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Humanities, Law and Social Science, Pre-Bachelor

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    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #86 (QS) Durham, United Kingdom
The Humanities, Law and Social Science International Foundation Year programme at Durham University offers you a pathway to the first year of your chosen undergraduate degree.
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Overview

The Humanities, Law and Social Science programme is offered by Durham University.

Course length: Three terms

Core modules common to all routes
  • Academic English Skills
  • Extended Research
Additional core modules specific to Humanities route
  • Academic Practice in Arts and Humanities
  • Studying Social Life for Arts and Humanities
  • Introduction to Liberal Arts
  • Understanding Language
  • English Literature
Additional core modules specific to Social Science and Law route
  • Academic Practice in Social Science
  • Studying Social Life for Social Science
Elective modules relevant to progression degrees

You will study the most relevant modules to your subject area. Upon completion of the programme and satisfying the progression criteria, you may proceed to your chosen undergraduate degree at Durham University.

Archaeology BA (Hons) or BSc (Hons)
  • Introduction to Ancient History
  • Discovering Anthropology
  • Foundations of Statistics
  • Human Health and Disease
  • Biology of the Environment
Anthropology BA (Hons) or BSc (Hons)
  • Discovering Anthropology
  • Foundations of Psychology
  • Foundations of Statistics
  • Human Health and Disease
  • Biology of the Environment
Chinese Studies BA (Hons), Classics BA (Hons), Japanese Studies BA (Hons), Liberal Arts BA (Hons) or Philosophy BA (Hons)
  • Introduction to Ancient History
  • Introduction to Modern History
  • Discovering Anthropology
Combined Honours in Social Sciences BA (Hons)
  • Foundations of Statistics
  • Discovering Anthropology
  • Introduction to Modern History
  • English Literature
  • Introduction to Liberal Arts
Criminology BA (Hons), Law LLB (Hons) or Politics BA (Hons)
  • Foundations of Statistics
  • Discovering Anthropology
  • Introduction to Modern History
  • English Literature
  • Introduction to Liberal Arts
Education Studies BA (Hons)
  • Introduction to Science
  • English Literature
  • Maths and Statistics for Teachers
  • Psychology of Thinking and Learning
English Literature BA (Hons) or Theology and Religion BA (Hons)
  • Introduction to Ancient History
  • Introduction to Modern History
  • Discovering Anthropology
Geography BA (Hons) or BSc (Hons)
  • Introduction to Earth Science and Physical Geography
  • Introduction to Science
  • Geography
  • Numerical Skills with Statistics

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Elective modules relevant to progression degrees
Health and Human Sciences BSc (Hons)
  • Foundations of Statistics
  • Discovering Anthropology
  • Foundations of Psychology
  • Human Health and Disease
  • Biology of the Environment
History BA (Hons)
  • Introduction to Ancient History
  • Introduction to Modern History
International Relations BA (Hons)
  • Introduction to Modern History
  • Introduction to Liberal Arts
  • Understanding Language
  • Foundations of Statistics
  • Discovering Anthropology
Music BA (Hons)
  • Foundations of Music: History and Form
  • Introduction to Modern History
  • Foundations of Music
Philosophy, Politics and Economics BA (Hons)
  • Introduction to Modern History
  • Introduction to Liberal Arts
  • Understanding Language
  • Foundations of Statistics
  • Calculus and Further Maths with Statistics and Strategic Maths
Sport, Exercise and Physical Education BA (Hons)
  • Foundations of Statistics
  • Discovering Anthropology
  • Foundations of Psychology
  • Human Health and Disease
  • Biology of the Environment

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    5

    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

  • Academic: Good first degree in a relevant subject
  • English language: Academic IELTS for UKVI 5.0 (5.0 in writing, minimum of 4.0 in all other skills)*
  • Age: 17+
*If you do not need a Tier 4 visa, or are exempted in another way, we can accept equivalent proof of English.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    19248 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19250 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    19248 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19250 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Durham

  • 660 - 1140 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

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