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International Foundation Programme Social Sciences and Humanities - Prep Diploma

Why study this course?

This course will give you the chance to spend a year preparing for a university degree course in London. You'll be able to develop your subject knowledge, English language skills and the study skills you'll need to go on to a degree course.

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The International Foundation Programme Social Sciences and Humanities course is a one-year programme designed to prepare EU and overseas students for an undergraduate degree at London Met.

You’ll be introduced to key concepts in social sciences and humanities, develop key study and English language skills, and gain an orientation to higher education in the UK.

It will also introduce you to academic study in the UK and, if necessary, help you to reach a level equivalent to at least 5.5 IELTS in English. You'll be registered as a London Metropolitan University student, and successful students are guaranteed a place on a suitable degree course at London Met.

For more information about becoming an international student at London Met please see the international section of our website.

Please note that there is no UK public (or Student Finance England) funding available for this course.

Assessment

You'll be assessed via examinations, essays, practical reports and presentations.

You should have:

  • good results in 12 years of education, and to have completed high school or similar in your own country 

The modules listed below are for the academic year 2018/19 and represent the course modules at this time. Modules and module details (including, but not limited to, location and time) are subject to change over time.

Year 1 modules include:

The course will enable you to improve your English and gain the skills you need for degree-level study.

You can choose from one of the following subject pathways:

  • Architecture and Interior Design
  • Art, Media and Design
  • Sciences
  • Business Studies
  • Computing, Technology and Mathematics
  • Humanities and Social Science
  • Law

You'll study a combination of modules from your subject pathway giving you an introduction to your subject area. You will also improve your learning and research skills, and take English modules, should you need to improve your language skills.

Foundation English: teaches you the written and spoken English language you need for study at University in the United Kingdom.

Foundation Studies: covers all the skills you need for higher education study – finding information, reading and writing essays.

You also study modules specific to your pathway, giving you an introduction to your subject area.

"A great foundation programme which gives you a great deal of idea of what university work is like."

If you pass the International Foundation Programme (IFP) you'll be automatically offered a place on a social sciences and humanities-related undergraduate degree.

You can study the IFP from September to June or from January to July. You can then join your chosen bachelors degree in the following September.

We're investing in an exciting, multimillion pound transformation of the London Metropolitan University campus, between 2016 and 2020. We’re moving all of our activity to one place, our current Holloway campus in Islington, north London. This will mean the teaching locations of some courses will change over time.

Whether you will be affected will depend on the duration of your course, when you start and your mode of study. The earliest moves affecting new students will be in September 2018. This may mean you begin your course at one location, but over the duration of the course you are relocated to one of our other campuses. Our intention is that no full-time student will change campus more than once during a course of typical duration.

All students will benefit from our move to one campus, which will allow us to develop state-of-the-art facilities, flexible teaching areas and stunning social spaces.

Please note, in addition to the tuition fee there may be additional costs for things like equipment, materials, printing, textbooks, trips or professional body fees.

Additionally, there may be other activities that are not formally part of your course and not required to complete your course, but which you may find helpful (for example, optional field trips). The costs of these are additional to your tuition fee and the fees set out above and will be notified when the activity is being arranged.

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How to apply

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When to apply

We accept applications for all courses starting in September one year before the start of the course. You are advised to apply as early as possible as applications will only be considered if there are places available on the course.

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