Want to do an undergraduate course with us?

If you are an international student who is thinking about studying in the UK and are not sure what English qualifications you need this page will be able to guide you.

Some international students who want to do their undergraduate studies with us will need to do a Foundation Programme before starting your degree programme and also have achieved IELTS score of 5.0 or equivalent. 

If you have not already completed a Foundation Programme you can do the Lancaster one (see details below).

Similarly, if you have not quite achieved an IELTS of 6.5, and currently have a score of 6.0, then you may be able to attend our 4-week English for Academic Purposes Programme to bring you up to the required level (see details below).


International Foundation Year

Lancaster University International Study Centre is based in the campus and provides international students with the opportunity to progress to degree study at the University.

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4 week English for Academic Purposes Course

Our English for Academic Purposes course is provided by the Department of Linguistics and English Language.

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10 week Pre-Sessional Programme

Our 10-week pre-sessional programme is designed for students who currently have an overall IELTS score of 5.5 with a minimum of 5.0 in each element.

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