International Foundation in Humanities and Social Sciences

Prepare for direct entry to Year 1 of an undergraduate degree in a range of subjects including accounting, architecture, finance and management, law and social sciences at The University of Manchester.

If you'd like to study this program online from your home country, apply for our online International Foundation in Business and Humanities instead.

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Course features

  • Develop the knowledge and skills for your chosen degree through a specialist pathway.
  • Guaranteed university placement at a UK university 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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Your course options

View detailed course content by selecting one of the options below:

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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 5.0 in writing and no less than 4.5 in any subskill) or equivalent.

Age requirements: 16 years and above

All students commencing courses on a published September start date must be 17 years old by 31 December of that calendar year. For January start dates, students must have turned 17 years old by the 31st December immediately preceding the course.

Academic requirements:

Completion of 12 years of schooling (or local equivalent to meet the same standard) with good grades.

Entry requirements additional information:

If you have achieved the minimum IELTS score overall but do not have the required score in writing for direct entry, you will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

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

We are committed to awarding gifted and driven 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 £6,000 off your tuition fees, once you successfully progress to The University of Manchester.


Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Fees
26 June 2023 5 July 2024 4 Terms
View Term dates
GBP £27,750

Class information

Maximum class size (for English language teaching): 20
Course Delivery Method On-Campus
Class duration:

Typically held Monday to Friday between 09.00-17.00 excluding bank holidays. However, there may be instances where classes need to be held outside these times due to unforeseen circumstances.


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. Assessment will be by:

  • coursework (prepared assignments, unit tests, experiment reports, computer use)
  • mid-course and end-of-course examinations
  • formal assessment of levels and progress in English is through NCUK's English for Academic Purposes (EAP) program.
Please select your course delivery method with the toggle below.
Develop both your academic knowledge and English language skills in just nine months.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

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

Age requirements: 16 years and above

All students commencing courses on a published September start date must be 17 years old by 31 December of that calendar year. For January start dates, students must have turned 17 years old by the 31st December immediately preceding the course.

Academic requirements:

Completion of 12 years of schooling (or local equivalent to meet the same standard) with good grades.

Entry requirements additional information:

If you have achieved the minimum IELTS score overall but do not have the required score in writing for direct entry, you will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

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

We are committed to awarding gifted and driven 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 £6,000 off your tuition fees, once you successfully progress to The University of Manchester.


Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Fees
11 September 2023 5 July 2024 3 Terms
View Term dates
GBP £24,995
8 January 2024 30 August 2024 3 Terms
View Term dates
GBP £24,995

Class information

Maximum class size (for English language teaching): 20
Course Delivery Method On-Campus
Class duration:

Typically held Monday to Friday between 09.00-17.00 excluding bank holidays. However, there may be instances where classes need to be held outside these times due to unforeseen circumstances.


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. Assessment will be by:

  • coursework (prepared assignments, unit tests, experiment reports, computer use)
  • mid-course and end-of-course examinations
  • formal assessment of levels and progress in English is through NCUK's English for Academic Purposes (EAP) program.
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 5.0 in writing and no less than 4.5 in any subskill) or equivalent.

Age requirements: 16 years and above

All students commencing courses on a published September start date must be 17 years old by 31 December of that calendar year. For January start dates, students must have turned 17 years old by the 31st December immediately preceding the course.

Academic requirements:

Completion of 12 years of schooling (or local equivalent to meet the same standard) with good grades.

Entry requirements additional information:

If you have achieved the minimum IELTS score overall but do not have the required score in writing for direct entry, you will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

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

We are committed to awarding gifted and driven 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 £6,000 off your tuition fees, once you successfully progress to The University of Manchester.


Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Fees
25 September 2023 30 August 2024 4 Terms
View Term dates
GBP £27,750
24 June 2024 4 July 2025 4 Terms
View Term dates
*

Class information

Maximum class size (for English language teaching): 20
Course Delivery Method On-Campus
Class duration:

Typically held Monday to Friday between 09.00-17.00 excluding bank holidays. However, there may be instances where classes need to be held outside these times due to unforeseen circumstances.


