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International Foundation in Humanities, Law and Social Science

Prepare for direct entry to Year 1 of an undergraduate degree in Humanities, Law and Social Science related subjects at the University of Exeter.

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

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

IELTS 5.5 (with a minimum of 5.0 in Writing and 4.5 in Reading, Speaking and Listening) or equivalent.

Age requirements: 16 years and above

All students must be 17 by the end of their academic year of study, no later than 31 August.

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
Scholarships

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

When you continue to your degree at University of Exeter you may also qualify for a progression scholarship worth over £5,000.

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


Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Fees
7 January 2019 30 August 2019 3 Terms £19,235

Class information

Class hours:

24 hours per week on average

Class size: 17
Class duration:
  • English classes per week: 8-10 hours
  • Subject module classes per week: 12-16 hours
  • Tutorial classes per week: 1-2 hours
  • Average total per week: 24-25 hours

Classes are held Monday to Friday between 8.30am-6.30pm, excluding bank holidays.


Where will it take me?

This course leads to the following degrees:
Featured progression degree
Student uses microphone in lecture theatre at University of Exeter

Academically challenging and offering a fascinating range of topics to study, a degree in Law blends critical and theoretical thinking with a chance to really develop your independent learning.

There are plenty of activities to get involved in to build your career development and help you stand out to future employers, such as visits to employers and skills sessions where you’ll learn about negotiating and advocacy.

And if you want to take your studies even further, there are study abroad opportunities for high achieving students.


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?

You will be assessed in each module. Assessment is both formative and summative, designed not simply to pass or fail students, but to help you build on our success and meet the requirements for entry to the the first year of a degree. Marks from the Foundation programme do not count towards the final degree, but they help the University assess your abilities in your chosen field of study.

You are assessed by a combination of examinations and coursework, which may include:

  • essays
  • reports
  • practical exercises
  • group and individual research projects
  • portfolios
  • oral presentations
  • seminar discussions
  • class tests
  • problem solving exercises

Through formative assessments, you'll receive feedback on your performance which will enable you to improve before the final summative assessments.

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 5.0 (with a minimum of 4.5 in all subskills) or equivalent.

Age requirements: 16 years and above

All students must be 17 by the end of their academic year of study, no later than 31 August.

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
Scholarships

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

When you continue to your degree at University of Exeter you may also qualify for a progression scholarship worth over £5,000.

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 October 2018 30 August 2019 4 Terms £24,130
24 June 2019 5 June 2020 4 Terms *

*Please note that the prices for courses due to commence in the academic year 2019 – 2020 have not yet been confirmed. The prices shown for the current academic year of 2018 – 2019 will be subject to an increase of up to a maximum of 4%. As soon as the prices for 2019 – 2020 are confirmed they will be updated so please continue to check here for the most up to date information*.


Class information

Class hours:

24 hours per week on average

Class size: 17
Class duration:
  • English classes per week: 8-10 hours
  • Subject module classes per week: 12-16 hours
  • Tutorial classes per week: 1-2 hours
  • Average total per week: 24-25 hours

Classes are held Monday to Friday between 8.30am-6.30pm, excluding bank holidays.


Where will it take me?

This course leads to the following degrees:
Featured progression degree
Student uses microphone in lecture theatre at University of Exeter

Academically challenging and offering a fascinating range of topics to study, a degree in Law blends critical and theoretical thinking with a chance to really develop your independent learning.

There are plenty of activities to get involved in to build your career development and help you stand out to future employers, such as visits to employers and skills sessions where you’ll learn about negotiating and advocacy.

And if you want to take your studies even further, there are study abroad opportunities for high achieving students.


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?

You will be assessed in each module. Assessment is both formative and summative, designed not simply to pass or fail students, but to help you build on our success and meet the requirements for entry to the the first year of a degree. Marks from the Foundation programme do not count towards the final degree, but they help the University assess your abilities in your chosen field of study.

You are assessed by a combination of examinations and coursework, which may include:

  • essays
  • reports
  • practical exercises
  • group and individual research projects
  • portfolios
  • oral presentations
  • seminar discussions
  • class tests
  • problem solving exercises

Through formative assessments, you'll receive feedback on your performance which will enable you to improve before the final summative assessments.

Please select your course delivery method with the toggle below.
Develop both your academic knowledge and English language skills in just nine months.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

IELTS 5.5 (with a minimum of 5.0 in all subskills) or equivalent.

Age requirements: 16 years and above

All students must be 17 by the end of their academic year of study, no later than 31 August.

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
Scholarships

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

When you continue to your degree at University of Exeter you may also qualify for a progression scholarship worth over £5,000.

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


Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Fees
16 September 2019 5 June 2020 3 Terms *
6 January 2020 28 August 2020 3 Terms *

*Please note that the prices for courses due to commence in the academic year 2019 – 2020 have not yet been confirmed. The prices shown for the current academic year of 2018 – 2019 will be subject to an increase of up to a maximum of 4%. As soon as the prices for 2019 – 2020 are confirmed they will be updated so please continue to check here for the most up to date information*.


Class information

Class hours:

24 hours per week on average

Class size: 17
Class duration:
  • English classes per week: 8-10 hours
  • Subject module classes per week: 12-16 hours
  • Tutorial classes per week: 1-2 hours
  • Average total per week: 24-25 hours

Classes are held Monday to Friday between 8.30am-6.30pm, excluding bank holidays.


Where will it take me?

This course leads to the following degrees:
Featured progression degree
Student uses microphone in lecture theatre at University of Exeter

Academically challenging and offering a fascinating range of topics to study, a degree in Law blends critical and theoretical thinking with a chance to really develop your independent learning.

There are plenty of activities to get involved in to build your career development and help you stand out to future employers, such as visits to employers and skills sessions where you’ll learn about negotiating and advocacy.

And if you want to take your studies even further, there are study abroad opportunities for high achieving students.


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?

You will be assessed in each module. Assessment is both formative and summative, designed not simply to pass or fail students, but to help you build on our success and meet the requirements for entry to the the first year of a degree. Marks from the Foundation programme do not count towards the final degree, but they help the University assess your abilities in your chosen field of study.

You are assessed by a combination of examinations and coursework, which may include:

  • essays
  • reports
  • practical exercises
  • group and individual research projects
  • portfolios
  • oral presentations
  • seminar discussions
  • class tests
  • problem solving exercises

Through formative assessments, you'll receive feedback on your performance which will enable you to improve before the final summative assessments.

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 5.0 (with a minimum of 4.5 in all subskills) or equivalent.

Age requirements: 16 years and above

All students must be 17 by the end of their academic year of study, no later than 31 August.

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
Scholarships

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

When you continue to your degree at University of Exeter you may also qualify for a progression scholarship worth over £5,000.

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


Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Fees
30 September 2019 28 August 2020 4 Terms *

*Please note that the prices for courses due to commence in the academic year 2019 – 2020 have not yet been confirmed. The prices shown for the current academic year of 2018 – 2019 will be subject to an increase of up to a maximum of 4%. As soon as the prices for 2019 – 2020 are confirmed they will be updated so please continue to check here for the most up to date information*.


Class information

Class hours:

24 hours per week on average

Class size: 17
Class duration:
  • English classes per week: 8-10 hours
  • Subject module classes per week: 12-16 hours
  • Tutorial classes per week: 1-2 hours
  • Average total per week: 24-25 hours

Classes are held Monday to Friday between 8.30am-6.30pm, excluding bank holidays.


Where will it take me?

This course leads to the following degrees:
Featured progression degree
Student uses microphone in lecture theatre at University of Exeter

Academically challenging and offering a fascinating range of topics to study, a degree in Law blends critical and theoretical thinking with a chance to really develop your independent learning.

There are plenty of activities to get involved in to build your career development and help you stand out to future employers, such as visits to employers and skills sessions where you’ll learn about negotiating and advocacy.

And if you want to take your studies even further, there are study abroad opportunities for high achieving students.


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?

You will be assessed in each module. Assessment is both formative and summative, designed not simply to pass or fail students, but to help you build on our success and meet the requirements for entry to the the first year of a degree. Marks from the Foundation programme do not count towards the final degree, but they help the University assess your abilities in your chosen field of study.

You are assessed by a combination of examinations and coursework, which may include:

  • essays
  • reports
  • practical exercises
  • group and individual research projects
  • portfolios
  • oral presentations
  • seminar discussions
  • class tests
  • problem solving exercises

Through formative assessments, you'll receive feedback on your performance which will enable you to improve before the final summative assessments.

Please select your course delivery method with the toggle below.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

IELTS 5.5 (with a minimum of 5.0 in Writing and 4.5 in Reading, Speaking and Listening) or equivalent.

Age requirements: 16 years and above

All students must be 17 by the end of their academic year of study, no later than 31 August.

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
Scholarships

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

When you continue to your degree at University of Exeter you may also qualify for a progression scholarship worth over £5,000.

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

Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Fees
7 January 2019 30 August 2019 3 Terms £19,235

Class information

Class hours:

24 hours per week on average

Class size: 17
Class duration:
  • English classes per week: 8-10 hours
  • Subject module classes per week: 12-16 hours
  • Tutorial classes per week: 1-2 hours
  • Average total per week: 24-25 hours

Classes are held Monday to Friday between 8.30am-6.30pm, excluding bank holidays.

Where will it take me?

This course leads to the following degrees:
Featured progression degree
Student uses microphone in lecture theatre at University of Exeter

Academically challenging and offering a fascinating range of topics to study, a degree in Law blends critical and theoretical thinking with a chance to really develop your independent learning.

There are plenty of activities to get involved in to build your career development and help you stand out to future employers, such as visits to employers and skills sessions where you’ll learn about negotiating and advocacy.

And if you want to take your studies even further, there are study abroad opportunities for high achieving students.

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?

You will be assessed in each module. Assessment is both formative and summative, designed not simply to pass or fail students, but to help you build on our success and meet the requirements for entry to the the first year of a degree. Marks from the Foundation programme do not count towards the final degree, but they help the University assess your abilities in your chosen field of study.

You are assessed by a combination of examinations and coursework, which may include:

  • essays
  • reports
  • practical exercises
  • group and individual research projects
  • portfolios
  • oral presentations
  • seminar discussions
  • class tests
  • problem solving exercises

Through formative assessments, you'll receive feedback on your performance which will enable you to improve before the final summative assessments.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

IELTS 5.0 (with a minimum of 4.5 in all subskills) or equivalent.

Age requirements: 16 years and above

All students must be 17 by the end of their academic year of study, no later than 31 August.

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
Scholarships

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

When you continue to your degree at University of Exeter you may also qualify for a progression scholarship worth over £5,000.

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 October 2018 30 August 2019 4 Terms £24,130
24 June 2019 5 June 2020 4 Terms *

*Please note that the prices for courses due to commence in the academic year 2019 – 2020 have not yet been confirmed. The prices shown for the current academic year of 2018 – 2019 will be subject to an increase of up to a maximum of 4%. As soon as the prices for 2019 – 2020 are confirmed they will be updated so please continue to check here for the most up to date information*.

Class information

Class hours:

24 hours per week on average

Class size: 17
Class duration:
  • English classes per week: 8-10 hours
  • Subject module classes per week: 12-16 hours
  • Tutorial classes per week: 1-2 hours
  • Average total per week: 24-25 hours

Classes are held Monday to Friday between 8.30am-6.30pm, excluding bank holidays.

Where will it take me?

This course leads to the following degrees:
Featured progression degree
Student uses microphone in lecture theatre at University of Exeter

Academically challenging and offering a fascinating range of topics to study, a degree in Law blends critical and theoretical thinking with a chance to really develop your independent learning.

There are plenty of activities to get involved in to build your career development and help you stand out to future employers, such as visits to employers and skills sessions where you’ll learn about negotiating and advocacy.

And if you want to take your studies even further, there are study abroad opportunities for high achieving students.

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?

You will be assessed in each module. Assessment is both formative and summative, designed not simply to pass or fail students, but to help you build on our success and meet the requirements for entry to the the first year of a degree. Marks from the Foundation programme do not count towards the final degree, but they help the University assess your abilities in your chosen field of study.

You are assessed by a combination of examinations and coursework, which may include:

  • essays
  • reports
  • practical exercises
  • group and individual research projects
  • portfolios
  • oral presentations
  • seminar discussions
  • class tests
  • problem solving exercises

Through formative assessments, you'll receive feedback on your performance which will enable you to improve before the final summative assessments.

Please select your course delivery method with the toggle below.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

IELTS 5.5 (with a minimum of 5.0 in all subskills) or equivalent.

Age requirements: 16 years and above

All students must be 17 by the end of their academic year of study, no later than 31 August.

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
Scholarships

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

When you continue to your degree at University of Exeter you may also qualify for a progression scholarship worth over £5,000.

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

Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Fees
16 September 2019 5 June 2020 3 Terms *
6 January 2020 28 August 2020 3 Terms *

*Please note that the prices for courses due to commence in the academic year 2019 – 2020 have not yet been confirmed. The prices shown for the current academic year of 2018 – 2019 will be subject to an increase of up to a maximum of 4%. As soon as the prices for 2019 – 2020 are confirmed they will be updated so please continue to check here for the most up to date information*.

Class information

Class hours:

24 hours per week on average

Class size: 17
Class duration:
  • English classes per week: 8-10 hours
  • Subject module classes per week: 12-16 hours
  • Tutorial classes per week: 1-2 hours
  • Average total per week: 24-25 hours

Classes are held Monday to Friday between 8.30am-6.30pm, excluding bank holidays.

Where will it take me?

This course leads to the following degrees:
Featured progression degree
Student uses microphone in lecture theatre at University of Exeter

Academically challenging and offering a fascinating range of topics to study, a degree in Law blends critical and theoretical thinking with a chance to really develop your independent learning.

There are plenty of activities to get involved in to build your career development and help you stand out to future employers, such as visits to employers and skills sessions where you’ll learn about negotiating and advocacy.

And if you want to take your studies even further, there are study abroad opportunities for high achieving students.

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?

You will be assessed in each module. Assessment is both formative and summative, designed not simply to pass or fail students, but to help you build on our success and meet the requirements for entry to the the first year of a degree. Marks from the Foundation programme do not count towards the final degree, but they help the University assess your abilities in your chosen field of study.

You are assessed by a combination of examinations and coursework, which may include:

  • essays
  • reports
  • practical exercises
  • group and individual research projects
  • portfolios
  • oral presentations
  • seminar discussions
  • class tests
  • problem solving exercises

Through formative assessments, you'll receive feedback on your performance which will enable you to improve before the final summative assessments.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

IELTS 5.0 (with a minimum of 4.5 in all subskills) or equivalent.

Age requirements: 16 years and above

All students must be 17 by the end of their academic year of study, no later than 31 August.

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
Scholarships

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

When you continue to your degree at University of Exeter you may also qualify for a progression scholarship worth over £5,000.

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

Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Fees
30 September 2019 28 August 2020 4 Terms *

*Please note that the prices for courses due to commence in the academic year 2019 – 2020 have not yet been confirmed. The prices shown for the current academic year of 2018 – 2019 will be subject to an increase of up to a maximum of 4%. As soon as the prices for 2019 – 2020 are confirmed they will be updated so please continue to check here for the most up to date information*.

Class information

Class hours:

24 hours per week on average

Class size: 17
Class duration:
  • English classes per week: 8-10 hours
  • Subject module classes per week: 12-16 hours
  • Tutorial classes per week: 1-2 hours
  • Average total per week: 24-25 hours

Classes are held Monday to Friday between 8.30am-6.30pm, excluding bank holidays.

Where will it take me?

This course leads to the following degrees:
Featured progression degree
Student uses microphone in lecture theatre at University of Exeter

Academically challenging and offering a fascinating range of topics to study, a degree in Law blends critical and theoretical thinking with a chance to really develop your independent learning.

There are plenty of activities to get involved in to build your career development and help you stand out to future employers, such as visits to employers and skills sessions where you’ll learn about negotiating and advocacy.

And if you want to take your studies even further, there are study abroad opportunities for high achieving students.

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?

You will be assessed in each module. Assessment is both formative and summative, designed not simply to pass or fail students, but to help you build on our success and meet the requirements for entry to the the first year of a degree. Marks from the Foundation programme do not count towards the final degree, but they help the University assess your abilities in your chosen field of study.

You are assessed by a combination of examinations and coursework, which may include:

  • essays
  • reports
  • practical exercises
  • group and individual research projects
  • portfolios
  • oral presentations
  • seminar discussions
  • class tests
  • problem solving exercises

Through formative assessments, you'll receive feedback on your performance which will enable you to improve before the final summative assessments.

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