The International Foundation Programme in Humanities & Social Scienceshas been developed in collaboration with our Schools of Arts & Humanities, Social Science & Public Policy and Law. It is a full-time one year programme for international students who have completed twelve years of schooling with excellent grades. It prepares you for undergraduate degree programmes at King's and other top UK universities and combines study in your chosen academic subject with academic English and study skills.
By the end of the programme, you will be familiar with UK academic culture, have improved your overall language and academic skills levels and have a more detailed understanding of your chosen academic discipline. You will also be ready to start your undergraduate degree and be fully settled into university life.
This programme has an excellent reputation in the UK and is accepted by King’s and UK universities as evidence that you have reached the required entry levels for undergraduate study. Many of our students go onto King’s for their undergraduate degree as we guarantee conditional offers for undergraduate degrees in Arts & Humanities, Law and Social Science subjects such as Business Management, International Politics and Geography. Students who do not meet their offer requirements or who wish to stay at King’s can progress onto undergraduate degrees at other UK universities and we offer extensive UCAS support to all students.
This programme will:
- provide you with a clear route into King's undergraduate programmes and the undergraduate programmes of other top UK universities
- provide you with a specially-designed course related to the academic field in which you intend to study
- provide you with a range of academic study skills to enable you to succeed in your undergraduate study
- improve your overall English proficiency
- introduce you to the UK educational system and its academic culture.
ABOUT THE English Language Centre
Foundation and Science Foundation students progress directly onto various undergraduate degree programmes across King's or other UK universities such as UCL, QMUL, Manchester, Warwick, SOAS, Durham, Birmingham etc.
Students from the Graduate Diploma and IPP Programmes progress to graduate programmes at King's and other UK universities such as Oxford, Cambridge, Imperial, LSE, UCL, Warwick, Manchester etc.
We have a strong commitment to excellence in teaching and take a learner-centred approach in all programmes. The programmes are taught through a combination of lectures and seminars. Students are typically taught in classes of no more than 18 and each student is assigned a personal tutor who they meet on a regular basis. Students are also supported through their studies with specially developed online learning materials.
STRUCTURE OF PROGRAMMES & ASSESSMENT
Students take a combination of core and optional modules on foundation programmes that help them develop the academic skills and knowledge they will need for successful undergraduate study. These modules are assessed through a combination of coursework and final examinations. The optional modules available allow students to tailor the programme to their academic areas of interest.
Part of the Strand Campus on Drury Lane, we are situated in the heart of the exciting and bustling Covent Garden area of London.
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King's College London
One year FT September - June
Year of entry 2014