International Foundation in Humanities and Social Sciences

Prepare to progress to Year 1 of an undergraduate degree in a range of subject areas including Archaeology, Education, Law, Politics and Sociology at Newcastle University.

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  • Develop the knowledge and skills for your chosen degree through a specialist pathway.
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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 4.5 in any subskill) or equivalent. Some exclusions exist.

Age requirements: 16 years and above

All students commencing courses for the September start date must be 16 years old by 1st September of that calendar year. For the June intake for the Extended course, students must be 16 before registering at the centre. For all other start dates, students must be 16 years old by 1st September of the preceding calendar year. __Therefore students must have turned 17 before 1st 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:

For students intending to progress to Newcastle Law School: 3 term: IELTS 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in all subskills) or equivalent 4 term: IELTS 5.5 (with a minimum of 5.0 in all subskills) or equivalent

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

Are you top of your class? At INTO Newcastle University, we are committed to awarding gifted international students with academic scholarships, helping them achieve their goals of studying at a world-class university in the UK.

With a range of generous scholarships on offer for the highest-achieving students, you could be eligible to receive up to £20,000 towards your tuition fees.


Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Fees
9 January 2023 8 September 2023 3 Terms
View Term dates
GBP £19,995

Class information

Maximum class size (for English language teaching): 18
Course Delivery Method On-Campus
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
Students and teacher in class working on computers

If you’re interested in a career in the communications industry, this is the degree for you.

You’ll explore the generation, circulation and production of information, and will have the opportunity to focus on a specific area of interest such as television studies, marketing and business, public relations and magazine publishing.

There’s a vibrant student media scene, so you’ll have loads of opportunities to get involved and develop industry-relevant skills. You could work on The Courier, the weekly student newspaper, or become a presenter or take a production role on the student radio or television stations.


What will I study?

All students complete modules tailored to your chosen degree subjects.

How will I be assessed?

Entry to all honours degrees at Newcastle University is highly competitive, and students hoping to progress to Newcastle must maintain high standards throughout their programme.

Whilst your grades in the Foundation programme do not count towards the final degree, your performance will be used to determine whether you meet the specified progression grades for direct entry to your chosen degree at the University. Assessment is both formal and informal.

Informally you will be given advice and feedback throughout your programme from your teachers. You will also be assessed via a combination of examinations at the end of each semester and coursework including

  • written essays
  • reports
  • field notebooks
  • practical exercises
  • group and individual research projects
  • bibliographical searches
  • oral and video presentations
  • problem solving
Photo of international student Anjali at INTO Newcastle University
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. Some exclusions exist.

Age requirements: 16 years and above

All students commencing courses for the September start date must be 16 years old by 1st September of that calendar year. For the June intake for the Extended course, students must be 16 before registering at the centre. For all other start dates, students must be 16 years old by 1st September of the preceding calendar year. __Therefore students must have turned 17 before 1st 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:

For students intending to progress to Newcastle Law School: 3 term: IELTS 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in all subskills) or equivalent 4 term: IELTS 5.5 (with a minimum of 5.0 in all subskills) or equivalent

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

Are you top of your class? At INTO Newcastle University, we are committed to awarding gifted international students with academic scholarships, helping them achieve their goals of studying at a world-class university in the UK.

With a range of generous scholarships on offer for the highest-achieving students, you could be eligible to receive up to £20,000 towards your tuition fees.


Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Fees
29 June 2023 21 June 2024 4 Terms
View Term dates
*

*All students who confirm their offer on or before 31 January 2022 will pay the 2021/2022 price as per their existing offer letter. After 31 January 2022, where tuition fees have increased, all current offers will be reissued and students will receive a new offer with the new 2022/2023 pricing.

Please note that the fees listed are for Year 1 of study only. Students will be required to pay additional tuition fees for their postgraduate degree.


Class information

Maximum class size (for English language teaching): 18
Course Delivery Method On-Campus
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
Students and teacher in class working on computers

If you’re interested in a career in the communications industry, this is the degree for you.

You’ll explore the generation, circulation and production of information, and will have the opportunity to focus on a specific area of interest such as television studies, marketing and business, public relations and magazine publishing.

There’s a vibrant student media scene, so you’ll have loads of opportunities to get involved and develop industry-relevant skills. You could work on The Courier, the weekly student newspaper, or become a presenter or take a production role on the student radio or television stations.


What will I study?

All students complete modules tailored to your chosen degree subjects.

How will I be assessed?

Entry to all honours degrees at Newcastle University is highly competitive, and students hoping to progress to Newcastle must maintain high standards throughout their programme.

Whilst your grades in the Foundation programme do not count towards the final degree, your performance will be used to determine whether you meet the specified progression grades for direct entry to your chosen degree at the University. Assessment is both formal and informal.

