International Foundation in Arts and Humanities


The International Foundation in Arts and Humanities 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.
  • Your foundation course is designed to ensure you’re ready for university, and knowledgeable academic staff will help guide you there. Teachers have a deep understanding of the specific challenges facing international students, and you‘ll get lots of feedback on your work to help you improve.
  • You will have the chance to be a University of Bristol student from day one. You’ll study on campus, with access to all the same facilities and resources as degree students. This includes the University's many societies, including cultural and religious societies that can help you feel at home.
  • The University has a range of services available, including the Student Wellbeing Service, Residential Life teams, Student Counselling Service and Disability Service. You can request support through an easy online process and they will connect you with the right help.
  • During your studies, you can stay in modern, convenient and comfortable student housing in Bristol, close to the University facilities. In your student residence, you will get to make friends with people from around the world, and be in the perfect location to get out and explore the city of Bristol.

Entry requirements

Age requirement
Academic requirements
High school diploma; Minimum 3.0 GPA (out of 5.0).
English language entry requirements
2 Terms: IELTS 6.0

Dates & Fees

September 2023 start
(2 Terms)
Mon 18 September 2023 - Sat 1 June 2024


Compulsory Modules
Academic Writing
Text Response
Specialist Modules
Culture and Identity
Essential Mathematics
Literature: Exploring Short Stories
What Does it Mean to be Human?


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

BA (Hons) Ancient History

BA (Hons) Anthropology

BA (Hons) Archaeology and Anthropology

BA (Hons) Classical Studies

BA (Hons) Classics

BA (Hons) Comparative Literatures and Cultures

BA (Hons) Comparative Literatures and Cultures and French

BA (Hons) English

BA (Hons) English and Classical Studies

BA (Hons) English and French

BA (Hons) English and German

BA (Hons) English and History

BA (Hons) English and Italian

BA (Hons) English and Philosophy

BA (Hons) English and Portuguese

BA (Hons) English and Russian

BA (Hons) English and Spanish

BA (Hons) English with Study Abroad

BA (Hons) Film and English

BA (Hons) Film and Italian

BA (Hons) Film and Portuguese

BA (Hons) Film and Television

BA (Hons) History

BA (Hons) History and French

BA (Hons) History and German

BA (Hons) History and Italian

BA (Hons) History and Portuguese

BA (Hons) History and Russian

BA (Hons) History and Spanish

BA (Hons) History of Art

BA (Hons) History of Art and Italian

BA (Hons) History of Art and Portuguese

BA (Hons) History of Art and Russian

BA (Hons) History with Study Abroad

BA (Hons) Liberal Arts

BA (Hons) Modern Languages

BA (Hons) Music

BA (Hons) Music and Italian

BA (Hons) Music and Portuguese

BA (Hons) Music and Russian

BA (Hons) Music and Spanish

BA (Hons) Philosophy

BA (Hons) Philosophy and Italian

BA (Hons) Philosophy and Portuguese

BA (Hons) Philosophy and Russian

BA (Hons) Philosophy and Theology

BA (Hons) Religion and Theology

BA (Hons) Theatre and English

BA (Hons) Theatre and Film

BA (Hons) Theatre and Italian

BA (Hons) Theatre and Performance Studies

BA (Hons) Theatre and Portuguese

BA (Hons) Comparative Literatures and Cultures and Portuguese

BA (Hons) Comparative Literatures and Cultures and Russian

BA (Hons) Comparative Literatures and Cultures and German

BA (Hons) Comparative Literatures and Cultures and Italian

BA (Hons) Comparative Literatures and Cultures and Spanish

MArts (Hons) Anthropology with Innovation

MArts (Hons) Film and Television with Innovation

MArts (Hons) History with Innovation

MArts (Hons) Music with Innovation

MArts (Hons) Religion and Theology with Study Abroad

MArts (Hons) Theatre with Innovation

MLibArts (Hons) Liberal Arts with Study Abroad