International Academy

Social Sciences with International Foundation Year

  • Institute Code W75
  • UCAS Code L903
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  • Start Date(s) 20 January 2020, 21 September 2020, 23 September 2019
  • Award BA (Hons)
  • Study Mode Full-time
  • Course Length Full-time (4 years)
  • Campus Location University of Wolverhampton
  • School International Academy

Why choose this course?

 

As an international applicant, the International Foundation Year at the University of Wolverhampton will give you a solid base to progress onto and study a selection of our degree programmes, subject to professional body requirements.

We will help you to understand the expectations and academic skills required to study successfully for a degree in the UK.

We offer two start dates for the International Foundation Year in either semester 1 or 2, with the course lasting an academic year.

You will study a mixture of subject-specific modules and more general modules that will expand your English language and learning skills ready for higher education.

You will gain a solid foundation in the key academic skills such as research and referencing that will support degree-level study.

The International Foundation Year:

  • introduces your chosen specialist subject
  • gives you a solid foundation in key academics skills like research and referencing that will support degree-level study
  • develops and improves your academic language skills
  • provides a choice of pathways based on your desired subject specialism
  • give you educational bridge to study an undergraduate degree of your choice at the University of Wolverhampton (subject to professional body requirements).

By studying the International Foundation Year in Social Sciences, you will develop your skills in your chosen subject specialism to a level that will allow you to begin a degree (subject to professional body requirements) at the University of Wolverhampton’s Faculty of Social Sciences.

The International Academy is accredited by the British Council (Accreditation UK) for the quality of English Language provision.

 

 

 

What happens on the course?

Our dedicated staff provide expert support and tuition to help prepare you for your future study choices. The programme has a minimum of 12 weeks of teaching included.

All modules include a number of tutorial sessions either in small group sessions or one-to-one.

You will have access to extensive online facilities, as well as our learning centres/ libraries, allowing you to make the most of the resources available to you.

You can make the general modules relevant to you by choosing topics that relate to your chosen academic subject.

 

Typical modules include:

  • Getting Ahead as an International Student
  • Exploring an Academic Discipline
  • Language Skills – Grammar, Writing and Speaking
  • Learning in a Digital Environment

 

Within the Faculty of Social Sciences typical modules include:

  • Introduction to Management
  • Academic Skills
  • Culture
  • Nationality in Conflict
  • Wolverhampton and its People

 

Teaching methods include lectures, seminars and tutorials.

Assessment methods include:

  • assessment on project work undertaken throughout the period
  • assessment of your ability to research and discuss a topic during seminars
  • a portfolio of written tasks.

Course Modules

Potential Career Paths

The aim of this course is to allow you to progress onto a degree programme in your chosen subject at the University of Wolverhampton (or at another UK university which recognises the programme).

 

Most of our International Foundation Year students continue onto their chosen degree programmes at the University of Wolverhampton, but should you wish to progress to another University we have a progression agreement with Oxford Brookes University, provided you meet the following conditions:

  • Evidence of a competed High School Certificate with satisfactory results.
  • Successful completion of the Foundation Programme at the University of Wolverhampton with a minimum grade of 60/65% for most Oxford Brookes University undergraduate programmes. Oxford Brookes University may also require minimum marks on specific modules.
  • Fully completed UCAS application form, with an appropriate personal statement and good academic references from tutors.
  • Proof of English language proficiency. For most programmes this will be an IELTS score of 6.0 overall, with a minimum of 6.0 in Reading and Writing. Law and Psychology require IELTS 6.5 overall with 6.0 in Reading and Writing.

We also have a progression agreement with Brighton University for their undergraduate Business courses only, subject to conditions which include WEPE/IELTS 6 overall with 6 in writing and minimum 5.5 in other areas.

We are also having ongoing discussions with several other institutions.

Additional Information

Everything you need to know about this course!

The International Foundation Year [without linking the programme to a University of Wolverhampton degree]

On the International Foundation Year, you will join our friendly community at Telford Innovation Campus. You will have some teaching in the historic Priorslee Hall, where our International Academy is based.

Telford Innovation Campus has social areas with TVs and games consoles, table tennis and tea and coffee making facilities. It also has outdoor exercise equipment, sports field, and a floodlit hard court for football, basketball and tennis.

You will also be taught at our Wolverhampton City Campus, which has a wealth of facilities for students both on campus and in the city. Take a quick tour to see what’s available. And you can travel for free during term-time between the campuses by using the University’s shuttle bus service, which also stops in Telford town centre.

 

 

The International Academy is based in the historic Priorslee Hall at the University’s Telford Innovation Campus in Shropshire. We offer a friendly place of welcome in safe, relaxed surroundings.

Telford Town Centre is nearby which has many shops, restaurants and entertainment venues.  Telford Central railway station enables easy travel around the UK and a free shuttle bus provides regular transport to the other University of Wolverhampton campuses.

 

 

 

 

On completing the International Foundation Year, you will be well prepared for further academic study at the University of Wolverhampton (or another UK university which recognises the programme).

You will be familiar with key concepts and theories that will support you chosen subject, and confident in expressing and presenting your ideas.

You will be able to show clear references to sources of information used in your work, and use those sources to support your findings using appropriate conventions for academic audiences.

Location Mode Fee Year
International Full-time £8840 per year 2019-20
International Full-time £9250 per year 2020-21

The University is committed to a transparent fee structure, with no hidden costs, to help you make an informed decision. This includes information on what is included in the fee and how fees are calculated and reviewed

2019 Entry

  • A pass at High School Certificate or equivalent.
  • EU Students IELTS 5.5 (with no less than 5.0 in each element)
  • International Students IELTS 5.5 (with no less than 5.5 in each element)

 

Loretta Ifeoma, Nigeria

“I feel more prepared now than ever for a university degree.  I have gained all the necessary support to improve my academic writing style and I look forward to coming to class every day because the lecturers are very patient and understanding and the classes are interactive and motivating.”

 

Orgest Lika, Albania

“I am enjoying the International Foundation year because I am improving my language learning and communication skills and I have made lots of new friends.”

 

Haroun Jesulayomi, Nigeria

“The teaching has been great and I have enjoyed the teaching explanations by the lecturers.”

 

Tony Declan, Ghana

“I have enjoyed being able to interact with people from other cultures and the teachers are insightful and very supportive.”   

 

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