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Foundation Certificate Law and Social Sciences, Pre-Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 8 months
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The Foundation Certificate Law and Social Sciences prepares you for an undergraduate program at the University of York.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 8 months
    • Duration description

      8 to 11 months

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

All students study the following modules:

  • Introduction to Law
  • Language and Study Skills 
  • State and Society
  • Statistics

If you're studying the 3-term Foundation Certificate, you'll also take:

  • Contemporary Global Issues
  • Foundation Mathematics
  • Language and Study Skills 

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

Entry to this Foundation Certificate generally requires you to have completed the equvialent of UK year 12. Exact entry requirements will vary depending on your country’s education system, as well as your progression degree subject.

You need to show proof of your English language level by taking a UKVI IELTS (International English Language Testing System) exam. For the Foundation Certificate Law and Social Sciences, you need a minimum UKVI IELTS score of 5.0 with no less than 4.0 in any skill. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    17080 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17080 GBP per year and a duration of 8 months.
  • EU/EEA

    17080 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17080 GBP per year and a duration of 8 months.
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Living costs for York

  • 646 - 1130 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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