Term dates

Find term 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 is a 3-term programme preparing students for undergraduate study.

  • Term dates

    September 2020

    Term Start End
    1 28/09/2020 18/12/2020
    2 11/01/2021 26/03/2021
    3 12/04/2021 18/06/2021

    January 2021

    Term Start End
    1 11/01/2021 26/03/2021
    2 12/04/2021 18/06/2021
    3 21/06/2021 06/08/2021

Pre-Master's programme

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

  • Term Dates

    January 2021

    Term Start End
    1 11/01/2021 26/03/2021
    2 12/04/2021 18/06/2021


    April 2021

    Term Start End
    1 12/04/2021 18/06/2021
    2 21/06/2021 27/08/2021

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 2020 or June 2021
    2 June 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 2020* for a January Pre-Master's start or
    February 2021 for an April Pre-Master's start
    5 weeks November 2020 start for January Pre-Master's start or
    March 2021 for April Pre-Master's start

    *If you are starting in September, the English for Pre-Master's programme is 11 weeks and includes 1 week of induction and 10 weeks of teaching.


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