The Best Graduate Pathways

To qualify for acceptance into a graduate programs, many students initially complete course work that prepares them for advanced education. Preparatory classes in pathway programs may last from a few weeks through an entire calendar year depending on the curriculum. What is a graduate pathway program? This educational option is designed to help individuals prepare for university degree programs. S… Read more

To qualify for acceptance into a graduate programs, many students initially complete course work that prepares them for advanced education. Preparatory classes in pathway programs may last from a few weeks through an entire calendar year depending on the curriculum.

What is a graduate pathway program? This educational option is designed to help individuals prepare for university degree programs. Students who complete a pathway program are often working on improving their language skills as they prepare for further education. In many cases, they are applying to study internationally. The university may not offer classes in the student’s first language, so additional classwork in the second language can help them meet university entrance requirements. Completing pathway courses can help the student get the most out of his or her graduate university education.

By taking graduate pathway program classes, students frequently strengthen their ability to communicate seamlessly in a second language. Students often use improved writing skills both academically and professionally. Improving the ability to learn and understand new languages quickly has the potential to unlock worldwide travel and career opportunities.

The cost to attend a pathway program varies depending upon its duration and the academic institutions affiliated with the program. Fees can also vary depending on whether classes are offered in the student’s home country and if class credits are transferable to other universities.

Students who complete a graduate pathway program often do so to qualify for entrance into a 2-year or 4-year university. Those with an interest in helping other students frequently find jobs as career navigators or academic advisors. Others may find rewarding careers as language instructors or learning facilitators. Those with an affinity for travel sometimes choose careers as international hosts for global corporations, travel companies or cruise lines.

Pathway programs at universities around the world may be offered online or in conjunction with other university departments. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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IMI International Management Institute Switzerland
Lucerne, Switzerland

Designed for those who wish to move to the culinary sector but have limited or no experience of the culinary arts industry.

Designed for those who wish to move to the culinary sector but have limited or no experience of the culinary arts industry. -
MBA Graduate Pathway
Full-time
6 - 12 months
English
Campus
 
Birmingham Business School, University of Birmingham
Birmingham, United Kingdom

With a strong focus on HRM practice and professional managerial skills development, our programme takes you further than the standard pathway. We meet the CIPD’s Advanced leve ... +

With a strong focus on HRM practice and professional managerial skills development, our programme takes you further than the standard pathway. We meet the CIPD’s Advanced level criteria, so when you successfully complete the pathway you can apply for Associate, then Chartered, level membership, depending on your role and experience. -
MSc Graduate Pathway
Full-time
English
Campus
 
Birmingham City University International College
Birmingham, United Kingdom

This pathway leads onto specialist management degrees in fields such as luxury brands and jewellery, fashion, media and design. You will develop a thorough understanding of th ... +

This pathway leads onto specialist management degrees in fields such as luxury brands and jewellery, fashion, media and design. You will develop a thorough understanding of the international business language of English, providing an essential foundation for your career in management. Birmingham has one of the biggest media and creative arts communities outside of London, so where better to advance your professional prospects? No portfolio required! -
Graduate Pathway
Full-time
English
May 2020
Campus
 
Trent University
Oshawa, Canada +1 More

Trent-ESL is an English for Academic Purposes program designed to meet the needs of international students who require English proficiency in order to progress into an academi ... +

Trent-ESL is an English for Academic Purposes program designed to meet the needs of international students who require English proficiency in order to progress into an academic post-secondary program at Trent University or beyond. -
Graduate Pathway
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
University of Northampton International College
Northampton, United Kingdom

During your one-semester Pre-Master’s programme in Accounting and Finance, you will develop fundamental knowledge and understanding of the basic principles relevant to your ch ... +

During your one-semester Pre-Master’s programme in Accounting and Finance, you will develop fundamental knowledge and understanding of the basic principles relevant to your chosen masters degree. You will also develop your intellectual, practical and communication skills to support you in your onward academic studies and future career. -
Graduate Pathway
Full-time
English
May 2020
Campus
 
The College, Swansea University
Swansea, United Kingdom

The Childhood Development pathway is a single course that concludes with an MA from Swansea's College of Human and Health Sciences. The course will help you explore how childr ... +

The Childhood Development pathway is a single course that concludes with an MA from Swansea's College of Human and Health Sciences. The course will help you explore how children develop from birth, how they acquire the ability to learn and think for themselves and how their development is influenced by family and community. -
Graduate Pathway
Full-time
English
Campus
 
Birmingham Business School, University of Birmingham
Birmingham, United Kingdom

Strategic management and leadership are what drive successful companies forward, shaping their decision making and helping them achieve their ambitions. Without a strong strat ... +

