International Foundation in Arts, Social Sciences, Business and Law


The International Foundation in Arts, Social Sciences, Business and Law will prepare you for your chosen undergraduate degree.

Key information

  • You're guaranteed entry to your chosen degree when you pass your course at the International College at the required level, with good attendance.
  • You’ll study on campus and have access to university facilities.
  • You’ll benefit from expert teaching and support services.
  • The University was awarded Gold for teaching quality in the Teaching Excellence Framework, and your tutors will be the same academics who teach undergraduate degree courses. This means that you'll benefit from an outstanding learning experience, which will prepare you for your degree.
  • When you study a foundation pathway, your classes will be on the University's beautiful campus, so you'll enjoy a fully integrated student experience. You'll be based in recently refurbished buildings, with new common rooms and a hybrid teaching room catering to in-person and remote study.
  • You'll be fully supported throughout your foundation pathway. With welcome activities and help with practicalities, such as setting up a bank account, you'll be able to focus on enjoying your experience, making new friends, and working hard on your studies.
  • You are guaranteed university accommodation during your foundation pathway if you apply in time. You can apply for a range of options to suit your tastes and your budget. There are 3 student villages, which are comfortable and safe, so you can feel at home, and be part of a student community.

Entry requirements

Age requirement
Academic requirements
High school diploma; Minimum 4.0 GPA (out of 5.0).
English language entry requirements
3 Terms: IELTS 5.5

Dates & Fees

September 2023 start
(3 Terms)
Mon 18 September 2023 - Fri 23 August 2024


Compulsory Modules
Academic English and Study Skills
Specialist Modules
Business and the Market
Critical Introduction to Law and Legal Skills
Empire, Migration and Diversity
Politics in a Changing World
Quantitative Methods for Business and Economics


 =  Placement option available
 =  Study abroad option available
Final level
English level
Additional requirements

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