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International Foundation Programme (Social Sciences and Law), Pre-Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
University rank #58 (QS) Bristol, United Kingdom
On the Social Sciences and Law pathway of the International Foundation Programme you will take classes in academic language and study skills. Your choice of subject-specific units will depend on the degree to which you want to progress.
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  • The International Foundation Programme is taught by experienced teachers to nationally recognised teaching standards. You will study on campus with other international students from around the world.
  • The programme develops your academic English and prepares you for undergraduate study. Through intensive classes, you will improve your academic language, critical thinking and independent study skills. Your choice of subject-specific units will depend on the degree you wish to progress to.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Text Response
  • Academic Writing
  • Accelerated Academic Language and Literacy
  • Introduction to the Social Sciences
  • British Constitutional History
  • Introduction to the Social Sciences
  • What Does it Mean to be Human? I: The Modern World

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • You must have graduated from year 12 of your high school in your own country with a good grade point average (GPA). 

Tuition Fee

  • EU/EEA

    9252 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

International fees are reviewed annually and are not fixed for the duration of your studies. You should budget for an increase of up to five per cent each year.

Living costs for Bristol

  • 750 - 1260 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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