Semester dates

Find semester dates below for the International Foundation Year, Pre-Master's and English Language Programme.

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International Foundation Year

The International Foundation Year prepares students for undergraduate study.

September 2023
24/9/2023 - 18/1/2024
21/1/2024 - 13/6/2024
January 2024
21/1/2024 - 2/5/2024
5/5/2024 - 29/8/2024

Accelerated International Foundation Year

The Accelerated International Foundation Year is an intensive, 22-week pathway, preparing students for undergraduate study.

March 2023
12/3/2023 - 31/8/2023

International Year One

The International Year One is equivalent to the first year of an undergraduate degree, with extra support and English language preparation.

September 2023
24/9/2023 - 18/1/2024
21/1/2024 - 13/6/2024
January 2024
21/1/2024 - 2/5/2024
5/5/2024 - 29/8/2024

Pre-Master's programme

The Pre-Master's prepares postgraduate students for Master's-level study at Cardiff University.

2 Semester

September 2023
24/9/2023 - 18/1/2024
21/1/2024 - 13/6/2024
January 2024
21/1/2024 - 2/5/2024
5/5/2024 - 29/8/2024

2.5 Semester

June 2023
18/6/2023 - 17/8/2023
24/9/2023 - 18/1/2024
21/1/2024 - 13/6/2024
October 2023
29/10/2023 - 18/1/2024
21/1/2024 - 2/5/2024
5/5/2024 - 29/8/2024

3 Semester

May 2023
7/5/2023 - 17/8/2023
24/9/2023 - 18/1/2024
21/1/2024 - 13/6/2024
September 2023
24/9/2023 - 18/1/2024
21/1/2024 - 2/5/2024
5/5/2024 - 29/8/2024

English language programmes

Our English language programmes are designed for undergraduate students who do not currently have the English language level required to study the International Foundation Year or international Year One.

Depending on your level of English, you may require one or two terms of English. Check the entry requirements page for more information.

TermStart date
1September 2022

The English Language Preparation programme is not available for students who are aiming to study Medicine, Dental Surgery, Optometry, Medical Pharmacology, Pharmacy, Journalism and Communications; Journalism, Communications and Politics; Media and Communications or Media, Journalism and Culture.

Programme lengthStart date
10 weeks05/09/2022