Foundation Year Program in Humanities and Social Sciences

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Humanities and Social Sciences

If your A-levels or high school credentials don’t match your degree program, a foundation year is an extra year of higher educational instruction that serves to close the gaps in your qualifications. Participants gain a deeper understanding of their intended field and course of study as well as an introduction to the skills needed to succeed.

What is a foundation year in humanities and social sciences? A foundation year in humanities and social sciences gives students the opportunity to understand the basics of social work and helping families struggling with poverty. Additionally, students learn how to help individuals cope with addiction, mental health concerns and social inequality. Aside from any required core subject, students often have coursework in basic psychology and interpersonal communication.

A foundation year in humanities and social sciences goes a long way in developing a scholar’s confidence to perform academically and professionally. When graduates move on to their degree coursework, they are much more prepared to succeed.

The total cost of a foundation year in humanities and social sciences varies depending on the educational institution, specialization in study and type of instruction. Students will often cut costs with more online courses, which usually run a bit cheaper and are more flexible in schedule.

With a foundation year in humanities and social sciences, students frequently move on to related degree programs like social work, communications, English literature and similar subjects. The career path of graduates will be defined by their professional desires and specializations. Many foundation year students eventually find employment as social workers, teachers, marketers and freelance workers. Many industries look for humanities and social science degrees when hiring effective job candidates.

If you are interested in pursing a foundation year, there are many options available online both domestically and internationally. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

 

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Cambridge Seminars College
Campus 6 months February 2017 United Kingdom Cambridge

We recognise that every student is unique with their own study goals and learning needs, so we aim to give each one the best advice for their future in terms of their course, their choice of university and the time they spend with us. [+]

Best Course Studies in Humanities and Social Sciences 2017. Over 30 Years in Education Founded in 1981, we have over 30 years experience preparing students for entry to Britain’s top universities. Every Student is Unique We recognise that every student is unique with their own study goals and learning needs, so we aim to give each one the best advice for their future in terms of their course, their choice of university and the time they spend with us. Personal Attention & Small Classes We guarantee each student personal attention small class sizes and skilled and experienced tutors. You will also be encouraged to develop your study skills both in college and in your own time at home. Guidance for university placement and enrollment, exceptional pastoral care and full support start from day one. Teaching Staff Cambridge Seminars College is very proud to have such long standing and high quality teaching staff.. Many of our teachers are graduates of the University of Cambridge. Between all our teaching staff we have a total of over 200 years of experience. We know that a combination of small class sizes and excellent teaching ensures that we give each one of our students the best possible opportunity to achieve their goals and ambitions. Our teachers have excellent organisational skills and share clear learning objects with the students in a understood routine. BAC Accreditation We are proud to be accredited by the British Accreditation Council and to have received a highly praising Report Summary by the Independent Schools Inspectorate. [-]

Humanities and Social Sciences Foundation

Cambridge Seminars College
Campus or Online Full time 6 months February 2017 United Kingdom Cambridge

Pre- university Foundation Programmes are the normal route of entry to university for international students. Our Humanities and Social Sciences programme follows existing A-Level specifications in terms of academic content and assessment and prepares students to read for a Social Science degree at a wide range of universities. [+]

Why study this course and where it will take me? Pre- university Foundation Programmes are the normal route of entry to university for international students. Our Humanities and Social Sciences programme follows existing A-Level specifications in terms of academic content and assessment and prepares students to read for a Social Science degree at a wide range of universities. Course content and structure Students will take 3 or 4 academic subjects and English if required and will have at least 18 hours of tuition per week. Students will be required to complete a variety of tasks and assignments to compliment their studies. Social Science and Humanities students are required to take 3 or 4 subjects normally chosen from English Literature, History, Geography, Economics, Sociology, Psychology, Law, Politics, Philosophy and Art, although these could be accompanied by a language, Mathematics or a science. The college advises on undergraduate and postgraduate courses, future career pathways and guides candidates through the university application process. Coursework and Examinations Assessment is either bipartite or tripartite, composed of examinations, continuous assessment and course work. There are 2 compulsory examinations; Part 1 and Finals, the latter being taken at the end of the course and these carry a heavy weighting in the overall grade for the subject. Re-sits may be available at the discretion of the college. Students can choose to produce course work in a subject which will represent 10% of the final award. Continuous assessment also represents 10% of the final award and is calculated as a mean of a minimum of 4 progress tests. Entry Requirements International students must demonstrate a certified level of education equivalent to GCSE, and it is important that students intending to do this course have at least a grade C at GCSE level or its equivalent in Mathematics. If your standard of Mathematics fails to meet the minimum requirement we can help you with a pre-sessional or supporting course. Students must have a certified standard of English equivalent to an IELTS score of 4.5 with a minimum score of 4.0 in any element. If your standard of English does not meet the minimum requirement we can help you with a pre-sessional or supporting English course and test. [-]

