Undergraduate Pathway

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.

Pathways at Anglia Ruskin University

High School

 
 

 

  Foundation – 1 semester Foundation – 2 semester First year

UK/EU

NA

£7,500

£9,000

International

£6,300

£9,950

Business: £10,600

All other programmes: £11,575

Locations

Duration

Stage 1

Two Semester 5.5* IELTS

*Subject to sub scores

Stage 2

Two Semesters

Intakes

Stage 1

September, January and June

Stage 2

September, January and June

Foundation

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. As is the case with foundation entry, from the first day you will be registered with both CRIC and ARU, you will hold an ARU ID card, have access to all ARU facilities, all your classes will be taught on campus in ARU classrooms and many of which by academic staff that also teach on the ARU degree. Students will need to have undertaken study at GCSE level or above (or equivalent) for entry to foundation, stage 1. For qualification equivalence please see https://www.cric.navitas.com/academic-requirements

First year

At CRIC we offer a first year or stage 2 level study. Either students will enter this pathway following completion of the foundation, or for students that have completed equivalent of A level study we also have an entry point at first year of a bachelor’s degree (for most subjects). On this part of the pathway students will complete the ARU first year of the degree, undertaking the same modules, in the same classes as students entering the University directly. Alongside the ARU modules student entering through the first year pathway will have an additional 6 hours per week of supported tuition from CRIC. These additional hours are made up of Interactive Learning Study Skills tuition and subject specific mentoring and support sessions. The Interactive Learning Study Skills module is a skills-based module designed to develop the academic skills required for successful Higher Education study such as academic writing and presentation skills. The support sessions allow you to meet with academic staff in order to tackle specific issues or questions. As is the case with foundation entry, from the first day you will be registered with both CRIC and ARU, you will hold an ARU ID card, have access to all ARU facilities, all your classes will be taught on campus in ARU classrooms and many of which by academic staff that also teach on the ARU degree. Upon completion of the first year, or Stage 2, you will seamlessly progress to the second year of your chosen degree with the University, no longer be registered with CRIC. For entry to the first year pathway you will need to have completed A level study with a minimum of 40 UCAS points. For qualification equivalence please see https://www.cric.navitas.com/academic-requirements

Both of the CRIC undergraduate pathways, stage 1 and stage 2, will prepare you for undergraduate studies by giving you confidence and expertise in areas relevant to your chosen degree subject.