International Foundation in Media, Humanities and Social Sciences

Overview

Preparing students for direct entry to Year 2 of an undergraduate degree in a wide range of subjects, including Media, Journalism, Politics, Sociology, Psychology and Sport Studies at the University of Stirling. With this pathway, students also have the opportunity to progress to one of our affiliate partner universities in Scotland. Depending on the university they choose, students may progress to Year 1 or Year 2 of their degree.

Key information

  • Observe the Scottish political and legal systems in action with field trips to courts and the Scottish Parliament.
  • Opportunity to progress to one of our partner Scottish universities, including the University of Stirling.
  • Meet the University tutors and programme managers at the start of the academic year who will be the point of contact through transitioning to the University of Stirling.

Entry requirements

Age requirement
17
Academic requirements
Completion of 12 years of schooling (or the local equivalent to meet the same standard) with good grades.
English language entry requirements
3 Terms: IELTS 5.0 (with a minimum of 4.5 in any subskill) or equivalent.

Dates & Fees


October 2022 start
(3 Terms)
Mon 3 October 2022 - Fri 2 June 2023
£14,995

January 2023 start
(3 Terms)
Mon 9 January 2023 - Fri 25 August 2023
£14,995

Modules

Compulsory Modules
Core Mathematics and Statistics
20 Credits
English Language for Academic Purposes
20 Credits
Study Skills for Business and Humanities
20 Credits
Specialist Modules
Introduction to Business
40 Credits
Introduction to International Politics
20 Credits
Introduction to Journalism
20 Credits
Introduction to Law
20 Credits
Introduction to Psychology
20 Credits
Study of Society
20 Credits
Understanding Media
20 Credits

Progression

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

BA (Hons)-Film/Media and Journalism Studies
60%
60% (55% min in each skill)

Business Studies and Film/Media-BA (Hons)
60%
60% (55% min in each skill)

Business Studies and Law-BA (Hons)
60%
60%

Business Studies and Psychology-BA (Hons)
60%
60% (55% min in each skill)

Criminology and Law-BA (Hons)
60%
60%

Film and Media-BA (Hons)
60%
60% (55% min in each skill)

Film/Media and Marketing-BA (Hons)
60%
60% (55% min in each skill)

Film/Media and Psychology-BA (Hons)
60%
60% (55% min in each skill)

Film/Media and Sociology-BA (Hons)
60%
60% (55% min in each skill)

Human Resource Management and Psychology-BA (Hons)
60%
60% (55% min in each skill)

International Politics and Languages-BA (Hons)
60%
60% (55% min in each skill)

International Politics-BA (Hons)
60%
60% (55% min in each skill)

Journalism Studies and Politics-BA (Hons)
60%
60% (55% min in each skill)

Journalism Studies and Sports Studies-BA (Hons)
60%
60% (55% min in each skill)

Journalism Studies-BA (Hons)
60%
60% (55% min in each skill)

Journalism, Media and Communication-BA
60%
60% EAP

Law-BA
60%
60% EAP

Law-BA (Hons)
60%
60% (55% min in each skill)

Marketing and Psychology-BA (Hons)
60%
60% (55% min in each skill)

Politics and International Relations-BA
60%
60% EAP

Politics and Psychology-BA (Hons)
60%
60% (55% min in each skill)

Politics and Social Policy-BA (Hons)
60%
60% (55% min in each skill)

Politics and Sociology-BA (Hons)
60%
60% (55% min in each skill)

Politics-BA (Hons)
60%
60% (55% min in each skill)

Psychology and Counselling-BA
60%
60% EAP

Psychology-BA
60%
60% EAP

Sociology and Social Policy-BA (Hons)
60%
60% (55% min in each skill)

Entry requirements

Age requirement
17
Academic requirements
Completion of 12 years of schooling (or the local equivalent to meet the same standard) with good grades.
English language entry requirements
3 Terms: IELTS 5.0 (with a minimum of 4.5 in any subskill) or equivalent.

Dates & Fees


October 2023 start
(3 Terms)
Mon 2 October 2023 - Fri 31 May 2024

January 2024 start
(3 Terms)
Mon 8 January 2024 - Fri 23 August 2024

Progression

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

BA (Hons)-Film/Media and Journalism Studies
60%
60% (55% min in each skill)

Business Studies and Film/Media-BA (Hons)
60%
60% (55% min in each skill)

Business Studies and Law-BA (Hons)
60%
60%

Business Studies and Psychology-BA (Hons)
60%
60% (55% min in each skill)

Criminology and Law-BA (Hons)
60%
60%

Film and Media-BA (Hons)
60%
60% (55% min in each skill)

Film/Media and Marketing-BA (Hons)
60%
60% (55% min in each skill)

Film/Media and Psychology-BA (Hons)
60%
60% (55% min in each skill)

Film/Media and Sociology-BA (Hons)
60%
60% (55% min in each skill)

Human Resource Management and Psychology-BA (Hons)
60%
60% (55% min in each skill)

International Politics and Languages-BA (Hons)
60%
60% (55% min in each skill)

International Politics-BA (Hons)
60%
60% (55% min in each skill)

Journalism Studies and Politics-BA (Hons)
60%
60% (55% min in each skill)

Journalism Studies and Sports Studies-BA (Hons)
60%
60% (55% min in each skill)

Journalism Studies-BA (Hons)
60%
60% (55% min in each skill)

Journalism, Media and Communication-BA
60%
60% EAP

Law-BA
60%
60% EAP

Law-BA (Hons)
60%
60% (55% min in each skill)

Marketing and Psychology-BA (Hons)
60%
60% (55% min in each skill)

Politics and International Relations-BA
60%
60% EAP

Politics and Psychology-BA (Hons)
60%
60% (55% min in each skill)

Politics and Social Policy-BA (Hons)
60%
60% (55% min in each skill)

Politics and Sociology-BA (Hons)
60%
60% (55% min in each skill)

Politics-BA (Hons)
60%
60% (55% min in each skill)

Psychology and Counselling-BA
60%
60% EAP

Psychology-BA
60%
60% EAP

Sociology and Social Policy-BA (Hons)
60%
60% (55% min in each skill)