Undergraduate Foundation Program

European College for Liberal Studies
Campus Full time September 2017 Netherlands Amsterdam Spain Barcelona Belgium Brussels Madrid Switzerland Zurich Japan Tokyo + 8 more

The Undergraduate Foundation program allows students who are 17 or older and who have completed less than 12 years of formal education to earn up to an additional 60 credits in undergraduate courses in order to qualify for admission in our undergraduate degree programs. [+]

Best Course Studies in Humanities and Social Sciences 2017. The Undergraduate Foundation program allows students who are 17 or older and who have completed less than 12 years of formal education to earn up to an additional 60 credits in undergraduate courses in order to qualify for admission in our undergraduate degree programs. Courses Undergraduate courses are divided into core courses and specialization courses (relevant to a major or minor). Electives can be chosen from any of the scheduled courses offered at the undergraduate level. Specialization courses are scheduled based on enrollments and may not be available at all campuses. Specialization courses scheduled are available to all students also as electives. Students are recommended to complete courses and earn credits at the highest level possible. Program requirements Total +60 credits Courses (foundation) 30 credits / 6 courses Electives up to 30 credits / 6 courses Switching to another program once the studies have started is possible as long as the program requirements are met by the end of the studies. Therefore, the decision to switch should be made as early as possible to avoid not meeting the program requirements within the intended program duration. Admission requirements proficiency in the English language (refer to the admission section for further details) high school diploma that allows access to higher education in the country of origin Students who are 17 or older who have completed less than 12 years of formal education and who do not hold a high school diploma that allows access to higher education in the country of origin should earn up to an additional 60 credits in the Undergraduate Foundation program. CAREER PERSPECTIVES Our study programs and courses are career-oriented in nature and provide students with a high level of flexibility throughout their undergraduate studies. Focusing on a broad range of specialized subject matters, students are equipped with the necessary skills and knowledge to be successful in today’s global economy, and are prepared for a wide variety of professional development and career opportunities. Undergraduate programs are an excellent choice for recent high school graduates as well as for college and university transfer students who would like to see their employability in today's job market increase by engaging in rigorous and academically challenging undergraduate studies to obtain a relevant academic qualification in the field of liberal arts. Upon graduation, students mainly start or advance their careers with entry-level positions in national and multinational companies and organizations in various economic sectors. Students can also choose to continue their studies without interruption in almost any of our other undergraduate and graduate programs to further enhance their career prospects. [-]

English Language Foundation Programme

Pearson Institute of Higher Education
Campus Full time 1 year February 2017 South Africa Midrand

Together with Pearson English, we have developed an interactive and rewarding programme, which will greatly enhance your learning success and your ability to participate in lectures, research, tutorials, presentations, group projects and assessments in your degree studies. The core modules are based on a diagnostic placement assessment, and include four levels of English as well as Student Skills. [+]

