These pathway courses can help you plot a route onto many of the undergraduate Bachelors and postgraduate Masters courses at York.

Pathway courses are for students who do not meet the academic or English language requirements for direct entry to their chosen degree. It will help you to strengthen your study, academic and English language skills before starting your degree.

To find out whether you need to take a pathway course you should check the entry requirements for your country

Preparation courses in York

Our International Pathway College offers a route to Bachelors and Masters degrees. Progression to your chosen course is guaranteed when you complete your Pathway College course at the required level with good attendance.

Foundation Certificate

The Foundation Certificate ( prepares students for progression to the first year of an undergraduate degree.

Courses are available in the following subject areas:

  • Life Science, Biomedicine and the Environment
  • Physics, Mathematics, Computing and Electronic Engineering
  • Mathematics, Economics and Actuarial Science
  • Business and Finance
  • Law and Social Sciences
  • Humanities, Creative Arts and Media.


The Pre-Masters ( prepares students for progression to a postgraduate degree.

Courses are available in the following subject areas:

  • Business with Law
  • Education, Media and Social Sciences
  • Management and Quantitative Skills
  • Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.

Preparation courses in London

You could choose to complete a degree preparation course at our partner institution Kaplan International College (KIC) London.

If you successfully complete the course to the required level you will be guaranteed a place on your chosen undergraduate or postgraduate degree at York.

Other pathway courses

We regularly accept international pathway courses from a number of different institutions. The grades required will vary depending on the course you're applying to at York.

If you'd like further advice on entry requirements, please contact us at with the name of the pathway course you're currently studying or intend to study and the course that you want to apply to at York.

You can also contact our regional managers with any queries you might have about studying at York.

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