INTO Progression Courses

INTO and Queen’s University Belfast work in partnership to prepare you for your degree at the University.

With experienced teachers and modern teaching facilities, we'll make sure you have an outstanding academic experience. From your first day with INTO Queen's, you'll be a full member of the University, studying in the heart of the campus.

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International Foundation

The International Foundation prepares you for direct entry to Year 1 of an undergraduate degree. During the programme you'll develop relevant subject-specific knowledge and skills, and will improve your English language abilities.

International Foundation in Architecture

International Foundation in Business, Humanities and Social Sciences

International Foundation in Engineering and Science

International Year One

The International Year One is the equivalent to the first year of study for an undergraduate degree. During the programme you'll improve your academic and undergraduate research skills, as well as building your English language abilities. When you finish the programme you'll be ready to progress to Year 2 of your degree. This means that you can complete your degree in the same amount of time as direct entry students.

International Year One in Accounting

International Year One in Engineering

International Year One in Management and Finance

Undergraduate Degree with International Year One

Combine your preparation studies with an undergraduate degree in a single study plan. During your first year of study you will develop subject-relevant knowledge and skills at the same time as improving your English language abilities. After successful completion of the first year of study you will continue directly to Year 2 of your degree. This means that you can complete your degree in the same amount of time as direct entry students.

Undergraduate Degree with International Year One

Graduate Diploma

A Graduate Diploma will prepare you for direct entry to a postgraduate degree. During the programme you will develop academic and postgraduate research skills while improving your English language abilities.

Graduate Diploma in Finance

Graduate Diploma in Management

Graduate Diploma in Social Sciences

English Language Courses

Academic English

Pre-Sessional English

"INTO are really professional, and studying with them definitely broadened my view of the world. I plan to help grow the wine industry in Hong Kong and my plan is to expand my business globally."Jia Hairuo, China
Graduate Diploma
"I choose my course for a number of reasons, but particular because of my interest in the environmental which is a major issue in China. During my course I get to take part in fieldtrips to different areas of Northern Ireland to understand about the different environmental issues. I recently went to the Giant’s Causeway to examine the different rock types found on the coast. I really enjoy studying at Queen’s and I have found the staff to be very helpful and supportive to me as an international student. Belfast is better than other large UK cities, like London, as it is quieter and allows me time to focus on my studies. After my BSc course, I hope to study a Master’s course and then I plan to return to China to work the area of environmental science."Yaqi Yang, Shenzhen University JFP, China
BSc Environmental Management
  • Your study centre

    The INTO Centre is on the University campus and has everything you need from modern classrooms to our friendly support team.

    That’s not forgetting our teachers who have many years’ experience of helping international students like you to improve their English, adapt to studying in the UK and go on to be successful at university and beyond.

  • How to apply

    INTO Queen’s University Belfast

    INTO has helped many thousands of international students to study abroad and achieve their academic ambitions. We believe no one does it better.


    The application process to study with INTO Queen’s is simple, here’s how it works:


    1. Fill in your online application form with your chosen course and university here: 

    2. You'll receive a confirmation email to let you know that we've received your application.

    3. You'll receive a reply from one of our enrolment services team within two working days.

    4. You'll be asked to provide the following supporting documents:
    a copy of your passport
    a copy of your latest academic transcript (or mid-term report if you are still studying)
    an English language certificate, eg IELTS

    5. You'll receive an offer letter, with information on tuition fees and accommodation deposit.

    6. Once you have paid your fees, we'll send you the documents you need to apply for your visa.

    7. Apply for a visa. If you have any questions about your visa, please get in touch - our support team are happy to help!

  • English language support

    The In-Sessional English programme is here to help you achieve your full potential in your academic subject. The purpose of the In-Sessional support is to help you use the English language to effectively communicate knowledge in your academic studies.

    Currently there are four different lecture-style, workshop-format classes covering reading, writing, listening and speaking.

    • Seminar, Communication and Presentation Skills
    • Accuracy in Academic English
    • Academic Writing & Referencing
    • Dissertation Workshops
  • Planning the path to successful study

    INTO Queen’s University Belfast provides a range of specialist academic programmes in Finance, Management and Social Science as well as English Language courses to prepare international students for future study at Queen’s.

    Located on the Queen’s campus, INTO Queen’s students have access to all Queen’s facilities and are taught to the highest standards by experienced, qualified teaching staff. Students can also avail of excellent support services from the INTO Student Services team, dedicated to helping support students during their studies.

  • Pre-sessional English

    This course provides students with short and intensive preparation in academic English. It's suitable for those already academically qualified and due to start a postgraduate degree at Queen's.

    Please note, for courses with higher requirements than those listed, higher English language entry requirements may be required.

    Course features
    • Designed to improve your English language skills to the level required
    • Adjust to the demands, challenges and expectations of UK higher education
    • How to give presentations on different areas of academic interest
    • Adapt to living and studying in the UK prior to beginning studies