International Foundation in Humanities, Law and Social Science

Overview

The International Foundation Year provides the academic and English language training you need to succeed at a world-class university. Once you successfully complete this foundation programme and achieve the required grades, you can progress to your chosen undergraduate degree at Durham University.

Key information

This humanities, law and social science foundation year is for international students looking to study a related degree at Durham University but need additional time to prepare.

  • Improve your academic and English language skills needed for your chosen degree.
  • Explore concepts, terminology and practical skills needed to succeed at a world-class university.
  • Study core modules for humanities, social science and law with this foundation year, developing your critical skills and understanding of key themes and models.
  • Take the time to adjust to the UK education system so you can be ready to start your degree with confidence.
  • Durham is one of the UK’s most historic universities, and its unique collegiate system creates a strong sense of belonging. The University provides outstanding opportunities that help to enrich student life and create some of the world’s most sought-after graduates.
  • Students at Durham have excellent graduate prospects. The University has the highest graduate employment rate of any UK university, with 97.9 per cent of its graduates in work or further study three and a half years after graduation (Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education survey 2016/17).
  • At Queen’s Campus and Durham City you will have access to facilities that include state-of-the-art lecture theatres, IT rooms and laboratories. The University Library in Durham City has an Archives and Special Collections section that attracts scholars from all over the world.

Entry requirements

Age requirement
17
Academic requirements
High school diploma; Minimum 3.0 GPA (out of 5.0).
English language entry requirements
3 Terms: IELTS 5.5

Dates & Fees


September 2023 start
(3 Terms)
Mon 25 September 2023 - Fri 21 June 2024
£20,500

Modules

Compulsory Modules
Academic English Skills
Extended Project
Specialist Modules
Biology of the Environment
Core Foundation Mathematics
Economics
English Literature
Foundations of Music
Foundations of Statistics
Geography
Introduction to Ancient History
Introduction to Liberal Arts
Introduction to Modern History
LNAT
Law 1
Law 2
Numerical Skills with Statistics
Politics
Psychology of Thinking and Learning
Pure Mathematics and Strategy
Sociology

Progression

P
 =  Placement option available
A
 =  Study abroad option available
Degree
Final level
English level
Additional requirements

Ancient History and Archaeology-BA (Hons)
70%
60% with min 50% in all skills

Ancient History-BA (Hons)
75%
60% with min 50% in all skills

BA (Hons) Anthropology-BA (Hons)
70%
60% with min 50% in all skills

BA (Hons) Archaeology-BA (Hons)
70%
60% with min 50% in all skills

BA (Hons) Chinese Studies-BA (Hons)
70%
60% with min 50% in all skills

BA (Hons) Classics-BA (Hons)
75%
60% with min 50% in all skills

BA (Hons) Combined Honours in Social Sciences-BA (Hons)
80%
60% with min 50% in all skills

BA (Hons) Criminology-BA (Hons)
70%
60% with min 50% in all skills

BA (Hons) Education Studies - Geography-BA (Hons)
70%
60% with min 50% in all skills

BA (Hons) Education Studies - Psychology-BA (Hons)
70%
60% with min 50% in all skills

BA (Hons) Education Studies - Sociology-BA (Hons)
70%
60% with min 50% in all skills

BA (Hons) Education Studies-BA (Hons)
70%
60% with min 50% in all skills

BA (Hons) English Literature-BA (Hons)
80%
60% with min 50% in all skills

BA (Hons) Geography-BA (Hons)
80%
60% with min 50% in all skills

BA (Hons) History-BA (Hons)
80%
60% with min 50% in all skills

BA (Hons) International Relations-BA (Hons)
75%
60% with min 50% in all skills

BA (Hons) Japanese Studies-BA
70%
60% with min 50% in all skills

BA (Hons) Liberal Arts-BA (Hons)
80%
60% with min 50% in all skills

BA (Hons) Music-BA (Hons)
70%
60% with min 50% in all skills

BA (Hons) Philosophy, Politics and Economics-BA (Hons)
80%
60% with min 50% in all skills

BA (Hons) Philosophy-BA (Hons)
75%
60% with min 50% in all skills

BA (Hons) Politics-BA (Hons)
75%
60% with min 50% in all skills

BA (Hons) Sociology-BA (Hons)
70%
60% with min 50% in all skills

BA (Hons) Sport, Exercise and Physical Activity-BA (Hons)
70%
60% with min 50% in all skills

BA (Hons) Theology and Religion-BA (Hons)
70%
60% with min 50% in all skills

BA (Hons) Visual Arts and Film-BA (Hons)
70%
60% with min 50% in all skills

BSc (Hons) Geography-BSc (Hons)
75%
60% with min 50% in all skills

BSc (Hons) Health and Human Sciences-BSc (Hons)
70%
60% with min 50% in all skills

BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Sciences-BSc (Hons)
70%
60% with min 50% in all skills

Classical Civilisation-BA (Hons)
75%
60% with min 50% in all skills

LLB (Hons) Law-LLB (Hons)
80%
70% with min 60% in all skills

Religion, Society and Culture-BA (Hons)
70%
60% with min 50% in all skills