Together with Pearson English, we have developed an interactive and rewarding programme, which will greatly enhance your learning success and your ability to participate in lectures, research, tutorials, presentations, group projects and assessments in your degree studies. The core modules are based on a diagnostic placement assessment, and include four levels of English as well as Student Skills. Depending on your English module progression you can then choose one or more school-specific preparation modules to prepare you for your degree from a range of introductory topics including Development Studies, Commerce, IT, Mathematics, Science and Psychology. Much of the success of our English Language Foundation Programme is due to our unique blend of lecture-led learning, Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL), our smaller interactive classes and our facilities such as campus resource centres and computer labs. Within this supportive environment, you will also start developing essential skills for life as a student and for the world of work. You will learn how to analyse and solve real problems, apply logic, be innovative, work in teams and communicate effectively. Teaching methods and assessment We use a blend of lecture-led learning and teaching via tutorials, as well as Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL). You are issued with a tablet for learning and research. Our smaller class sizes allows for individualised attention. Our teaching staff are qualified, committed and student centred. You have access to campus resource centres, computer laboratories and WiFi. We follow an English for Academic Purposes (EAP) programme design, which begins with a diagnostic assessment. You complete individual and group activities as well as practical exercises to prepare you for assessments. These assessments ensure that you gain relevant academic knowledge and develop your interpersonal and life skills. On completion of the programme and before you can progress to a degree programme, you must achieve a full B2 or PTE academic score of 60 or an IELTS equivalent, in an internationally recognised English competency exit assessment. Year 1 You will complete a diagnostic assessment and based on these results you will enter into one of the five modules below: Beginner English Lower Intermediate English Upper Intermediate English Advanced English Applied English Language Development All students are required to complete the following module: Student Skills You will then have the choice to complete one or more of the following faculty preparation modules (subject to English module progression requirements or pre-requisites): Development Studies A Development Studies B Introduction to Biology Introduction to Commerce (Economics) Introduction to Computer Skills Introduction to IT Introduction to Psychology Introduction to Science And to progress to Commerce, IT or Science degrees you will need to complete the following modules (subject to English module progression requirements or pre-requisites, you may be exempt from these modules depending on your secondary school results and/or results in an exemption examination). Introductory Mathematics A Mathematics for Degree Studies B Entry Requirements You need a South African National Senior Certificate (NSC) for diploma or certificate purposes. Or if you have an international school-leaving certificate, you need to qualify for matric exemption from the Matriculation Board. Pearson Institute will assist with your exemption application to the Board for evaluation. And a minimum of 17 Pearson Institute points for entry to non-BSc programme streams. A minimum of 24 Pearson Institute points and a NSC with Mathematics for BSc programme streams. A minimum of 30% for Mathematics or Maths Literacy. You must have completed an internationally accepted English language assessment with the relevant Common European Framework Reference (CEFR) for languages (at levels B1 or higher). Programme Accreditation This programme is not accredited by the Higher Education Quality Committee (HEQC), nor is it registered with the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA). While this programme is not registered on the qualification framework, this is an access path to Pearson Institute programmes offered at National Qualifications Framework (NQF) level 5. Start Date February or July. February (1st semester) and July (2nd semester). [-]

University Foundation Program in Bahrain

Management Development Centre International
Campus Full time September 2017 Bahrain Manama Oman Muscat United Kingdom Durham + 3 more

University Foundation Programme delivered in Bahrain and leading to a bachelors degree in Canada or the UK. Students will have the world at their feet after completing their studies and will be able to further their studies in the UK (18 Universities work with NCUK), Canada, the USA, Australia and the rest of the world. [+]

Best Course Studies in Humanities and Social Sciences 2017. University Foundation Programme delivered in Bahrain and leading to a bachelors degree in Canada or the UK Are you graduating High School This Year or know someone who is? You are probably not sure what to do next? If there is a Foundation Programme that prepares you for UK and North American Undergraduate degree programmes based in Bahrain: Business and Management Engineering Science Humanities That guarantees a University place for you when you successfully complete the foundation programme then you will probably be excited to hear more about it. Students will have the world at their feet after completing their studies and will be able to further their studies in the UK (18 Universities work with NCUK), Canada, the USA, Australia and the rest of the world. Programme Aims The aims of the foundation programme are: To provide international students with a high quality pre-undergraduate education, with outcomes comparable with GCE A levels. To prepare students for study at undergraduate level in English-language universities. The programme is designed to meet the requirements of MDCI partners in Canada and the UK. To enhance the English language ability of students to enable them to communicate and study effectively and confidently at undergraduate level in an English-language university. To certify a student’s academic English language skills in a way that is recognised by MDCI’s partners, without the requirement for further assessment of English language ability. To develop the learning skills, subject knowledge and related capabilities required for successful study at undergraduate level. To cultivate a commitment to good practice in academic work. To provide students with the necessary personal and key skills to enable them to develop as independent, autonomous learners. To give students practical experience of different methods that may be used to develop and assess their learning. The programme is planned to start in middle 2017. MDCI is finalising a partnership agreement with NCUK (UK) and completed an agreement with Cape Breton University (Canada). Places will be limited [-]

Foundation Degree in Early Years (Offered in Collaboration with Kingston University)

Kensington and Chelsea College
Campus Part time 36 weeks September 2017 United Kingdom London

The Foundation Degree in Early Years at Kensington and Chelsea College is run in collaboration with Kingston University at Level 4 and Level 5. This course combines academic study with work based learning. [+]

Working with children offers a hugely rewarding career. Every child is unique, every family different, and no two days are ever the same. Kensington and Chelsea College’s child care section offers all the Children’s and Young People’s Workforce, Early Years Educator and Supporting Teaching and Learning qualifications for those right at the beginning of their child care and education career right up to the popular Foundation Degree in Early Years for experienced professionals. Most courses are available on a full time and a part time basis. We have built excellent links with our local nurseries, playgroups, crèches and schools so we are able to advise students on securing placements, which are required for all the level 2 and 3 courses. Course Overview The Foundation Degree in Early Years at Kensington and Chelsea College is run in collaboration with Kingston University at Level 4 and Level 5. This course combines academic study with work based learning. All students attend college for one day between 3 pm and 9.30 pm on a Tuesday. To apply for the course you must meet the following criteria: You will have an appropriate Level 3 qualification such as the Diploma in Child Care and Education or Early Years, NNEB, NVQ Level 3 or equivalent. You should have a minimum of two years’ prior experience in an appropriate setting and must be employed or undertaking voluntary work in an appropriate setting for at least 16 hours per week for the duration of the course. Course work and assignments will require you to be working at a level where you are fully involved with curriculum planning, supporting Special Educational Needs, working with parents and all aspects of Early Years Care and Education. We will consider a range of alternative qualifications or experience that is equivalent to the typical offer. Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) is offered for those who are unsure of the current value of their qualifications. Campus: Chelsea Centre Times: Tue 15:00 - 21:30 [-]

Foundation Degree in Early Years

Kensington and Chelsea College
Campus Full time 36 weeks September 2017 United Kingdom London

The Foundation Degree in Early Years at Kensington and Chelsea College is run in collaboration with Kingston University at Level 4 and Level 5. This course combines academic study with work based learning. All students attend college for one day between 3 pm and 9.30 pm on a Tuesday. To apply for the course you must meet the following criteria: You will have an appropriate Level 3 qualification such... [+]

Best Course Studies in Humanities and Social Sciences 2017. The Foundation Degree in Early Years at Kensington and Chelsea College is run in collaboration with Kingston University at Level 4 and Level 5. This course combines academic study with work based learning. All students attend college for one day between 3 pm and 9.30 pm on a Tuesday. To apply for the course you must meet the following criteria: You will have an appropriate Level 3 qualification such as the Diploma in Child Care and Education or Early Years, NNEB, NVQ Level 3 or equivalent. You should have a minimum of two years’ prior experience in an appropriate setting and must be employed or undertaking voluntary work in an appropriate setting for at least 16 hours per week for the duration of the course. Course work and assignments will require you to be working at a level where you are fully involved with curriculum planning, supporting Special Educational Needs, working with parents and all aspects of Early Years Care and Education. We will consider a range of alternative qualifications or experience that is equivalent to the typical offer. Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) is offered for those who are unsure of the current value of their qualifications. Course Code: 16HFE001-01 Start Date: 6th September '16 Campus: Chelsea Centre Duration: 36 weeks Lecturer: TBA Times: Tue 15:00 - 21:30 Full Fee: £5050 [-]

Pre-degree Foundation Programme

Pearson Institute of Higher Education
Campus Full time 1 year February 2017 South Africa Bedfordview Bloemfontein Cape Town Durban Durbanville East London Midrand Nelspruit Port Elizabeth Potchefstroom Pretoria Vanderbijlpark + 11 more

In our Pre-degree Foundation Programme you will develop theoretical understanding of, and practical skills in, English language and comprehension, numeracy and the use of computers and technology. You will also learn how to study, conduct research and be a successful student. Over and above this, you will be introduced to the social sciences as an important multi-disciplinary field of study. [+]

