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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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Pre-Master Program

Domus Academy
Campus Full time 4 months October 2018 Italy Milan

The Domus Academy Pre-Master’s Program is a four-month intensive postgraduate course that will prepare you to enter a Master’s program at Domus Academy. [+]

Pre-Master’s Program

‘Learning by Designing’ is how Domus Academy will boost your career. Not only it is a place where the designers of tomorrow can produce wonders and surprises, it is also a place where students can discover new realities and invent professional trajectories aligned with tomorrow’s market demands.

WHY Domus Academy Experience Milano, World Capital of Fashion and Design Design your Master in a highly ranked Academy offering a globally recognized degree Improve your knowledge and know-how thanks to real projects Build your own Multicultural and Global Network Boost your career with our unique Professional Experience Audience

The program is addressed to the multi-cultural candidates from diverse backgrounds, career changers, including ones without any design background, to develop a personal value and essential competencies within the field of Interior Design and Styling industry.... [-]


MA African Studies (Literature Pathway)

SOAS University of London
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years August 2018 United Kingdom London + 1 more

The MA African Studies (Literature Pathway) enables students to engage critically with varied aspects of oral and written literature in Africa. [+]

MA African Studies (Literature Pathway)

Duration: One calendar year (full-time); Two or three years (part-time, daytime only)

Entry Requirements: Minimum upper second class honours degree (or equivalent)

Mode of Attendance: Full Time or Part Time

The MA African Studies (Literature Pathway) enables students to engage critically with varied aspects of oral and written literature in Africa. The programme is unique in the way it encourages exploration of relationships between indigenous African aesthetics and contemporary literary theories. The module ‘Theories and Techniques of Comparative Literature’ provides theoretical and methodological skills while the programme’s other units focus on specific areas such as literature in African languages and contemporary African literature in English.... [-]


Graduate GSPP Pathway in Computer Science

Florida Atlantic University Global Student Success Program
Campus Full time 2 semesters September 2018 USA Boca Raton

The Graduate Global Student Success Program (GSSP) in Computer Science is designed to give you the skills to succeed in your graduate degree program. The program offers study skill and research classes as well as for-credit classes in your chosen degree. [+]

The Graduate Global Student Success Program (GSSP) in Computer Science is designed to give you the skills to succeed in your graduate degree program. The program offers study skill and research classes as well as for-credit classes in your chosen degree.

Graduate GSSP: 2 Semesters - Sample Program Navigating the Graduate GSSP Academic Communication for Graduate Students Topics in Mechanical Engineering Research for Graduate Students Intercultural Issues for Graduate Students 5000 Level Experimental Methodology Course 1 Discipline Specific 5000/6000 Level Course (TBD by department) FAU graduation requirements

Total credits required for the below FAU degrees:

MS Computer Engineering: Thesis 30 credits/Non-thesis 33 credits MS Computer Science: Thesis 30 credits/Non-thesis 33 credits MS Electrical Engineering: Thesis 30 credits/Non-thesis 33 credits MS Information Technology and Management: 33 credits MS in Computer Engineering and MS in Computer Science with a minor in Business: 36 credits Progression requirements minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 no grade below B minimum number of credits: 9 [-]

MSc Human Resource Management with CIPD Pathway

Birmingham Business School, University of Birmingham
Campus Full time 1 year August 2018 United Kingdom Edgbaston

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. [+]

Effective local, national and global people management is a critical part of any organisation’s success. Designed for graduates from a range of backgrounds, our MSc provides you with access to, and an opportunity to become a member of, the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD); an ever-more essential requirement for a successful and rewarding career in HRM and employment relations.

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.... [-]


Graduate GSSP Pathway in Engineering and Computer Science

University of New Hampshire Global Student Success Program
Campus Full time 2 semesters May 2018 USA Durham

The Graduate Global Student Success Program (GSSP) is a two-semester program designed for students who have completed a bachelor’s degree but need additional academic support to gain entry to University of New Hampshire's graduate degree programs in engineering and computer science. [+]

The Graduate Global Student Success Program (GSSP) is a two-semester program designed for students who have completed a bachelor’s degree but need additional academic support to gain entry to University of New Hampshire's graduate degree programs in engineering and computer science.

