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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

International: £15,500

£16,825 - £21,515*

£16,825 - £21,515*

£16,825 - £21,515*

*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: www.le.ac.uk.

Entry Level


5.5 minimum in all bands 

Course Dates

January 2022 - July 2022

September 2022 - May 2023


January 2022

September 2022

Foundation Overview

The educational aims of the programme 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 optimize future employability prospects in a global environment.




Academic English and Skills


Intercultural Studies


Introduction to Media and Communications


Introduction to English Law


Introduction to Sociology


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 the study to undertake independent study to supplement what is being taught/learnt and to broaden your personal knowledge.

Progression/Pass mark

In order to successfully progress onto the next stage of studies (Year 1), you will need to achieve the minimum pass mark across all modules of 50%.

Progression Degrees

Please visit the University of Leicester website for degree-specific information.

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