International Access to University

An Online Course specifically for International students

The International Access to University programme is an academic preparation programme for undergraduate entry in two generic subject areas.

This online course is structured over 8 months and will include subject specific content combined with core subjects and other modules, successfully preparing international students for entry to undergraduate degrees at a range of UK universities.

Pathways to choose from: Business, Humanities and Social Science.

Venue: Online. Blended learning (online + on campus) may be available for students wishing to come to the UK from January 2021

Duration: 8 months, full-time

Visa requirements: if needed, Short-term study visa up to 6 months

Start date: 05 October 2020

End date: 11 June 2021

Course level: Level 3

Qualification: Access to Higher Education Diploma

Awarding body: CAVA (Cambridge Access Validating Agency)

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.

Entry requirements

The course is designed for International fee paying students of 17 years plus who have completed high school matriculation in their own country. You will need to have Academic IELTS 5.0 or equivalent for September start, and Academic IELTS 5.5 or equivalent for January start. You will be offered English Language and study support alongside your main programme.

There are exceptions and other assessment will be made for those applicants who have been unable to take an IELTS and school exams due to Covid-19 and can be accepted with the support of The College.

Course structure

The course is structured over 8 months and will include subject specific content combined with core subjects and other modules.

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 online-based activities, supported self-study and blended learning, and will include tutorial support. 

Two pathways

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

Business Studies

Core subjects and other modules: Preparation for IELTS; English and Study Skills; University Placement Advice; Maths; Integrated Assignment

Specialist subjects: Business; Accounting; Marketing and Economics 

Humanities

Core subjects and other modules: Preparation for IELTS; Study and Research Skills; University Placement Advice; Maths; Integrated Assignment

Specialist subjects: Sociology; Psychology; History; Global Politics

International Access to University

Download the programme leaflet (pdf)

Scholarships

Scholarships are available for International Access applications by students from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Japan, Mexico, Peru, Russia, South Korea, Thailand, Turkey, Venezuela, Vietnam, and from European & Middle Eastern countries. 

Next step

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

Fees

Fees to be advised on application. Contact us at at international@bpc.ac.uk.

Graduates from The Bournemouth and Poole College have been successful in gaining entry to many leading UK universities including:

  • Bournemouth
  • Bath
  • Brighton
  • Bristol
  • Cardiff
  • Durham
  • Imperial College
  • Kings College
  • Kingston
  • Lancaster
  • Leicester
  • London School of Economics
  • Manchester
  • Nottingham
  • Oxford Brookes
  • Portsmouth
  • Royal Holloway
  • Sheffield Hallam
  • SOAS
  • Southampton
  • St Andrews
  • Surrey
  • Warwick
  • West of England
  • Winchester
  • Wolverhampton
  • York