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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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
Jan 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
Jan 2020
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
 
University of Southampton
Southampton, United Kingdom

Change your future and secure the education you've been dreaming of. This Southampton Pre-Masters is an integrated programme designed to prepare and develop students from outs ... +

Change your future and secure the education you've been dreaming of. This Southampton Pre-Masters is an integrated programme designed to prepare and develop students from outside the UK who have an undergraduate degree but may not be considered adequately qualified for direct entry to their chosen Masters course. -
Graduate Pathway
Full-time
English
Aug 2020
Campus
 
HIC Hertfordshire International College
Hatfield, United Kingdom

Our vibrant School of Creative Arts offers an inspiring and supportive environment in which to start your journey towards a creative career. Our film, media, design, visual ar ... +

Our vibrant School of Creative Arts offers an inspiring and supportive environment in which to start your journey towards a creative career. Our film, media, design, visual arts, music and art therapy courses are all led by talented artists, experienced lecturers and industry experts. -
Graduate Pathway
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
The College, Swansea University
Swansea, United Kingdom

Swansea University offers two streams of study at Masters level, a specialist route and a conversion course. The specialist course leads to one of the “MSc Advanced Computer S ... +

Swansea University offers two streams of study at Masters level, a specialist route and a conversion course. The specialist course leads to one of the “MSc Advanced Computer Science” programmes and is designed for students with an academic background in Computer Science. The conversion course is designed for students from a range of academic backgrounds leading to the MSc Computer Science. -
Graduate Pathway
Full-time
English
Jan 2020
Campus
 
The College, Swansea University
Swansea, United Kingdom

Engineering at Swansea University is taught in a cutting-edge learning environment using state-of-the-art teaching facilities. The university pioneers technological progress i ... +

Engineering at Swansea University is taught in a cutting-edge learning environment using state-of-the-art teaching facilities. The university pioneers technological progress in both traditional and emerging engineering disciplines, working in partnership with major industrial companies. All engineering activities at Swansea University are driven by, and based on, world-leading research. -
Graduate Pathway
Full-time
2 semesters
English
Campus
 
The College, Swansea University
Swansea, United Kingdom

Swansea University's Master of Science (MSc) Management courses are all intensive Master's degrees. They are designed mainly for recent graduates who want to gain a sound unde ... +

Swansea University's Master of Science (MSc) Management courses are all intensive Master's degrees. They are designed mainly for recent graduates who want to gain a sound understanding of a broad range of management disciplines and learn about key theories and current topics in their chosen field to enhance their employability. Subject areas include finance, international management and marketing. -
Graduate Pathway
Full-time
English
Jan 2020
Campus
 
The College, Swansea University
Swansea, United Kingdom

The courses are structured to provide a solid understanding of current micro and macroeconomics, finance and banking principles, analysis and regulation, after which students ... +

The courses are structured to provide a solid understanding of current micro and macroeconomics, finance and banking principles, analysis and regulation, after which students can select courses of particular interest. -
Graduate Pathway
Full-time
English
Jan 2020
Campus
 
The College, Swansea University
Swansea, United Kingdom

The Swansea University College of Arts and Humanities offers students the opportunity to study a wide range of subjects in a world class environment. The Pre-Masters course of ... +

The Swansea University College of Arts and Humanities offers students the opportunity to study a wide range of subjects in a world class environment. The Pre-Masters course offers students from a variety of academic backgrounds to specialise into their area of choice, or to assist students whose academic qualifications do not allow for direct masters entrance. -
Graduate Pathway
Full-time
2 semesters
English
Campus
 
University of Northampton International College
Northampton, United Kingdom

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

During your one-semester Pre-Master’s programme in Tourism and Hospitality, 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
Jan 2020
Campus
 
University of Northampton International College
Northampton, United Kingdom

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

During your one-semester Pre-Master’s programme in Education, 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
Jan 2020
Campus
 
University of Northampton International College
Northampton, United Kingdom

During your one-semester Pre-Master’s programme in Health, you will develop fundamental knowledge and understanding of the basic principles relevant to your chosen masters deg ... +

During your one-semester Pre-Master’s programme in Health, 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
Jan 2020
Campus
 
University of Northampton International College
Northampton, United Kingdom

During your one-semester Pre-Master’s programme in MBA, you will develop fundamental knowledge and understanding of the basic principles relevant to your chosen masters degree ... +

During your one-semester Pre-Master’s programme in MBA, 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
Jan 2020
Campus