Pathways to engineering degrees in the UK

Study a foundation programme in an international environment

At Bellerbys College, you have a choice of subject pathways to a degree in engineering at a UK university. Bellerbys is a leading international college, helping students from all over the world prepare for university study in the UK. In our three locations across Brighton, Cambridge and London, we provide first-class teaching, expert guidance and the highest levels of pastoral support.

Choose between our Engineering Foundation or Chemical Engineering Foundation programmes to gain the academic, study and language skills you need to progress to your chosen university. Our Foundation programme is an intensive one-year programmes, accredited by Lancaster University and designed to provide international students with the academic, language and study skills needed for university. Foundation programmes are a well-respected alternative to A Levels, and a great pathway to university study in the UK. 

By studying with us, you will receive offers of conditional progression to study at a range of universities, as well as the opportunity and support to apply to others through UCAS.* By applying for university whilst living in the UK, you will be able to visit campuses and attend open days to find the right university for you. We also offer a wide range of structured academic enrichment activities, tailored to your interests and career goals, which helps your university application stand out.

Offers of conditional progression

Chemical Engineering students will receive offers of conditional progression to:

  • University of Bath
  • University of Surrey

Engineering students will receive offers of conditional progression to:

  • University of Bath
  • University of Birmingham
  • Durham University
  • Lancaster University
  • University of Surrey

Why study engineering at Bellerbys?

A choice of subjects

Top results and progression

Links with leading UK universities

Pathways to engineering with Bellerbys

Chemical Engineering Foundation

A student in a classroom

Our Chemical Engineering Foundation offers modules on everything from maths to mechanics, and chemistry to computing. The skills learnt in this programme will prepare you for an undergraduate degree and career in the lucrative chemical engineering industry.

Engineering Foundation

An engineering student

The Engineering Foundation at Bellerbys is your pathway to engineering degrees such as mechanical, electrical, aerospace, civil and more. The modules offered in this programme include everything from maths, mechanics, electricity, computing and English.

Choose your College

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Both of our pathways are available to study at Brighton and Cambridge. Cambridge is our STEM College, located in one of the UK’s most scientific cities, whereas Brighton offers a vibrant and creative place to study.

Tuition and accommodation fees

Your fees will differ depending on the College, residence and course length you choose. Visit our fees page for information on programme and accommodation costs, to help plan for your time at Bellerbys.

Stanislav from Russia

An international student at Bellerbys College Cambridge

“I always wanted to connect my life with engineering in some way. I chose to study at Bellerbys because of the course. The teachers at Bellerbys are really outgoing and they always help you if you have problems and difficulties with the course.”

Stanislav from Russia - studied Engineering Foundation and achieved 93%. Now studying Aerospace Engineering at the University of Bristol

* Offer of conditional progression subject to: submission of completed UCAS application, academic reference and personal statement meeting required standard, passing Foundation programme with the required grades and English language level. Please note that the letter in itself is not a conditional offer from the university. You will receive a conditional offer if you meet all the requirements through your submission of a completed UCAS application.