Social Sciences with International Foundation Year
As an international applicant, the International Foundation Year at the University of Wolverhampton will give you a solid base to progress onto and study a selection of our degree programmes, subject to professional body requirements.
We will help you to understand the expectations and academic skills required to study successfully for a degree in the UK.
We offer two start dates for the International Foundation Year in either semester 1 or 2, with the course lasting an academic year.
You will study a mixture of subject-specific modules and more general modules that will expand your English language and learning skills ready for higher education.
You will gain a solid foundation in the key academic skills such as research and referencing that will support degree-level study.
The International Foundation Year:
introduces your chosen specialist subject
gives you a solid foundation in key academics skills like research and referencing that will support degree-level study
develops and improves your academic language skills
provides a choice of pathways based on your desired subject specialism
give you educational bridge to study an undergraduate degree of your choice at the University of Wolverhampton (subject to professional body requirements).
By studying the International Foundation Year in Social Sciences, you will develop your skills in your chosen subject specialism to a level that will allow you to begin a degree (subject to professional body requirements) at the University of Wolverhampton’s Faculty of Social Sciences.
The International Academy is accredited by the British Council (Accreditation UK) for the quality of English Language provision.
To take into account
On completing the International Foundation Year, you will be well prepared for further academic study at the University of Wolverhampton (or another UK university which recognises the programme). You will be familiar with key concepts and theories that will support you chosen subject, and confident in expressing and presenting your ideas. You will be able to show clear references to sources of information used in your work, and use those sources to support your findings using appropriate conventions for academic audiences.
2019 Entry A pass at High School Certificate or equivalent. EU Students IELTS 5.5 (with no less than 5.0 in each element) International Students IELTS 5.5 (with no less than 5.5 in each element)
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What you'll learn on the course
- English Language
Our dedicated staff provide expert support and tuition to help prepare you for your future study choices. The programme has a minimum of 12 weeks of teaching included.
A typical week will include 15-20 contact hours (teacher-led learning).
All modules include a number of tutorial sessions either in small group sessions or one-to-one.
You will have access to extensive online facilities, as well as our learning centres/ libraries, allowing you to make the most of the resources available to you.
You can make the general modules relevant to you by choosing topics that relate to your chosen academic subject.
Typical modules include:
- Getting Ahead as an International Student
- Exploring an Academic Discipline
- Language Skills – Grammar, Writing and Speaking
- Learning in a Digital Environment
Within the Faculty of Social Sciences typical modules include:
- Introduction to Management
- Academic Skills
- Nationality in Conflict
- Wolverhampton and its People
Teaching methods include lectures, seminars and tutorials.
Assessment methods include:
- assessment on project work undertaken throughout the period
- assessment of your ability to research and discuss a topic during seminars
- a portfolio of written tasks.