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International Foundation (Humanities, Law & Social Science)

Leading To BA International Relations

This pathway prepares international students for guaranteed entry1 to undergraduate degrees in Humanities, Law & Social Science at Durham University. On successful completion, you can progress directly to the first year of a range of degree programmes, including BA International Relations. See Progression Options below for full details.

  • Location
    United Kingdom
  • Progression
    Durham University
  • Rankings & Awards
    United Kingdom: 7th
    Satisfaction: 83.7%
    World: 174th
  • Start Dates
    Jan, Sep, Nov
    3 Terms
    Next start date: 23 Sep 2024
  • Course Fees
    From £23,500
  • Visa Considerations
    UKVI English Test Required
  • Course Provider
    Durham University International Study Centre
  • Why Choose This Course?
    • Guaranteed entry to an undergraduate degree at Durham University after only one year.
    • Study at a World Class University! Durham is consistently ranked in the UK top 10 and amongst the top 100 universities in the World!
    • The University of Durham is member of the prestigious Russell Group, the UK's own 'Ivy League'. A research-led university that ranks highly across a broad range of subjects.
    • Study at Durham University International Study Centre, located at the university's Queen's Campus in Stockton-on-Tees, then transfer to Durham City campus when you progress to your degree. Durham is a historic city with a famous UNESCO listed Cathedral.

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About This Course

The International Foundation (Humanities, Law & Social Science) is a comprehensive programme of academic subjects, study skills and English language. It is specially designed for international students who want to study an undergraduate degree at Durham University, but do not have the academic qualifications or English level required for direct entry.

On successful completion of this course, you can progress to the first year of selected bachelor's degrees at Durham University.

Entry Requirements

Academic Completion of high school with good grades, equivalent to 5 IGCSE grades A* - C in relevant subjects (excluding native language).
English UKVI IELTS 5.5 (5.5 Reading & Writing, 5.0 other skills) or equivalent UKVI English test.
Minimum Age Minimum age 17 years (at start of course).

Start Dates And Progression

Start Date End Date Progression
Sep 2024 Jun 2025 Sep 2025
Nov 2024 Aug 2025 Sep 2025
Jan 2025 Aug 2025 Sep 2025

Progression Options

On successful completion of this course, you are guaranteed entry to one of the following undergraduate programmes at Durham University.

  • BA Ancient History
  • BA Ancient History & Archaeology
  • BA Anthropology
  • BA Archaeology
  • BA Classical Civilisation
  • BA Classics
  • BA Combined In Social Sciences
  • BA Criminology
  • BA Education Studies
  • BA Education Studies Geography
  • BA Education Studies Psychology
  • BA Education Studies Sociology
  • BA English Literature
  • BA History
  • BA International Relations
  • BA Liberal Arts
  • BA Music
  • BA Philosophy
  • BA Philosophy Politics & Economics
  • BA Politics
  • BA Religion Society & Culture
  • BA Sociology
  • BA Sport Exercise & Physical Activity
  • BA Theology & Religion
  • BA Visual Arts & Film
  • BA\BSc Geography
  • BSc Health & Human Sciences
  • BSc Sport & Exercise Sciences
  • LLB Law

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1 Entry is guaranteed for students who achieve the minimum grades required for progression.

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