Entry to Year 2 of Master’s Degree in:

Master of Engineering:

Chemical Engineering Civil Engineering Electrical Engineering Mechanical Engineering

Master of Science

Computer Science Degree program components:

Up to 33 credits, hours less 9 credit hours applied from the Graduate GSSP = 24 credit hours to complete the degree

COURSES DURING GRADUATE GSSP

Program information

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Graduate ISSP Pathway in Business

University of Massachusetts Boston International Student Success Program
Campus Full time 2 semesters May 2018 USA Boston

The Graduate International Student Success Program (ISSP) is a two-semester program designed for students who have completed a bachelor's degree but who need or wish to have additional support to gain entry into a UMass Boston graduate degree program. [+]

Graduate ISSP: Business

The Graduate International Student Success Program (ISSP) is a two-semester program designed for students who have completed a bachelor's degree but who need or wish to have additional support to gain entry into a UMass Boston graduate degree program. The Graduate ISSP helps to bridge the gap in academic or English skills by offering a range of courses such as research methods and academic communication. During your Graduate ISSP semester(s), you will take four Graduate ISSP courses plus UMass Boston graduate courses to prepare you for your master's program.

The MBA program at UMass Boston combines a focused management curriculum and allows students to customize their experience by completing one or more of 14 specializations.... [-]


IMI Luzern MBA - two pathways

IMI International Management Institute Switzerland
Campus Full time 1 - 1.5 years Open Enrollment Switzerland Luzern

This intensive MBA programme allows you to specialise in one of the following pathways: - Swiss Hotel Management Operations - Luxury Brands and Services Management ...preparing you to excel in your chosen career. [+]

The IMI Luzern MBA is an intensive, two-semester, hospitality-focused MBA programme allowing you to specialise in Swiss Hotel Management Operations or Luxury Brands and Services Management. The programme is validated by the Confederation of Tourism and Hospitality. Those with little to no work experience can benefit from a paid internship arranged by our Careers team.

What are the Requirements for Admission?

You should already hold a first degree or equivalent qualification in a related or unrelated field awarded by a recognised institution. The Registrar will also consider applications from students who have a combination of qualifications and experience that demonstrate to the Programme Leader that the required intellectual and communication skills are met. If your first language is not English you will be expected to provide evidence of an English language proficiency equivalent to an IELTS score of 6.0. ... [-]

Graduate GSSP Pathway in Accountancy

University of Idaho Global Student Success Program
Campus Full time 2 semesters September 2018 USA Moscow

The Graduate GSSP in Accountancy is a two-semester program designed for students who have completed a bachelor’s degree, but need additional academic and/or English support to gain entry to a master’s degree program. No GMAT is needed to apply. [+]

The Graduate GSSP in Accountancy is a two-semester program designed for students who have completed a bachelor’s degree, but need additional academic and/or English support to gain entry to a master’s degree program. No GMAT is needed to apply.

Program benefits: University of Idaho student from day one No GRE or GMAT required for admission Earn academic credits toward your UI graduate degree Small class sizes and additional student support provided Master of Accountancy

Designed for professionals who want to put their accounting career on the fast track, this program examines the changing and increasingly important role of accounting in global business. You will engage in thought-provoking case studies and practical research to develop a high-level understanding of auditing, financial accounting and reporting, taxes, management accounting and more.... [-]


Pre-Master's Course in Banking and Finance

INTO London
Campus Full time 6 - 9 months September 2018 United Kingdom London

Academic preparation for direct entry to a postgraduate degree in subject areas such as Accounting, Banking, Hospitality, Investment, Management and Marketing at a choice of leading UK universities. [+]

Academic preparation for direct entry to a postgraduate degree in subject areas such as Accounting, Banking, Hospitality, Management, Investment and Marketing at a choice of leading UK universities.

Why apply? guaranteed university placement for all successful students recognised by more than 55 universities a quality-assured university validated programme multiple start dates

There are two-course options available:

2 terms (6 months) - 90 credits with a higher entry requirement 3 terms (9 months) - 120 credits with a lower entry requirement and extra English language tuition Where will it take me?

Our progression guarantee

We guarantee to find you a place to study on an appropriate degree and university if you successfully complete your International Foundation programme, follow professional advice offered by INTO staff and meet minimum attendance requirements.... [-]


Graduate Pathway in Computer and Information Science

Saint Louis University
Campus Full time 1 - 2 semesters May 2018 USA Saint Louis

This Pathway program leads to a master's degree in Computer and Information Science. [+]

Do you want to study for a graduate degree in the United States but need to improve English language skills or test scores? A Pathway program provides academic, language and cultural support in order to succeed at a US university. Students are guaranteed progression to a graduate degree program through curriculum consisting of credit-earning courses. We provide full integration with domestic and international students on campus from highly trained university instructors and tutors while giving you academic support throughout the program.

