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Foundation in Society and Culture

On successful completion of the Foundation, you are guaranteed progression to the first year of your chosen degree

Key Information

Discover the degrees that will help you change society and culture as we know it by exploring the wide range of courses available at the University of Leicester.

The University of Leicester Global Study Centre is an associate college of the prestigious University, offering the bespoke Foundation in Society and Culture with progression into the relevant school.


  • Foundation: Two semesters


  • January
  • September


  • Global Study Centre

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Teaching and assessment

Teaching is delivered via a combination of small group lectures and 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 to undertake independent study to supplement what is being taught/learnt and to broaden your personal knowledge.

Progression criteria

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

Learning outcomes

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.


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*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:

Fees and scholarships

Life on campus

Take a look at the fantastic city-centre campus environment, and find out why students love to study here.

University of Leicester campus and library

Career opportunities

Our Society and Culture pathway leads onto a number of humanities-related degrees, which in turn opens up a range of exciting career options, including:

  • Lawyer
  • Solicitor
  • Journalist
  • Teacher
  • Copywriter
  • Human resources specialist
  • Archaeologist
  • Social worker
  • Psychologist
  • Sociologist
  • Historian
  • Environmentalist
  • Criminologist
  • Cyber psychologist
  • Forensic anthropologist
  • Political analyst
  • Museum curator
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