International Foundation Year

A choice of undergraduate pathways

Our International Foundation Year provides a choice of pathways that prepare you for an undergraduate degree at Durham University. Once you successfully complete the International Foundation Year and achieve the required grades, you can progress to your chosen undergraduate degree at Durham City. Visit the subject pathway page to find out modules you will study and grades required for your chosen progression degree.

Why study the International Foundation Year?

  • Prepare to for an undergraduate degree at world-class Durham University
  • Improve your English language and study skills
  • Start learning modules related to your subject so you have a head-start on your degree
  • Choose from a wide range of progression degrees and subjects
  • Settle in to life on a small campus before transitioning to Durham City
  • Receive expert support from specialists at teaching international students
  • Develop the focus and dedication you need to succeed at university.

Business, Economics, Accounting and Finance

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This pathway prepares you for a Business, Economics, Accounting or Finance related undergraduate degree at Durham University. 

Science and Engineering

Science class at Durham University

This pathway prepares you for a Science or Engineering related undergraduate degree at Durham University.

Humanities, Law and Social Science

Durham University international student Oscar

This pathway prepares you for a Humanities, Law or Social Science related undergraduate degree at Durham University.