January 2023 - £20,000
September 2023 - £21,200
Each of our seven subject specific pathways are tailored towards your intended progression degree.
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)
The International Foundation Year in Humanities and Social Sciences offers progression onto more than 50 undergraduate degree programmes in the following subject areas:
Progression is also available from this pathway to degrees in the School of Mathematicsal Sciences:
If your high school qualification is one which is accepted for direct entry onto LLB Law, but you do not meet the direct entry requirements, you would not normally be considered for the International Foundation Year (Law) pathway.
Examples of these qualifications include:
If you have taken a qualification which is accepted for direct entry, and meet the minimum entry requirements (A*AA or equivalent) then your application for the IFY (Law) pathway can be considered.
If you are unsure as to whether or not your qualification will allow progression to Law, please contact us and we will be happy to clarify: firstname.lastname@example.org
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: IFP progression Agreements 2022-2023 [PDF 227KB]
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
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.
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.
The size of your classes will vary depending on the modules you are studying.
In English Language and Study Skills, you will be taught in classes of no more than 18 students.
Seminars generally have a maximum of 25 students whilst there is no fixed limit on the number of students in lectures.