International Foundation in Humanities, Law and Social Science

Prepare for direct entry to Year 1 of an undergraduate degree in Humanities, Law and Social Science related subjects at the University of Exeter.

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 5.5 (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 must be 17 by the end of their academic year of study, no later than 31 August.

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

Are you top of your class? At INTO University of Exeter, 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 £5,000 towards your tuition fees.


Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Fees
6 January 2020 28 August 2020 3 Terms
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£19,895

Class information

Maximum class size (for English language teaching): 17
Class duration:
  • English classes per week: 8-10 hours
  • Subject module classes per week: 12-16 hours
  • Tutorial classes per week: 1-2 hours
  • Average total per week: 24-25 hours

Classes are held Monday to Friday between 8.30am-6.30pm, excluding bank holidays.


Where will it take me?

This course leads to the following degrees:
Featured progression degree
Student uses microphone in lecture theatre at University of Exeter

Academically challenging and offering a fascinating range of topics to study, a degree in Law blends critical and theoretical thinking with a chance to really develop your independent learning.

There are plenty of activities to get involved in to build your career development and help you stand out to future employers, such as visits to employers and skills sessions where you’ll learn about negotiating and advocacy.

And if you want to take your studies even further, there are study abroad opportunities for high achieving students.


What will I study?

All students complete modules tailored to your chosen degree subjects.

Please note that the module descriptions shown are for the 2019/20 academic year.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed in each module. Assessment is both formative and summative, designed not simply to pass or fail students, but to help you build on our success and meet the requirements for entry to the the first year of a degree. Marks from the Foundation programme do not count towards the final degree, but they help the University assess your abilities in your chosen field of study.

You are 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

Through formative assessments, you'll receive feedback on your performance which will enable you to improve before the final summative assessments.

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.

Age requirements: 16 years and above

All students must be 17 by the end of their academic year of study, no later than 31 August.

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

Are you top of your class? At INTO University of Exeter, 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 £5,000 towards your tuition fees.


Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Fees
22 June 2020 4 June 2021 4 Terms
View Term dates
*

*Please note the dates and prices for this programme option are not yet confirmed.

We will confirm all dates and prices for the academic year 2020-2021 on or before 20 January 2020, with the prices being subject to a maximum increase of up to 5% on the prices for the current academic year.  If you submit an application prior to this date and are eligible to be issued with an offer of a place it will contain pricing for the current academic year. If you accept an offer and confirm your place before 20 January 2020 you will be charged the current price. If you accept an offer and confirm your place on or after 20 January 2020 the increased prices will apply and we will issue you with a new offer showing the new prices payable by you.


Class information

Maximum class size (for English language teaching): 17
Class duration:
  • English classes per week: 8-10 hours
  • Subject module classes per week: 12-16 hours
  • Tutorial classes per week: 1-2 hours
  • Average total per week: 24-25 hours

Classes are held Monday to Friday between 8.30am-6.30pm, excluding bank holidays.


Where will it take me?

This course leads to the following degrees:
Featured progression degree
Student uses microphone in lecture theatre at University of Exeter

Academically challenging and offering a fascinating range of topics to study, a degree in Law blends critical and theoretical thinking with a chance to really develop your independent learning.

There are plenty of activities to get involved in to build your career development and help you stand out to future employers, such as visits to employers and skills sessions where you’ll learn about negotiating and advocacy.

And if you want to take your studies even further, there are study abroad opportunities for high achieving students.


What will I study?

All students complete modules tailored to your chosen degree subjects.

Please note that the module descriptions shown are for the 2019/20 academic year.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed in each module. Assessment is both formative and summative, designed not simply to pass or fail students, but to help you build on our success and meet the requirements for entry to the the first year of a degree. Marks from the Foundation programme do not count towards the final degree, but they help the University assess your abilities in your chosen field of study.

You are 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

Through formative assessments, you'll receive feedback on your performance which will enable you to improve before the final summative assessments.

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 5.0 in writing and no less than 4.5 in all other subskills) or equivalent.

Age requirements: 16 years and above

All students must be 17 by the end of their academic year of study, no later than 31 August.

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

Are you top of your class? At INTO University of Exeter, 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 £5,000 towards your tuition fees.


Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Fees
14 September 2020 4 June 2021 3 Terms
View Term dates
*
4 January 2021 27 August 2021 3 Terms
View Term dates
*

*Please note the dates and prices for the academic year 2020-2021 are not yet confirmed.

We will confirm all dates and prices for the academic year 2020-2021 on or before 20 January 2020, with the prices being subject to a maximum increase of up to 5% on the prices for the current academic year.  If you submit an application prior to this date and are eligible to be issued with an offer of a place it will contain pricing for the current academic year. If you accept an offer and confirm your place before 20 January 2020 you will be charged the current price. If you accept an offer and confirm your place on or after 20 January 2020 the increased prices will apply and we will issue you with a new offer showing the new prices payable by you.


Class information

Maximum class size (for English language teaching): 17
Class duration:
  • English classes per week: 8-10 hours
  • Subject module classes per week: 12-16 hours
  • Tutorial classes per week: 1-2 hours
  • Average total per week: 24-25 hours

Classes are held Monday to Friday between 8.30am-6.30pm, excluding bank holidays.


Where will it take me?

This course leads to the following degrees:
Featured progression degree
Student uses microphone in lecture theatre at University of Exeter

Academically challenging and offering a fascinating range of topics to study, a degree in Law blends critical and theoretical thinking with a chance to really develop your independent learning.

There are plenty of activities to get involved in to build your career development and help you stand out to future employers, such as visits to employers and skills sessions where you’ll learn about negotiating and advocacy.

And if you want to take your studies even further, there are study abroad opportunities for high achieving students.


What will I study?

All students complete modules tailored to your chosen degree subjects.

Please note that the module descriptions shown are for the 2019/20 academic year.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed in each module. Assessment is both formative and summative, designed not simply to pass or fail students, but to help you build on our success and meet the requirements for entry to the the first year of a degree. Marks from the Foundation programme do not count towards the final degree, but they help the University assess your abilities in your chosen field of study.

You are 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

Through formative assessments, you'll receive feedback on your performance which will enable you to improve before the final summative assessments.

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.

Age requirements: 16 years and above

All students must be 17 by the end of their academic year of study, no later than 31 August.

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

Are you top of your class? At INTO University of Exeter, 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 £5,000 towards your tuition fees.


Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Fees
28 September 2020 27 August 2021 4 Terms
View Term dates
*

*Please note the dates and prices for the academic year 2020-2021 are not yet confirmed.

We will confirm all dates and prices for the academic year 2020-2021 on or before 20 January 2020, with the prices being subject to a maximum increase of up to 5% on the prices for the current academic year.  If you submit an application prior to this date and are eligible to be issued with an offer of a place it will contain pricing for the current academic year. If you accept an offer and confirm your place before 20 January 2020 you will be charged the current price. If you accept an offer and confirm your place on or after 20 January 2020 the increased prices will apply and we will issue you with a new offer showing the new prices payable by you.


Class information

Maximum class size (for English language teaching): 17
Class duration:
  • English classes per week: 8-10 hours
  • Subject module classes per week: 12-16 hours
  • Tutorial classes per week: 1-2 hours
  • Average total per week: 24-25 hours

Classes are held Monday to Friday between 8.30am-6.30pm, excluding bank holidays.


Where will it take me?

This course leads to the following degrees:
Featured progression degree
Student uses microphone in lecture theatre at University of Exeter

Academically challenging and offering a fascinating range of topics to study, a degree in Law blends critical and theoretical thinking with a chance to really develop your independent learning.

There are plenty of activities to get involved in to build your career development and help you stand out to future employers, such as visits to employers and skills sessions where you’ll learn about negotiating and advocacy.

And if you want to take your studies even further, there are study abroad opportunities for high achieving students.


What will I study?

All students complete modules tailored to your chosen degree subjects.

Please note that the module descriptions shown are for the 2019/20 academic year.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed in each module. Assessment is both formative and summative, designed not simply to pass or fail students, but to help you build on our success and meet the requirements for entry to the the first year of a degree. Marks from the Foundation programme do not count towards the final degree, but they help the University assess your abilities in your chosen field of study.

You are 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

Through formative assessments, you'll receive feedback on your performance which will enable you to improve before the final summative assessments.

