International students

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

Award FdCert
Tuition Fee £18,750
Start Date September 2020/January 2021
Entry Requirements Click here for more information

You can start your foundation programme in either September of January.
Select your subject area and apply now

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 with Law
  • BSc Business Management
  • BSc Marketing and Management

Economics and Finance

  • BSc Economics 
  • BSc Economics and Finance
  • BSc Economics and International Finance
  • BSc Economics and Politics
  • BSc Economics, Finance and Management
  • BSc Economics, Statistics and Mathematics
  • BSc Finance
  • BSc Mathematics, Statistics and Financial Economics

English Literature, Film and Drama

  • BA Comparative Literature
  • BA Comparative Literature and Film Studies
  • BA Comparative Literature and Linguistics
  • BA Drama
  • BA English
  • BA English and Drama
  • BA English and Film Studies
  • BA English and History
  • BA English Language
  • BA English Language and Linguistics
  • BA English Literature and Linguistics
  • BA English with Creative Writing
  • BA Film Studies
  • BA Film Studies and Drama
  • BA Film Studies and French
  • BA Film Studies and German
  • BA Film Studies and Hispanic Studies
  • BA Film Studies and Russian

Geography and Development Studies

  • BA Geography
  • BSc Geography
  • BSc Geography with Business Management
  • BA Human Geography

Global Health

  • BSc Global Health

Humanities and Social Sciences

  • BA Cultural History
  • BA History
  • BA History and Comparative Literature
  • BA History and Politics
  • BA Intellectual History
  • BA Medieval History
  • BA Modern and Contemporary History
  • BA World History
  • BA French and Comparative Literature
  • BA French and Linguistics
  • BA French and Politics
  • BA French with Business Management
  • BA German and Comparative Literature
  • BA German and Linguistics
  • BA German and Politics
  • BA German and Business Management
  • BA Linguistics
  • BA Modern Languages
  • BA Russian and Comparative Literature
  • BA Russian and Linguistics
  • BA Russia and Politics
  • BA Russian with Business Management

Languages, Linguistics and Film

  • BA German & Politics
  • BA Hispanic Studies & Politics
  • BA Russian & Politics
  • BA Film Studies
  • BA Film Studies & German
  • BA Film Studies & Hispanic Studies
  • BA Film Studies & Russian
  • BA Comparative Literature & Film Studies
  • BA Comparative Literature 
  • BA Comparative Literature & Linguistics
  • BA German & Comparative Literature
  • BA Hispanic Studies & Comparative Literature
  • BA History & Comparative Literature
  • BA Russian & Comparative Literature
  • BA English Language & Linguistics
  • BA German & Linguistics
  • BA Hispanic Studies & Linguistics
  • BA Russian & Linguistics 
  • BA German with Business Management
  • BA Hispanic Studies with Business Management
  • BA Russian with Business Management
  • BA Modern Languages

Law

  • LLB Law
  • LLB English and European Law
  • LLB Law and Politics

Politics and International Relations

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

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 2020 [PDF 514KB]

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

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)
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