroom–based activities, supported self-study and blended learning, and will include tutorial support.

Scholarships

Scholarships of more than 50% are available on this programme for applications by students from:

Argentina – Brazil – Chile – Colombia – Hong Kong – Japan – South Korea – Thailand – Turkey – Venezuela – Uzbekistan – Vietnam.

Next step

Direct progression to the first year of an undergraduate programme at a UK university.

Fees

Please see the Tuition Fees and Term Dates section of this website

Eight generic subjects

The International Access to University programme is an academic preparation programme for undergraduate entry in: 

PathwayCore subjects and other modulesSpecialist subjects
Art and DesignEnglish for Academic Purposes; University Placement Advice; Maths; Study and Research Skills; Integrated Assignment; End of Year ExhibitionFashion; Fine Art; Graphics; Sculpture; Textiles; 3D Design
See new 2017 course leaflet for details
Business StudiesEnglish and Study Skills; University Placement Advice; Maths; Integrated AssignmentBusiness; Accounting; Marketing and IT
ComputingEnglish for Academic Purposes; University Placement Advice; Maths; Study and Research Skills; Integrated AssignmentUnderstanding e-Commerce; Computer Science basics; Introduction to Computer Programming; Introduction to Web Technologies; Introduction to Systems Analysis; Computer Networks; Databases; Introduction to Java Programming
HumanitiesStudy and Research Skills; English for Academic Purposes; University Placement Advice; Integrated AssignmentSociology; Psychology; History; Global Politics
MediaStudy and Research Skills; English for Academic Purposes; University Placement Advice; Maths; Integrated AssignmentMoving Image; Digital Video Skills; Film Studies; Stop Frame Animation; Producers and Audiences; Audio Production for Video; Photography; Graphic Design for Website Development
MusicSee new 2017 course leaflet for details
Performing Arts
Performance or Dance or Production
Study and Research Skills; English for Academic Purposes; University Placement Advice; Maths; Integrated AssignmentClassical Theatre; Contemporary Theatre; Performing Arts; Business Context; Jazz Dance; Movement; Choreography; Singing; Musical Theatre; Acting Techniques; Devising; Improvisation; Children's Theatre; Variety; Take part in two full-scale theatre productions
ScienceStudy and Research Skills; English for Academic Purposes; University Placement Advice; Maths; Integrated AssignmentBiology; Chemistry; Higher Maths; Physics; Psychology

Our Graduates have been successful in gaining entry to many leading UK universities including:

  • Bournemouth
  • Bath
  • Brighton
  • Bristol
  • Cambridge
  • Cardiff
  • Durham
  • Exeter
  • Imperial College London
  • Kingston
  • Lancaster
  • Leicester
  • London
  • London School of Economics
  • London South Bank
  • Manchester
  • Nottingham
  • Oxford Brookes
  • Portsmouth
  • Oxford
  • Royal Holloway
  • Sheffield Hallam
  • SOAS London
  • Southampton
  • Sunderland
  • Surrey
  • Warwick
  • West of England
  • York