International Foundation in Business, Humanities and Social Sciences

Prepare for direct entry to Year 1 of an undergraduate degree in a range of Accounting, Economics, Humanities, Social Sciences and Law-related subjects at Queen's University Belfast.

On campus and online study options This program is available to study either on campus or online – giving you the flexibility to choose what’s best for you.

If you start online in January 2022, you’ll have the opportunity to transfer to an on-campus program in March/April. You’ll need to meet any visa requirements and demonstrate good attendance and performance during your studies online.

If you’re applying for an Online Extended program, you’ll be offered an Online Academic English plus online or on-campus academic pathway study plan.

Ready to get your future on track? We offer university-validated programs, exceptional support and flexible study options to help you choose what’s right for you.

As an INTO student, you’ll get to travel, experience new cultures and make friends from all over the world – all while developing the knowledge you need for a successful career when you graduate.

Start one of our on-campus or online programs this January, and you’ll progress to your degree as early as September 2022 – saving you both time and money.

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.
  • Adapt to studying in the UK thanks to modules designed to equip you with the skills you need for university.
  • 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 5.0 (with a minimum of 5.0 in writing and no less than 4.5 in all other subskills) or equivalent.

Age requirements: 16 years and above

All students commencing courses for the September start date must be 16 years old by 01 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 01 September of the preceding calendar year. Therefore have turned 17 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. All students must hold a GCSE grade 4/C Mathematics or equivalent.

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

At INTO Queen's University Belfast, we are committed to helping ambitious international students like you achieve their goals of studying at a world-class university in the UK.

With a range of generous scholarships on offer, you could be eligible to receive funding to help towards your tuition fees – regardless of your background or financial circumstance.

If you can’t see a scholarship that applies to you, keep checking back – this page is regularly updated with the latest information.


Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Fees
10 January 2022 26 August 2022 3 Terms
View Term dates
£17,895

Class information

Maximum class size (for English language teaching): 16
Course Delivery Method Multi-Delivery
Class duration:
  • English classes per week: 8 hours (including 1 hour tutorial)
  • Subject module classes per week: 12 hours

Morning and afternoon classes are held Monday to Friday between 09.00 - 18.00 excluding bank holidays.


Where will it take me?

Featured progression degree
INTO students working on a computer with copies of the Financial Times on the desk

With excellent industry links, facilities and experienced academics in the field, the BSc (Hons) Finance at Queen’s is a brilliant stepping stone to a financial career.

A key feature of the programme is the placement year with a financial institution, giving you hands-on experience where you can put your knowledge into practice.

The course offers a great overview of the financial industry, from investing in the stock market to making lending decisions in banks and learning about trading in currencies and derivatives.


What will I study?

All students complete modules tailored to your chosen degree subjects.

How will I be assessed?

Progress is monitored by continuous assessment of coursework and by the use of class tests. The final grade for each unit is based on a mixture of coursework and end-of-course examinations.

Assessment will be by:

  • Coursework (prepared assignments, unit tests, experimental reports, computer use).
  • Mid-course and end-of-course examinations.

Successful completion of the International Foundation will guarantee you a place on an undergraduate degree course at Queen's University Belfast.

Assured progression depends on:

  • Passing all the subject modules with the grades required by your intended degree.
  • Passing the English for Academic Purposes module with at least a C - you may need a higher grade depending on your intended degree.
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:

4 Terms: IELTS 4.5 (with a minimum of 4.5 in writing and no less than 4.0 in all other subskills) or equivalent.

5 Terms: IELTS 4.0 (with a minimum of 4.0 in all subskills) or equivalent.

Age requirements: 16 years and above

All students commencing courses for the September start date must be 16 years old by 01 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 01 September of the preceding calendar year. Therefore have turned 17 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. All students must hold a GCSE grade 4/C Mathematics or equivalent.

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

At INTO Queen's University Belfast, we are committed to helping ambitious international students like you achieve their goals of studying at a world-class university in the UK.

