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Humanities and Social Sciences

Our subject-specific pathways in Humanities and Social Sciences offer progression to undergraduate study in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. All of your modules will be taught by our expert academic staff, and you’ll have full access to all student facilities, including welfare, library, social and sport.


Key Details
 

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Start Date and Tuition Fees

January 2021 - £18,750

September 2021 - £19,250

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 Each of our seven subject specific pathways are tailored towards your intended progression degree, and are available as both on-campus and distance-learning programmes.

I started the International Foundation Year online in September 2020. The modules and seminars are amazing! I’m absolutely loving the community, all the students I’ve met so far are amazing and we all can’t wait to be part of the International Foundation Year in-person. I enjoy the weekly activities we have through discussions in seminars, outside-of-module discussions and activities, and the events that have been in planning.’
— Viral Samir Patel (Kenya), International Foundation Year in Humanities and Social Sciences (2020)

Progression Degrees

The International Foundation Year in Humanities and Social Sciences offers progression onto more than 50 undergraduate degree programmes in the following subject areas:

Business and Management

  • BSc Accounting and Finance
  • BSc Accounting and Management 
  • BSc Business Management
  • BSc Business with Law
  • BSc Marketing and Management

Economics and Finance

  • BSc Economics 
  • BSc Economics with a Year Abroad
  • BSc Economics and Finance
  • BSc Economics and Finance with a Year Abroad
  • BSc Economics and Finance with a Year in Industry
  • BSc Economics and International Finance
  • BSc Economics and International Finance with a Year Abroad
  • BSc Economics and Politics
  • BSc Economics and Politics with a Year Abroad
  • BSc Economics, Finance and Management
  • BSc Economics, Finance and Management with a Year Abroad
  • BSc Economics, Statistics and Mathematics
  • BSc Economics, Statistics and Mathematics with a Year Abroad
  • BSc Finance
  • BSc Finance with a Year Abroad
  • BSc Finance with a Year in Industry

 

Progression is also available from this pathway to degrees in the School of Mathematicsal Sciences:

  • BSc Actuarial Science
  • BSc Actuarial Science with Professional Placement
  • BSc Actuarial Science with Year Abroad
  • BSc Mathematics
  • BSc Mathematics with Professional Placement
  • BSc Mathematics with Year Abroad
  • BSc Mathematics with Management
  • BSc Mathematics with Management with Professional Placement
  • BSc Mathematics with Management with Year Abroad
  • BSc Mathematics and Statistics
  • BSc Mathematics and Statistics with Professional Placement
  • BSc Mathematics and Statistics with Year Abroad
  • BSc Mathematics, Statistics and Financial Economics
  • BSc Mathematics, Statistics and Financial Economics
  • BSc Mathematics, Statistics and Financial Economics with Professional Placement
  • BSc Mathematics, Statistics and Financial Economics with Year Abroad
  • BSc Mathematics with Finance and Accounting
  • BSc Mathematics with Finance and Accounting with Professional Placement
  • BSc Mathematics with Finance and Accounting with Year Abroad
  • BSc Mathematics with Management
  • BSc Mathematics with Management with Professional Placement
  • BSc Mathematics with Management with Year Abroad
  • BSc Pure Mathematics
  • BSc Pure Mathematics with Year Abroad

English Literature, Film and Drama

  • BA Drama
  • BA Drama with a Year Abroad
  • BA English
  • BA English with a Year Abroad
  • BA English and Drama
  • BA English and Drama with a Year Abroad
  • BA English and Film Studies
  • BA English and Film Studies with a Year Abroad
  • BA English and History
  • BA English and History with a Year Abroad
  • BA English Literature and Linguistics
  • BA English Literature and Linguistics with a Year Abroad
  • BA English with Creative Writing
  • BA English with Creative Writing with a Year Abroad
  • BA Film Studies and Drama
  • BA Film Studies and Drama with a Year Abroad

