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.
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.
You'll be assessed via examinations, essays, practical reports and presentations.
You should have:
To study a degree at London Met, you must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. If you require a Tier 4 student visa you may need to provide the results of a Secure English Language Test (SELT) such as Academic IELTS. For more information about English qualifications please see our English language requirements.
If you need (or wish) to improve your English before starting your degree, the University offers a Pre-sessional Academic English course to help you build your confidence and reach the level of English you require.
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:
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.
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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Apply to us for September 2019
Applying for a full-time undergraduate degree starting this September is quick and easy – simply call our Clearing hotline on or complete our online Clearing application form.
Use the apply button to begin your application.
Non-EU applicants looking to study part-time should apply direct to the University. If you require a Tier 4 visa and wish to study a postgraduate course on a part-time basis, please read our how to apply information for international students to ensure you have all the details you need about the application process.
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.
Please select when you would like to start: