A CRIC undergraduate pathway provides you with the building blocks that you need in order to be successful at undergraduate studies in the UK.
An undergraduate pathway is available for students who:
- don’t meet the entry requirements to enter university level study directly
- feel that additional support at the start of university studies will help them stand a better chance of success
- have been away from studies for a period of time
- come from a different academic environment to that of the UK
- require additional English language training
If you fall into any of the above categories, choosing an undergraduate pathway at CRIC is the right decision. Depending on your academic needs here at CRIC we have two pathway entry points available, foundation and first year. Learn more about the CRIC first-year pathways.
For international students one visa for the duration of your studies
A foundation, or stage 1 as we refer to it, is usually a 2 semester course (1 semester versions are also available). This means that your degree will take 4 years to complete. During Stage 1 you will complete a range of modules relevant to your chosen degree, as well as modules concentrating on the skills that are vital for University level education such as Critical Thinking.
Stage 1 will be the first stage in the 5 stage process, meaning that on successful completion of stage 1 you will seamlessly progress to stage 2 which is the first year of a bachelor’s degree. There is no need to reapply, you will simply just progress between each stage until you reach the final stage and graduate with a degree from Anglia Ruskin University.
During the foundation course, you will study the modules relevant to your chosen degree, as well as modules concentrating on the skills that are vital for University level education such as Critical Thinking.
Further information can be found by visiting our subject area pages for your pathway.
Information about available courses, intake semesters and campus location can be found our course matrices. 1 semester foundation courses are only available for international students.
Students will need to have undertaken study at GCSE level or above (or equivalent) for entry to foundation, stage 1. For academic requirements and qualification equivalence please see our academic requirements page.