Semester dates

Find semester 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 prepares students for undergraduate study.

  • Semester dates

    January 2022

    Semester Start End
    1 17/01/2022 13/05/2022
    2 16/05/2022 26/08/2022

Pre-Master's programme

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

  • Semester Dates

    November 2021 (2.5 Semesters)

    Semester Start End
    0.5 15/11/2021 21/01/2022
    1 24/01/2022 13/05/2022
    2 16/05/2022 26/08/2022

    January 2022 (2 Semesters)

    Semester Start End
    1 17/01/2022 13/05/2022
    2 16/05/2022 26/08/2022

English language programmes

Our English language programme is designed for undergraduate students who do not currently have the English language level required to study the International Foundation Year.

  • 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.