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International Foundation in Social Sciences and Media

Prepare for direct entry to Year 1 of an undergraduate degree in a range of subjects including Advertising, Economics, Journalism, Law, Politics, Psychology and Sociology at a choice of leading UK universities.

Course features

  • Develop the knowledge and skills for your chosen degree through a specialist pathway.
  • Guaranteed university placement for all successful students. Find out more about our money back guarantee.
  • Benefit from smaller class sizes than at university, meaning you'll have more time with your teachers.
  • Adapt to studying in the UK thanks to university-style teaching for subject-based modules.
  • Guidance with your university applications, so you choose the best degree for you.
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Key facts

Course length: 3 - 4 Terms
Start dates: January, July, September, October
Fees: From £18,535
Academic requirements:

Completion of 12 years of schooling (or the local equivalent to meet the same standard) with good grades.

English language requirements: From: IELTS 4.0 or equivalent
Award:

International Foundation Certificate (RFQ Level 3) from the University of Gloucestershire.

Course options:
  • Standard (3 terms, our popular 9 month programme.)
  • Extended (Contains an additional term(s) of English language.)
A quality-assured university programme, validated by University of Gloucestershire.

Your course options

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Develop both your academic knowledge and English language skills in just nine months.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

IELTS 4.5 (with no less than 4.0 in any subskill) or equivalent.

Age requirements: 16 years and above
All students commencing courses for the September start date must be 16 years old by 01 September of that calendar year. For the June intake for Extended Foundation, students must be 16 before registering at the Centre. For all other start dates, students must be 16 years old by 01 September of the preceding calendar year and therefore have turned 17 before 01 September of the year they progress to university.
Academic requirements:

Completion of 12 years of schooling (or the local equivalent to meet the same standard) with good grades.

Don't meet the English language level?
Apply for our Academic English course
Scholarships

Find out if you qualify for one of our pathway scholarships.

All students are welcome to apply, no matter what your background or financial circumstance.


Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Fees
24 September 2018 21 June 2019 3 Terms £18,535
7 January 2019 30 August 2019 3 Terms £18,535
23 September 2019 19 June 2020 3 Terms
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6 January 2020 28 August 2020 3 Terms
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Class information

Class hours:

24 hours per week maximum

Class size: 16

Where will it take me?

Your university choices
International students in classroom

University of York Psychology BSc (Hons)

Psychology is the scientific study of mind, brain and behaviour. It's closely connected to many disciplines including Biology, Medicine, Neuroscience, Physics, Sociology and many more.

At the University of York, you'll be taught Psychology as a rigorous experimental biological science. Most organisations are interested in explaining, understanding, predicting or changing human behaviour so you'll be studying a degree that has a wide application across many industries.


What will I study?

All students complete modules tailored to your chosen degree subjects.

Please note that the module descriptions shown are for the 2018/19 academic year.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment is both formal and informal. Informally you will receive advice and feedback throughout your programme from your teachers. You will also be assessed through a combination of examinations at the end of each term, and coursework, which may include written assignments, reports, practical exercises, group and individual research projects, presentations and problem-solving exercises.

Study one (or more) term(s) of English before continuing on to your academic pathway programme. Perfect if you need to improve your English level by 0.5 IELTS point.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

IELTS 4.0 (with no less than 4.0 in any subskill) or equivalent.

Age requirements: 16 years and above
All students commencing courses for the September start date must be 16 years old by 01 September of that calendar year. For the June intake for Extended Foundation, students must be 16 before registering at the Centre. For all other start dates, students must be 16 years old by 01 September of the preceding calendar year and therefore have turned 17 before 01 September of the year they progress to university.
Academic requirements:

Completion of 12 years of schooling (or the local equivalent to meet the same standard) with good grades.

Don't meet the English language level?
Apply for our Academic English course
Scholarships

Find out if you qualify for one of our pathway scholarships.

All students are welcome to apply, no matter what your background or financial circumstance.


Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Fees
2 July 2018 21 June 2019 4 Terms £22,835
1 October 2018 30 August 2019 4 Terms £22,965
1 July 2019 19 June 2020 4 Terms
-
30 September 2019 28 August 2020 4 Terms
-

Class information

Class hours:

24 hours per week maximum

Class size: 16

Where will it take me?

Your university choices
International students in classroom

University of York Psychology BSc (Hons)

Psychology is the scientific study of mind, brain and behaviour. It's closely connected to many disciplines including Biology, Medicine, Neuroscience, Physics, Sociology and many more.