In our Pre-degree Foundation Programme you will develop theoretical understanding of, and practical skills in, English language and comprehension, numeracy and the use of computers and technology. You will also learn how to study, conduct research and be a successful student. Over and above this, you will be introduced to the social sciences as an important multi-disciplinary field of study. The core subjects are Student Skills, Academic English, Introductory Mathematics, Development Studies and an Introduction to Computer Skills. You will also choose two school-specific elective modules from a range of introductory topics including Commerce (Economics), IT, Science, Graphic Design and Psychology. Much of the success of this foundation programme is due to our unique blend of lecture-led learning, Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL), our smaller interactive classes and facilities such as campus resource centres and computer labs. Within this supportive environment, you will also start developing essential skills for life as a student and for the world of work. You will learn how to analyse and solve real problems, apply logic, be innovative, work in teams and communicate effectively. Entry Requirements You need a South African National Senior Certificate (NSC) for diploma or certificate purposes. Or if you have an international school-leaving certificate, you need to qualify for matric exemption from the Matriculation Board. Pearson Institute will assist with your exemption application to the Board for evaluation. A minimum of 17 Pearson Institute points for entry to non-BSc programme streams. A minimum of 24 Pearson Institute points and a NSC with Mathematics for BSc programme streams. A minimum of 40% for English as a home or a first additional language. A minimum of 30% for Mathematics or Maths Literacy. Programme Accreditation This programme is not accredited by the Higher Education Quality Committee (HEQC), nor is it registered with the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA). While this programme is not registered on the qualification framework, this is an access path to Pearson Institute programmes offered at National Qualifications Framework (NQF) level 5. It is quality assured (externally moderated) by similar higher education institutions. Teaching methods and assessment We use a blend of lecture-led learning and teaching via tutorials, as well as Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL). You are issued with a tablet for learning and research. Our smaller class sizes allows for individualised attention. Our teaching staff are qualified, committed and student centred; they collaborate with other faculties to ensure degree readiness and that they are up-to-date with challenges experienced in the degrees. You have access to campus resource centres, computer laboratories and WiFi. You complete individual and group activities as well as practical exercises to prepare you for assessments. These assessments ensure that you gain relevant academic knowledge and develop your interpersonal and life skills. On completion of the Pre-degree Foundation Programme, you may access specific Pearson Institute degree streams (this may be dependent on NSC subject-specific results). You will not be able to progress from the Pre-degree Foundation Programme to the Bachelor of Psychology degree. If you did not complete your secondary schooling in English, you will be assessed prior to enrolment and if recommended to do so, placed in an English support class or in the English Language Foundation Programme. Year 1 You will complete a set curriculum in your first semester which will consist of the following core modules: Academic English A Student Skills A Introductory Mathematics A Development Studies A Introduction to Computer Skills In your second semester you will continue with the following modules: Academic English B Mathematics for Degree Studies B Development Studies B Student Skills B Or And a choice of two elective Faculty-specific modules: Business Management 1A Design Fundamentals Introduction to Graphic Design Illustration Introduction to Biology Introduction to Commerce Introduction to Critical Reasoning Introduction to Graphic Design Introduction to IT Introduction to Psychology Introduction to Science Introduction to Writing and Communication Skills Start Date February and July [-]

Social Services Worker Foundations

Vancouver Career College
Campus Full time Part time 29 weeks September 2017 Canada Surrey Abbotsford Port Coquitlam Kelowna + 4 more

The Social Services Worker Foundations program at Vancouver Career College provides students with the background they need to enter the rewarding social services field. [+]

Best Course Studies in Humanities and Social Sciences 2017. The Social Services Worker Foundations program at Vancouver Career College provides students with the background they need to enter the rewarding social services field. Graduates are able to work with youth, families, people struggling with addiction, members of the Aboriginal community, people with mental health concerns and others in need of help. If you’re looking for a career that makes a difference, the Social Services Worker Foundations program can help you get there. [-]

Up with People Gap Year

Up With People
Campus Full time 1 semester September 2017 Belgium Brussels USA Denver + 2 more

Looking for a Gap Year program? Want to spend 6 or 12 months traveling the world? Up with People has been offering one of the most unique Gap Year experiences for young people from around the world for more than five decades. The diversity of experiences available with Up with People is perfect for the person who wants to maximize their Gap Year opportunity! [+]

