Society and Culture

On this programme you will enter the International Foundation Year and are guaranteed progression to the first year of your chosen degree (if you meet the required criteria). Teaching takes place in the Global Study Centre (GSC) using dedicated lecturers who know the strengths and weaknesses of each student.

Your pathway to University of Leicester


Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 Stage 4

University Foundation

First Year Degree

Second Year Degree

Final Year Degree*


£16,700 - £20,590**

£16,700 - £20,590**

£16,700 - £20,590**

*MGeol an additional year of study and associated fees. **Partner University tuition fees that apply to a Student after Progression are payable directly to the University and  are determined by the University themselves. Information on those fees and when they may increase are published on the University website:

Entry Level


5.5 minimum in all bands 

Course Dates

23rd September 2019 - 4th May 2020


September 2019
January 2020
September 2020

Foundation Overview

The educational aims of the programme element are to:

  • Develop students’ fundamental knowledge and understanding of the relevant disciplinary elements in social sciences, humanities and culture and related fields.
  • Develop in students a broad range of transferable academic literacy, research and analytical skills to succeed in undergraduate study.
  • Ensure that students have attained the prescribed level of English language competence to succeed on specified University of Leicester undergraduate programmes in related fields.
  • To prepare students to operate effectively and autonomously within the framework of higher education.
  • Develop students’ graduate attributes to optimise future employability prospects in a global environment.

Modules are subject to final confirmation and all applicants will be kept fully up to date of any changes to the delivery or learning outcomes associated with the International Foundation Year. Please note that the list of topics is not exhaustive.

Teaching and Assessment

Teaching is delivered via a combination of small group lectures, group-based tutorial coursework (oral and written presentation), and assessment is via individual coursework (oral and written presentation) and examinations. You will be encouraged throughout the stage of study to undertake independent study to supplement what is being taught/learnt and to broaden your personal knowledge.

Progression Degrees

Please visit University of Leicester website for degree specific information.

Archaeology BA

Ancient History and Archaeology BA

Human Geography BA

Geography BA

History BA

Contemporary History BA

History and Politics BA

History and American Studies BA

History and Archaeology BA

Ancient History and History BA

Film Studies BA

Film Studies and Media Studies BA

History of Art BA

English and French Law LLB/Maitrise


Law with Criminology LLB

Law with Politics

Law with a Modern Language LLB

Media and Communications BA

Media and Society BA

Journalism BA

European Studies BA

French and Italian BA

French and Spanish BA

Italian and Spanish BA

Modern Language Studies BA

Modern Languages with Translation BA

Modern Languages with Management BA

Modern Languages with Film Studies BA

Politics BA

International Relations BA

International Relations and History BA

Politics and Sociology BA

Sociology BA

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