Find term dates below for the International Foundation Year, Pre-Master's and English Language Programme.
International Foundation Year
The International Foundation Year prepares students for undergraduate study.
Semester Start End 1 27/09/2021 21/01/2022 2 24/01/2022 13/05/2022
Semester Start End 1 17/01/2022 13/05/2022 2 16/05/2022 26/08/2022
The Pre-Master's prepares postgraduate students for master's-level study at Cardiff University.
Term Start End 1 12/04/2021 18/06/2021 2 21/06/2021 27/08/2021
Term Start End 1 17/01/2022 13/05/2022 2 16/05/2022 26/08/2022
Term Start End 1 11/04/2022 17/06/2022 2 20/06/2022 26/08/2022
English language programmes
Our English language programmes are designed for undergraduates or postgraduate students who do not currently have the English language level required to study on a pathway programme.
English Language Preparation programme
Depending on your level of English, you may require one or two terms of English. Check the entry requirements page for more information.
Term Start dates 1 September 2021
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.
English for Pre-Master's
Course duration Start dates 10 weeks September 2021*
*The English for Pre-Master's programme is 11 weeks and includes 1 week of induction and 10 weeks of teaching.