The International Foundation Year - Arts and Social Science Route programme offers an opportunity to those international students who have the potential and motivation to succeed, but who do not yet have the formal qualifications required for entry to level 1 of a University of Leeds undergraduate degree programme related to arts, humanities or social sciences. It is a one year foundation year (level 0) programme taught at National Qualification Framework (NQF) level 3.
The programme provides a firm grounding in the subjects required for your intended undergraduate degree programme. Those who successfully complete level 0 are admitted to one of a wide range of the relevant undergraduate degree programmes offered by the University. For a list of these degree programmes, please see the International Foundation Year website.
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 International Foundation Year - Arts and Social Science Route in the course catalogue
Learning and teaching
You will be taught by University of Leeds academics, typically within the departments that specialise in the module you are studying. You will study through lectures, seminars, group work and examples classes. Study in degree-relevant subjects is accompanied by a comprehensive Academic Study Skills module, which will enable you to develop appropriate arts and/or social science related academic study skills you will need to succeed in your future degree.
You will also be assigned a tutor who you will meet with regularly. You will also have access to the range of extensive libraries and other facilities that we have on campus.
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.
“As one of the course representatives, I can tell you that the departments and the representatives frequently consult students regarding the course [...] to improve the quality of the courses.”
Christina Basaria, International Foundation Year to LLB Law