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International Year One in Media, Humanities and Social Sciences

Offered on an integrated basis, you'll complete a preparation year and then enter Year 2 of your undergraduate degree at the University of Stirling. There are a variety of degree subjects available, including Media, Journalism, Politics, Sociology, Psychology and Sport Studies. A flexible modular degree structure means you can keep your options open and tailor your degree to your interests and ambitions. As a single programme of study, you can apply for one visa for the full duration of your programme.

Course features

  • A specialist programme helping you to develop the knowledge and skills for 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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Combining your pathway with your chosen degree, you can apply for one visa for the full duration of your studies.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

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

Age requirements: 17 years and above

All students commencing courses with 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 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 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 20 May 2022 4 Years
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£15,075
17 June 2019 19 May 2023 4 Years
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*

*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 first in Scotland for Film and Media Studies (The Guardian University Guide 2017), 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.

And 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?

Assessment is both formal and informal. Informally, you will receive advice and feedback throughout your programme from your teachers. You'll also be assessed by a combination of examinations at the end of each semester and coursework, which may include:

  • written assignments
  • reports
  • practical exercises
  • group and individual research projects
  • presentations
  • problem-solving exercises
Combining your pathway with your chosen degree, you can apply for one visa for the full duration of your studies.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

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

Age requirements: 17 years and above

All students commencing courses with 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 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 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

Choose your:
Start date:
Course length:

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 first in Scotland for Film and Media Studies (The Guardian University Guide 2017), 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.

And 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?

Assessment is both formal and informal. Informally, you will receive advice and feedback throughout your programme from your teachers. You'll also be assessed by a combination of examinations at the end of each semester and coursework, which may include:

  • written assignments
  • reports
  • practical exercises
  • group and individual research projects
  • presentations
  • problem-solving exercises

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

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

Age requirements: 17 years and above

All students commencing courses with 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 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 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 20 May 2022 4 Years
View Term dates
£15,075
17 June 2019 19 May 2023 4 Years
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 first in Scotland for Film and Media Studies (The Guardian University Guide 2017), 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.

And 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?

Assessment is both formal and informal. Informally, you will receive advice and feedback throughout your programme from your teachers. You'll also be assessed by a combination of examinations at the end of each semester and coursework, which may include:

  • written assignments
  • reports
  • practical exercises
  • group and individual research projects
  • presentations
  • problem-solving exercises

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

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

Age requirements: 17 years and above

All students commencing courses with 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 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 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

Choose your:
Start date:
Course length:

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 first in Scotland for Film and Media Studies (The Guardian University Guide 2017), 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.

And 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?

Assessment is both formal and informal. Informally, you will receive advice and feedback throughout your programme from your teachers. You'll also be assessed by a combination of examinations at the end of each semester and coursework, which may include:

  • written assignments
  • reports
  • practical exercises
  • group and individual research projects
  • presentations
  • problem-solving exercises
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