Geography and Development Studies

  • BA Geography
  • BA Geography with a Year Abroad
  • BA Human Geography
  • BA Human Geography with a Year Abroad
  • BSc Geography
  • BSc Geography with a Year Abroad
  • BSc Geography with Business Management
  • BSc Geography with Business Management with a Year Abroad

Humanities and Social Sciences

  • BA Comparative Literature
  • BA Comparative Literature with a Year Abroad
  • BA Comparative Literature and Film Studies
  • BA Comparative Literature and Film Studies with a Year Abroad
  • BA Comparative Literature and Linguistics
  • BA Comparative Literature and Linguistics with a Year Abroad
  • BA Cultural History
  • BA English Language
  • BA English Language and Linguistics
  • BA English Language and Linguistics with a Year Abroad
  • BA Film Studies
  • BA Film Studies with a Year Abroad
  • BA Film Studies and French
  • BA Film Studies and German
  • BA Film Studies and Hispanic Studies
  • BA Film Studies and Russian
  • BA French and Comparative Literature
  • BA French and Linguistics
  • BA French and Politics
  • BA French wth Business Management
  • BA German with Business Management
  • BA German and Comparative Literature
  • BA German and Linguistics
  • BA German and Politics
  • BA Hispanic Studies and Linguistics
  • BA Hispainc Studies and Politics
  • BA Hispanic Studies with Business Management
  • BA Hispanic Studies and Comparative Literature
  • BA History
  • BA History and Comparative Literature
  • BA History and Comparative Literature with a Year Abroad
  • BA History and Politics
  • BA Intellectual History
  • BA Linguistics
  • BA Linguistics with a Year Abroad
  • BA Medieval History
  • BA Modern and Contemporary History
  • BA Modern Languages
  • BA Russian and Comparative Literature
  • BA Russian and Linguistics
  • BA Russian and Politics
  • BA Russian with Business Management
  • BA World History

Law

  • LLB English and European Law
  • LLB Global Law
  • LLB Law
  • LLB Law and Politics
  • LLB Law with Business

Politics and International Relations

  • BA International Relations
  • BA International Relations with Business Management
  • BA Politics
  • BA Politics and International Relations
  • BA Politics and Sociology
  • BA Politics with Business Management

You will need to meet specific requirements to progress onto year 1 of your Bachelor’s degree programme. For further details, please refer to the Progression Requirements: IFY Progression 202021 [PDF 526KB]

Doing the foundation course was a very fun and enjoyable experience which allowed me to develop great relationships with friends and teachers, which set me on the right path to life as an undergraduate student.
— John Choong, International Foundation Programme (2017) Now studying BSc Business Management at Queen Mary

Integrated Foundation Year

A number of degrees in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences are available as a four-year integrated programme. For further details, please visit our Integrated Foundation Programmes page.

Course Structure

You can start your International Foundation Year in either September or January. You will choose your modules based on which degree you want to study after the IFY.

Please note that all modules are subject to change.

 

COMPULSORY

  • IFP/IFJ3000 English Language and Study Skills
  • IFP/IFJ3020 Independent Study Project
  • IFP/IFJ3015 Introduction to Business and Management
  • IFP/IFJ3016 Mathematics for Business
  • IFP/IFJ3018 Management

 

ELECTIVES

  • IFP/IFJ3003 Introduction to Politics
  • IFP/IFJ3004 Introduction to International Politics
  • IFP/IFJ3005 Introduction to Human Geography
  • IFP/IFJ3006 The Human Geography of London
  • IFP/IFJ3007 Introduction to English Literature
  • IFP/IFJ3008 Introduction to American Literature
  • IFP/IFJ3009 Introduction to Film Studies
  • IFP/IFJ3010 European and American Art Cinema
  • IFP/IFJ3017 Accounting for Business Decisions
  • IFP/IFJ3019 Marketing
  • IFP/IFJ3020 Independent Study Project
  • IFP/IFJ3023 The History of the UK from 1900 to 1955
  • IFP/IFJ3024 The History of the UK since 1956
  • IFP4011 French Language and Culture I (a)
  • LAN4012 French Language and Culture I (b)
  • IFP4021 Spanish Language and Culture I (a)
  • LAN4022 Spanish Language and Culture I (b)
  • IFP4041 Japanese Language and Culture I (a)
  • LAN4042 Japanese Language and Culture I (b)

