Degree Preparation Programmes

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Preparing You to Succeed

Studying in another country and language can be challenging, but also very rewarding. Our degree preparation programmes are designed to help you develop the English language, study skills, and knowledge you will need to succeed in your chosen subject area.

Our degree preparation programmes include the International Foundation Year, International Year One, Pre-Master's, and Pre-sessional English Language Preparation programme.

From day one of your programme, you will become part of the University of Lincoln’s diverse student community and will have access to a range of specialist support services and facilities. On this page, you can find out more information about our degree preparation programmes and the opportunities available to you after successfully completing your preparation studies.

Engineering International Foundation Year

The University of Lincoln’s Engineering International Foundation Year is designed to help students prepare for an undergraduate degree programme in our School of Engineering.

The Engineering International Foundation Year aims to prepare students for degree-level study, by equipping them with the skills and knowledge needed to be successful on their chosen full degree programme. The course is designed to open up an exciting world of career opportunities and further study options for students who do not meet our standard entry requirements.

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Entry Requirements

Before you apply, it is important that you carefully check the academic, English language, and country-specific requirements you will need to meet.

International Year One

Our International Year One programmes are specially designed pathways to the second year of an undergraduate degree at the University of Lincoln. International Year One students can choose from the following subject pathways:

Accountancy and Finance

Business and Management

Marketing and Tourism

Computer Science

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Pre-sessional English Language Preparation Courses

Depending on your English language ability, you may need to join a Pre-sessional English Language Preparation (PELP) course before starting your International Year One programme.

Our PELP courses last between five weeks and 10-weeks and are designed to help you develop a range of essential English language skills. As part of the course, you will be taught in small groups by a team of experienced tutors and will have opportunities to learn more about British culture and the academic environment of a UK university.

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Pre-Master's Programmes

Our Pre-Master's programmes are specially designed pathways to a postgraduate degree at the University of Lincoln. Pre-Master's students can choose from the following subject pathways:


Computer Science and Engineering

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How to Apply

Your journey starts with our online application form. Visit our applying to Lincoln page to find out more information about the application process and the help and support available.

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University of Lincoln International College


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