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International Study Centre


Triple Top 10


(The Times & Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019)


(The Guardian University Guide 2020)


(The Complete University Guide 2020)

  • Lancaster University is a collegiate public research university in Lancaster, Lancashire, England

  • Awarded the highest 'Gold' rating in 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) which is based on high quality teaching, excellent teaching facilities and the good careers our graduates go into.

  • Lancaster's accommodation has been named Best University Halls in the National Student Housing Awards seven times since 2010

  • 3rd in the UK for graduate-level employment with 89% of Lancaster students going into professional work or further education after graduation (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019 & Complete University Guide 2020)

  • 87% of Lancaster University students are satisfied overall with the quality of their course compared with a national average of 84 per cent (2019 National Student Survey)


Faculties, Departments and Centres

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Lancaster’s Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences is home to over 20 disciplines, with many placing in the top ten in the major UK league tables and top 100 in the world rankings. The nine departments include Educational Research History The Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts Languages and Cultures English Literature and Creative Writing Linguistics and English Language Politics, Philosophy and Religion Sociology and Law School.

Faculty of Health and Medicine

The Faculty of Health and Medicine's multidisciplinary research and teaching operates across three Divisions: The Medical School, Biomedical and Life Sciences and Health Research.

Management School

Lancaster University Management School is one of the few business schools in the world to hold quadruple accreditation and is consistently ranked among the UK’s top ten. Many of its programmes are highly ranked in the UK and across the world by leading rankings from the Financial Times, Forbes, QS, the Economist and more.

Faculty of Science and Technology

The faculty’s eight departments offer high quality education by internationally renowned academics which are delivered in top facilities. Its eight departments include Chemistry Computing and Communications Engineering Lancaster Environment Centre Mathematics and Statistics Natural Sciences Physics, and Psychology.

International Study Centre

The International Foundation Year prepares you for undergraduate study at Lancaster. You will focus on English language, study skills and academic modules, and start planning for your future career. After your Foundation Year, you can progress to your chosen degree at Lancaster – one of the UK’s top ten universities.

International Foundation Year

  • Business and Management Studies

  • Engineering and Computing

  • Law

  • Life Sciences

  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Social Studies

Duration: Three terms

Intake: 01/10/2019, 06/01/2020

Entry Requirement

Age Requirement: 17+ upon entry to the International Study Centre

Academic Requirement: SPM school- Form 5, Term 2 or Mid-Year transcript - Grades of A- C achieved in 5 relevant academic subjects to include English and Maths

English Language Requirement:

For entry to International Foundation Year in Engineering and Computer, Life Sciences and Mathematics and Statistics courses you need:

  • Academic IELTS for UKVI 5.0, with minimum 5.0 in writing*.

For entry to International Foundation Year in Business and Management Studies, Law and Social Studies courses you need: 

  • A minimum Academic IELTS for UKVI 5.0, with minimum 5.0 in all sub-skills*.

If you DO NOT meet the English language requirements for the International Foundation Year, the one-term English Language Preparation programme is available to you.

  • Entry Requirement: Academic IELTS for UKVI 4.5 overall, with 4.5 in writing and listening and no other skills below 4.0 *.

  • Start Date: July, September.

  • Fees: £5,000 per term

Fees 2019/20

Business and Management Studies- £17,300

Engineering and Computing- £16,700

Law- £15,550

Life Sciences- £16,700

Mathematics and Statistics- £15,850

Social Studies- £15,550

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