COMPULSORY

  • IFP/IFJ3000 English Language and Study Skills
  • IFP/IFJ3020 Independent Study Project
  • IFP/IFJ3011 Maths for Economics
  • IFP/IFJ3012 Statistics for Economics
  • IFP/IFJ3013 Microeconomics
  • IFP/IFJ3014 Macroeconomics

ELECTIVES

  • IFP/IFJ3003 Introduction to Politics
  • IFP/IFJ3004 Introduction to International Politics
  • IFP/IFJ3005 Introduction to Human Geography
  • IFP/IFJ3006 The Human Geography of London
  • IFP/IFJ3007 Introduction to English Literature
  • IFP/IFJ3008 Introduction to American Literature
  • IFP/IFJ3009 Introduction to Film Studies
  • IFP/IFJ3010 European and American Art Cinema
  • IFP/IFJ3015 Introduction to Business and Management
  • IFP/IFJ3018 Management
  • IFP/IFJ3023 The History of the UK from 1900 to 1955
  • IFP/IFJ3024 The History of the UK since 1956
  • IFP4011 French Language and Culture I (a)
  • LAN4012 French Language and Culture I (b)
  • IFP4021 Spanish Language and Culture I (a)
  • LAN4022 Spanish Language and Culture I (b)
  • IFP4041 Japanese Language and Culture I (a)
  • LAN4042 Japanese Language and Culture I (b)

COMPULSORY

  • IFP/IFJ3000 English Language and Study Skills
  • IFP/IFJ3020 Independent Study Project
  • IFP/IFJ3005 Introduction to Human Geography
  • IFP/IFJ3006 The Human Geography of London

 

ELECTIVES

  • IFP/IFJ3003 Introduction to Politics
  • IFP/IFJ3004 Introduction to International Politics
  • IFP/IFJ3007 Introduction to English Literature
  • IFP/IFJ3008 Introduction to American Literature
  • IFP/IFJ3009 Introduction to Film Studies
  • IFP/IFJ3010 European and American Art Cinema
  • IFP/IFJ3011 Maths for Economics
  • IFP/IFJ3012 Statistics for Economics
  • IFP/IFJ3013 Microeconomics
  • IFP/IFJ3014 Macroeconomics
  • IFP/IFJ3015 Introduction to Business and Management
  • IFP/IFJ3018 Management
  • IFP/IFJ3023 The History of the UK from 1900 to 1955
  • IFP/IFJ3024 The History of the UK since 1956
  • IFP4011 French Language and Culture I (a)
  • LAN4012 French Language and Culture I (b)
  • IFP4021 Spanish Language and Culture I (a)
  • LAN4022 Spanish Language and Culture I (b)
  • IFP4041 Japanese Language and Culture I (a)
  • LAN4042 Japanese Language and Culture I (b)

COMPULSORY

  • IFP/IFJ3000 English Language and Study Skills
  • IFP/IFJ3020 Independent Study Project

ELECTIVES 

  • IFP/IFJ3003 Introduction to Politics
  • IFP/IFJ3004 Introduction to International Politics
  • IFP/IFJ3005 Introduction to Human Geography
  • IFP/IFJ3006 The Human Geography of London
  • IFP/IFJ3007 Introduction to English Literature
  • IFP/IFJ3008 Introduction to American Literature
  • IFP/IFJ3009 Introduction to Film Studies
  • IFP/IFJ3010 European and American Art Cinema
  • IFP/IFJ3011 Maths for Economics
  • IFP/IFJ3012 Statistics for Economics
  • IFP/IFJ3013 Microeconomics
  • IFP/IFJ3014 Macroeconomics
  • IFP/IFJ3015 Introduction to Business and Management
  • IFP/IFJ3018 Management
  • IFP/IFJ3023 The History of the UK from 1900 to 1955
  • IFP/IFJ3024 The History of the UK since 1956
  • IFP4011 French Language and Culture I (a)
  • LAN4012 French Language and Culture I (b)
  • IFP4021 Spanish Language and Culture I (a)
  • LAN4022 Spanish Language and Culture I (b)
  • IFP4041 Japanese Language and Culture I (a)
  • LAN4042 Japanese Language and Culture I (b)

