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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NCUK International Foundation Year

MPW
Campus Full time 1 year August 2017 United Kingdom Birmingham

NCUK have been working with international students since 1987 and have so far helped 23,500 students progress to degree courses. NCUK was founded by 11 UK universities in order to help international students achieve a place on a UK degree programme. They deliver pathway programmes that allow you to gain the skills and qualifications you need to succeed at university. [+]

Best Course Studies in Humanities and Social Sciences 2017. NCUK have been working with international students since 1987 and have so far helped 23,500 students progress to degree courses. NCUK was founded by 11 UK universities in order to help international students achieve a place on a UK degree programme. They deliver pathway programmes that allow you to gain the skills and qualifications you need to succeed at university. All NCUK programmes are created in conjunction with their founding universities, and all of them are designed to give students the skills needed to get their UK studies off to a flying start. Once students have passed the NCUK programme, they are guaranteed entry into one of 11 NCUK Universities. No one else can offer this guarantee. Entry Requirements Age: 16+ English level: IELTS 5.5 or equivalent Academic entry requirements: Completion of 12 years of schooling (or local equivalent to meet the same standard) with good grades Your best possible start Most foundation programmes offer you very limited choices, often to just one university. NCUK’s International Foundation Year (NCUK IFY) taught at MPW gives students access to a wide range of universities and degree courses worldwide. All NCUK programmes also include a specialist English for Academic Purposes module designed to provide the language and study skills that will give students a head start on their undergraduate degrees in the UK. An accredited partner As an NCUK fully accredited partner, MPW offers oustanding academic and social facilities, giving students access to a... [-]

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... [-]

University of London International Foundation Programme

MPW
Campus Full time 1 year August 2017 United Kingdom Cambridge London + 1 more

As an approved institution to teach the University of London International Foundation programme, MPW London and Cambridge provide an ideal route to equip international students with the skills and knowledge required for the rigours of undergraduate study. This one-year programme is structured with a strong emphasis on the development of academic skills and also encourages active learning by engaging with relevant and contemporary issues. [+]

Best Course Studies in Humanities and Social Sciences 2017. As an approved institution to teach the University of London International Foundation programme, MPW London and Cambridge provide an ideal route to equip international students with the skills and knowledge required for the rigours of undergraduate study. This one-year programme is structured with a strong emphasis on the development of academic skills and also encourages active learning by engaging with relevant and contemporary issues. Classroom teaching is supported by comprehensive study materials and resources developed by the University of London including access to the virtual learning environment. This course consists of four modules: one compulsory and three optional. One compulsory course: Mathematics and statistics Plus three courses chosen from: Economics Sociology International relations Politics Pure mathematics Upon successful completion, students are awarded a University of London foundation certificate. IFP Course Details MPW is one of only three institutions in the UK approved to teach the University of London International Foundation Programme. Students who enrol onto this programme will benefit from MPW's renowned teaching methods and academic support drawing on our 40 years of teaching experience at A level. In this programme, students will have: Teaching of 30 hours per week, First class academic instruction, The academic and personal support from a personal tutor, Broad and highly flexible extra-curricular opportunities, Excellent facilities and prestigious location, Tailored exam preparations, and Regular testing and feedback IFP Entry Requirements To be eligible for the International Foundation Programme you must: be aged 16 or above on... [-]

Foundation in Arts

Optima International College
Online & Campus Combined Full time 1 year January 2018 Malaysia Selangor

The Foundation in Arts (FA) programme is a stepping stone for students who wish to pursue a challenging academic pathway in the liberal arts and social sciences. The basic subjects for an onward degree will be thought. [+]

The Foundation in Arts (FA) programme is a stepping stone for students who wish to pursue a challenging academic pathway in the liberal arts and social sciences. The basic subjects for an onward degree will be thought. However, subjects such as Computer Applications, English and Sociology have also been incorporated into the programme to give students an opportunity to develop essential skills and to give them a perspective on issues relating to the social world. Such exposure to other academic courses will provide students with essential knowledge of the wider world as well as develop in them transferable intellectual skills. By the end of the programme, students will be eligible to embark upon their chosen field of study in the liberal arts and business and/or management disciplines provided they have achieved the minimum standards set for the respective programmes by our partner Institutions – Local and Global. Core Subjects Academic English Basics in Marketing Introduction to Business Computer Applications Principles of Microeconomics Public Speaking and Communication Writing for Business Introduction to Mathematics for Business and Social Sciences Critical Thinking Principles of Macroeconomics Introduction to Accounting Introduction to Commercial Law Introduction to Finance Introduction to Social Psychology Introduction to Creative Design Why Optima? Global University Network – GUN Career Driven Quality – is Paramount & Key Element Career & Academic Pathway – American Degree Pathway (SRU) Education by Educationists Blended Learning – Enhanced Learning with Moodle, anywhere, anytime – Optima Virtual Learning (OVL) Academic Advisory Panel – with Local & Global... [-]