Looking for a Gap Year program? Want to spend 6 or 12 months traveling the world? Up with People has been offering one of the most unique Gap Year experiences for young people from around the world for more than five decades. The diversity of experiences available with Up with People is perfect for the person who wants to maximize their Gap Year opportunity! A Gap Year is often defined as a period of time when students take a break from formal education to do something that provides personal growth through travel, community service and/or internships. “I wouldn’t be the person I am today without my Gap Year spent with Up with People between high school and college. I’m so thankful that my entire year at age 18 was spent traveling the world.” - UWP Alumna Juli from Minnesota, USA For many, a Gap Year is taken between high school/secondary school and university. Others choose to take their Gap Year during university or even after completing their degree and before beginning a career. Up with People students are ages 17 – 29 so we can offer you this opportunity anytime it suits your personal and educational plans! In countries outside the U.S., students have been pursuing Gap Year opportunities for decades. In recent years, however, Gap Year participation has been fast-growing among U.S. students as more and more people begin to recognize the value of providing young people with diverse, personal and educational opportunities to enhance their formal education. Florida Southern College UWP has announced an academic partnership with Florida Southern College (FSC), which began in July 2012. Academic courses are offered to complement our existing curriculum of experiential learning and educational workshops, making it possible for most UWP participants to earn university credit. A minimum of 12 academic credits are+ offered each semester and students must opt-in and enroll in the academic program, in addition to being accepted to travel abroad with UWP. This academic program is optional and not required for all students. All coursework is instructed and assessed by FSC faculty, supported by UWP staff, and delivered through a blended model of classroom instruction and online learning. Transcripts are issued by FSC and are transferable to any accredited university, on approval by the receiving institution. July Courses Below you will find course titles and course descriptions. Complete course outlines will be available three (3) months prior to the program start date. Interpersonal Communication (SPC 2250) Four credit hours. No prerequisites. A study of the dynamics of human communication in various settings. Course focus is on verbal and nonverbal messages, listening, conflict, and relationships. Group and partner discussions, oral presentations, and performances are important elements of class. Special Topics in Communication: Conflict Management (SPC 3900/ COM 3900) Four credit hours. No prerequisites. This course discusses various ways that conflict occurs in society. The course addresses what conflict is, what different contexts and environments conflict occurs in, what scholars say about conflict, and different ways of managing conflict. Students gain an increased awareness of competency in communication. Principles of Management (BUS 2217) Four credit hours. No prerequisites. This course distinguishes modern business management from leadership and examines the concepts, principles, and functions of management applicable to all types of organi-zations. Management concepts will be applied to case studies and experiential activities to help the students refine their own individual managerial styles. January Courses Below you will find course titles and course descriptions. Complete course outlines will be available three (3) months prior to the program start date. Small Group Communication (SPC 2260) Four credit hours. No prerequisites. The study of small group communication theory and practice in various situations. Course focus is on how small groups are used to solve problems, reach decisions, and make recommendations. Groups will work with Up with People cast and community groups to identify solutions and make recommendations to solve presented issues. Intercultural Communication (SOC 2270 / SPC 2270) Four credit hours. No prerequisites. This course explores the unique relationship between communication and culture. Students examine their own cultural view as they are exposed to a variety of cultural dynamics and mores in this increasingly global society. This course balances concepts and theories of intercultural communication with practical application. The goal of this course is to enhance the student’s effectiveness as a communicator. Contemporary Leadership Models (BUS 3998) Four credit hours. No prerequisites. This course examines the core concepts of leadership and looks closely at traditional vs. contemporary leadership styles. Various leadership models will be covered and case studies used to demonstrate practical application of these models today. Students will be provided opportunities for personal development through exercises and hands-on learning with the goal of understanding and refining their own individual leadership styles. Eligibility for Study Abroad and Gap Year Credit Option Any US or international college/university student is eligible to enroll. US and international Gap Year participants who have completed high school/tertiary studies, but who are not yet enrolled in a college or university, are also eligible to enroll. Post-graduate participants are also welcome. Students who wish to go abroad with UWP as their study abroad semester are encouraged to seek prior approval and follow all necessary guidelines through the international programs (study abroad) office at their home univesity. Program Cost The UWP Global Education Program is an affordable, comprehensive, and unique way to explore the world. Programs run for 22 weeks and begin in January and July of each year. Up with People offers an affordable, comprehensive, unique way to explore the world. Our program begins twice each year, in January and July, and participants have the option of traveling for one or two semesters. The program fee is currently $17,450 USD for the first semester with the option for a second semester at a discounted fee of $9,900 USD. The program fee includes the following: • All housing for the entire 20-week program • All meals for the entire 20-week program • All travel, including international airfare, during the entire 20-week program Not included in the program fee: • Transportation to Denver, Colorado, USA to begin the program and transportation home at the end (the program usually – but not always – ends in Europe) • Health insurance during the program • Personal expenses such as souvenirs and toiletries Small increases in the program fee can be expected annually. The optional academic (study abroad) program delivered in collaboration with our academic partner, Florida Southern College, is an additional $950 per semester. [-]

Foundation Studies for Business, IT and Humanities

La Trobe Melbourne
Campus Full time 2 semesters January 2017 Australia Melbourne

Foundation studies is a bridging course to help international students enter the 1st year of an Undergraduate Degree in Business, IT and Humanities at La Trobe University. [+]

Best Course Studies in Humanities and Social Sciences 2017. Foundation Studies for Business, IT and Humanities Foundation studies is a bridging course to help international students enter the 1st year of an Undergraduate Degree in Business, IT and Humanities at La Trobe University. Subjects Students will complete 4 subjects in the first trimester and 4 subjects in the second trimester. Students will also undertake independent learning throughout the course to develop learning and research skills in preparation for university. Academic Communication 1 and 2 are compulsory subjects. Other subjects are compulsory dependent on chosen bachelor degree. Trimester 1 Academic Communication 1 Accounting 1 Economics 1 Essential Maths 1 Trimester 2 Academic Communication 2 Accounting 2 Economics 2 Essential Maths 2 [-]

