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, Computing and Humanities

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

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 below.

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.

Eight generic subjects

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

Art and Design

Core subjects and other modules: Preparation for IELTS; Study and Research Skills; Maths; University Placement Advice; End of Year Exhibition

Specialist subjects: Fashion; Fine Art; Graphics; Textiles and Illustration; Design; Photography and Lens Based Media

Business Studies

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

Specialist subjects: Business; Accounting; Marketing and Economics

Computing

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

Specialist subjects: Understanding E-commerce; Computer Science Basics; Introduction to Computer Programming; Introduction to Web Technologies; Introduction to Systems Analysis; Computer Networks; Databases; Introduction to Java Programming

Humanities

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

Specialist subjects: Sociology; Psychology; History; Global Politics

Media

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

Specialist subjects: Moving Image; Digital Video Skills; Film Studies; Stop Frame Animation; Producers and Audiences; Audio Production for Video; Photography; Graphic Design for Website Development

Music

Core subjects and other modules: Preparation for IELTS; Study and Research Skills; Maths; University Placement Advice; Final Individual Project

Specialist subjects: Performance; Composition; Theory; Technology Skills; Musical Styles and Genres; Development of Listening and Musicianship Skills

Performing Arts

Performance or Dance

Core subjects and other modules: Preparation for IELTS; Study and Research Skills; Maths; In addition to one A Level Subject; University Placement Advice; Integrated Assignment

Specialist subjects: Classical 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

Science

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

Specialist subjects: Biology; Chemistry; Higher Maths; Physics; Psychology; Environmental Science

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

Graduates from The Bournemouth and Poole College 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