With a range of generous scholarships on offer, you could be eligible to receive funding to help towards your tuition fees – regardless of your background or financial circumstance.

If you can’t see a scholarship that applies to you, keep checking back – this page is regularly updated with the latest information.


Dates and prices

Choose your:
Start date:
Course length:

Class information

Maximum class size (for English language teaching): 16
Course Delivery Method Multi-Delivery
Class duration:
  • English classes per week: 8 hours (including 1 hour tutorial)
  • Subject module classes per week: 12 hours

Morning and afternoon classes are held Monday to Friday between 09.00 - 18.00 excluding bank holidays.


Where will it take me?

Featured progression degree
INTO students working on a computer with copies of the Financial Times on the desk

With excellent industry links, facilities and experienced academics in the field, the BSc (Hons) Finance at Queen’s is a brilliant stepping stone to a financial career.

A key feature of the programme is the placement year with a financial institution, giving you hands-on experience where you can put your knowledge into practice.

The course offers a great overview of the financial industry, from investing in the stock market to making lending decisions in banks and learning about trading in currencies and derivatives.


What will I study?

All students complete modules tailored to your chosen degree subjects.

How will I be assessed?

Progress is monitored by continuous assessment of coursework and by the use of class tests. The final grade for each unit is based on a mixture of coursework and end-of-course examinations.

Assessment will be by:

  • Coursework (prepared assignments, unit tests, experimental reports, computer use).
  • Mid-course and end-of-course examinations.

Successful completion of the International Foundation will guarantee you a place on an undergraduate degree course at Queen's University Belfast.

Assured progression depends on:

  • Passing all the subject modules with the grades required by your intended degree.
  • Passing the English for Academic Purposes module with at least a C - you may need a higher grade depending on your intended degree.
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 5.0 in writing and no less than 4.5 in all other subskills) or equivalent.

Age requirements: 16 years and above

All students commencing courses for the September start date must be 16 years old by 01 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 01 September of the preceding calendar year. Therefore have turned 17 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. All students must hold a GCSE grade 4/C Mathematics or equivalent.

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

At INTO Queen's University Belfast, we are committed to helping ambitious international students like you achieve their goals of studying at a world-class university in the UK.

With a range of generous scholarships on offer, you could be eligible to receive funding to help towards your tuition fees – regardless of your background or financial circumstance.

If you can’t see a scholarship that applies to you, keep checking back – this page is regularly updated with the latest information.


Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Fees
19 September 2022 16 June 2023 3 Terms
View Term dates
*
9 January 2023 25 August 2023 3 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.


Class information

Maximum class size (for English language teaching): 16
Course Delivery Method Multi-Delivery
Class duration:
  • English classes per week: 8 hours (including 1 hour tutorial)
  • Subject module classes per week: 12 hours

Morning and afternoon classes are held Monday to Friday between 09.00 - 18.00 excluding bank holidays.


Where will it take me?

Featured progression degree
INTO students working on a computer with copies of the Financial Times on the desk

With excellent industry links, facilities and experienced academics in the field, the BSc (Hons) Finance at Queen’s is a brilliant stepping stone to a financial career.

A key feature of the programme is the placement year with a financial institution, giving you hands-on experience where you can put your knowledge into practice.

The course offers a great overview of the financial industry, from investing in the stock market to making lending decisions in banks and learning about trading in currencies and derivatives.


What will I study?

All students complete modules tailored to your chosen degree subjects.

How will I be assessed?

Progress is monitored by continuous assessment of coursework and by the use of class tests. The final grade for each unit is based on a mixture of coursework and end-of-course examinations.

Assessment will be by:

  • Coursework (prepared assignments, unit tests, experimental reports, computer use).
  • Mid-course and end-of-course examinations.

Successful completion of the International Foundation will guarantee you a place on an undergraduate degree course at Queen's University Belfast.