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 [-]

Foundation International Relations

ONCAMPUS
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 United Kingdom Cambridge

There are five academic pathways to choose from and you will study the pathway most suited to your chosen progression degree. Academic skills relevant to the specific subject area will be taught to fully prepare you for university study. The pathways are: Business, Economics, Finance and Management, Engineering and Sciences, Humanities, Law and Social Sciences, Life Sciences and Art and Design. [+]

International Foundation Programme (IFP) This one-year (3 term) programme offers successful students guaranteed progression* to Coventry University. You will study your Foundation programme at our state-of-the-art Centre located at the heart of the Coventry University campus. This programme gives guaranteed progression* to Year 1 of a wide range of undergraduate degrees or the International Year One in Business & Management. Who is this programme designed for? This programme is designed to prepare international students, who have completed senior secondary education, for entry to undergraduate studies at Coventry University. If you successfully complete the IFP you are guaranteed placement on a suitable programme of undergraduate study at Coventry University. The IFP is set at level 3, which is equivalent to A-level standard in the UK. How long will I study for? This programme lasts one academic year (nine months). The year is divided into three terms of seven to eight teaching weeks and one reading week. You will undertake up to 25 hours of classroom-based study per week. What will I study? This programme includes English and three academic subject modules. English will be integrated into the teaching of academic subjects, as well as being taught separately if you need additional support to develop your English language. There are five academic pathways to choose from and you will study the pathway most suited to your chosen progression degree. Academic skills relevant to the specific subject area will be taught to fully prepare you for university study. The pathways are: Business, Economics,... [-]

English Language Foundation Programme

Pearson Institute of Higher Education
Campus Full time 1 year February 2018 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. [+]

Best Course Studies in Humanities and Social Sciences 2017. 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... [-]

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. [+]

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... [-]

Pre-degree Foundation Programme

Pearson Institute of Higher Education
Campus Full time 1 year February 2018 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. [+]

Best Course Studies in Humanities and Social Sciences 2017. 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... [-]

Social Services Worker Foundations

Vancouver Career College
Campus Full time Part time 29 weeks September 2017 Canada Burnaby Vancouver Surrey Abbotsford Port Coquitlam Kelowna + 6 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. [+]

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. [-]

Diploma in Social Services Worker Foundations

CDI College
Campus Full time September 2017 Canada Burnaby Surrey Vancouver Victoria + 2 more

The Social Services Worker Foundations program at CDI College provides students with the background they need to enter the rewarding [+]

Best Course Studies in Humanities and Social Sciences 2017. The Social Services Worker Foundations program at CDI 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. [-]

Foundation Course

Poltava University Of Economics And Trade
Campus or Online Full time Part time 10 months September 2017 Ukraine Poltava + 1 more

Foundation Course is designed for international students who want to acquire communication skills necessary for effective integration into Ukrainian educational environment and gain knowledge of basic disciplines (physics, mathematics, biology, che­mistry, geography, informatics, fundamentals of economics) necessary for successful enrollment and study in Ukraine. [+]

Foundation Course is designed for international students who want to acquire communication skills necessary for effective integration into Ukrainian educational environment and gain knowledge of basic disciplines (physics, mathematics, biology, che­mistry, geography, informatics, fundamentals of economics) necessary for successful enrollment and study in Ukraine. International students often use this course as a foundation year to study abroad – this is an alternative pathway to ordinary enrollment to undergraduate course. Students can study at one of 5-University departments: economical IT bio- and food technologies (medical) hotel and restaurant business (tourism) linguistic (foundation course in English) Foundation course program content can be adapted to the needs, interests and upon request of students. In terms of this university foundation program students are also offered special short-term courses aimed at strengthening skills necessary for effective adaptation in local area, successful communication in work context, promoting leadership, supporting the entrepreneurial initiative among young people etc. Additionally, students will be exposed to effective presentations and negotiations, fundamentals of business planning and entrepreneurship, youth leadership and student government, basics of Civil Law for foreigners etc. Bridging courses in English, Russian, Ukrainian and Chinese are also available. You can apply for language programs (English as a foreign language, Chinese language, Russian language, Ukrainian language) for an additional fee. Foundation course in English is a good chance to improve communication skills and set a good base for continued study abroad. Ukrainian club is organized and held by Poltava University of Economics and Trade students to arrange communication of foreigners... [-]

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! [+]

Best Course Studies in Humanities and Social Sciences 2017. 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... [-]

Foundation Studies for Business, IT and Humanities

La Trobe Melbourne
Campus Full time 2 semesters January 2018 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. [+]

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. [+]

Best Course Studies in Humanities and Social Sciences 2017. 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,... [-]