International Foundation in Humanities and Law

Introduction

Overview

Preparing students for direct entry to Year 1 of an undergraduate degree in a range of subjects such as Journalism, Law, Sociology and Psychology at City, University of London.

On campus and online study options
This program is available to study either on campus or online – giving students the flexibility to choose what’s best for them.

If your student starts online, they’ll have the opportunity to transfer to an on-campus program the following term. They’ll need to meet any visa requirements and demonstrate good attendance and performance during their studies online.

If your student applies for an Online Extended program, they’ll be offered an Online Academic English plus online or on-campus academic pathway study plan.

Embedded employability

From September 2021, employability will be embedded into this pathway’s English for Academic Purposes (EAP) module – linking the academic language skills students learn for their degree, to the many transferable skills and competencies required to develop a highly successful career.

As part of the EAP module, students will build a career development portfolio – valuable evidence that showcases their employability skills and supports their internship and graduate job applications.

Key information

  • Opportunity to observe real court hearings and offer arguments for the judgement.
  • Apply legal knowledge to a scenario and come up with advice for a 'client'.
  • Participate in mock UN debates with classmates.
  • Improve the language skills students need for their degree and their career through the EAP module.
  • Build a career development portfolio as part of the assessment for the EAP module, demonstrating career motivations, employability skills and career-related experiences – and can be used to support internship and job applications.

Fast facts

Class duration

  • English classes per week: 4-6 hours
  • Subject module classes per week: 18-20 hours
  • Average total per week: 22-25 hours

Morning and afternoon classes are held Monday to Friday between 09.00 - 18.00 excluding bank holidays.

Class Size

Maximum class size for English language teaching 18

Award

International Foundation Certificate (RFQ Level 3) from City, University of London.

Teaching

Teaching methods

  • Lectures.
  • Seminars.
  • Workshops.
  • Group work.
  • Field trips.

Why City, University of London?

  • Two dedicated law libraries with a comprehensive collection of textbooks, journals, statutes, law reports and legal reference tools.
  • Students can volunteer to work with a variety of organisations and advice clinics through the City 'Pro Bono' Unit to gain invaluable practical experience.
  • Pupillage Advisory Service provides comprehensive support for students undertaking the Bar Professional Training Course.

Student success

85% Passed
89% Eligible

Take a look at our student progression results in International Foundation in Humanities and Law for 2018-19.

Passed: % of those who completed their pathway

Eligible: % eligible to progress to City, University of London of those who passed

Start Dates September January
Program length 3 Terms

Entry requirements

Age requirement

16

Academic requirements

Completion of 12 years of schooling (or the local equivalent to meet the same standard) with good grades. Students intending to progress to Journalism or Law: Some previous familiarity with arts, humanities or social science subjects may be desirable.

English language entry requirements

3 Terms: IELTS 5.5 (with a minimum of 5.0 in writing) or equivalent.

Dates & fees

September 2022 start
(3 Terms)

Mon 19 September 2022 - Fri 16 December 2022
Mon 9 January 2023 - Fri 24 March 2023
Mon 27 March 2023 - Fri 30 June 2023

£17,495


January 2023 start
(3 Terms)

Mon 9 January 2023 - Fri 7 April 2023
Mon 24 April 2023 - Fri 7 July 2023
Mon 10 July 2023 - Fri 1 September 2023

£17,495


Modules

A total of 120 credits must be earnt to successfully complete the pathway programme.

Term 1 modules

Credit value

Academic English and Study Skills

40 Credits

Foundation in English Law

20 Credits

International Studies

20 Credits

Quantitative Methods

20 Credits

Society and Culture

20 Credits

Progression

P
 =  Placement option available
A
 =  Study abroad option available

Degree subject

Final level %

English level %

Additional requirements

Criminology and Psychology-BSc (Hons)

P
A

60%

65%

Successful completion of all modules


Criminology and Sociology-BSc (Hons)

P
A

60%

65%

Successful completion of all modules


Criminology-BSc (Hons)

P
A

60%

65%

Successful completion of all modules


English-BA (Hons)

P
A

75%

70%

Successful completion of all modules


History-BA (Hons)

P
A

60%

65%

Successful completion of all modules


International Political Economy-BSc (Hons)

P
A

60%

65%

Successful completion of all modules


International Politics and Sociology-BSc (Hons)

P
A

60%

65%

Successful completion of all modules


International Politics-BSc (Hons)

P
A

60%

65%

Successful completion of all modules


Journalism, Politics and History-BA (Hons)

P
A

75%

70% with a minimum of 60% in each component

Students are required to demonstrate an aptitude and interest in journalism, which could be through work experience / writing for a school/college publication etc.


