Undergraduate University Pathways
Undergraduate degree pathway options
Undergraduate degree pathway programmes are aimed at preparing international students for higher education. There are many different ways you can access university level education. There are several benefits to considering pathway options that are specially designed to help students who want to study abroad.
Firstly, pathway options are suitable for students who might not meet the academic requirements for entry to a undergraduate degree programme. The pathway year will help you gain the academic skills you need to progress to a degree course and succeed. Pathway options can also be ideal if you want to study in a country like the USA, where the pathway helps you access the range of undergraduate courses you want to take in a more manageable way. The USA and Canada tend to have more flexible degree options where you can select numerous subjects to study as ‘majors’ and ‘minors’ and specialise as your interests change.
The pathway options available can be a much easier way of allowing this to happen. Pathway programmes often increase your chances of succeeding through university as they help you develop the core academic skills you need. Many universities work with pathway providers and agree that if a student achieves a certain grade in their pathway year, they will be able to continue their education at that university. On this basis, it can be a way of getting into a higher level university than your academic achievements meet the entrance requirements for initially.
Undergraduate degree pathway routes
The most popular undergraduate pathway route is a foundation degree. If however your main barrier is the need to improve your English language skills then a English pre-sessional pathway is likely to be your best route. An English speaking education will help your longer term professional career goals. Uni Direct works with pathway providers across a range of different countries including: The UK, USA, Canada, The Netherlands and China.