Strategic management and leadership are what drive successful companies forward, shaping their decision making and helping them achieve their ambitions. Without a strong strategic plan, organisations cannot function at a competitive level, so you will be a key player in your company’s success. -
MSc Graduate Pathway
Full-time
English
Campus
 
Birmingham Business School, University of Birmingham
Birmingham, United Kingdom

Entrepreneurship is at the heart of the successful business, driving forward innovation and constantly pursuing new achievements and ambitions. In this role, you will be respo ... +

Entrepreneurship is at the heart of the successful business, driving forward innovation and constantly pursuing new achievements and ambitions. In this role, you will be responsible for some of the most exciting, dynamic and inspiring developments across a range of industries. Open to business, management or economics graduates, this MSc will build on your existing skills and knowledge and develop them to Masters level. -
MSc Graduate Pathway
Full-time
English
Campus
 
Birmingham Business School, University of Birmingham
Birmingham, United Kingdom

Open to business, management and economics graduates, this MSc is a specialist programme that will build on your existing skills and knowledge and develop them to Masters leve ... +

Open to business, management and economics graduates, this MSc is a specialist programme that will build on your existing skills and knowledge and develop them to Masters level. -
MSc Graduate Pathway
Full-time
English
Campus
 
Birmingham Business School, University of Birmingham
Birmingham, United Kingdom

The programme introduces students to advanced management concepts through a combination of core foundation subjects alongside the Operations pathway. Students also have the op ... +

The programme introduces students to advanced management concepts through a combination of core foundation subjects alongside the Operations pathway. Students also have the opportunity to choose a mixed pathway route, tailoring the programme to their exact requirements. -
MSc Graduate Pathway
Full-time
English
Campus
 
Birmingham City University International College
Birmingham, United Kingdom

Degrees are based in Birmingham School of Architecture and Design – home to print, wood, metal, ceramics and glass workshops. 9 in 10 graduates from the School of Architecture ... +

Degrees are based in Birmingham School of Architecture and Design – home to print, wood, metal, ceramics and glass workshops. 9 in 10 graduates from the School of Architecture and Design are employed or in further study (DLHE Survey 2016/17). The University offers opportunities to engage with real clients and work on ‘live’ projects, giving you an authentic taste of working life in the industry. -
Graduate Pathway
Full-time
2 - 3 semesters
English
May 2020
Campus
 
Birmingham City University International College
Birmingham, United Kingdom

This integrated pathway is delivered both at Millennium Point and at BCUIC, on the City Centre Campus, and content is a mixture of BCUIC modules and University modules. The Un ... +

This integrated pathway is delivered both at Millennium Point and at BCUIC, on the City Centre Campus, and content is a mixture of BCUIC modules and University modules. The University’s School of Computing is a key training centre, delivering professional training on behalf of leading international IT giants – including Cisco and Microsoft. Thanks to the partnership with Cisco, £2 million worth of Cisco equipment is available for students to use! -
Graduate Pathway
Full-time
2 semesters
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
Birmingham City University International College
Birmingham, United Kingdom

Birmingham City School of Fashion and Textiles has excellent links with international brands such as Burberry, John Lewis, Adidas and Karen Millen. The School also has a histo ... +

Birmingham City School of Fashion and Textiles has excellent links with international brands such as Burberry, John Lewis, Adidas and Karen Millen. The School also has a history of costume design dating back to the early 20th Century and an internationally significant archive of historical dress. Based in The Parkside Building at the City Centre Campus, you will have access to a wide range of conventional and CAD facilities – including a Gerber fashion CAD suite. -
Graduate Pathway
Full-time
2 - 3 semesters
English
May 2020
Campus
 
Birmingham City University International College
Birmingham, United Kingdom

This pathway leads onto a range of LLM conversion courses – so you don’t need a degree in Law to be eligible! The University’s law degrees cover transnational jurisdictions, s ... +

This pathway leads onto a range of LLM conversion courses – so you don’t need a degree in Law to be eligible! The University’s law degrees cover transnational jurisdictions, so they are international in scope. The City Centre Campus houses simulated Crown and Magistrates Courts and is ideally located close to Birmingham’s legal district. -
Graduate Pathway
Full-time
English
May 2020
Campus
 
Birmingham City University International College
Birmingham, United Kingdom

Progress to the University to study degrees accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB). This range of Mas ... +

Progress to the University to study degrees accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB). This range of Master’s degrees fuses economic, social and environmental perspectives to give you a comprehensive postgraduate qualification. Birmingham is currently undergoing huge regeneration – including the HS2 (high-speed railway) development, opening in 2026 – so where better to advance your career in the built environment? -
Graduate Pathway
Full-time
English
May 2020
Campus
 

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