University of Huddersfield International Study Centre

Our pathway programmes

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for professionally qualified teaching staff

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What can you study?

Whether you are interested in creative arts, computing, engineering or business, there is a programme at the International Study Centre to suit you. Each programme will raise your academic skills, English language level and study skills to help you prepare for your chosen degree at the University of Huddersfield.

Each programme has a number of routes with modules designed to focus on the academic area most useful to your chosen degree. Once you complete the programme and achieve the required grades, you can start your degree at the University.

Our pathway programmes are a great way to prepare for university study and offer unique modules and courses for international students. University pathways will focus on your academic knowledge and English language skills and you will study subject-specific modules alongside your core modules.

If you are not sure which international programme is right for you, we can help you decide. A good starting point is to consider your age, education, grades, English language level and your university and career aspirations and goals.

Additional 2021 start date

There is now the option to begin either the International Foundation Year or International Year One in February. If you start at the ISC in February, you will complete your pathway programme and progress to the University of Huddersfield (upon successfully achieving the progression requirements) at the same time as the January students. Explore your chosen programme below to find out more about the February intake and the full semester dates.

Please note: the February start date is not available for Pre-Master's students.

Preparing to study

Find out about joining us on campus, blended learning and safety measures. 

International Foundation Year

A two-semester programme preparing you for the first year of an undergraduate degree.

International Year One

A two-semester programme preparing your for the second year of an undergraduate degree.


A two-term programme preparing you for your chosen postgraduate degree at Huddersfield.

Entry requirements

Academic and country-specific entry requirements for all courses.

English Language Preparation

A one or two semester course for undergraduates, or eight or twelve weeks for postgraduate students, to improve your English language level.

Develop your employability skills at the International Study Centre.

Prepare for your future career
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