Classes start 27 September 2021 - Online or In-Person
The SCL International College University Foundation Programme in Social Sciences is a two or three-term course designed for international students who wish to progress as an undergraduate in the UK to study Law, Politics, International Relations, Economics and related subjects.
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We offer guaranteed admission to at least one of 11 British universities, thanks to our partnership with the International Foundation Group. Our students have also received offers of admission from dozens of highly ranked universities across the UK.
Students who enrol on this pre-university International Foundation Programme typically have good high school grades. You should be at least 17 years old by the time your course starts and you are expected to have an English language level equivalent of:
Our Foundation Programme is available both online and face-to-face at our Kentish Town Campus for 2 or 3 terms:
We also offer private tutoring, exam preparation courses and extra lessons to give you as much support as possible. Have a question about your academic qualifications, visa requirements or fees? We'd be happy to help you!
Guaranteed university place upon successful completion of our course.
Our tutors are highly qualiﬁed and have experience teaching international students, so they understand the kind of personal support you may need.
Small class size
At SCL International College, you'll enjoy our smaller classes for individualised learning, with 12 students maximum per class.
Preparation for British academic life
A vital part of our programme involves training you to adapt your skills and knowledge to a British university environment and adjust to living and studying in the UK.
An international environment
Our team of academic professionals comes from all over the world and will help you develop the social and learning skills required for studying at a UK higher education institution.
You will get personal assistance with your UK university applications to your chosen degree programme. We will ensure you gain the necessary English language qualifications and study skills to advance to a British university.
The SCL International College University Foundation Programme in Social Sciences will:
Throughout the Foundation in Social Sciences Course, you will participate in our Academic English programme, helping you prepare to meet English language standards set by your chosen university.
SCL International College's Social Sciences Foundation Course has been developed with an appreciation of the specific requirements of Social Sciences degree programmes. For example, the curriculum uses problem-based learning and real-world case studies.
As an integral part of our pre-university pathway programme into Social Sciences, international students will gain comprehensive knowledge of the British university environment and of different aspects of living and studying in the UK.
At Stay Campus London, we are committed to ensuring you gain the necessary English language qualifications and study skills to advance to a British university. Your academic tutor will take a personal interest in your progress and help you develop your study plan accordingly.
By the time you complete our programme, you will have the knowledge base and confidence needed to excel both academically and personally when studying Social Sciences at a university in the UK.
Through carefully selected modules, you will evaluate and analyse information, construct balanced arguments, and apply theories and concepts to current political, legal and economic issues.
Legal Systems & Processes
You will gain an understanding of the English legal system and processes, and develop skills in applying legal rules and principles to specific cases. The first term gives you a firm foundation in law making and interpretation, court systems, negligence, and contract law. In the second term, you'll develop a more detailed understanding of criminal law and explore issues of morality, justice, and judicial creativity. There is a strong emphasis on evaluating information and knowledge, as well as developing the ability to construct logical, coherent and balanced arguments.
Government & Politics
These specialist modules introduce you to political systems and processes in the UK. You'll look at the relationship between the legislature and executive models, and evaluate where power lies within the UK system. Classes will also show you how to examine representative processes and institutions, and question the strengths and weaknesses of democracy in the UK. There is a strong emphasis on applying knowledge to contemporary politics such as the General Election in 2015.
The foundation programme in Social Sciences also focuses on political institutions and processes in the USA, and again challenges you to evaluate and analyse how successfully power is dispersed within the political system. You will develop skills in comparing the systems in the UK and USA, and reaching judgments on the similarities and differences between them.
The Economics module combines a study of micro and macro content in exploring a range of economic issues drawn from national and international contexts. This Social Sciences course promotes an understanding of economic concepts and theories through a critical consideration of current economic issues, problems, and institutions that affect everyday life.
Top notch facilities
SCL International College's modern classrooms have the latest hardware and software and our libraries offer a flexible space for you to work alone or in groups. Students also have 24/7 access to WiFi, online resources, study tools and materials.
Private en-suite rooms
Your accommodation is included in the programme fee, so you don't have to worry about finding a place to live! All rooms come with a private bathroom and kitchenette and we adhere to strict Covid-19 safety and cleanliness guidelines.
Great location in London
We're located in the student capital of the world – London! You'll have easy access to the entire city, major airports and railway stations. Stay with us and you’ll even get discounts to local restaurants, cafés and shops! Plus, our in-house events team hosts regular social activities free of charge.