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International Foundation Year in Business, Social Sciences and Humanities, Pre-Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 6 months
University rank #93 (QS) Sheffield, United Kingdom
Whether you want to be an entrepreneur, solicitor, landscape architect or something else entirely, the International Foundation Year in Business, Social Sciences and Humanities offered by the University of Sheffield is the first step.
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The International Foundation Year in Business, Social Sciences and Humanities offered by the Unniversity of Sheffield leads to a number of degrees in the Faculty of Social Sciences. 

This includes the Management School and the School of Law.

Your programme will be tailored to allow you to prepare for your chosen degree. You will study the most relevant modules to your subject area. 

Some of these modules will be compulsory for progression onto specific degree programmes at the University.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Entry points:

    • Three terms - September and January
    • Two terms - March
  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 6 months
    • Duration description

      Course length: Two or three terms, dependent on English language Academic IELTS for UKVI* score.

    • Average part-time duration 9 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Critical Reading
  • English Skills for University Study 1, 2 and 3 (ESUS)
  • Reach Higher (an interdisciplinary group challenge)
  • Personal Development Programme (PDP)

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

English language:

  • Three term programme - Academic IELTS for UKVI 5.0 with minimum 5.0 in writing (minimum of 4.0 in other skills), or equivalent
  • Two term programme - Academic IELTS  for UKVI 6.0 (minimum of 5.0 in all skills), or equivalent
  • Good high school graduation grades or equivalent. Architecture degree courses require you to submit a portfolio of work on application to the college.
  • 5 subjects including relevant subjects, grades B or above (students must be 17 or over). New grades 9 - 6 in English and Maths.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16700 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16700 GBP per year and a duration of 6 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Living costs for Sheffield

  • 555 - 980 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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