International Foundation Year – FdCert


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Get the skills and experience you need to study an undergraduate degree in the humanities and social sciences.

This programme provides international and EU students with a direct route to undergraduate study at Queen Mary or other UK universities. All modules are taught by our expert academic staff, and you’ll have full access to all student facilities, including welfare, library, social and sport.

This one-year programme will allow you to progress to any degree in the faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at Queen Mary – including law, business management, economics, international relations, politics, comparative literature, linguistics, languages, film studies, history and geography. You can also apply to other UK universities after your foundation year.

Compulsory modules include English language and study skills and an independent research project, and you’ll also study modules in three further academic subjects based on your chosen pathway. You’ll develop solid knowledge in your chosen academic specialties, and improve your ability to use academic English effectively at undergraduate level.

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TESTIMONIAL - Doing the foundation course was a very fun and enjoyable experience which allowed me to develop great relationships with friends and teachers, which set me on the right path to life as an undergraduate student.- John Choong, International Foundation Programme (2017) Now studying BSc Business Management at Queen Mary