Humanities and Social Sciences

Study mode:On campus Study type:Full-time Languages: English
Local:$ 15.9 k / Year(s) Foreign:$ 15.9 k / Year(s)  
StudyQA ranking:2728 Duration:9 months

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Description

Combining academic study, intensive English language teaching and study skills to prepare you for entry into the first year in Politics and Sociology at Newcastle University

INTO Newcastle University offers the best preparation for direct entry to the first year of your Bachelors degree in a range of subjects from law to media to politics.

Why apply for the international foundation programme?

  • guaranteed university placement for all successful students
  • full university status
  • a quality assured university programme
  • a campus based programme with access to university facilities
  • a conditional offer of a place on the first year of a relevant undergraduate
    degree at Newcastle University
  • professional support and guidance with university applications
  • multiple start dates
  • the highest levels of personal care and support

Course length: 3 - 4 terms (9 - 11 months)

When can I start?

  • June 2014 start (4 term)

Term 1: Mon 30 Jun 2014 to Fri 05 Sep 2014
Term 2: Mon 22 Sep 2014 to Fri 12 Dec 2014
Term 3: Mon 05 Jan 2015 to Fri 27 Mar 2015
Term 4:Mon 13 Apr 2015 to Fri 12 Jun 2015

£20,150

  • September 2014 start (4 term)

Term 1: Mon 22 Sep 2014 to Fri 05 Dec 2014
Term 2: Mon 05 Jan 2015 to Fri 27 Mar 2015
Term 3: Mon 13 Apr 2015 to Fri 12 Jun 2015
Term 4:Mon 15 Jun 2015 to Fri 04 Sep 2015

£20,150

  • September 2014 start (3 term)

Term 1: Mon 22 Sep 2014 to Fri 12 Dec 2014
Term 2: Mon 05 Jan 2015 to Fri 27 Mar 2015
Term 3:Mon 13 Apr 2015 to Fri 12 Jun 2015

£15,900

  • January 2015 start (3 term)

Term 1: Mon 05 Jan 2015 to Fri 27 Mar 2015
Term 2: Mon 13 Apr 2015 to Fri 12 Jun 2015
Term 3: Mon 15 Jun 2015 to Fri 04 Sep 2015

£15,900

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline We're happy to accept students right up to when our courses begin, as long as there are places available Tuition fee
  • GBP 15900 Year (EEA)
  • GBP 15900 Year (Non-EEA)

Tuition fees do not include:

  • enrolment fee - an additional charge of £150 per academic programme (to be charged upon confirmation) ;
  • text books - an additional charge in the region of £180 per academic course (3 terms), £240 per academic course (4 terms) ;
  • lab fee - an additional £350 per year fee to cover the use of laboratory facilities (only applicable to science-based courses)
Start date January,June,September 2015 Duration full-time 9 months Languages Take an IELTS test
  • English
Delivery mode On Campus Educational variant Full-time Intensity Flexible

Course Content

You will study the following modules:

English for Academic Purposes

  • Four key skill areas are covered: reading, writing, listening and speaking. The aim is to prepare you to be able to operate successfully in an undergraduate study environment.

Study Skills and Project

  • The skills covered will include: personal and time organisation, library and information skills, using and interpreting data, team working skills, problem solving skills, examination and revision techniques, presentation skills and avoiding plagiarism. You'll also learn core ICT (Information Communication Technology) skills.

Introduction to British Institutions and Culture

  • Topics covered may include: local and national government and politics, legal institutions, geography and sociology of the UK and the North East, business in the UK and the UK education system.

Introduction to the Study of Humanities and Social Sciences

  • A broad based module which examines what is meant by social sciences and humanities and the nature of academic knowledge and research in these areas. It includes a review of articles about topics in the social sciences and humanities and a study of the city of Newcastle and its region from geographical, sociological, political, historical, cultural and artistic perspectives.

Introduction to Sociology

  • This module offers an introduction to sociological concepts and methodological approaches as well as the opportunity to study key sociological issues with particular reference to modern British society.

How will I be assessed?

Entry to all honours degrees at Newcastle University is highly competitive, and students hoping to progress to Newcastle must maintain high standards throughout their programme.

Whilst your grades in the Foundation programme do not count towards the final degree, your performance will be used to determine whether you meet the specified progression grades for direct entry to your chosen degree at the University. Assessment is both formal and informal.

Informally you will be given advice and feedback throughout your programme from your teachers. You will also be assessed via a combination of examinations at the end of each semester and coursework including

  • written essays
  • reports
  • field notebooks
  • practical exercises
  • group and individual research projects
  • bibliographical searches
  • oral and video presentations
  • problem solving

Audience

If you have completed secondary school education in your home country, the International Foundation programme provides academic preparation for first year entry and ensures that you meet the minimum English language requirement for entry to your chosen undergraduate degree programme. In some circumstances you may be able to enrol on the Foundation programme in order to change your specialist subject.

English Language Requirements

IELTS band : 5

To study at this university, you have to speak English. We advice you to

take an IELTS test. More About IELTS

Requirements

Academic requirements:

You need to have completed 12 years of schooling (or the local equivalent to meet the same standard) with very good grades.

For information about country-specific entry requirements please contact us.

English requirements:

Four term: a minimum of IELTS 5.0 (with a minimum of 4.5 in all subskills) or an equivalent score

Three term: a minimum of IELTS 5.5 (with a minimum of 5.0 in all subskills) or an equivalent score

Students who have achieved a minimum of IELTS 5.5 overall but have less than IELTS 5.0 in one or more sub-skills will be evaluated on a case by case basis

For Newcastle Law School

Four term: a minimum of IELTS 5.5 (with a minimum of 5.0 in all subskills) or an equivalent score

Three term: a minimum of IELTS 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in all subskills) or an equivalent score

We can also accept Pearson (PTE). Please contact us for further details.

If you do not meet the minimum English language requirements you should apply for English for University Study.

Age

17 years and above

All students commencing courses on a published September start date must be 17 years old by 31st December of that calendar year. For all other start dates, students must be 17 years old on the published start date of the course.

Work Experience

No work experience is required.

Related Scholarships*

  • Academic Excellence Scholarship

    "The Academic Excellence Scholarship can provide up to a 50 % reduction in tuition per semester. These scholarships will be renewed if the student maintains superior academic performance during each semester of their 3-year Bachelor programme. The scholarship will be directly applied to the student’s tuition fees."

  • Access Bursary

    Bursary for UK students all subjects where the variable tuition fee rate is payable.

  • Alumni Bursary

    Alumni Bursary for UK Undergraduate students

* The scholarships shown on this page are suggestions first and foremost. They could be offered by other organisations than Newcastle University.

Funding

Scholarships

High achievement is important to INTO and its students. We reward the academic success of the best students and in 2010 gave over £1m in scholarships that helped fund their studies.

If you have a strong academic record you will have the opportunity to apply for an INTO scholarship. These recognise those that have worked hard to join us and have the potential to go on to study at the highest levels. Every study centre offers scholarships and each application is considered with great care.

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