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International Foundation in Humanities and Social Sciences

Prepare for direct entry to Year 1 of an undergraduate degree in a range of subjects including Accounting, Architecture, Finance and Management, Law Social Sciences at The University of Manchester.

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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A quality-assured university programme, validated by NCUK.

Key facts

Course length: 3 - 4 Terms (7 - 12 months)
Start dates: January, June, September
Fees: From £17,155
Academic requirements:

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

English language requirements: From: IELTS 5.0 or equivalent
Award:

International Foundation Certificate (RQF Level 3) from NCUK.

Course options:
  • Standard (3 terms, our popular 9 month programme.)
  • Extended (4 terms, contains an additional term of English language.)
A quality-assured university programme, validated by NCUK.

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

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

UKVI IELTS 5.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 in writing) or equivalent.

Age requirements: 16 years and above
All students commencing courses on a published September start date must be 17 years old by 31 December of that calendar year. For all other start dates, students must be 17 years old on the published start date of the programme.
Academic requirements:

Completion of 12 years of schooling (or 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
10 September 2018 14 June 2019 3 Terms £17,155
7 January 2019 30 August 2019 3 Terms £17,155

Class information

Class hours:

25 hours per week (20 hours per week during Term 1)

Class size: 20
Class duration:

Typically held Monday to Friday between 08.00 - 19.00 excluding bank holidays. However, there may be instances where classes need to be held outside these times due to unforeseen circumstances.


Where will it take me?

This course leads to the following degrees:
Featured progression degree
INTO Students watch a presentation in the lecture hall

An interdisciplinary course spanning a wide range of topics, the International Business, Finance and Economics degree will enable you to study the tools and techniques required to build a career in business.

From accounting and finance to innovation, strategy and the political economy, you’ll develop a strong perspective on business that’s led by research and contemporary business issues.

There are also opportunities to study language in years 2 and 3, with varying levels and 20 different language options to enhance your degree even further.


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?

Progress is monitored by continuous assessment of coursework and by the use of class tests. Assessment will be by:

  • coursework (prepared assignments, unit tests, experiment reports, computer use)
  • mid-course and end-of-course examinations
  • formal assessment of levels and progress in English is through NCUK's English for Academic Purposes (EAP) programme
Study one term 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:

UKVI IELTS 5.0 (with a minimum of 5.0 in writing and no less than 4.5 in any subskill) or equivalent .

Age requirements: 16 years and above
All students commencing courses on a published September start date must be 17 years old by 31 December of that calendar year. For all other start dates, students must be 17 years old on the published start date of the programme.
Academic requirements:

Completion of 12 years of schooling (or 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
25 June 2018 14 June 2019 4 Terms £21,605
24 September 2018 30 August 2019 4 Terms £21,585

Class information

Class hours:

25 hours per week (20 hours per week during Term 1)

Class size: 20
Class duration:

Typically held Monday to Friday between 08.00 - 19.00 excluding bank holidays. However, there may be instances where classes need to be held outside these times due to unforeseen circumstances.


Where will it take me?

This course leads to the following degrees:
Featured progression degree
INTO Students watch a presentation in the lecture hall

An interdisciplinary course spanning a wide range of topics, the International Business, Finance and Economics degree will enable you to study the tools and techniques required to build a career in business.

From accounting and finance to innovation, strategy and the political economy, you’ll develop a strong perspective on business that’s led by research and contemporary business issues.

There are also opportunities to study language in years 2 and 3, with varying levels and 20 different language options to enhance your degree even further.


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?

Progress is monitored by continuous assessment of coursework and by the use of class tests. Assessment will be by:

  • coursework (prepared assignments, unit tests, experiment reports, computer use)
  • mid-course and end-of-course examinations
  • formal assessment of levels and progress in English is through NCUK's English for Academic Purposes (EAP) programme

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

UKVI IELTS 5.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 in writing) or equivalent.

Age requirements: 16 years and above
All students commencing courses on a published September start date must be 17 years old by 31 December of that calendar year. For all other start dates, students must be 17 years old on the published start date of the programme.
Academic requirements:

Completion of 12 years of schooling (or 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
10 September 2018 14 June 2019 3 Terms £17,155
7 January 2019 30 August 2019 3 Terms £17,155

Class information

Class hours:

25 hours per week (20 hours per week during Term 1)

Class size: 20
Class duration:

Typically held Monday to Friday between 08.00 - 19.00 excluding bank holidays. However, there may be instances where classes need to be held outside these times due to unforeseen circumstances.

Where will it take me?

This course leads to the following degrees:
Featured progression degree
INTO Students watch a presentation in the lecture hall

An interdisciplinary course spanning a wide range of topics, the International Business, Finance and Economics degree will enable you to study the tools and techniques required to build a career in business.

From accounting and finance to innovation, strategy and the political economy, you’ll develop a strong perspective on business that’s led by research and contemporary business issues.

There are also opportunities to study language in years 2 and 3, with varying levels and 20 different language options to enhance your degree even further.

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?

Progress is monitored by continuous assessment of coursework and by the use of class tests. Assessment will be by:

  • coursework (prepared assignments, unit tests, experiment reports, computer use)
  • mid-course and end-of-course examinations
  • formal assessment of levels and progress in English is through NCUK's English for Academic Purposes (EAP) programme

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

UKVI IELTS 5.0 (with a minimum of 5.0 in writing and no less than 4.5 in any subskill) or equivalent .

Age requirements: 16 years and above
All students commencing courses on a published September start date must be 17 years old by 31 December of that calendar year. For all other start dates, students must be 17 years old on the published start date of the programme.
Academic requirements:

Completion of 12 years of schooling (or 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 30 August 2019 4 Terms £21,585
25 June 2018 14 June 2019 4 Terms £21,605

Class information

Class hours:

25 hours per week (20 hours per week during Term 1)

Class size: 20
Class duration:

Typically held Monday to Friday between 08.00 - 19.00 excluding bank holidays. However, there may be instances where classes need to be held outside these times due to unforeseen circumstances.

Where will it take me?

This course leads to the following degrees:
Featured progression degree
INTO Students watch a presentation in the lecture hall

An interdisciplinary course spanning a wide range of topics, the International Business, Finance and Economics degree will enable you to study the tools and techniques required to build a career in business.

From accounting and finance to innovation, strategy and the political economy, you’ll develop a strong perspective on business that’s led by research and contemporary business issues.

There are also opportunities to study language in years 2 and 3, with varying levels and 20 different language options to enhance your degree even further.

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?

Progress is monitored by continuous assessment of coursework and by the use of class tests. Assessment will be by:

  • coursework (prepared assignments, unit tests, experiment reports, computer use)
  • mid-course and end-of-course examinations
  • formal assessment of levels and progress in English is through NCUK's English for Academic Purposes (EAP) programme
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