Informally you will be given advice and feedback throughout your programme from your teachers. You will also be assessed via a combination of examinations at the end of each semester and coursework including

  • written essays
  • reports
  • field notebooks
  • practical exercises
  • group and individual research projects
  • bibliographical searches
  • oral and video presentations
  • problem solving
Photo of international student Anjali at INTO Newcastle University
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 4.5 in any subskill) or equivalent. Some exclusions exist.

Age requirements: 16 years and above

All students commencing courses for the September start date must be 16 years old by 1st September of that calendar year. For the June intake for the Extended course, students must be 16 before registering at the centre. For all other start dates, students must be 16 years old by 1st September of the preceding calendar year. __Therefore students must have turned 17 before 1st 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:

For students intending to progress to Newcastle Law School: 3 term: IELTS 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in all subskills) or equivalent 4 term: IELTS 5.5 (with a minimum of 5.0 in all subskills) or equivalent

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

Are you top of your class? At INTO Newcastle University, we are committed to awarding gifted international students with academic scholarships, helping them achieve their goals of studying at a world-class university in the UK.

With a range of generous scholarships on offer for the highest-achieving students, you could be eligible to receive up to £20,000 towards your tuition fees.


Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Fees
25 September 2023 21 June 2024 3 Terms
View Term dates
*
8 January 2024 6 September 2024 3 Terms
View Term dates
*

Class information

Maximum class size (for English language teaching): 18
Course Delivery Method On-Campus
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
Students and teacher in class working on computers

If you’re interested in a career in the communications industry, this is the degree for you.

You’ll explore the generation, circulation and production of information, and will have the opportunity to focus on a specific area of interest such as television studies, marketing and business, public relations and magazine publishing.

There’s a vibrant student media scene, so you’ll have loads of opportunities to get involved and develop industry-relevant skills. You could work on The Courier, the weekly student newspaper, or become a presenter or take a production role on the student radio or television stations.


What will I study?

All students complete modules tailored to your chosen degree subjects.

How will I be assessed?

Entry to all honours degrees at Newcastle University is highly competitive, and students hoping to progress to Newcastle must maintain high standards throughout their programme.

Whilst your grades in the Foundation programme do not count towards the final degree, your performance will be used to determine whether you meet the specified progression grades for direct entry to your chosen degree at the University. Assessment is both formal and informal.

Informally you will be given advice and feedback throughout your programme from your teachers. You will also be assessed via a combination of examinations at the end of each semester and coursework including

  • written essays
  • reports
  • field notebooks
  • practical exercises
  • group and individual research projects
  • bibliographical searches
  • oral and video presentations
  • problem solving
Photo of international student Anjali at INTO Newcastle University
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. Some exclusions exist.

Age requirements: 16 years and above

All students commencing courses for the September start date must be 16 years old by 1st September of that calendar year. For the June intake for the Extended course, students must be 16 before registering at the centre. For all other start dates, students must be 16 years old by 1st September of the preceding calendar year. __Therefore students must have turned 17 before 1st 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:

For students intending to progress to Newcastle Law School: 3 term: IELTS 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in all subskills) or equivalent 4 term: IELTS 5.5 (with a minimum of 5.0 in all subskills) or equivalent

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

Are you top of your class? At INTO Newcastle University, we are committed to awarding gifted international students with academic scholarships, helping them achieve their goals of studying at a world-class university in the UK.

With a range of generous scholarships on offer for the highest-achieving students, you could be eligible to receive up to £20,000 towards your tuition fees.


Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Fees
25 September 2023 6 September 2024 4 Terms
View Term dates
*
27 June 2024 20 June 2025 4 Terms
View Term dates
*

Class information

Maximum class size (for English language teaching): 18
Course Delivery Method On-Campus
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
Students and teacher in class working on computers

If you’re interested in a career in the communications industry, this is the degree for you.

You’ll explore the generation, circulation and production of information, and will have the opportunity to focus on a specific area of interest such as television studies, marketing and business, public relations and magazine publishing.

There’s a vibrant student media scene, so you’ll have loads of opportunities to get involved and develop industry-relevant skills. You could work on The Courier, the weekly student newspaper, or become a presenter or take a production role on the student radio or television stations.


What will I study?

All students complete modules tailored to your chosen degree subjects.

How will I be assessed?

Entry to all honours degrees at Newcastle University is highly competitive, and students hoping to progress to Newcastle must maintain high standards throughout their programme.

Whilst your grades in the Foundation programme do not count towards the final degree, your performance will be used to determine whether you meet the specified progression grades for direct entry to your chosen degree at the University. Assessment is both formal and informal.

Informally you will be given advice and feedback throughout your programme from your teachers. You will also be assessed via a combination of examinations at the end of each semester and coursework including

  • written essays
  • reports
  • field notebooks
  • practical exercises
  • group and individual research projects
  • bibliographical searches
  • oral and video presentations
  • problem solving
Photo of international student Anjali at INTO Newcastle University
Please select your course delivery method with the toggle below.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

IELTS 5.5 (with a minimum of 4.5 in any subskill) or equivalent. Some exclusions exist.