Please select your course delivery method with the toggle below.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

IELTS 5.5 (with a minimum of 5.0 in writing and no less than 4.5 in all other subskills) or equivalent.

Age requirements: 16 years and above

All students must be 17 by the end of their academic year of study, no later than 31 August.

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

Are you top of your class? At INTO University of Exeter, 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 £5,000 towards your tuition fees.

Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Fees
6 January 2020 28 August 2020 3 Terms
View Term dates
£19,895

Class information

Maximum class size (for English language teaching): 17
Class duration:
  • English classes per week: 8-10 hours
  • Subject module classes per week: 12-16 hours
  • Tutorial classes per week: 1-2 hours
  • Average total per week: 24-25 hours

Classes are held Monday to Friday between 8.30am-6.30pm, excluding bank holidays.

Where will it take me?

This course leads to the following degrees:
Featured progression degree
Student uses microphone in lecture theatre at University of Exeter

Academically challenging and offering a fascinating range of topics to study, a degree in Law blends critical and theoretical thinking with a chance to really develop your independent learning.

There are plenty of activities to get involved in to build your career development and help you stand out to future employers, such as visits to employers and skills sessions where you’ll learn about negotiating and advocacy.

And if you want to take your studies even further, there are study abroad opportunities for high achieving students.

What will I study?

All students complete modules tailored to your chosen degree subjects.

Please note that the module descriptions shown are for the 2019/20 academic year.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed in each module. Assessment is both formative and summative, designed not simply to pass or fail students, but to help you build on our success and meet the requirements for entry to the the first year of a degree. Marks from the Foundation programme do not count towards the final degree, but they help the University assess your abilities in your chosen field of study.

You are 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

Through formative assessments, you'll receive feedback on your performance which will enable you to improve before the final summative assessments.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

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

Age requirements: 16 years and above

All students must be 17 by the end of their academic year of study, no later than 31 August.

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

Are you top of your class? At INTO University of Exeter, 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 £5,000 towards your tuition fees.

Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Fees
22 June 2020 4 June 2021 4 Terms
View Term dates
*

*Please note the dates and prices for this programme option are not yet confirmed.

We will confirm all dates and prices for the academic year 2020-2021 on or before 20 January 2020, with the prices being subject to a maximum increase of up to 5% on the prices for the current academic year.  If you submit an application prior to this date and are eligible to be issued with an offer of a place it will contain pricing for the current academic year. If you accept an offer and confirm your place before 20 January 2020 you will be charged the current price. If you accept an offer and confirm your place on or after 20 January 2020 the increased prices will apply and we will issue you with a new offer showing the new prices payable by you.

Class information

Maximum class size (for English language teaching): 17
Class duration:
  • English classes per week: 8-10 hours
  • Subject module classes per week: 12-16 hours
  • Tutorial classes per week: 1-2 hours
  • Average total per week: 24-25 hours

Classes are held Monday to Friday between 8.30am-6.30pm, excluding bank holidays.

Where will it take me?

This course leads to the following degrees:
Featured progression degree
Student uses microphone in lecture theatre at University of Exeter

Academically challenging and offering a fascinating range of topics to study, a degree in Law blends critical and theoretical thinking with a chance to really develop your independent learning.

There are plenty of activities to get involved in to build your career development and help you stand out to future employers, such as visits to employers and skills sessions where you’ll learn about negotiating and advocacy.

And if you want to take your studies even further, there are study abroad opportunities for high achieving students.

What will I study?

All students complete modules tailored to your chosen degree subjects.

Please note that the module descriptions shown are for the 2019/20 academic year.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed in each module. Assessment is both formative and summative, designed not simply to pass or fail students, but to help you build on our success and meet the requirements for entry to the the first year of a degree. Marks from the Foundation programme do not count towards the final degree, but they help the University assess your abilities in your chosen field of study.

You are 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

Through formative assessments, you'll receive feedback on your performance which will enable you to improve before the final summative assessments.

Please select your course delivery method with the toggle below.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

IELTS 5.5 (with a minimum of 5.0 in writing and no less than 4.5 in all other subskills) or equivalent.

Age requirements: 16 years and above

All students must be 17 by the end of their academic year of study, no later than 31 August.

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

Are you top of your class? At INTO University of Exeter, 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 £5,000 towards your tuition fees.

Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Fees
14 September 2020 4 June 2021 3 Terms
View Term dates
*
4 January 2021 27 August 2021 3 Terms
View Term dates
*

*Please note the dates and prices for the academic year 2020-2021 are not yet confirmed.

We will confirm all dates and prices for the academic year 2020-2021 on or before 20 January 2020, with the prices being subject to a maximum increase of up to 5% on the prices for the current academic year.  If you submit an application prior to this date and are eligible to be issued with an offer of a place it will contain pricing for the current academic year. If you accept an offer and confirm your place before 20 January 2020 you will be charged the current price. If you accept an offer and confirm your place on or after 20 January 2020 the increased prices will apply and we will issue you with a new offer showing the new prices payable by you.

Class information

Maximum class size (for English language teaching): 17
Class duration:
  • English classes per week: 8-10 hours
  • Subject module classes per week: 12-16 hours
  • Tutorial classes per week: 1-2 hours
  • Average total per week: 24-25 hours

Classes are held Monday to Friday between 8.30am-6.30pm, excluding bank holidays.

Where will it take me?

This course leads to the following degrees:
Featured progression degree
Student uses microphone in lecture theatre at University of Exeter

Academically challenging and offering a fascinating range of topics to study, a degree in Law blends critical and theoretical thinking with a chance to really develop your independent learning.

There are plenty of activities to get involved in to build your career development and help you stand out to future employers, such as visits to employers and skills sessions where you’ll learn about negotiating and advocacy.

And if you want to take your studies even further, there are study abroad opportunities for high achieving students.

What will I study?

All students complete modules tailored to your chosen degree subjects.

Please note that the module descriptions shown are for the 2019/20 academic year.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed in each module. Assessment is both formative and summative, designed not simply to pass or fail students, but to help you build on our success and meet the requirements for entry to the the first year of a degree. Marks from the Foundation programme do not count towards the final degree, but they help the University assess your abilities in your chosen field of study.

You are 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

Through formative assessments, you'll receive feedback on your performance which will enable you to improve before the final summative assessments.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

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

Age requirements: 16 years and above

All students must be 17 by the end of their academic year of study, no later than 31 August.

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

Are you top of your class? At INTO University of Exeter, 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 £5,000 towards your tuition fees.

Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Fees
28 September 2020 27 August 2021 4 Terms
View Term dates
*

*Please note the dates and prices for the academic year 2020-2021 are not yet confirmed.

We will confirm all dates and prices for the academic year 2020-2021 on or before 20 January 2020, with the prices being subject to a maximum increase of up to 5% on the prices for the current academic year.  If you submit an application prior to this date and are eligible to be issued with an offer of a place it will contain pricing for the current academic year. If you accept an offer and confirm your place before 20 January 2020 you will be charged the current price. If you accept an offer and confirm your place on or after 20 January 2020 the increased prices will apply and we will issue you with a new offer showing the new prices payable by you.

Class information

Maximum class size (for English language teaching): 17
Class duration:
  • English classes per week: 8-10 hours
  • Subject module classes per week: 12-16 hours
  • Tutorial classes per week: 1-2 hours
  • Average total per week: 24-25 hours

Classes are held Monday to Friday between 8.30am-6.30pm, excluding bank holidays.

Where will it take me?

This course leads to the following degrees:
Featured progression degree
Student uses microphone in lecture theatre at University of Exeter

Academically challenging and offering a fascinating range of topics to study, a degree in Law blends critical and theoretical thinking with a chance to really develop your independent learning.

There are plenty of activities to get involved in to build your career development and help you stand out to future employers, such as visits to employers and skills sessions where you’ll learn about negotiating and advocacy.

And if you want to take your studies even further, there are study abroad opportunities for high achieving students.

What will I study?

All students complete modules tailored to your chosen degree subjects.

Please note that the module descriptions shown are for the 2019/20 academic year.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed in each module. Assessment is both formative and summative, designed not simply to pass or fail students, but to help you build on our success and meet the requirements for entry to the the first year of a degree. Marks from the Foundation programme do not count towards the final degree, but they help the University assess your abilities in your chosen field of study.

You are 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

Through formative assessments, you'll receive feedback on your performance which will enable you to improve before the final summative assessments.

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