Bachelor Degree with Integrated International Foundation Year (Arts and Social Science) BA

Year of entry

2025 course information
Start date
September 2024
Delivery type
On campus
4 years full time

Course overview

Students studying in Laidlaw Library

The Bachelor Degree with Integrated International Foundation Year (Arts and Social Science) offers an opportunity to those international students who have the potential and motivation to succeed, but do not yet have the formal qualifications required for entry to Year 1 of a University of Leeds Arts and Social Science-related undergraduate degree programme.

The University of Leeds International Foundation Year is one of the most established and successful programmes of its type in the UK. For more than 30 years it has been helping high-achieving international students to realise their ambition of studying for an undergraduate degree at the University. During this year of study, all your teaching is delivered by academic staff at the University and you are taught on campus and have full access to our facilities.

Course details

The initial year prepares you for entry onto an undergraduate degree in a wide range of Arts, Communications and Social Sciences programmes. Alongside academic study skills and English, you will study subject-specific, tailored modules, designed to ensure that you are fully prepared for your next years of undergraduate study.

Course structure

The list shown below represents typical modules/components studied and may change from time to time. Read more in our terms and conditions.

For more information and a full list of typical modules available on this course, please read Bachelor Degree with Integrated International Foundation Year (Arts and Social Science) BA in the course catalogue

Year 1 compulsory modules

Module Name Credits
Academic Study Skills for Arts and Social Sciences 40

Year 1 optional modules (selection of typical options shown below)

Module Name Credits
Art and Cultural History 40
Studio Work (Materiality and Process) 40
Introduction to Studying Media and Communication 40
Exploring the Arts and Humanities 40
Introduction to Music Studies 40
Researching and Studying the Social Sciences 40
Social Inequalities in Contemporary Society 40

Learning and teaching

On this course you’ll be taught by our expert academics, from lecturers through to professors. You may also be taught by industry professionals with years of experience, as well as trained postgraduate researchers, connecting you to some of the brightest minds on campus.

Entry requirements


Please go to the International Foundation Year website for details on how to apply and entry requirements.


UK: £9,250 (per year)

International: £23,000 (per year)

There may be additional costs related to your course or programme of study, or related to being a student at the University of Leeds. Read more on our living costs and budgeting page.

Scholarships and financial support


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Student profile: Elizabeth Adeyemo

The IFY programme has been very rewarding because I feel very prepared to move on to my degree. Members of staff especially the IFY committee and staff in School of sociology are very supportive.
Find out more about Elizabeth Adeyemo's time at Leeds