International Access to UniversityDesigned 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
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).
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.
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 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.
Direct progression to the first year of an undergraduate programme at a UK university.
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:
|Pathway||Core subjects and other modules||Specialist subjects|
|Art and Design||English for Academic Purposes; University Placement Advice; Maths; Study and Research Skills; Integrated Assignment; End of Year Exhibition||Fashion; Fine Art; Graphics; Sculpture; Textiles; 3D Design
See our Art & Design course leaflet for details
|Business Studies||English and Study Skills; University Placement Advice; Maths; Integrated Assignment||Business; Accounting; Marketing and IT|
|Computing||English for Academic Purposes; University Placement Advice; Maths; Study and Research Skills; Integrated Assignment||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||Study and Research Skills; English for Academic Purposes; University Placement Advice; Integrated Assignment||Sociology; Psychology; History; Global Politics|
|Media||Study and Research Skills; English for Academic Purposes; University Placement Advice; Maths; Integrated Assignment||Moving Image; Digital Video Skills; Film Studies; Stop Frame Animation; Producers and Audiences; Audio Production for Video; Photography; Graphic Design for Website Development|
|Music||See our Music course leaflet for details|
|Performing Arts |
Performance or Dance or Production
|Study and Research Skills; English for Academic Purposes; University Placement Advice; Maths; Integrated Assignment||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||Study and Research Skills; English for Academic Purposes; University Placement Advice; Maths; Integrated Assignment||Biology; Chemistry; Higher Maths; Physics; Psychology|
Our Graduates have been successful in gaining entry to many leading UK universities including:
- Imperial College London
- London School of Economics
- London South Bank
- Oxford Brookes
- Royal Holloway
- Sheffield Hallam
- SOAS London
- West of England