International Access to Higher Education (Foundation Program)

Boston College UK
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 United Kingdom Boston

The International Access to HE course is a special one-year course for students who want to prepare for entry into a British University. The aim of the course is to provide you with the necessary knowledge and skills to succeed in the British University system. It ensures that your English will be good enough to cope with University level study. [+]

The International Access to Higher Education course is a special one-year course for students who want to prepare for entry into a British University. The aim of the course is to provide you with the necessary knowledge and skills to succeed in the British University system. It ensures that your English will be good enough to cope with University level study. You will learn how to make good use of libraries and learning resources and you will spend time improving your study skills so you can take good notes, write essays and reports, make presentations and prepare for examinations. See why students from around the world choose to study at Boston College Pathways to Higher Education Study You will chose one main study pathway that is made up of three subjects, alongside studying IT, Study Skills and English as a Foreign Language (IELTS). The 3 main study pathways you have to choose from are: You will study Business, plus TWO of the following subjects: Law, Mathematics or Computing. International Access to Social Science: You will study Sociology and Psychology, plus ONE of the following subjects: Law, History or English literature. International Access to Humanities: You will study History and English Literature, plus ONE of the following subjects: Law, Psychology or Sociology. International Access to Science: You will study THREE of the following subjects: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics or Computing. Entry Qualifications The International Access to HE programme is a popular course, successful completion of which allows students to enter a British University. It is important that you can meet the entry requirements to give you the best chance of success. You should: Be 17 years old or over Have ability in English language equivalent to IELTS 5.5 or equivalent An equivalent Level 2 qualification Program Duration The course will take you 1 year (34 weeks), September to June to complete. You will attend College for 21 hours per week including EFL. To apply to Boston College, please click here -Apply online [-]

International Foundation Programme

City College Brighton & Hove
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 United Kingdom Brighton

The International Foundation Programme is a one-year academic programme designed to prepare you for undergraduate study in the UK. [+]

Best Course Studies in Humanities and Social Sciences 2017. The International Foundation Programme is a one-year academic programme designed to prepare you for undergraduate study in the UK. This programme provides academic preparation for first year entry into university and ensures you meet the minimum English language requirement for entry to your chosen undergraduate degree programme. The programme has two aspects: English and Academic Studies: Study alongside other international students to improve your English and gain the study skills you will need to succeed at university. Our specialist team of English language tutors will focus on: Academic grammar and vocabulary Research methods, analysing data and referencing Writing and note taking, students will build a portfolio of academic writing tasks and essays throughout the year Participating in academic discussions and seminars Successful presentation skills Personal guidance and support through regular tutorials Exam preparation for students who need to improve their IELTS score for entrance to university Subject Pathway: As an International student, you will study alongside British students for your chosen subject module. You can choose one of the following subjects: - Business & Enterprise - Business & Management - Biomedical Sciences - Computing - Environmental Sciences - Humanities & Social Sciences - Media, Literature & Culture - Psychology Successful completion of our International Foundation Programme will give you entry onto a range of undergraduate degrees at British Universities. City College students progress on to top universities including University of Leeds, University of Nottingham, University of Glasgow, University of Manchester, Goldsmiths and Central St Martins. [-]

University of Bath International Foundation Year

Wiltshire College
Campus Full time 1 year August 2017 United Kingdom Salisbury

The International Foundation Year is a one year course based at Wiltshire College Salisbury that prepares students for entry onto their chosen University of Bath degree. As long as students achieve the necessary grades they will be guaranteed automatic entry into Year 1 at one of the highest ranking Universities in the UK... [+]