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. Assessment will be by:

  • coursework (prepared assignments, unit tests, experiment reports, computer use)
  • mid-course and end-of-course examinations
  • formal assessment of levels and progress in English is through NCUK's English for Academic Purposes (EAP) program.
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 any subskill) or equivalent.

Age requirements: 16 years and above

All students commencing courses on a published September start date must be 17 years old by 31 December of that calendar year. For January start dates, students must have turned 17 years old by the 31st December immediately preceding the course.

Academic requirements:

Completion of 12 years of schooling (or local equivalent to meet the same standard) with good grades.

Entry requirements additional information:

If you have achieved the minimum IELTS score overall but do not have the required score in writing for direct entry, you will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

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

We are committed to awarding gifted and driven 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 £6,000 off your tuition fees, once you successfully progress to The University of Manchester.

Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Fees
26 June 2023 5 July 2024 4 Terms
View Term dates
GBP £27,750

Class information

Maximum class size (for English language teaching): 20
Course Delivery Method On-Campus
Class duration:

Typically held Monday to Friday between 09.00-17.00 excluding bank holidays. However, there may be instances where classes need to be held outside these times due to unforeseen circumstances.

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. Assessment will be by:

  • coursework (prepared assignments, unit tests, experiment reports, computer use)
  • mid-course and end-of-course examinations
  • formal assessment of levels and progress in English is through NCUK's English for Academic Purposes (EAP) program.
Please select your course delivery method with the toggle below.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

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

Age requirements: 16 years and above

All students commencing courses on a published September start date must be 17 years old by 31 December of that calendar year. For January start dates, students must have turned 17 years old by the 31st December immediately preceding the course.

Academic requirements:

Completion of 12 years of schooling (or local equivalent to meet the same standard) with good grades.

Entry requirements additional information:

If you have achieved the minimum IELTS score overall but do not have the required score in writing for direct entry, you will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

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

We are committed to awarding gifted and driven 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 £6,000 off your tuition fees, once you successfully progress to The University of Manchester.

Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Fees
11 September 2023 5 July 2024 3 Terms
View Term dates
GBP £24,995
8 January 2024 30 August 2024 3 Terms
View Term dates
GBP £24,995

Class information

Maximum class size (for English language teaching): 20
Course Delivery Method On-Campus
Class duration:

Typically held Monday to Friday between 09.00-17.00 excluding bank holidays. However, there may be instances where classes need to be held outside these times due to unforeseen circumstances.

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. Assessment will be by:

  • coursework (prepared assignments, unit tests, experiment reports, computer use)
  • mid-course and end-of-course examinations
  • formal assessment of levels and progress in English is through NCUK's English for Academic Purposes (EAP) program.

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 any subskill) or equivalent.

Age requirements: 16 years and above

All students commencing courses on a published September start date must be 17 years old by 31 December of that calendar year. For January start dates, students must have turned 17 years old by the 31st December immediately preceding the course.

Academic requirements:

Completion of 12 years of schooling (or local equivalent to meet the same standard) with good grades.

Entry requirements additional information:

If you have achieved the minimum IELTS score overall but do not have the required score in writing for direct entry, you will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

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

We are committed to awarding gifted and driven 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 £6,000 off your tuition fees, once you successfully progress to The University of Manchester.

Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Fees
25 September 2023 30 August 2024 4 Terms
View Term dates
GBP £27,750
24 June 2024 4 July 2025 4 Terms
View Term dates
*

Class information

Maximum class size (for English language teaching): 20
Course Delivery Method On-Campus
Class duration:

Typically held Monday to Friday between 09.00-17.00 excluding bank holidays. However, there may be instances where classes need to be held outside these times due to unforeseen circumstances.

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. Assessment will be by:

  • coursework (prepared assignments, unit tests, experiment reports, computer use)
  • mid-course and end-of-course examinations
  • formal assessment of levels and progress in English is through NCUK's English for Academic Purposes (EAP) program.
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