Students who successfully complete an INTO SLU 2-Semester and 1-Semester Graduate Pathway program in computer and information science are assured progression to a SLU graduate degree program upon submission of additional required application materials.... [-]


Pre-Master's Course

INTO Manchester
Campus Full time 6 - 9 months September 2018 United Kingdom Manchester

The Pre-Master's prepares international students for direct entry to a master's degree, with progression to subjects related to Business and Management at NCUK universities. [+]

Preparing international students for direct entry on to a master's degree, with guaranteed conditional progression to one of NCUK's 16 universities.

The Pre-Master's will develop your English language skills, a wide range of study skills, and postgraduate research skills. It is not subject-specific, and has been designed for international students looking to study a business or management-related course.

Course options available

Pre-Master's (3 terms, September entry)- this offers an additional preparatory term of the Management Studies module and has a lower English language requirement Pre-Master's (2 terms, January entry) - this is the standard option, suitable for most students Where will this programme take me? ... [-]

Extended Postgraduate Diploma in Business Management Pathway to MBA

Sevanan Business School
Campus Full time September 2018 Czech Republic Prague

The Extended Postgraduate Diploma in Business Management is an advanced qualification designed for students who wish to build on their business expertise and open up new career progression opportunities. [+]

Extended Postgraduate Diploma in Business Management Pathway to MBA

The Extended Postgraduate Diploma in Business Management is an advanced qualification designed for students who wish to build on their business expertise and open up new career progression opportunities. The course will enhance your skills in several key areas, including the management of people, organizational systems, project delivery and management reporting. MBA (Top Up) is designed to equip you with essential modern management skills and knowledge, and prepare you with an enterprising spirit grounded on solid business practices. The programme also aims to provide you with analytical and decision-making capabilities in order to face from the rapid changes seen in today’s growing business environment. You will study tools and techniques that will help you develop and manage products and services that will be competitive internationally.... [-]


Graduate Pathway in Computer Science or Computer Engineering

University of South Florida
Campus Full time 1 - 2 semesters August 2018 USA Tampa

Leads to a Master of Science in Computer Science or Computer Engineering from the University of South Florida. [+]

Do you want to study for a graduate degree in the United States but need to improve English language skills or test scores? A Pathway program provides academic, language and cultural support in order to succeed at a US university. Students are guaranteed progression to a graduate degree program through a curriculum consisting of credit-earning courses. We provide full integration with domestic and international students on campus from highly trained university instructors and tutors while giving you academic support throughout the program.

The Graduate Pathway in Computer Science and Engineering offers you the chance to enhance your English and academic ability. It will prepare you to successfully pursue graduate studies at University of South Florida.... [-]


Graduate Pathway in Mechanical Engineering

Oregon State University
Campus Full time 3 - 9 months September 2018 USA Corvallis

Leads to the Mechanical Engineering master's degree program at Oregon State University. [+]

Do you want to study for a degree in the United States but need to improve English language skills or test scores? A Pathway program provides academic, language and cultural support in order to succeed at a US university. Students are guaranteed progression to a graduate degree program. We provide full integration with domestic and international students on campus from highly trained university instructors and tutors while giving you academic support throughout your program.

Career Paths

OSU's College of Engineering graduates have gone on to make a vast range of contributions to the world - from teaching, inventing and working for large and small companies, to founding their own firms.... [-]


Graduate Pathway in Information Systems

Marshall University
Campus Full time 1 - 2 semesters August 2018 USA Huntington

Leads to a master’s degree in Information Systems at Marshall University [+]

Do you want to study for a graduate degree in the United States but need to improve English language skills or test scores? A Pathway program provides academic, language and cultural support in order to succeed at a US university. Students are guaranteed progression to a graduate degree program through curriculum consisting of credit-earning courses. We provide full integration with domestic and international students on campus from highly trained university instructors and tutors while giving you academic support throughout the program.

The Graduate Pathway in Information Systems offers you the chance to enhance your English and academic ability. It will prepare you to successfully pursue graduate studies at Marshall University.... [-]