University of Bath International Foundation Year The International Foundation Year is a one year course based at Wiltshire College Salisbury that prepares students for entry onto their chosen University of Bath degree. As long as students achieve the necessary grades they will be guaranteed automatic entry into Year 1 at one of the highest ranking Universities in the UK. The International Foundation Year has been developed especially for international students, because it is important to have the opportunity to learn how to study in the UK and to develop the appropriate study skills ready for progression to the University of Bath. The University of Bath has accredited Wiltshire College to run the International Foundation Year; chosen for their excellent teaching and support for international students. Course structure During the International Foundation Year, students choose three subjects to study from the following list: Biology Business Chemistry Mathematics Economics Physics Social Science English (for Academic Purposes) Students will also undertake a study skills programme. The College will help and guide each student enabling them to choose the right three subjects to meet the entry requirements for the chosen degree. Arranged over two 15-week semesters, students will have a comprehensive range of lectures, tutorials, and group work as well as laboratory classes, where appropriate. Each unit is made up of coursework and an end of semester examination. Throughout the course students will develop the subject knowledge needed as well as acquiring the study and academic English language skills required to succeed in the UK’s higher education system. There are 30 weeks of study in total, with 23 hours of classroom study per week. Students will be required to complete a considerable amount of self-study to stay on top of their work. Career prospects and opportunities Each year, over 85% of our IFY students progress to the University of Bath with the remainder accepting a place at an alternative UK university. The success of our students is a high priority at Wiltshire College. One of the many benefits of having a relatively small cohort of international students is that our staff know each student individually and can ensure that they stay on top of their work and have access to the support they need, when they need it. Entry requirements The minimum qualifications needed to be considered for a place on the International Foundation Year are shown below. These are general guidelines only; please contact us at international@wiltshire.ac.uk for additional assistance with entry criteria. 12 years of school education with strong academic grades of at least 75%, especially in subjects relevant to your chosen degree The minimum IELTS requirement is 6.0. A score of 5.5 in one part of the test will be considered if the other three parts are 6.5 or higher. If you take IELTS after 6 April 2015, you must take it at a test centre specifically authorized by UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) Applicants must be from outside the UK/EU Applicants must be at least 17 years old at the start of the course A skype interview may be required What next? Each year, over 85% of our IFY students’ progress to the University of Bath with the remainder accepting a place at an alternative UK university. For those achieving direct progression they will study one of the following subjects at undergraduate: Accounting and Finance Automotive Engineering Business Administration Civil and Architectural Engineering Chemistry Economics Mathematical Science Natural Science Physics Social and Policy Sciences Aerospace Engineering Biology and Biochemistry Childhood, Youth & Education Studies Chemical and Biochemical Engineering Computer Science Electrical Engineering Mechanical Engineering Pharmacy and Pharmacology Psychology Sport and Exercise Science [-]

A Level: English Language & Literature

Kingston College
Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 United Kingdom Kingston upon Thames

English is a subject for students who take pleasure in reading both journalistic and literary texts. If you enjoy reading, this will probably be your favourite subject. [+]

Best Course Studies in Humanities and Social Sciences 2017. English Language & Literature A Level English is a subject for students who take pleasure in reading both journalistic and literary texts. If you enjoy reading, this will probably be your favourite subject. You will develop your enjoyment and interest in literary and non-literary texts and broaden your knowledge and understanding of a wide range of writing across the ages. English Language and Literature is a popular core subject and you will be able to combine it with any other mix of subjects. You will develop important skills such as critical analysis and writing skills which are highly valued by universities and by your future employer. Course Content You will examine three main texts covering prose and drama and a variety of non-literary texts from all genres. The emphasis in the first year is on exploring speech, analysing a writer’s techniques and producing your own texts in a creative way. In the second year you will study three further texts, and the emphasis will be on comparing texts and creating new texts. As part of this, you will complete independent study on two texts for a coursework assessment. You will broaden and develop your intellectual skills in this subject, learn how to communicate clearly and write fluently, and you will discuss and read a variety of texts. You will be encouraged to participate in active debate about the texts and to develop an appreciation of the skills used to create effective writing. There is one coursework unit in the second year of the course, which is 40% of the A2 marks. Entry Requirements A minimum of 38 points for your average GCSE score, Mathematics, English Language and English Literature at grades A*-C plus at least two other GCSEs from our specified range of GCSE subjects and a satisfactory reference. International Entry Requirements IELTS 5.5, High School Certificate Grade C or above (or equivalent). Duration and Delivery The full A Level is a full time course achieved over two years; in the first year you study the AS modules, and in the second year the A2 modules. Location: Kingston Hall Road Centre. Progression English Language & Literature A Level can lead to many different opportunities in Higher Education and is an ideal option to choose for a broad and balanced introduction to university study. Additional Information The exam board is AQA, the Specification is English Language and Literature A 2720. You can find more information at www.aqa.org.uk. You will want to have your own copies of set texts in order to write your own notes and comments in them; their cost is modest. You will also have the opportunity to take part in theatre visits and conferences that we know will enrich your enjoyment of the subject. This course is delivered at our Kingston Hall Road centre. [-]