About this course
Your existing skills are developed and enhanced through a wide range of stimulating projects and classwork activities. It is ideal if you are from high school or college and don’t meet the entry requirements for undergraduate courses in social sciences or law. From essay writing to academic presentations, group work to independent study skills, the academic English modules equip you with all the necessary academic and language skills to succeed in higher education.
Modules in maths ensure that you have a thorough foundation in numeracy too.
If your English is already at the required level for undergraduate programmes, you can enter the second block of the programme in February. Here, you focus on your subject specialisms whilst also taking modules in computing, maths and academic English. You enter the first block (October) if your English is at IELTS 4.5.
English language requirements
There are two entry points for the International Foundation Year (Social Sciences and Law) depending on your level of English on entry.
If you wish to join the course in September:
- your English language level* must be IELTS of 4.5 with a minimum of 4.0 in each band. Maximum 5.5 overall with some bands at 4 or 4.5 (or equivalent). B1 level CEFR. Students must have a SELT (Secure English language test) certificate for entry onto this course.
- you study 120 credits of the International Foundation Year (Social Sciences and Law) including both English language modules.
If you wish to join the course in February:
- College level of education. IELTS minimum 5.5 overall with all bands 5.0 or higher (or equivalent) and mathematical skills. B2 level CEFR. Students must have a SELT (Secure English language test) certificate for entry onto this course.
- you study 60 credits of the International Foundation Year (Social Sciences and Law), including an Academic English language module.
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