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Applicants from within the UK who are interested in applying for a foundation course would usually need to have taken GCSEs.
We offer foundation courses for international students who are not qualified for direct entry to our undergraduate degree courses.
These courses are available at the University of Nottingham International College, just next to University Park Campus, in partnership with Kaplan International Colleges.
Find out more about the courses, entry requirements and progression options on Kaplan's website:
Applications and enquiries for these courses are handled by Kaplan and the college.
International foundation courses
Full-time courses across our five faculties typically last for three to four years, although some degrees such as medicine and architecture have a longer duration.
We regularly accept international students from a wide variety of UK schools, colleges and foundation providers onto our undergraduate courses. Please refer to the online prospectus for entry requirements.
We regularly accept students from the Foundation providers listed below, among others:
Our Undergraduate Prospectus lists entry requirements for A levels and International Baccalaureate students for each course.
We accept a variety of UK qualifications as meeting our English language requirements, including C or above in GCSE or A level English, or equivalent IB grades in English.
We offer a wide range of postgraduate masters degree programmes across our five faculties. Full-time masters courses typically last for one year.
Most of our masters courses require a second-class honours degree or equivalent.
Check course details in our Postgraduate Prospectus to see whether your chosen course requires the equivalent of an Upper Second Class (2:1) or Lower Second Class (2:2) degree.
Degrees from UK universities are accepted as meeting our English language requirements.
Our PhD courses, available across a wide range of subject areas, typically include three years of full time research followed by an optional writing-up period of one year to complete your thesis.
A masters and bachelors degree from a recognised university are usually required for PhD entry.
Exceptional students may be considered for PhD entry without a masters qualification.
Typical minimum requirements range from a lower second class degree (category IIB) to an upper second class degree (category IIA) for the Bachelor degree and a Pass or Merit for the Masters degree.
You should identify possible supervisors at Nottingham before applying and prepare a research proposal to submit with your application.
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