International Foundation in Humanities Law and Social Sciences with English

Study for your Bachelor degree in humanities, law and social science subjects. The INTO University of Exeter International Foundation course prepares students for the first year of your degree programme.

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If you find this course cheaper elsewhere, we will match the price and give you a £50 voucher when you book*.

*Applies only to like-for-like dates at the same school on the same course for the same duration.


Minimum entry requirements

  • Minimum age: 17
  • English level: B1: Intermediate / | IELTS 5
  • Academic level:

    You need to have completed 12 years of schooling (or the local equivalent to meet the same standard) with very good grades.

Course format

  • Length of study: From 3 terms
  • Hours per week: 20
  • Maximum class size: 14
  • Typical student age: 17 - 24
  • Typical student mix:
    40% European, 50% Far Eastern, 10% Other

Dates and fees

  • Start dates:
    • 30 Jun 2014
    • 15 Sep 2014
    • 5 Jan 2015
  • Tuition fees: From 16450.00 GBP

    Tuition length options

    • 3 terms: 16450.00 GBP
    • 4 terms: 20700.00 GBP
  • Compulsory fees

    • Our admin fee: 49 GBP
    • Enrolment fee: 150.00 GBP
    • Textbooks per term: 60.00 GBP
  • Other expenses:

What will I study?

You will study:

British History and Institutions I

This module provides an overview of the key developments in British history, politics and sociology, 1900-1950. Topics include liberal reforms of the early twentieth century, the Suffragette Movement, economic depression and the general strike, the rise of the Labour party, the beginning of the Welfare State, Britain and the European Union, Thatcherism, women in Britain since 1945 and the media.

You will choose three of the following modules:

Foundation Mathematics

Topics will include geometry, logarithm and exponential functions, differentiation and integration, statistics and using Microsoft Excel.

Introduction to Psychology

You'll study the meaning of psychology, methods of psychological inquiry, theories in psychology and assumptions about human nature, psychoanalysis and the Freudian legacy, the biological basis of behaviour and the role of culture, sensory perception, the function of memory and child development.

Introduction to English Law and the English Legal System I

This module will cover basic structure of English law and its legal system and the foundations of the substantive law of contract and criminal law. Topics include the English court system, the doctrine of precedent, the basic foundations of criminal law and the basic foundations of contract law.

Introduction to English Law and the English Legal System 2

Following on from the previous module, part two covers how the English legal system has been affected by developments in human rights law, as well as the basic elements of tort law and land law. Topics will include the impact of incorporation of the European Convention of Human Rights into English law, the basic foundations of tort law and the basic foundations of land law.

Mathematics I

This module builds on the foundation mathematics module. Topics include algebra, trigonometry, further differentiation and integration and more statistics.

Introduction to Film and Literary Studies

This module includes textual analysis of the form and style of selected poetic, literary and filmic texts, the development of an awareness of the contexts of production and reception and an understanding of critical concepts such as narrative, genre and adaptation in literature and film.

Introduction to World Politics and International Relations

You'll look at global events since the end of World War 2. Topics include the formation of the United Nations, the increasing importance of International Law and the changing relationship between states and other international bodies. You will also discuss and analyse the relationship between national politics and a nation's foreign policy and the effects of international bodies and ideology.

Where will it take me?

This course leads to the following bachelors degrees at University of Exeter:

College of Humanities and College of Social Science and International Studies

  • BA (Hons) Ancient History and Archaeology
  • BA (Hons) Archaeology
  • BSc (Hons) Archaeology with Forensic Science
  • BA (Hons) Classic Studies
  • BA (Hons) Classic Studies and Philosophy
  • BA (Hons) Classic Studies and Theology
  • BA (Hons) Classics
  • BA (Hons) English
  • BA (Hons) Drama
  • BA (Hons) Film Studies
  • BA (Hons) Historical, Political and Sociological Studies
  • BA (Hons) History (Streatham and Cornwall campuses)
  • BA (Hons) History and Ancient History
  • BA (Hons) History and Arabic Studies
  • BA (Hons) History and Archaeology
  • BA (Hons) History and Geography
  • BA (Hons) History and Law
  • BA (Hons) History and Middle East Studies
  • BA (Hons) History and Politics
  • BA (Hons) History and Society
  • BA (Hons) Modern Celtic Studies and Humanities
  • BA (Hons) Theology
  • BA (Hons) Theology and Arabic Studies
  • BA (Hons) Theology and Islamic Studies
  • BA (Hons) Flexible Combined Honours
  • BA (Hons) International Relations
  • BA (Hons) Islamic Studies
  • BA (Hons) Latin and Arabic Studies
  • LLB (Hons) Law (Streatham campus)
  • LLB (Hons) Law (Cornwall Campus)
  • BA (Hons) Middle East Studies
  • BA (Hons) Philosophy
  • BA (Hons) Philosophy and Arabic Studies
  • BA (Hons) Philosophy and History
  • BA (Hons) Philosophy and Sociology
  • BA (Hons) Philosophy and Theology
  • BA (Hons) Politics
  • BA (Hons) Politics and Arabic Studies
  • BA (Hons) Politics and Geography
  • BA (Hons) Politics and Law
  • BA (Hons) Politics and Sociology
  • BA (Hons) Sociology
  • BA (Hons) Sociology and Arabic Studies
  • BA (Hons) Sociology and Middle East Studies

College of Life and Environmental Studies

  • BSc (Hons) Exercise and Sports Sciences
  • BA (Hons) Geography
  • BSc (Hons) Psychology
  • BSc (Hons) Psychology with Sport and Exercise Science

This course is classified as a Pre-sessional course by the UK Border Agency.

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