Journalism-BA (Hons)

P
A

75%

70%

Students are required to demonstrate an aptitude and interest in journalism, which could be through work experience / writing for a school/college publication etc.


Law-LLB (Hons)

65%

65%

65% minimum in all academic modules


Media, Communication and Sociology-BSc (Hons)

P
A

60%

65%

Successful completion of all modules


Music-BMus (Hons)

P

60%

65% with a minimum of 60% in all subskills

If applicants wish to pursue 1:1 instrumental or vocal tuition as part of their studies, a good Grade 7 performance qualification or equivalent is normally required. For those without qualifications, we ask that you submit a recording (preferably video) of one or more performances.


Psychology-BSc (Hons)

P
A

60%

65%

Successful completion of all modules


Sociology with Psychology-BSc (Hons)

P
A

60%

65%

Successful completion of all modules


Sociology-BSc (Hons)

P
A

60%

65%

Successful completion of all modules


Start Dates September January
Program length 3 Terms

Entry requirements

Age requirement

16

Academic requirements

Completion of 12 years of schooling (or the local equivalent to meet the same standard) with good grades. Students intending to progress to Journalism or Law: Some previous familiarity with arts, humanities or social science subjects may be desirable.

English language entry requirements

3 Terms: IELTS 5.5 (with a minimum of 5.0 in writing) or equivalent.

Dates & fees

September 2023 start
(3 Terms)

Mon 18 September 2023 - Fri 15 December 2023
Mon 8 January 2024 - Fri 22 March 2024
Mon 25 March 2024 - Fri 28 June 2024


January 2024 start
(3 Terms)

Mon 8 January 2024 - Fri 12 April 2024
Mon 22 April 2024 - Fri 5 July 2024
Mon 8 July 2024 - Fri 23 August 2024


Progression

P
 =  Placement option available
A
 =  Study abroad option available

Degree subject

Final level %

English level %

Additional requirements

Criminology and Psychology-BSc (Hons)

P
A

60%

65%

Successful completion of all modules


Criminology and Sociology-BSc (Hons)

P
A

60%

65%

Successful completion of all modules


Criminology-BSc (Hons)

P
A

60%

65%

Successful completion of all modules


English-BA (Hons)

P
A

75%

70%

Successful completion of all modules


History-BA (Hons)

P
A

60%

65%

Successful completion of all modules


International Political Economy-BSc (Hons)

P
A

60%

65%

Successful completion of all modules


International Politics and Sociology-BSc (Hons)

P
A

60%

65%

Successful completion of all modules


International Politics-BSc (Hons)

P
A

60%

65%

Successful completion of all modules


Journalism, Politics and History-BA (Hons)

P
A

75%

70% with a minimum of 60% in each component

Students are required to demonstrate an aptitude and interest in journalism, which could be through work experience / writing for a school/college publication etc.


Journalism-BA (Hons)

P
A

75%

70%

Students are required to demonstrate an aptitude and interest in journalism, which could be through work experience / writing for a school/college publication etc.


Law-LLB (Hons)

65%

65%

65% minimum in all academic modules


Media, Communication and Sociology-BSc (Hons)

P
A

60%

65%

Successful completion of all modules


Music-BMus (Hons)

P

60%

65% with a minimum of 60% in all subskills

If applicants wish to pursue 1:1 instrumental or vocal tuition as part of their studies, a good Grade 7 performance qualification or equivalent is normally required. For those without qualifications, we ask that you submit a recording (preferably video) of one or more performances.


Psychology-BSc (Hons)

P
A

60%

65%

Successful completion of all modules


Sociology with Psychology-BSc (Hons)

P
A

60%

65%

Successful completion of all modules


Sociology-BSc (Hons)

P
A

60%

65%

Successful completion of all modules