At the University of York, you'll be taught Psychology as a rigorous experimental biological science. Most organisations are interested in explaining, understanding, predicting or changing human behaviour so you'll be studying a degree that has a wide application across many industries.


What will I study?

All students complete modules tailored to your chosen degree subjects.

Please note that the module descriptions shown are for the 2018/19 academic year.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment is both formal and informal. Informally you will receive advice and feedback throughout your programme from your teachers. You will also be assessed through a combination of examinations at the end of each term, and coursework, which may include written assignments, reports, practical exercises, group and individual research projects, presentations and problem-solving exercises.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

IELTS 4.5 (with no less than 4.0 in any subskill) or equivalent.

Age requirements: 16 years and above
All students commencing courses for the September start date must be 16 years old by 01 September of that calendar year. For the June intake for Extended Foundation, students must be 16 before registering at the Centre. For all other start dates, students must be 16 years old by 01 September of the preceding calendar year and therefore have turned 17 before 01 September of the year they progress to university.
Academic requirements:

Completion of 12 years of schooling (or the local equivalent to meet the same standard) with good grades.

Don't meet the English language level?
Apply for our Academic English course
Scholarships

Find out if you qualify for one of our pathway scholarships.

All students are welcome to apply, no matter what your background or financial circumstance.

Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Fees
23 September 2019 19 June 2020 3 Terms
-
6 January 2020 28 August 2020 3 Terms
-
24 September 2018 21 June 2019 3 Terms £18,535
7 January 2019 30 August 2019 3 Terms £18,535

Class information

Class hours:

24 hours per week maximum

Class size: 16

Where will it take me?

Your university choices
International students in classroom

University of York Psychology BSc (Hons)

Psychology is the scientific study of mind, brain and behaviour. It's closely connected to many disciplines including Biology, Medicine, Neuroscience, Physics, Sociology and many more.

At the University of York, you'll be taught Psychology as a rigorous experimental biological science. Most organisations are interested in explaining, understanding, predicting or changing human behaviour so you'll be studying a degree that has a wide application across many industries.

What will I study?

All students complete modules tailored to your chosen degree subjects.

Please note that the module descriptions shown are for the 2018/19 academic year.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment is both formal and informal. Informally you will receive advice and feedback throughout your programme from your teachers. You will also be assessed through a combination of examinations at the end of each term, and coursework, which may include written assignments, reports, practical exercises, group and individual research projects, presentations and problem-solving exercises.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

IELTS 4.0 (with no less than 4.0 in any subskill) or equivalent.

Age requirements: 16 years and above
All students commencing courses for the September start date must be 16 years old by 01 September of that calendar year. For the June intake for Extended Foundation, students must be 16 before registering at the Centre. For all other start dates, students must be 16 years old by 01 September of the preceding calendar year and therefore have turned 17 before 01 September of the year they progress to university.
Academic requirements:

Completion of 12 years of schooling (or the local equivalent to meet the same standard) with good grades.

Don't meet the English language level?
Apply for our Academic English course
Scholarships

Find out if you qualify for one of our pathway scholarships.

All students are welcome to apply, no matter what your background or financial circumstance.

Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Fees
1 July 2019 19 June 2020 4 Terms
-
30 September 2019 28 August 2020 4 Terms
-
2 July 2018 21 June 2019 4 Terms £22,835
1 October 2018 30 August 2019 4 Terms £22,965

Class information

Class hours:

24 hours per week maximum

Class size: 16

Where will it take me?

Your university choices
International students in classroom

University of York Psychology BSc (Hons)

Psychology is the scientific study of mind, brain and behaviour. It's closely connected to many disciplines including Biology, Medicine, Neuroscience, Physics, Sociology and many more.

At the University of York, you'll be taught Psychology as a rigorous experimental biological science. Most organisations are interested in explaining, understanding, predicting or changing human behaviour so you'll be studying a degree that has a wide application across many industries.

What will I study?

All students complete modules tailored to your chosen degree subjects.

Please note that the module descriptions shown are for the 2018/19 academic year.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment is both formal and informal. Informally you will receive advice and feedback throughout your programme from your teachers. You will also be assessed through a combination of examinations at the end of each term, and coursework, which may include written assignments, reports, practical exercises, group and individual research projects, presentations and problem-solving exercises.

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