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, BSc Social Sciences and Law
Accounting and Management, BSc Social Sciences and Law
Aerospace Engineering, BEng Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Aerospace Engineering, MEng Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Ancient History, BA Arts and Humanities
Anthropology, BA Arts and Humanities
Anthropology with Innovation, MArts Arts and Humanities
Applied Anatomy, BSc Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Archaeology and Anthropology, BA Arts and Humanities
Biochemistry, BSc Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Biochemistry with Medical Biochemistry, BSc Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Biochemistry with Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, BSc Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Biology, BSc Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Biology, MSci Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Biomedical Sciences, BSc Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Cancer Biology and Immunology, BSc Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Cellular and Molecular Medicine, BSc Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Chemical Physics, BSc Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Chemical Physics, MSci Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Chemistry, BSc Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Chemistry, MSci Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Childhood Studies, BSc Social Sciences and Law
Childhood Studies with Management, BSc Social Sciences and Law
Childhood Studies with Quantitative Research Methods, BSc Social Sciences and Law
Childhood Studies with Quantitative Research Methods, MSci Social Sciences and Law
Civil Engineering, BEng Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Civil Engineering, MEng Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Classical Studies, BA Arts and Humanities
Classics, BA Arts and Humanities
Computer Science, BSc Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Computer Science, MEng Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Computer Science and Electronics, MEng Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Computer Science with Innovation, MEng Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Criminology, BSc Social Sciences and Law
Economics, BSc Social Sciences and Law
Economics and Accounting, BSc Social Sciences and Law
Economics and Econometrics, BSc Social Sciences and Law
Economics and Finance, BSc Social Sciences and Law
Economics and Management, BSc Social Sciences and Law
Economics and Mathematics, BSc Social Sciences and Law
Economics and Politics, BSc Social Sciences and Law
Education Studies, BSc Social Sciences and Law
Electrical and Electronic Engineering, BEng Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Electrical and Electronic Engineering, MEng Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Electrical and Electronic Engineering with Innovation, MEng Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Engineering Mathematics, BEng Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Engineering Mathematics, MEng Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
English, BA Arts and Humanities
English and Classical Studies, BA Arts and Humanities
English and Philosophy, BA Arts and Humanities
Environmental Geoscience, BSc Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Environmental Geoscience, MSci Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Film and English, BA Arts and Humanities
Film and Television, BA Arts and Humanities
Film and Television with Innovation, MArts Arts and Humanities
Geography, BSc Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Geography with Innovation, MSci Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Geography with Quantitative Research Methods, BSc Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Geography with Quantitative Research Methods, MSci Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Geology, BSc Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Geology, MSci Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Geophysics, BSc Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Geophysics, MSci Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
History, BA Arts and Humanities
History of Art , BA Arts and Humanities
History with Innovation, MArts Arts and Humanities
International Business Management, BSc Social Sciences and Law
Law, LLB Social Sciences and Law
Liberal Arts, BA Arts and Humanities
Management, BSc Social Sciences and Law
Management with Innovation, MSci Social Sciences and Law
Mathematics, BSc Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Mathematics, MSci Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Mathematics and Computer Science, BSc Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Mathematics and Computer Science, MEng Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Mathematics and Philosophy, BSc Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Mathematics and Philosophy, MSci Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Mathematics and Physics, BSc Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Mathematics and Physics, MSci Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Mathematics with Statistics, BSc Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Mathematics with Statistics, MSci Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Mechanical Engineering, BEng Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Mechanical Engineering, MEng Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, BEng Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Mechanical Engineering, MEng Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Music, BA Arts and Humanities
Music with Innovation, MArts Arts and Humanities
Neuroscience, BSc Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Palaeontology and Evolution, BSc Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Palaeontology and Evolution, MSci Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Pharmacology, BSc Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Philosophy, BA Arts and Humanities
Philosophy and Economics, BSc Social Sciences and Law
Philosophy and Politics, BSc Social Sciences and Law
Physics, BSc Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Physics, MSci Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Physics and Philosophy, BSc Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Physics and Philosophy, MSci Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Physics with Astrophysics, BSc Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Physics with Astrophysics, MSci Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Physics with Innovation, MSci Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Physiological Science, BSc Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Politics and International Relations, BSc Social Sciences and Law
Politics and Sociology, BSc Social Sciences and Law
Politics with Quantitative Research Methods, BSc Social Sciences and Law
Politics with Quantitative Research Methods, MSci Social Sciences and Law
Psychology, BSc Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Psychology, MSci Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Psychology in Education, Bsc Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Psychology with Innovation, MSci Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Social Policy, BSc Social Sciences and Law
Social Policy and Politics, BSc Social Sciences and Law
Social Policy and Sociology, BSc Social Sciences and Law
Social Policy with Criminology, BSc Social Sciences and Law
Social Policy with Management, BSc Social Sciences and Law
Social Policy with Quantitative Research Methods, BSc Social Sciences and Law
Social Policy with Quantitative Research Methods, MSci Social Sciences and Law
Sociology, BSc Social Sciences and Law
Sociology and Philosophy, BSc Social Sciences and Law
Sociology with Quantitative Research Methods, BSc Social Sciences and Law
Sociology with Quantitative Research Methods, MSci Social Sciences and Law
Theatre and English, BA Arts and Humanities
Theatre and Film, BA Arts and Humanities
Theatre and Performance Studies, BA Arts and Humanities
Theatre with Innovation, MArts Arts and Humanities
Theology and Sociology, BA Arts and Humanities
Theoretical Physics, MSci Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

Veterinary Science, BVSc

(relevant work experience is a requirement) 

⇒ Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

Veterinary Nursing and Bioveterinary Science, BSc

(relevant work experience is a requirement) 

⇒ Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

Veterinary Nursing and Companion Animal Behaviour, BSc

(relevant work experience is a requirement) 

⇒ Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Virology and Immunology, BSc Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Zoology, BSc Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Zoology, MSci 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.

There is no route from the International Foundation Programme onto MB ChB Medicine or BDS Dentistry.

If you wish to progress to an undergraduate degree in languages, 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. 

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. 

Admissions statement

Read the 2017 admissions statement for our International Foundation Programme.

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