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Foundation Programme in Social Sciences, Pre-Bachelor

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 11 months
    Duration
London, United Kingdom
This Foundation Programme in Social Sciences from International Foundation Group is intended for students wishing to progress onto degree courses in a range of social science subjects including Law, Politics, International Relations, Economics and related subjects.
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Overview

There is a strong emphasis on developing the learning skills required for studies at higher education level in the UK. Teaching of the three specialist modules – Politics, Law, and Economics – encourages students to evaluate and analyse information, construct balanced arguments, and to apply theories and concepts to current political, legal and economic issues.

In Law, students are given an understanding of the English legal system and processes, and develop skills in applying legal rules and principles to specific cases. The first term gives students a firm foundation in law making and interpretation, court systems, negligence, and contract law. In the second term, students develop a more detailed understanding of criminal law and explore issues of morality, justice, and judicial creativity. There is a strong emphasis on evaluating information and knowledge, and developing the ability to construct logical, coherent and balanced arguments.

Government & Politics introduces students to political systems and processes in the UK. It looks at the relationship between the legislature and executive and encourages an evaluation of where power lies within the UK system. It also examines representative processes and institutions and questions the strengths and weaknesses of democracy in the UK.

The Foundation Programme in Social Sciences from International Foundation Group focuses on political institutions and processes in the USA and again challenges students to evaluate and analyse how successfully power is dispersed within the political system.

English Language Courses

IFG offers a range of general and more specialist English Language courses which can be taken separately or as part of a combined programme.

Whether you want to improve your IELTS grade or improve your communication skills for business purposes, our qualified and experienced teachers will help you to make the most of your time with us.  Teaching takes place in small groups which means that tutors can focus more easily on the specific needs of individual students. It is also possible to combine group lessons with one-to-one sessions.

Progressions to UK Universities

IFG programmes are recognised are accepted by a wide range of universities including East Anglia, Essex, Reading, Coventry and Kingston. We also have progression routes to International Year One programmes at Keele, Sussex, Strathclyde and several others. These courses are ideal for students who will benefit from additional language support and, on successful completion, offer direct entry into Year Two of degree programmes.

Our students also receive offers from a wide variety of UK universities and we are able to guarantee that all students who pass our courses and gain a sufficiently high language qualification will receive offers for degree courses from UK universities.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 11 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Study Skills
  • Statistics for Business
  • Communication Skills
  • Themes in Social Science
  • Academic English
  • Law
  • Politics
  • Economics

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    5.5

    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

  • These vary from one country to another but we are looking for good High School grades plus an English language level equivalent to 5.5 in IELTS. For students who do not have this level of English, Pre-Sessional courses are available. 

Tuition Fee

Living costs for London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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