Assured progression depends on:

  • Passing all the subject modules with the grades required by your intended degree.
  • Passing the English for Academic Purposes module with at least a C - you may need a higher grade depending on your intended degree.
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:

4 Terms: IELTS 4.5 (with a minimum of 4.5 in writing and no less than 4.0 in all other subskills) or equivalent.

5 Terms: IELTS 4.0 (with a minimum of 4.0 in all subskills) or equivalent.

Age requirements: 16 years and above

All students commencing courses for the September start date must be 16 years old by 01 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 01 September of the preceding calendar year. Therefore have turned 17 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. All students must hold a GCSE grade 4/C Mathematics or equivalent.

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

At INTO Queen's University Belfast, we are committed to helping ambitious international students like you achieve their goals of studying at a world-class university in the UK.

With a range of generous scholarships on offer, you could be eligible to receive funding to help towards your tuition fees – regardless of your background or financial circumstance.

If you can’t see a scholarship that applies to you, keep checking back – this page is regularly updated with the latest information.


Dates and prices

Choose your:
Start date:
Course length:

Class information

Maximum class size (for English language teaching): 16
Course Delivery Method Multi-Delivery
Class duration:
  • English classes per week: 8 hours (including 1 hour tutorial)
  • Subject module classes per week: 12 hours

Morning and afternoon classes are held Monday to Friday between 09.00 - 18.00 excluding bank holidays.


Where will it take me?

Featured progression degree
INTO students working on a computer with copies of the Financial Times on the desk

With excellent industry links, facilities and experienced academics in the field, the BSc (Hons) Finance at Queen’s is a brilliant stepping stone to a financial career.

A key feature of the programme is the placement year with a financial institution, giving you hands-on experience where you can put your knowledge into practice.

The course offers a great overview of the financial industry, from investing in the stock market to making lending decisions in banks and learning about trading in currencies and derivatives.


What will I study?

All students complete modules tailored to your chosen degree subjects.

How will I be assessed?

Progress is monitored by continuous assessment of coursework and by the use of class tests. The final grade for each unit is based on a mixture of coursework and end-of-course examinations.

Assessment will be by:

  • Coursework (prepared assignments, unit tests, experimental reports, computer use).
  • Mid-course and end-of-course examinations.

Successful completion of the International Foundation will guarantee you a place on an undergraduate degree course at Queen's University Belfast.

Assured progression depends on:

  • Passing all the subject modules with the grades required by your intended degree.
  • Passing the English for Academic Purposes module with at least a C - you may need a higher grade depending on your intended degree.
Please select your course delivery method with the toggle below.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

IELTS 5.0 (with a minimum of 5.0 in writing and no less than 4.5 in all other subskills) or equivalent.

Age requirements: 16 years and above

All students commencing courses for the September start date must be 16 years old by 01 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 01 September of the preceding calendar year. Therefore have turned 17 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. All students must hold a GCSE grade 4/C Mathematics or equivalent.

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

At INTO Queen's University Belfast, we are committed to helping ambitious international students like you achieve their goals of studying at a world-class university in the UK.

With a range of generous scholarships on offer, you could be eligible to receive funding to help towards your tuition fees – regardless of your background or financial circumstance.

If you can’t see a scholarship that applies to you, keep checking back – this page is regularly updated with the latest information.

Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Fees
10 January 2022 26 August 2022 3 Terms
View Term dates
£17,895

Class information

Maximum class size (for English language teaching): 16
Course Delivery Method Multi-Delivery
Class duration:
  • English classes per week: 8 hours (including 1 hour tutorial)
  • Subject module classes per week: 12 hours

Morning and afternoon classes are held Monday to Friday between 09.00 - 18.00 excluding bank holidays.

Where will it take me?

Featured progression degree
INTO students working on a computer with copies of the Financial Times on the desk

With excellent industry links, facilities and experienced academics in the field, the BSc (Hons) Finance at Queen’s is a brilliant stepping stone to a financial career.

A key feature of the programme is the placement year with a financial institution, giving you hands-on experience where you can put your knowledge into practice.

