University Pathway Courses

MLS International College offers pathways to University study in the UK for students at different academic levels and with English language levels at CEFR B1 and above.  Our University Pathway courses are run in accordance with progression agreements with Bournemouth University and Southampton Solent University.


Our university foundation courses have been running since 1989 making this one of the most established programmes of its type in the UK.

The MLS university pathway courses are delivered by a blend of subject specialism and British Council accredited language teaching to support your learning.  MLS is one of the few private English Language Centres in the UK to be directly accredited to run not only university foundation courses, but also Year One and Year Two of degree level programmes (HNC and HND).  MLS uses embedded HNC units within its Undergraduate Foundation Programme.

The next entry date for the MLS University Pathway courses will be 30 September 2019.  Applications will be accepted from January 2019 onwards.

Independent Education: Standing out from the crowd

When you study at MLS you will join a course and college which is independent of any particular university, but a course which is accredited and inspected by a UK government appointed inspectorate and one that his formally recognised by our university partners.  You will receive support and counselling in the choice of which university you apply to.  You will have the opportunity to meet representatives from different universities and to visit a selection of universities to ensure you make the right choice for your own university studies.


Supported Study

As an independent college and a family run training centre, attention to student care and progress is central to our ethos.  We will guide you, support you and ensure that you know exactly what you need to do to achieve a successful outcome on your course.  We offer:

  • Ongoing course assessment and review
  • Individual tutorials
  • Academic counselling
  • University counselling


Our accreditation is varied, including the UK government recognised awarding agency EdExcel, who offer internationally recognised qualifications and who are widely known throughout the UK University sector.  Our key partner universities who formally recognise the MLS pathway programmes are Bournemouth University and Southampton Solent University.