Age requirements: 16 years and above

All students commencing courses for the September start date must be 16 years old by 1st September of that calendar year. For the June intake for the Extended course, students must be 16 before registering at the centre. For all other start dates, students must be 16 years old by 1st September of the preceding calendar year. __Therefore students must have turned 17 before 1st 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:

For students intending to progress to Newcastle Law School: 3 term: IELTS 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in all subskills) or equivalent 4 term: IELTS 5.5 (with a minimum of 5.0 in all subskills) or equivalent

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

Are you top of your class? At INTO Newcastle University, we are committed to awarding gifted international students with academic scholarships, helping them achieve their goals of studying at a world-class university in the UK.

With a range of generous scholarships on offer for the highest-achieving students, you could be eligible to receive up to £20,000 towards your tuition fees.

Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Fees
9 January 2023 8 September 2023 3 Terms
View Term dates
GBP £19,995

Class information

Maximum class size (for English language teaching): 18
Course Delivery Method On-Campus
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
Students and teacher in class working on computers

If you’re interested in a career in the communications industry, this is the degree for you.

You’ll explore the generation, circulation and production of information, and will have the opportunity to focus on a specific area of interest such as television studies, marketing and business, public relations and magazine publishing.

There’s a vibrant student media scene, so you’ll have loads of opportunities to get involved and develop industry-relevant skills. You could work on The Courier, the weekly student newspaper, or become a presenter or take a production role on the student radio or television stations.

What will I study?

All students complete modules tailored to your chosen degree subjects.

How will I be assessed?

Entry to all honours degrees at Newcastle University is highly competitive, and students hoping to progress to Newcastle must maintain high standards throughout their programme.

Whilst your grades in the Foundation programme do not count towards the final degree, your performance will be used to determine whether you meet the specified progression grades for direct entry to your chosen degree at the University. Assessment is both formal and informal.

Informally you will be given advice and feedback throughout your programme from your teachers. You will also be assessed via a combination of examinations at the end of each semester and coursework including

  • written essays
  • reports
  • field notebooks
  • practical exercises
  • group and individual research projects
  • bibliographical searches
  • oral and video presentations
  • problem solving
Photo of international student Anjali at INTO Newcastle University

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

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

Age requirements: 16 years and above

All students commencing courses for the September start date must be 16 years old by 1st September of that calendar year. For the June intake for the Extended course, students must be 16 before registering at the centre. For all other start dates, students must be 16 years old by 1st September of the preceding calendar year. __Therefore students must have turned 17 before 1st 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:

For students intending to progress to Newcastle Law School: 3 term: IELTS 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in all subskills) or equivalent 4 term: IELTS 5.5 (with a minimum of 5.0 in all subskills) or equivalent

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

Are you top of your class? At INTO Newcastle University, we are committed to awarding gifted international students with academic scholarships, helping them achieve their goals of studying at a world-class university in the UK.

With a range of generous scholarships on offer for the highest-achieving students, you could be eligible to receive up to £20,000 towards your tuition fees.

Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Fees
29 June 2023 21 June 2024 4 Terms
View Term dates
*

*All students who confirm their offer on or before 31 January 2022 will pay the 2021/2022 price as per their existing offer letter. After 31 January 2022, where tuition fees have increased, all current offers will be reissued and students will receive a new offer with the new 2022/2023 pricing.

Please note that the fees listed are for Year 1 of study only. Students will be required to pay additional tuition fees for their postgraduate degree.

Class information

Maximum class size (for English language teaching): 18
Course Delivery Method On-Campus
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
Students and teacher in class working on computers

If you’re interested in a career in the communications industry, this is the degree for you.

You’ll explore the generation, circulation and production of information, and will have the opportunity to focus on a specific area of interest such as television studies, marketing and business, public relations and magazine publishing.

There’s a vibrant student media scene, so you’ll have loads of opportunities to get involved and develop industry-relevant skills. You could work on The Courier, the weekly student newspaper, or become a presenter or take a production role on the student radio or television stations.

What will I study?

All students complete modules tailored to your chosen degree subjects.

How will I be assessed?

Entry to all honours degrees at Newcastle University is highly competitive, and students hoping to progress to Newcastle must maintain high standards throughout their programme.

Whilst your grades in the Foundation programme do not count towards the final degree, your performance will be used to determine whether you meet the specified progression grades for direct entry to your chosen degree at the University. Assessment is both formal and informal.