The course offers a great overview of the financial industry, from investing in the stock market to making lending decisions in banks and learning about trading in currencies and derivatives.

What will I study?

All students complete modules tailored to your chosen degree subjects.

How will I be assessed?

Progress is monitored by continuous assessment of coursework and by the use of class tests. The final grade for each unit is based on a mixture of coursework and end-of-course examinations.

Assessment will be by:

  • Coursework (prepared assignments, unit tests, experimental reports, computer use).
  • Mid-course and end-of-course examinations.

Successful completion of the International Foundation will guarantee you a place on an undergraduate degree course at Queen's University Belfast.

Assured progression depends on:

  • Passing all the subject modules with the grades required by your intended degree.
  • Passing the English for Academic Purposes module with at least a C - you may need a higher grade depending on your intended degree.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

4 Terms: IELTS 4.5 (with a minimum of 4.5 in writing and no less than 4.0 in all other subskills) or equivalent.

5 Terms: IELTS 4.0 (with a minimum of 4.0 in all subskills) or equivalent.

Age requirements: 16 years and above

All students commencing courses for the September start date must be 16 years old by 01 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 01 September of the preceding calendar year. Therefore have turned 17 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. All students must hold a GCSE grade 4/C Mathematics or equivalent.

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

At INTO Queen's University Belfast, we are committed to helping ambitious international students like you achieve their goals of studying at a world-class university in the UK.

With a range of generous scholarships on offer, you could be eligible to receive funding to help towards your tuition fees – regardless of your background or financial circumstance.

If you can’t see a scholarship that applies to you, keep checking back – this page is regularly updated with the latest information.

Dates and prices

Choose your:
Start date:
Course length:

Class information

Maximum class size (for English language teaching): 16
Course Delivery Method Multi-Delivery
Class duration:
  • English classes per week: 8 hours (including 1 hour tutorial)
  • Subject module classes per week: 12 hours

Morning and afternoon classes are held Monday to Friday between 09.00 - 18.00 excluding bank holidays.

Where will it take me?

Featured progression degree
INTO students working on a computer with copies of the Financial Times on the desk

With excellent industry links, facilities and experienced academics in the field, the BSc (Hons) Finance at Queen’s is a brilliant stepping stone to a financial career.

A key feature of the programme is the placement year with a financial institution, giving you hands-on experience where you can put your knowledge into practice.

The course offers a great overview of the financial industry, from investing in the stock market to making lending decisions in banks and learning about trading in currencies and derivatives.

What will I study?

All students complete modules tailored to your chosen degree subjects.

How will I be assessed?

Progress is monitored by continuous assessment of coursework and by the use of class tests. The final grade for each unit is based on a mixture of coursework and end-of-course examinations.

Assessment will be by:

  • Coursework (prepared assignments, unit tests, experimental reports, computer use).
  • Mid-course and end-of-course examinations.

Successful completion of the International Foundation will guarantee you a place on an undergraduate degree course at Queen's University Belfast.

Assured progression depends on:

  • Passing all the subject modules with the grades required by your intended degree.
  • Passing the English for Academic Purposes module with at least a C - you may need a higher grade depending on your intended degree.
Please select your course delivery method with the toggle below.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

IELTS 5.0 (with a minimum of 5.0 in writing and no less than 4.5 in all other subskills) or equivalent.

Age requirements: 16 years and above

All students commencing courses for the September start date must be 16 years old by 01 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 01 September of the preceding calendar year. Therefore have turned 17 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. All students must hold a GCSE grade 4/C Mathematics or equivalent.

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

At INTO Queen's University Belfast, we are committed to helping ambitious international students like you achieve their goals of studying at a world-class university in the UK.

With a range of generous scholarships on offer, you could be eligible to receive funding to help towards your tuition fees – regardless of your background or financial circumstance.

If you can’t see a scholarship that applies to you, keep checking back – this page is regularly updated with the latest information.

Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Fees
19 September 2022 16 June 2023 3 Terms
View Term dates
*
9 January 2023 25 August 2023 3 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.

Class information

Maximum class size (for English language teaching): 16
Course Delivery Method Multi-Delivery
Class duration:
  • English classes per week: 8 hours (including 1 hour tutorial)
  • Subject module classes per week: 12 hours

Morning and afternoon classes are held Monday to Friday between 09.00 - 18.00 excluding bank holidays.

Where will it take me?

Featured progression degree
INTO students working on a computer with copies of the Financial Times on the desk

With excellent industry links, facilities and experienced academics in the field, the BSc (Hons) Finance at Queen’s is a brilliant stepping stone to a financial career.

A key feature of the programme is the placement year with a financial institution, giving you hands-on experience where you can put your knowledge into practice.

The course offers a great overview of the financial industry, from investing in the stock market to making lending decisions in banks and learning about trading in currencies and derivatives.

What will I study?

All students complete modules tailored to your chosen degree subjects.

How will I be assessed?

Progress is monitored by continuous assessment of coursework and by the use of class tests. The final grade for each unit is based on a mixture of coursework and end-of-course examinations.

Assessment will be by:

  • Coursework (prepared assignments, unit tests, experimental reports, computer use).
  • Mid-course and end-of-course examinations.

Successful completion of the International Foundation will guarantee you a place on an undergraduate degree course at Queen's University Belfast.

Assured progression depends on:

  • Passing all the subject modules with the grades required by your intended degree.
  • Passing the English for Academic Purposes module with at least a C - you may need a higher grade depending on your intended degree.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

4 Terms: IELTS 4.5 (with a minimum of 4.5 in writing and no less than 4.0 in all other subskills) or equivalent.

5 Terms: IELTS 4.0 (with a minimum of 4.0 in all subskills) or equivalent.

Age requirements: 16 years and above

All students commencing courses for the September start date must be 16 years old by 01 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 01 September of the preceding calendar year. Therefore have turned 17 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. All students must hold a GCSE grade 4/C Mathematics or equivalent.

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

At INTO Queen's University Belfast, we are committed to helping ambitious international students like you achieve their goals of studying at a world-class university in the UK.

With a range of generous scholarships on offer, you could be eligible to receive funding to help towards your tuition fees – regardless of your background or financial circumstance.

If you can’t see a scholarship that applies to you, keep checking back – this page is regularly updated with the latest information.

Dates and prices

Choose your:
Start date:
Course length:

Class information

Maximum class size (for English language teaching): 16
Course Delivery Method Multi-Delivery
Class duration:
  • English classes per week: 8 hours (including 1 hour tutorial)
  • Subject module classes per week: 12 hours

Morning and afternoon classes are held Monday to Friday between 09.00 - 18.00 excluding bank holidays.

Where will it take me?

Featured progression degree
INTO students working on a computer with copies of the Financial Times on the desk

With excellent industry links, facilities and experienced academics in the field, the BSc (Hons) Finance at Queen’s is a brilliant stepping stone to a financial career.

A key feature of the programme is the placement year with a financial institution, giving you hands-on experience where you can put your knowledge into practice.

The course offers a great overview of the financial industry, from investing in the stock market to making lending decisions in banks and learning about trading in currencies and derivatives.

What will I study?

All students complete modules tailored to your chosen degree subjects.

How will I be assessed?

Progress is monitored by continuous assessment of coursework and by the use of class tests. The final grade for each unit is based on a mixture of coursework and end-of-course examinations.

Assessment will be by:

  • Coursework (prepared assignments, unit tests, experimental reports, computer use).
  • Mid-course and end-of-course examinations.

Successful completion of the International Foundation will guarantee you a place on an undergraduate degree course at Queen's University Belfast.

Assured progression depends on:

  • Passing all the subject modules with the grades required by your intended degree.
  • Passing the English for Academic Purposes module with at least a C - you may need a higher grade depending on your intended degree.
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