Academic options

We want to see you progress to your chosen degree and succeed in your career. That’s why we offer three tailored pathways.

You can choose:

International Foundation Programme Plus

If you have an IELTS score of 7 or more, you can take the International Foundation Programme Plus. Because you have a higher level of English language, this programme focuses more on your chosen academic studies.

If you are eligible, we will offer you a place once you arrive in Bristol.

Which pathway is right for me?

University courses and International Foundation Programme pathway options
CoursePathway option
Accounting and Finance Social Sciences and Law
Accounting and Management Social Sciences and Law
Aerospace Engineering Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Ancient History Arts and Humanities
Anthropology Arts and Humanities
Anthropology with Innovation Arts and Humanities
Applied Anatomy Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Archaeology and Anthropology Arts and Humanities
Biochemistry Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Biochemistry with Medical Biochemistry Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Biochemistry with Molecular Biology and Biotechnology Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Biology Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Biomedical Sciences Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Cancer Biology and Immunology Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Cellular and Molecular Medicine Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Chemical Physics Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Chemistry Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Childhood Studies Social Sciences and Law
Childhood Studies with Management Social Sciences and Law
Childhood Studies with Quantitative Research Methods Social Sciences and Law
Civil Engineering Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Classical Studies Arts and Humanities
Classics Arts and Humanities
Computer Science Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Computer Science and Electronics Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Computer Science with Innovation Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Criminology Social Sciences and Law
Criminology with Quantitative Research Methods ⇒ Social Sciences and Law
Czech There is no route from the International Foundation Programme onto Modern Languages courses.
Dentistry There is no route from the International Foundation Programme onto BDS Dentistry.
Economics Social Sciences and Law
Economics and Accounting Social Sciences and Law
Economics and Econometrics Social Sciences and Law
Economics and Finance Social Sciences and Law
Economics and Management Social Sciences and Law
Economics and Mathematics Social Sciences and Law
Economics and Politics Social Sciences and Law
Education Studies Social Sciences and Law
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Electrical and Electronic Engineering with Innovation Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Engineering Mathematics Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
English Arts and Humanities
English and Classical Studies Arts and Humanities
English and History ⇒ Arts and Humanities
English and Philosophy Arts and Humanities
Environmental Geoscience Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Film and English Arts and Humanities
Film and Television Arts and Humanities
Film and Television with Innovation Arts and Humanities
French There is no route from the International Foundation Programme onto Modern Languages courses.
Geography Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Geography with Innovation Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Geography with Quantitative Research Methods Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Geology Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Geophysics Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
German There is no route from the International Foundation Programme onto Modern Languages courses.
Hispanic Studies There is no route from the International Foundation Programme onto Modern Languages courses.
History Arts and Humanities
History of Art Arts and Humanities
History with Innovation Arts and Humanities
International Business Management Social Sciences and Law
Italian There is no route from the International Foundation Programme onto Modern Languages courses.
Law Social Sciences and Law
Liberal Arts Arts and Humanities
Management Social Sciences and Law
Management with Innovation Social Sciences and Law
Marketing ⇒ Social Sciences and Law
Mathematics Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Mathematics and Computer Science Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Mathematics and Philosophy Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Mathematics and Physics Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Mathematics with Statistics Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Mathematics with Statistics for Finance ⇒ Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Mechanical and Electrical Engineering Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Mechanical Engineering Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Medical Microbiology ⇒ Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Medicine There is no route from the International Foundation Programme onto MB ChB Medicine.
Modern Languages There is no route from the International Foundation Programme onto Modern Languages courses.
Music Arts and Humanities
Additional assessment is required. Find out more.
Music with Innovation ⇒ Arts and Humanities
Additional assessment is required. Find out more.
Neuroscience Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Palaeontology and Evolution Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Pharmacology Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Philosophy Arts and Humanities
Philosophy and Economics Social Sciences and Law
Philosophy and Politics Social Sciences and Law
Philosophy and Theology ⇒ Arts and Humanities
Physics Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Physics and Philosophy Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Physics with Astrophysics Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Physics with Innovation Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Physiological Science Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Plant Sciences ⇒ Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Politics and International Relations Social Sciences and Law
Politics and Sociology Social Sciences and Law
Politics with Quantitative Research Methods Social Sciences and Law
Portuguese There is no route from the International Foundation Programme onto Modern Languages courses.
Psychology Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Psychology in Education Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Psychology with Innovation Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Religion and Theology ⇒ Arts and Humanities
Russian There is no route from the International Foundation Programme onto Modern Languages courses.
Social Policy Social Sciences and Law
Social Policy and Politics Social Sciences and Law
Social Policy and Sociology Social Sciences and Law
Social Policy with Criminology Social Sciences and Law
Social Policy with Management Social Sciences and Law
Social Policy with Quantitative Research Methods Social Sciences and Law
Sociology Social Sciences and Law
Sociology and Philosophy Social Sciences and Law
Sociology with Quantitative Research Methods Social Sciences and Law
Spanish There is no route from the International Foundation Programme onto Modern Languages courses.
Theatre and English Arts and Humanities
Theatre and Film Arts and Humanities
Theatre and Performance Studies Arts and Humanities
Theatre with Innovation Arts and Humanities
Theology and Sociology Arts and Humanities
Theoretical Physics Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

Veterinary Nursing and Bioveterinary Science

⇒ Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Relevant work experience is required. Find out more.

Veterinary Nursing and Companion Animal Behaviour

⇒ Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Relevant work experience is required. Find out more.

Veterinary Science

⇒ Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Relevant work experience is required. Find out more.
Virology and Immunology Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Zoology Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

This table is indicative only and does not guarantee that an undergraduate course will be running in the year you want to progress. For the most up-to-date information, visit the undergraduate course finder.

If you wish to study BA Music as an undergraduate degree, we will ask academics in the Faculty of Arts assess your application. This is to ensure your skills meet the required level to succeed at the University of Bristol. You will also need to pass the Grade 8 Theory exam offered by the ABRSM (or Trinity) during your International Foundation Programme year.

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