Informally you will be given advice and feedback throughout your programme from your teachers. You will also be assessed via a combination of examinations at the end of each semester and coursework including

  • written essays
  • reports
  • field notebooks
  • practical exercises
  • group and individual research projects
  • bibliographical searches
  • oral and video presentations
  • problem solving
Photo of international student Anjali at INTO Newcastle University
Please select your course delivery method with the toggle below.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

IELTS 5.5 (with a minimum of 4.5 in any subskill) or equivalent. Some exclusions exist.

Age requirements: 16 years and above

All students commencing courses for the September start date must be 16 years old by 1st September of that calendar year. For the June intake for the Extended course, students must be 16 before registering at the centre. For all other start dates, students must be 16 years old by 1st September of the preceding calendar year. __Therefore students must have turned 17 before 1st 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:

For students intending to progress to Newcastle Law School: 3 term: IELTS 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in all subskills) or equivalent 4 term: IELTS 5.5 (with a minimum of 5.0 in all subskills) or equivalent

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

Are you top of your class? At INTO Newcastle University, we are committed to awarding gifted international students with academic scholarships, helping them achieve their goals of studying at a world-class university in the UK.

With a range of generous scholarships on offer for the highest-achieving students, you could be eligible to receive up to £20,000 towards your tuition fees.

Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Fees
25 September 2023 21 June 2024 3 Terms
View Term dates
*
8 January 2024 6 September 2024 3 Terms
View Term dates
*

Class information

Maximum class size (for English language teaching): 18
Course Delivery Method On-Campus
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
Students and teacher in class working on computers

If you’re interested in a career in the communications industry, this is the degree for you.

You’ll explore the generation, circulation and production of information, and will have the opportunity to focus on a specific area of interest such as television studies, marketing and business, public relations and magazine publishing.

There’s a vibrant student media scene, so you’ll have loads of opportunities to get involved and develop industry-relevant skills. You could work on The Courier, the weekly student newspaper, or become a presenter or take a production role on the student radio or television stations.

What will I study?

All students complete modules tailored to your chosen degree subjects.

How will I be assessed?

Entry to all honours degrees at Newcastle University is highly competitive, and students hoping to progress to Newcastle must maintain high standards throughout their programme.

Whilst your grades in the Foundation programme do not count towards the final degree, your performance will be used to determine whether you meet the specified progression grades for direct entry to your chosen degree at the University. Assessment is both formal and informal.

Informally you will be given advice and feedback throughout your programme from your teachers. You will also be assessed via a combination of examinations at the end of each semester and coursework including

  • written essays
  • reports
  • field notebooks
  • practical exercises
  • group and individual research projects
  • bibliographical searches
  • oral and video presentations
  • problem solving
Photo of international student Anjali at INTO Newcastle University

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

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

Age requirements: 16 years and above

All students commencing courses for the September start date must be 16 years old by 1st September of that calendar year. For the June intake for the Extended course, students must be 16 before registering at the centre. For all other start dates, students must be 16 years old by 1st September of the preceding calendar year. __Therefore students must have turned 17 before 1st 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:

For students intending to progress to Newcastle Law School: 3 term: IELTS 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in all subskills) or equivalent 4 term: IELTS 5.5 (with a minimum of 5.0 in all subskills) or equivalent

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

Are you top of your class? At INTO Newcastle University, we are committed to awarding gifted international students with academic scholarships, helping them achieve their goals of studying at a world-class university in the UK.

With a range of generous scholarships on offer for the highest-achieving students, you could be eligible to receive up to £20,000 towards your tuition fees.

Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Fees
25 September 2023 6 September 2024 4 Terms
View Term dates
*
27 June 2024 20 June 2025 4 Terms
View Term dates
*

Class information

Maximum class size (for English language teaching): 18
Course Delivery Method On-Campus
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
Students and teacher in class working on computers

If you’re interested in a career in the communications industry, this is the degree for you.

You’ll explore the generation, circulation and production of information, and will have the opportunity to focus on a specific area of interest such as television studies, marketing and business, public relations and magazine publishing.

There’s a vibrant student media scene, so you’ll have loads of opportunities to get involved and develop industry-relevant skills. You could work on The Courier, the weekly student newspaper, or become a presenter or take a production role on the student radio or television stations.

What will I study?

All students complete modules tailored to your chosen degree subjects.

How will I be assessed?

Entry to all honours degrees at Newcastle University is highly competitive, and students hoping to progress to Newcastle must maintain high standards throughout their programme.

Whilst your grades in the Foundation programme do not count towards the final degree, your performance will be used to determine whether you meet the specified progression grades for direct entry to your chosen degree at the University. Assessment is both formal and informal.

Informally you will be given advice and feedback throughout your programme from your teachers. You will also be assessed via a combination of examinations at the end of each semester and coursework including

  • written essays
  • reports
  • field notebooks
  • practical exercises
  • group and individual research projects
  • bibliographical searches
  • oral and video presentations
  • problem solving
Photo of international student Anjali at INTO Newcastle University
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