Arts, Humanities, Law and Social Sciences

Key information

  • The International Foundation Year prepares you for university with English language and study skills practice, as well as subject-specific teaching. When you complete the programme, you will progress to the first year of your undergraduate degree. This pathway allows you to progress to degrees in subjects including English, Journalism, History, Politics and many more. You choose a route depending on which undergraduate degree you plan to study. There are three routes: Law, Arts and Humanities and Social Science. Which route you choose impacts the modules you will study.
  • With a Cardiff University degree, you’ll be amongst the UK’s most sought-after graduates. 96% of our graduates were in employment and/or further study, due to start a new job or course, or doing other activities, such as travelling (Graduate Outcomes Survey 2019/20).
  • As an undergraduate, you’ll work alongside international scholars at the forefront of their subject, studying in a vibrant, research-intensive environment. You’ll be given a flavour of the research activities going on within your subject and will have the opportunity to take part in learning activities influenced by staff research interests. For example, optional modules based on staff research interest may be offered and case studies or experiments used in class may derive from live research projects.
  • You’ll also have the chance to contribute to a research project through paid work experience as part of our on-campus internship opportunities.

English language entry requirements

IELTS: 5.0; 5.0 W, 4.0 RLS

Academic requirements

GPA: 2.5




January, September

BA (Hons) Ancient History

BA (Hons) Archaeology

BSc (Hons) Archaeology

BA (Hons) Archaeology and Ancient History

BA (Hons) Archaeology and Medieval History

BA (Hons) Chinese

BSc (Hons) Conservation of Objects in Museums and Archaeology

BSc (Hons) Criminology

BSc (Hons) Criminology and Social Policy

BSc (Hons) Criminology and Sociology

BSc (Hons) Education

BA (Hons) English Language

BA (Hons) English Language and French

BA (Hons) English Language and German

BA (Hons) English Language and Italian

BA (Hons) English Language and Linguistics

BA (Hons) English Language and Literature

BA (Hons) English Language and Philosophy

BA (Hons) English Language and Spanish

BA (Hons) English Literature

BA (Hons) English Literature and Creative Writing

BA (Hons) English Literature and History

BA (Hons) English Literature and Philosophy

BA (Hons) French

BA (Hons) French and English Literature

BA (Hons) French and German

BA (Hons) French and Italian

BA (Hons) French and Japanese

BA (Hons) French and Philosophy

BA (Hons) French and Politics

BA (Hons) French and Portuguese

BA (Hons) French and Spanish

BA (Hons) German

BA (Hons) German and English Literature

BA (Hons) German and Italian

BA (Hons) German and Japanese

BA (Hons) German and Politics

BA (Hons) German and Portuguese

BA (Hons) German and Spanish

BA (Hons) History

BA (Hons) History with Welsh History

BSc (Hons) Human and Social Sciences

BSc International Relations

BSc International Relations and Politics

BA (Hons) Italian

BA (Hons) Italian and English Literature

BA (Hons) Italian and Japanese

BA (Hons) Italian and Philosophy

BA (Hons) Italian and Politics

BA (Hons) Italian and Portuguese

BA (Hons) Italian and Spanish

BA (Hons) Journalism and Communications

BA (Hons) Journalism, Communications and Politics

BA (Hons) Journalism, Media and English Literature

LLB (Hons) Law

LLB (Hons) Law and Criminology

LLB (Hons) Law and Politics

BA (Hons) Media and Communications

BA (Hons) Media, Journalism and Culture

BA (Hons) Modern Languages and Translation

BA (Hons) Music

BMus (Hons) Music

BA (Hons) Philosophy

BSc Politics

BSc Politics and Modern History

BA (Hons) Politics and Philosophy

BSc Politics and Sociology

BA (Hons) Politics and Spanish

BA (Hons) Portuguese and Spanish

BSc (Hons) Psychology

BA (Hons) Religion and Theology

BA (Hons) Religious Studies and Philosophy

BSc (Hons) Social Analytics

BSc (Hons) Social Science

BSc (Hons) Sociology

BSc (Hons) Sociology and Education

BSc (Hons) Sociology and Social Policy

BA (Hons) Spanish

BA (Hons) Spanish and English Literature

BA (Hons) Spanish and Japanese

BA (Hons) Spanish and Philosophy

BA (Hons) Translation