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Social Sciences with an International Foundation Year
Social Sciences with an International Foundation Year is a one-year course designed for high-calibre international students who have successfully completed 12 years of school education, and therefore need an extra year of study for UK undergraduate study.
Special emphasis is placed on subject-specific tuition to prepare students for their chosen degree course, as well as developing the study skills needed for success in an independent learning environment.
Social Sciences with an International Foundation Year enables entry on to any of the following Social Sciences courses offered by Loughborough University:
During the year you will undertake core modules in English, Statistical Mathematics and Psychology with Sociology, and choose options from Sport Science and Economics.
Loughborough international foundation programme is very competitive and is aimed at academically able international students. For details of the typical entry requirements, listed by country, see our international website.
Students who are eligible for this course:
- Students competing in their sport at junior international level or higher (or expecting to do so in the next 12 months) who wish to study at Loughborough, but do not have the required qualifications due to sporting commitments*
Applications are treated on a case by case basis and dependent on the applicant’s academic and sporting achievements. Please contact us for more information.
As a student on the International Foundation Programme you will receive high quality teaching from renowned Loughborough University academics, and be supported throughout your studies by an academic Tutor.
Language modules will build your confidence with the English language.
In addition, you will benefit from our University Library, IT services, Mathematics Learning Support Centre and wide range of health and welfare services, including tailored support for international students.
- Statistical Mathematics
- Psychology with Sociology
- English Language
Plus an option from:
- Sport Science
Please note: Students who have already met the University department’s required level of English with a local qualification (such as WAEC) may be exempt from taking English Language modules as part of the foundation year, pending confirmation from their department. They would instead choose from a list of other available academic modules.
Modules are assessed by a combination of written exams and / or coursework assignments. Some modules are continually assessed throughout the year.
Typical coursework assignments include: laboratory reports, essays, poster presentations, assessed tutorials, workshops, peer review (review fellow students’ performance) and dissertations.
It is expected that for every hour you are in a structured class, you should spend two hours of your own time researching, writing up, learning work or doing set questions etc.
The information above reflects the currently intended course structure and module details. Updates may be made on an annual basis and revised details will be published through Programme Specifications ahead of each academic year. Please see Terms and Conditions of Study for more information
L3FP Social Sciences with an International Foundation Year - Foundation studies
- 32 points overall
- BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma: DDD
- A minimum of 5 GCSEs grades A to C (7 - 4) are normally required, including Mathematics
Loughborough international foundation programme is very competitive and is aimed at academically able international students. For details of the typical entry requirements, listed by country, see our International website.
Applicants are usually selected solely on the basis of their UCAS application, but in exceptional cases, an interview may be required. If applicants are made an offer of a place, they will be invited to visit the department giving them the opportunity to meet staff and students, see facilities and get an insight into what it is like to be a student at Loughborough.
Course fees 2018/19
UK/EU fee: £n/a | International fee: £16,000
You should plan for inflationary increases to fees in future years of study.
Department / School Key Information Sets
Foundation studies 1 year (foundation course)
UCAS code: L3FP