Pre-Bachelor International Foundation in Humanities and Social Sciences

University of Manchester
In Manchester

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Important information

Typology Bachelor's degree
Location Manchester
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Manchester

The International Foundation in Humanities and Social Sciences prepares you to study undergraduate degrees in accounting, finance and management, social sciences, law, and architecture at The University of Manchester.

Where and when
Starts Location
On request
Oxford Road, M13 9PL, Greater Manchester, England
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Starts On request
Oxford Road, M13 9PL, Greater Manchester, England
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· Requirements

English Language Requirements IELTS Take IELTS test 5 IMPORTANT NOTE: The UK government confirmed new requirements for secure English language testing for visa and immigration purposes. Learn more

What you'll learn on the course

Skills and Training
IT Management

Course programme

Course Content You will study the following modules:

English for Academic Purposes and Study Skills

  • This module introduces reading techniques for academic study and the structure and function of academic writing. You will develop skills in writing English clearly and appropriately as well as the ability to take part in academic discussion. The Study Skills element is an essential preparation for university life. This part of the course will help you work in groups, present ideas, manage your time, conduct research, make lecture notes, organise the content of essays and understand how to evaluate your own work.

ICT ((Information Communication Technologies)

  • This module will teach you how to use word processing, spreadsheets, databases and presentation software, as well as using the Internet, e-mail and virtual learning environment (VLE) software in support of your learning.

Independent Research

The module is intended to prepare you for independent study through developing your research skills and abilities. The aim of this module is to:

  • introduce you to the academic culture of UK higher education
  • provide you with the intellectual development necessary for undergraduate study in the UK
  • help support key study skills for successful undergraduate study
You can choose three from the following four specialist modules (please note that the choice of subjects will depend on the student's chosen degree programme):

Business and Management

  • This module examines key features of commerce, including models of management, the business environment and managing people and leadership. Teaching is mainly through seminars with the use of case studies and project work.


  • This module explores microeconomics and macroeconomics and includes key terminology and important theoretical models and concepts used in both areas. In this module you will be looking at various real-world applications and developing your skills in essay writing and seminar presentations.


  • Part 1: in this module, you will develop a methodical approach to problem solving using mathematical techniques and theory.
  • Part 2 (for business pathways): in this module, you will develop your skills in mathematical topics that can be applied to the world of business, including statistics and probability.


  • The module is designed to help you develop a critical awareness of British politics through knowledge and understanding of the different political institutions, the structures of authority and power within them, and how they differ from other countries.

You should apply for this course if you have completed secondary school education in your home country. The International Foundation programme provides academic preparation for first year entry and ensures that you meet the minimum English language requirement for entry to your chosen undergraduate degree programme at The University of Manchester. Succcesful completion of this programme will also allow you to apply for entry to other universities in the UK.

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