Richmond is the only university in the UK to offer a US Associate Degree accredited in the United Kingdom that offers opportunities for transfer to universities in the United States.
The International Associates Degree is challenging and interdisciplinary broad subject based programme designed to reach out across disciplines and develop your intellectual capabilities and critical skills. The curriculum is designed to ensure that you have the best start when adapting to the academic world while preparing for further academic specialisation and for transferring to the United States.
☐ A Level: 96 UCAS points
☐ US High School Diploma (or equivalent): 2.5 GPA minimum (on 4.0 scale)
☐ International Baccalaureate: 24 IB points (year 1) BTEC National Diploma: MMM.
☐ Completion of Year 12-13 International equivalent secondary school qualification with a minimum grade average of grade of C including mathematics and English
☐ IELTS 5.5 with 5.5 in each Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing
☐ TOEFL (IBT) 80+ overall with: Listening 17, Reading 18, Writing 17, Speaking 20
☐ Pearson Academic Test of English (PTE) 51
☐ Overall Cambridge English Scale score of no less than 168 in Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking
- Your associates degree at Richmond provide you with eligible academic credits for transferring to the United States
- Transfer to Richmond’s partners
- International teaching staff with a wealth of experience in liberal arts teaching.
- A wide range of subject choice from which select based on your interests and career ambitions
- A broad based core course to prepare you for further academic study and strengthen your transferrable skills
Key areas of study
- The International Associates degree provides broadly based core academic skills required for international higher education
- Provide you with opportunity study research, writing, science, literature, history, philosophy, politics, allowing you to broaden your horizons by exploring the ways in which the humanities and social sciences help us to think imaginatively and critically about the worlds we live in.
- Quantitative reasoning and a language courses to strengthen your transferrable skills
Year 1 – Freshman Year
3 Electives from either Business, Social Science or Humanities depending on your subject interest
Research and Writing
Year 2 – Sophomore Year
A selection of 9 Sophomore Subject Electives from Business, Social Science or the Humanities
Research and Writing II
How to Apply
You apply directly using the Common Application ($50.00) or the Richmond One Line Application. In order to submit your application you will need the following information
- Details of your education history, including the dates of all exams/assessments
- The email address of your referee who we can request a reference from, or alternatively an electronic copy of your academic reference
- A personal statement – this can either be emailed as a Word Document or PDF, or completed online
- An electronic copy of your in process or completed high school (secondary school) transcript and graduation certificate
When to apply
We encourage you to complete your application as early as possible, even if you are completing your undergraduate programme of study. In this case you will be offered a place that is conditional on successfully completing a specified qualification and English language qualification if applicable. If you would like your application to be considered for a Richmond bursary, an early application is strongly recommended
Admission is by interview unless you live outside the UK when we may interview you via Skype or by telephone. We may also determine your suitability on the basis of their application and qualifications alone. Find out more about applying.