University of Edinburgh

The International Foundation Programme

Introduction

The College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences is the largest of the three Colleges in the University of Edinburgh. It has 12 Schools, 23,650 students, and 3,600 staff.

An advantage of its size is the very wide range of subjects and research specialisms you can choose from. There is over 300 undergraduate and 200 taught postgraduate programs.

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In the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, we are proud of the breadth of our research, and the high grades we gained in the REF2014.

We have built on this strength to attract international researchers, and now have many major research centres based in our schools.

The International Foundation Programme is a full-time, one-year program. It is designed to prepare you for degree-level study within the arts, humanities and social sciences at the University of Edinburgh.

Find out more about studying on our International Foundation Programme from our students.

Edinburgh is a beautiful, historic city that has regularly been voted as one of the most desirable places to live in the world. Our city mixes architectural beauty and history with a lively, fun environment. It offers an exciting array of entertainment, history, culture, and sport, with the lush Scottish countryside and coastline just a few miles away. It is a safe and prosperous city, with an abundance of parks and green spaces for recreation and reflection. The city centre also plays host to a carnival atmosphere every August, when the world-famous Edinburgh Festivals take over the town.

  • We’re consistently ranked as one of the world’s top 50 universities. We’re
  • ranked in the top 25 in the 2017 QS World University Rankings.
  • We’re ranked 4th in the UK for research power, based on the quality and breadth of our research.
  • We’re ranked 32nd in the world for the employability of our graduates. §
  • Edinburgh is ranked the second best student city in the UK. †
  • We’re ranked 13th in the world’s most international universities. Students from
  • two-thirds of the world’s countries study here. ‡
  • Six months after graduating, 90% of our students are in employment or postgraduate study.
This school offers programs in:
  • English

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International Foundation Program

Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 United Kingdom Edinburgh

The International Foundation Program is a full-time, one-year programme. It is designed to prepare you for degree-level study within the arts, humanities and social sciences at the University of Edinburgh.

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The International Foundation Program is a full-time, one-year program. It is designed to prepare you for degree-level study within the arts, humanities and social sciences at the University of Edinburgh.

All of the courses within the International Foundation Program have been designed to ensure you have the best possible start to your university learning experience. As courses progress, their academic, individual study and assessment requirements will gradually become closer to those you will experience in your first year of degree-level study. The program provides an entry route to over 150 degrees within the University’s College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. This includes degrees in business, law, international relations, architecture, economics and English literature. All teaching takes place in small-group sessions alongside other international students and throughout the program you will receive dedicated one-to-one and group support from your personal tutor. English language tuition will be provided by English Language Education at the University. This is one of the largest higher education centres for language teaching in the UK and is also located within the Centre for Open Learning.... [-]


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University of Edinburgh, International Foundation Programme (programme content)