COMPULSORY

  • IFP/IFJ3000 English Language and Study Skills
  • IFP/IFJ3020 Independent Study Project
  • IFP/IFJ3003 Introduction to Politics
  • IFP/IFJ3004 Introduction to International Politics

ELECTIVES

  • IFP/IFJ3005 Introduction to Human Geography
  • IFP/IFJ3006 The Human Geography of London
  • IFP/IFJ3007 Introduction to English Literature
  • IFP/IFJ3008 Introduction to American Literature
  • IFP/IFJ3009 Introduction to Film Studies
  • IFP/IFJ3010 European and American Art Cinema
  • IFP/IFJ3011 Maths for Economics
  • IFP/IFJ3012 Statistics for Economics
  • IFP/IFJ3013 Microeconomics
  • IFP/IFJ3014 Macroeconomics
  • IFP/IFJ3015 Introduction to Business and Management
  • IFP/IFJ3018 Management
  • IFP/IFJ3023 The History of the UK from 1900 to 1955
  • IFP/IFJ3024 The History of the UK since 1956
  • IFP4011 French Language and Culture I (a)
  • LAN4012 French Language and Culture I (b)
  • IFP4021 Spanish Language and Culture I (a)
  • LAN4022 Spanish Language and Culture I (b)
  • IFP4041 Japanese Language and Culture I (a)
  • LAN4042 Japanese Language and Culture I (b)

COMPULSORY

  • IFP/IFJ3000 English Language and Study Skills
  • IFP/IFJ3020 Independent Study Project
  • IFP/IFJ3003 Introduction to Politics
  • IFP/IFJ3004 Introduction to International Politics
  • IFP/IFJ3023 The History of the UK from 1900 to 1955
  • IFP/IFJ3024 The History of the UK since 1956

ELECTIVES

  • IFP/IFJ3005 Introduction to Human Geography
  • IFP/IFJ3006 The Human Geography of London
  • IFP/IFJ3007 Introduction to English Literature
  • IFP/IFJ3008 Introduction to American Literature
  • IFP/IFJ3009 Introduction to Film Studies
  • IFP/IFJ3010 European and American Art Cinema
  • IFP/IFJ3015 Introduction to Business and Management
  • IFP/IFJ3018 Management

COMPULSORY

  • IFP/IFJ3000 English Language and Study Skills
  • IFP/IFJ3020 Independent Study Project
  • IFP/IFJ3007 Introduction to English Literature
  • IFP/IFJ3008 Introduction to American Literature
  • IFP/IFJ3009 Introduction to Film Studies
  • IFP/IFJ3010 European and American Art Cinema

ELECTIVES

  • IFP/IFJ3003 Introduction to Politics
  • IFP/IFJ3004 Introduction to International Politics
  • IFP/IFJ3005 Introduction to Human Geography
  • IFP/IFJ3006 The Human Geography of London
  • IFP/IFJ3015 Introduction to Business and Management
  • IFP/IFJ3018 Management
  • IFP/IFJ3023 The History of the UK from 1900 to 1955
  • IFP/IFJ3024 The History of the UK since 1956
  • IFP4011 French Language and Culture I (a)
  • LAN4012 French Language and Culture I (b)
  • IFP4021 Spanish Language and Culture I (a)
  • LAN4022 Spanish Language and Culture I (b)
  • IFP4041 Japanese Language and Culture I (a)
  • LAN4042 Japanese Language and Culture I (b)