Foundation Programme in Humanities, Law & Social Science

University of Aberdeen - ISC, United Kingdom Ranked #103 in Europe

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Next enrollment cycle

January 2022

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Total Course Fee

USD 21,596

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  • 9 Months
  • On Campus
  • Undergraduate
  • Pathway Programme

Choose an Undergraduate Foundation Programme in Humanities, Law and Social Science and progress into the second year of degree study at the University of Aberdeen with exception of the LLB programmes which offer first year entry only. Based in the International Study Centre at the heart of the University campus, this one-year programme allows you to graduate in the typical four years of a Scottish degree.

  • Once you have completed your Undergraduate Foundation Programme and achieved the necessary grades, you can transition to the second year of your chosen undergraduate degree. The University of Aberdeen is one of the ancient universities of Scotland, where four-year undergraduate degrees are referred to as Masters of Arts, or MA degrees. The only exception to this are the LLB programmes which offer first year entry only.

Enrollment Cycles

  • January 2022
  • October 2022

To apply for the Undergraduate Foundation Programme, you’ll need to meet the following entry requirements:

Academic: Good high school graduate grades or equivalent. For our Life Sciences pathway, you will also need to have studied Chemistry and one other science or Maths subject. For the Physical Sciences and Engineering pathway, Maths and/or Physics may also be required.

English language: Academic IELTS for UKVI 4.5 (4.5 in writing, 4.0 in all other skills)

Term 1
Studying Social Life

This module covers:

  • Introduction sociology
  • Social stratification, inequality and social class
  • Changes in structures of inequality and social mobility
  • Race, ethnicity and nationality
  • Case studies on ethnicity
  • Gender and feminism
  • Feminist research method
  • Crime, deviance and subculture
  • Crime and the media
  • The mass media and new media

Academic Practice in Social Sciences
This module covers:

  • The study of academic writing process – such as notetaking, planning, drafting, proofreading
  • The selection of sources of academic study and the study of exam techniques
  • How treference and cite sources
  • The study of research methodologies
  • Critical thinking and analysis
  • Practice of written and verbal communication skill

Academic Practice in Law
This module covers:

  • The study of academic writing process – such as notetaking, planning, drafting, proofreading
  • The selection of sources of academic study and the study of exam techniques
  • How treference and cite sources
  • The study of research methodologies within law
  • Critical thinking and analysis
  • Practice of written and verbal communication skills

Term 2
Critical Approach Modern History
This module covers:

  • An introduction thistorical sources, concepts and historiography
  • A basic understanding of the different elements of historical analysis
  • How tdevelop historical skills using both primary and secondary sources
  • Analysis of the changes in modern history which have an impact on contemporary society
  • Emphasis on detailing the political, economic, social and cultural reasons for the changes
  • Topics such as reformation and formation of the modern church, the rise and fall of american slavery, the scottish revolution, and post-war britain

Text & Contexts: English Literature
This module covers:

  • A variety of genres of text, including the novel, drama and short stories, from a variety of periods with a variety of textual contexts
  • Different ways of reading and interpreting a text
  • The ability tanalyse, imagine, argue, compare and contrast
  • The ability tuse the correct Terminology and express the relevant information clearly in an academic manner

Law 1
This module covers the:

  • justice system
  • Scottish civil justice process
  • Scottish criminal justice process
  • The law-making process
  • legal research

Term 3
Sociology: Crime and Deviance
This module covers:

  • Theories of crime and deviance
  • Crime control, prevention and punishment
  • Crime, deviance and ethnicity
  • Crime, deviance and gender
  • Criminal justice and the victims of crime
  • Social policy

Critical Approaches tPolitics and International Relations
This module covers:

  • Political theory, ideologies and concepts
  • Theories of international relations
  • The state, sovereignty and the government
  • Democracy and power
  • Rights and citizenship
  • Globalisation of world politics and international relations
  • Conflict and politics
  • International issues such as nationalism, human rights and terrorism

Psychology 1
This module covers:

  • Learning theory
  • