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International Foundation in Media, Humanities and Social Sciences

Prepare for direct entry to Year 2 of an undergraduate degree in a wide range of subjects, including Media, Journalism, Politics, Sociology, Psychology and Sport Studies at the University of Stirling.

With this pathway, you'll also have the opportunity to progress to one of our affiliate partner universities in Scotland. If you choose this option, you may progress to Year 1 or Year 2 of your degree, depending on the university you choose.

Course features

  • A specialist programme helping you to develop the knowledge and skills for your chosen degree.
  • Study academic modules that reflect the first year of your chosen degree.
  • Guaranteed university placement for all successful students - find out more about our money back guarantee.
  • Our class sizes are smaller than you’ll typically experience at university – so you'll have more time with your teachers.
  • You will have university-style lessons for subject-based modules, to help you adapt to the studying in the UK.
  • Guidance with your university application, ensuring 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 5.0 (with a minimum of 4.5 in any subskill) or equivalent.

Age requirements: 17 years and above

All students commencing courses for the September start date must be 17 years old by 01 September of that calendar year. For the June intake of the Extended Foundation, students must be 17 before registering at the Centre. For all other start dates, students must be 17 years old by 01 September of the preceding calendar year, therefore they must have turned 18 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.

Entry requirements additional information:

If you're intending to progress to the University of Stirling, you may qualify for entry to our Integrated Programme.

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 the University of Stirling you may also qualify for a progression scholarship worth up to £3,000.

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 23 August 2019 3 Terms
View Term dates
£15,075

Class information

Class hours:

21 hours per week on average

Class size: 16
Class duration:
  • English classes per week: 6 hours
  • Subject module classes per week: 15 hours
  • Average total per week: 21 hours

Classes are held Monday to Friday between 9.00am-5.30pm, excluding bank holidays.


Where will it take me?

Featured progression degree
INTO Students working in a sound studio

The University of Stirling is rated 1st in Scotland for Media and Film Studies (Guardian University Guide 2019), and its emphasis on practical work continues to make it one of Scotland’s top institutions in this field.

Students taking production modules will have full access to a modern suite of media facilities for radio and television production, plus a state-of-the-art newsroom.

You can expect excellent teaching by a range staff, from active academic researchers to former and current media industry professionals.


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 both formally and informally. Assessment is designed to help you build on your success and meet the requirements for entry to your degree. Marks from the International Foundation programme do not count towards the final degree, but they help the University assess your abilities in your chosen field of study.

You will be 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
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 4.5 (with a minimum of 4.0 in any subskill) or equivalent.

Age requirements: 17 years and above

All students commencing courses for the September start date must be 17 years old by 01 September of that calendar year. For the June intake of the Extended Foundation, students must be 17 before registering at the Centre. For all other start dates, students must be 17 years old by 01 September of the preceding calendar year, therefore they must have turned 18 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.

Entry requirements additional information:

If you're intending to progress to the University of Stirling, you may qualify for entry to our Integrated Programme.

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 the University of Stirling you may also qualify for a progression scholarship worth up to £3,000.

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


Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Fees
17 June 2019 5 June 2020 4 Terms
View Term dates
*

*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:

21 hours per week on average

Class size: 16
Class duration:
  • English classes per week: 6 hours
  • Subject module classes per week: 15 hours
  • Average total per week: 21 hours

Classes are held Monday to Friday between 9.00am-5.30pm, excluding bank holidays.


Where will it take me?

Featured progression degree
INTO Students working in a sound studio

The University of Stirling is rated 1st in Scotland for Media and Film Studies (Guardian University Guide 2019), and its emphasis on practical work continues to make it one of Scotland’s top institutions in this field.

Students taking production modules will have full access to a modern suite of media facilities for radio and television production, plus a state-of-the-art newsroom.

You can expect excellent teaching by a range staff, from active academic researchers to former and current media industry professionals.


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 both formally and informally. Assessment is designed to help you build on your success and meet the requirements for entry to your degree. Marks from the International Foundation programme do not count towards the final degree, but they help the University assess your abilities in your chosen field of study.

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

Age requirements: 17 years and above

All students commencing courses for the September start date must be 17 years old by 01 September of that calendar year. For the June intake of the Extended Foundation, students must be 17 before registering at the Centre. For all other start dates, students must be 17 years old by 01 September of the preceding calendar year, therefore they must have turned 18 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.

Entry requirements additional information:

If you're intending to progress to the University of Stirling, you may qualify for entry to our Integrated Programme.

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 the University of Stirling you may also qualify for a progression scholarship worth up to £3,000.

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


Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Fees
23 September 2019 5 June 2020 3 Terms
View Term dates
*
7 January 2020 21 August 2020 3 Terms
View Term dates
*

*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:

21 hours per week on average

Class size: 16
Class duration:
  • English classes per week: 6 hours
  • Subject module classes per week: 15 hours
  • Average total per week: 21 hours

Classes are held Monday to Friday between 9.00am-5.30pm, excluding bank holidays.


Where will it take me?

Featured progression degree
INTO Students working in a sound studio

The University of Stirling is rated 1st in Scotland for Media and Film Studies (Guardian University Guide 2019), and its emphasis on practical work continues to make it one of Scotland’s top institutions in this field.

Students taking production modules will have full access to a modern suite of media facilities for radio and television production, plus a state-of-the-art newsroom.

You can expect excellent teaching by a range staff, from active academic researchers to former and current media industry professionals.


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 both formally and informally. Assessment is designed to help you build on your success and meet the requirements for entry to your degree. Marks from the International Foundation programme do not count towards the final degree, but they help the University assess your abilities in your chosen field of study.

You will be 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
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 4.5 (with a minimum of 4.0 in all subskills) or equivalent.

Age requirements: 17 years and above

All students commencing courses for the September start date must be 17 years old by 01 September of that calendar year. For the June intake of the Extended Foundation, students must be 17 before registering at the Centre. For all other start dates, students must be 17 years old by 01 September of the preceding calendar year, therefore they must have turned 18 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.

Entry requirements additional information:

If you're intending to progress to the University of Stirling, you may qualify for entry to our Integrated Programme.

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 the University of Stirling you may also qualify for a progression scholarship worth up to £3,000.

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


Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Fees
23 September 2019 21 August 2020 4 Terms
View Term dates
*

*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:

21 hours per week on average

Class size: 16
Class duration:
  • English classes per week: 6 hours
  • Subject module classes per week: 15 hours
  • Average total per week: 21 hours

Classes are held Monday to Friday between 9.00am-5.30pm, excluding bank holidays.


Where will it take me?

Featured progression degree
INTO Students working in a sound studio

The University of Stirling is rated 1st in Scotland for Media and Film Studies (Guardian University Guide 2019), and its emphasis on practical work continues to make it one of Scotland’s top institutions in this field.

Students taking production modules will have full access to a modern suite of media facilities for radio and television production, plus a state-of-the-art newsroom.

You can expect excellent teaching by a range staff, from active academic researchers to former and current media industry professionals.


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 both formally and informally. Assessment is designed to help you build on your success and meet the requirements for entry to your degree. Marks from the International Foundation programme do not count towards the final degree, but they help the University assess your abilities in your chosen field of study.

You will be 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
Please select your course delivery method with the toggle below.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

IELTS 5.0 (with a minimum of 4.5 in any subskill) or equivalent.

Age requirements: 17 years and above

All students commencing courses for the September start date must be 17 years old by 01 September of that calendar year. For the June intake of the Extended Foundation, students must be 17 before registering at the Centre. For all other start dates, students must be 17 years old by 01 September of the preceding calendar year, therefore they must have turned 18 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.

Entry requirements additional information:

If you're intending to progress to the University of Stirling, you may qualify for entry to our Integrated Programme.

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 the University of Stirling you may also qualify for a progression scholarship worth up to £3,000.

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 23 August 2019 3 Terms
View Term dates
£15,075

Class information

Class hours:

21 hours per week on average

Class size: 16
Class duration:
  • English classes per week: 6 hours
  • Subject module classes per week: 15 hours
  • Average total per week: 21 hours

Classes are held Monday to Friday between 9.00am-5.30pm, excluding bank holidays.

Where will it take me?

Featured progression degree
INTO Students working in a sound studio

The University of Stirling is rated 1st in Scotland for Media and Film Studies (Guardian University Guide 2019), and its emphasis on practical work continues to make it one of Scotland’s top institutions in this field.

Students taking production modules will have full access to a modern suite of media facilities for radio and television production, plus a state-of-the-art newsroom.

You can expect excellent teaching by a range staff, from active academic researchers to former and current media industry professionals.

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 both formally and informally. Assessment is designed to help you build on your success and meet the requirements for entry to your degree. Marks from the International Foundation programme do not count towards the final degree, but they help the University assess your abilities in your chosen field of study.

You will be 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

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

IELTS 4.5 (with a minimum of 4.0 in any subskill) or equivalent.

Age requirements: 17 years and above

All students commencing courses for the September start date must be 17 years old by 01 September of that calendar year. For the June intake of the Extended Foundation, students must be 17 before registering at the Centre. For all other start dates, students must be 17 years old by 01 September of the preceding calendar year, therefore they must have turned 18 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.

Entry requirements additional information:

If you're intending to progress to the University of Stirling, you may qualify for entry to our Integrated Programme.

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 the University of Stirling you may also qualify for a progression scholarship worth up to £3,000.

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

Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Fees
17 June 2019 5 June 2020 4 Terms
View Term dates
*

*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:

21 hours per week on average

Class size: 16
Class duration:
  • English classes per week: 6 hours
  • Subject module classes per week: 15 hours
  • Average total per week: 21 hours

Classes are held Monday to Friday between 9.00am-5.30pm, excluding bank holidays.

Where will it take me?

Featured progression degree
INTO Students working in a sound studio

The University of Stirling is rated 1st in Scotland for Media and Film Studies (Guardian University Guide 2019), and its emphasis on practical work continues to make it one of Scotland’s top institutions in this field.

Students taking production modules will have full access to a modern suite of media facilities for radio and television production, plus a state-of-the-art newsroom.

You can expect excellent teaching by a range staff, from active academic researchers to former and current media industry professionals.

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 both formally and informally. Assessment is designed to help you build on your success and meet the requirements for entry to your degree. Marks from the International Foundation programme do not count towards the final degree, but they help the University assess your abilities in your chosen field of study.

You will be 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
Please select your course delivery method with the toggle below.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

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

Age requirements: 17 years and above

All students commencing courses for the September start date must be 17 years old by 01 September of that calendar year. For the June intake of the Extended Foundation, students must be 17 before registering at the Centre. For all other start dates, students must be 17 years old by 01 September of the preceding calendar year, therefore they must have turned 18 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.

Entry requirements additional information:

If you're intending to progress to the University of Stirling, you may qualify for entry to our Integrated Programme.

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 the University of Stirling you may also qualify for a progression scholarship worth up to £3,000.

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

Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Fees
23 September 2019 5 June 2020 3 Terms
View Term dates
*
7 January 2020 21 August 2020 3 Terms
View Term dates
*

*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:

21 hours per week on average

Class size: 16
Class duration:
  • English classes per week: 6 hours
  • Subject module classes per week: 15 hours
  • Average total per week: 21 hours

Classes are held Monday to Friday between 9.00am-5.30pm, excluding bank holidays.

Where will it take me?

Featured progression degree
INTO Students working in a sound studio

The University of Stirling is rated 1st in Scotland for Media and Film Studies (Guardian University Guide 2019), and its emphasis on practical work continues to make it one of Scotland’s top institutions in this field.

Students taking production modules will have full access to a modern suite of media facilities for radio and television production, plus a state-of-the-art newsroom.

You can expect excellent teaching by a range staff, from active academic researchers to former and current media industry professionals.

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 both formally and informally. Assessment is designed to help you build on your success and meet the requirements for entry to your degree. Marks from the International Foundation programme do not count towards the final degree, but they help the University assess your abilities in your chosen field of study.

You will be 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

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

IELTS 4.5 (with a minimum of 4.0 in all subskills) or equivalent.

Age requirements: 17 years and above

All students commencing courses for the September start date must be 17 years old by 01 September of that calendar year. For the June intake of the Extended Foundation, students must be 17 before registering at the Centre. For all other start dates, students must be 17 years old by 01 September of the preceding calendar year, therefore they must have turned 18 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.

Entry requirements additional information:

If you're intending to progress to the University of Stirling, you may qualify for entry to our Integrated Programme.

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 the University of Stirling you may also qualify for a progression scholarship worth up to £3,000.

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

Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Fees
23 September 2019 21 August 2020 4 Terms
View Term dates
*

*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:

21 hours per week on average

Class size: 16
Class duration:
  • English classes per week: 6 hours
  • Subject module classes per week: 15 hours
  • Average total per week: 21 hours

Classes are held Monday to Friday between 9.00am-5.30pm, excluding bank holidays.

Where will it take me?

Featured progression degree
INTO Students working in a sound studio

The University of Stirling is rated 1st in Scotland for Media and Film Studies (Guardian University Guide 2019), and its emphasis on practical work continues to make it one of Scotland’s top institutions in this field.

Students taking production modules will have full access to a modern suite of media facilities for radio and television production, plus a state-of-the-art newsroom.

You can expect excellent teaching by a range staff, from active academic researchers to former and current media industry professionals.

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 both formally and informally. Assessment is designed to help you build on your success and meet the requirements for entry to your degree. Marks from the International Foundation programme do not count towards the final degree, but they help the University assess your abilities in your chosen field of study.

You will be 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
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