International Foundation Year in Law and Social Sciences

Study law and social sciences in the UK

Our Law and Social Sciences programme will prepare you for a degree across a range of areas, including marketing, economics, media, sociology and entrepreneurship. Once you have successfully completed this course, you will be equipped to start an undergraduate degree, with all the English language skills and subject-specific knowledge you'll need to study at Kingston University, London.

Many of the progression degrees include work placements and the opportunity to study abroad, for the same fee as a traditional degree. Combining academic study with professional experience will give you the skills and confidence you need to succeed in your chosen career.

Key facts

Course length

Three terms

Find out more about specific term dates for this programme.

Entry points

  • January
  • September

Entry requirements and fees

Find out more about entry requirements and course fees for this programme.

English language tuition

If you need to improve your level of English language to enter the International Foundation Year, additional English language training is available at the International Study Centre.

You will need an Academic IELTS for UKVI 4.0 overall (min 4.0 in all skills) or equivalent to study the English Language Preparation for International Foundation Year.

What you'll study

During your Law and Social Sciences International Foundation Year, you will study four modules - two of these will be a part of the core curriculum and two are route-specific, so you can choose modules that cater to your intended career path. These will include:

Core modules

  • Academic English Skills
  • Global Politics, Economy and Society

Route-specific modules

  • Contemporary Legal Systems (law route)
  • Legal Skills and Practice (law route)
  • Social Sciences in Action (social science route)
  • Statistics for Economics, Business and the Social Sciences (social science route)

Progression degrees

Once you have successfully completed your International Foundation Year and achieved the required progression grades, you will progress to your chosen degree.

Degree Programmes Award Overall Grade English Grade
Criminology BSc (Hons) 60% 60%
Criminology & Sociology BSc (Hons) 60% 60%
Criminology and Forensic Psychology BSc (Hons) 60% 60%
Economics BSc (Hons) 65% 50%
Forensic Psychology BSc (Hons) 60% 60%
International Law with Professional Experience LLB (Hons) 65% 50%
Journalism BA (Hons) 60% 60%
Law with professional experience LLB (Hons) 65% 50%
Media and Communication BA (Hons) 60% 60%
Psychology BSc (Hons) 60% 60%
Psychology with Criminology BSc (Hons) 60% 60%
Psychology with Sociology BSc (Hons) 60% 60%

Innocent testimonial

International student at Kingston University

"When you are studying [here] you do not feel like a stranger because there are so many nationalities. I’m studying away from home but I’m not feeling lonely."

Innocent from Nigeria
International Foundation Year
Progressed to BSc (Hons) Pharmaceutical Science

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