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Pathway programmes

If you’re an international student and don’t meet the required academic and English-language criteria for entry onto our degrees, we can help you prepare for academic success.

You can achieve your academic ambitions with our clear pathways to degree entry. We've teamed up with global education leader, INTO University Partnerships, to deliver dynamic programmes to support your needs. INTO University of Stirling’s integrated academic programmes offer progression to a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees at the University of Stirling.

You’ll join a vibrant international community and learn in our brand-new, state-of-the-art Study Centre. Small class-sizes mean you’ll receive excellent teaching and one-to-one support. These Pathway Programmes are taught on our Stirling campus and you can stay in University accommodation for the duration of your course.

Range of Pathway Programmes

International Foundation

Our International Foundation pathway ensures you meet the English language and academic entry requirements for progression onto a wide range of degree options. These pathways include:

  • International Foundation in Business, Finance, Economics and Marketing
  • International Foundation in Media, Humanities and Social Sciences
  • International Foundation in Science, Sport, Computing and Engineering

Successful completion of this pathway offers you a University placement and direct entry to Year 2 of your chosen degree.

Integrated programmes

These programmes are ideal if you want to progress to an undergraduate degree at the University of Stirling. You’ll study both a university preparation programme and degree under one Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS).

Our Integrated International Year 1 programmes are equivalent to the first year of your undergraduate degree, but are taught in a study centre environment and in small class-sizes. This guarantees you additional contact tuition-time with our team of experienced teaching staff.

Integrated International Year 1 programmes include:

  • Integrated International Year 1 in Business, Finance, Economics and Marketing
  • Integrated International Year 1 in Media, Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Integrated International Year 1 in Science, Sport, Computing and Maths

Our Integrated International Year 2 programme is equivalent to the second year of your undergraduate degree, but is taught in a study centre environment and in small class-sizes.
This guarantees you additional contact tuition-time with our team of experienced teaching staff.

  • Integrated International Year 2 in Business, Finance, Marketing and Humanities

Masters with Integrated Graduate Diploma

Our Masters with Integrated Graduate Diploma is a direct programme that leads to postgraduate study at the University of Stirling. It’s an ideal preparation course before studying at Masters level, or if you’re looking to upgrade your qualifications before beginning your Masters study. This programme provides direct entry to Year 1 of a Masters degree.

Masters with Integrated Graduate Diploma options include:

  • Masters with Integrated Graduate Diploma in Business, Finance and Sport
  • Masters with Integrated Graduate Diploma in Media, Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Masters with Integrated Graduate Diploma in Science, Computing and Engineering
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