INTO Lancaster University

Foundation and pre-master's programmes

Welcome to INTO Lancaster University, your tailored pathway to a degree from Lancaster University. We will prepare you to succeed at a university consistently recognised for its excellence – not just in the UK, but across the world.

Our pathway programmes are designed to improve your subject knowledge and English language skills to the level required by your chosen degree. You'll join a welcoming community of international students at our dedicated on-campus INTO Centre, with expert support from our friendly and experienced team.

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Study an international foundation or pre-master's programme designed in partnership with Lancaster University, with a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate subjects to choose from. Guarantee your place at Lancaster University when you successfully complete your programme and meet the requirements of your degree.

  • International Foundation

    International foundation programmes lead to Year 1 of an undergraduate degree.

  • Pre-Master's

    A pre-master's is for students who do not meet the requirements for a master’s degree.

Scholarships at INTO Lancaster University

Find out about the scholarships available to INTO Lancaster University students. 


Your study centre

The INTO Centre is our international student hub at the heart of the Lancaster University campus, where you’ll find everything you need to succeed during your pathway year. Need help settling into life in Lancaster or information about your visa? Our expert team will support you every step of the way, leaving you free to focus on your studies.

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Students in a work place


Your pathway programme isn’t just a route to a Lancaster University degree. Every programme has been specially designed to enhance your employability too. You'll develop your career skills and have opportunities to gain real-world experience before you've even started your degree. Then, when you progress, you'll already be ahead of the game.


For more information about our foundation and pre-master's programmes, along with details about entry requirements and how to apply, visit the INTO Lancaster website.

Visit the INTO Lancaster website