Pre Entry Programmes
Getting back into education
If you have been away from education for some time or lack formal or current qualifications (or if you gained your qualifications overseas and are not sure of the UK equivalency), there are routes available to help you achieve your goal.
Our unique New Beginnings course offers access to many degree programmes for mature learners and those without formal qualifications.
Our Introduction to Law Short Course enables mature learners without traditional qualifications to access the University of East London.
Our Get Into Nursing short-course is perfect for those that don't have the right qualifications, but have relevant work experience in care and an interest in a nursing career.
Foundation students join the Level 3 programme for the first year of study towards a Bachelor's degree. The University of East London is proud to be one of a limited number of institutions that offer the Foundation route into Higher Education. See all foundation pathways below:
- Architecture and Design Foundation Pathways
- Fashion Foundation Pathways
- Media Foundation Pathways
- Performing Arts Foundation Pathways
- Business Management, Entrepreneurship and Finance Course Foundation Pathways
- Hospitality, Events and Tourism Foundation Pathways
- Sport Foundation Pathways
- Psychology Foundation Pathways
- Bioscience and Health Foundation Pathways
A part time short course that, once completed, allows you to progress on to many of our undergraduate programmes. It is designed for mature and non-traditional learners to study at university, and for people who have been out of education for some time.
Introduction to Law Short course
The aim of this course is to introduce you to the study of law. It will provide you with the academic skills needed to proceed to LLB (Law degrees).
Get into nursing
Get Into Nursing is a free short course that will equip you with the skills that you need to progress onto the Foundation Degree (FdSc) Nursing Associate course at the University of East London. You will spend half a day per week developing your academic skills and two half days on placement in a hospital setting.
An Access to Higher Education Diploma
A qualification that prepares students for study at degree level. Over 1,100 courses are available in a range of subjects. Generally taught at further education colleges, these can be seen on the Access to Higher Education website.
A four year degree option. Foundation students join the Level 3 programme for the first year of study towards a Bachelor's degree. The University of East London is proud to be one of a limited number of institutions that offer this route into Higher Education. Browse our range of Foundation year courses at the top of this page.
Meeting the entry requirements
It may have been several years since you last studied and you may want to know more about whether your previous qualifications and experience will allow you to meet the entry requirements for our degrees. Please book a session with one of our qualified advisers to see if you are meet the requirements.
Speak to one of our advisors
If you have any questions about your options, whether starting university or what course is best for you, help is at hand. Contact our Mature Student Advice team to discuss your options.
Levan - New Beginnings
‘It’s always been my ambition to be a choreographer but there hasn’t always been a roadmap.' - Levan Peart
New Beginnings is a unique course that offers access to many degree programmes for mature learners and those without formal qualifications.
Whatever career path you decide is for you, join us today and #BeTheChange
Natasha – Introduction to Law
‘All these people are going to think that law is not a career for me because lawyers are posh, white, upper-class old men.’ - Natasha
The Introduction to Law short course is a unique way to apply for a law degree, even if you don’t have formal qualifications.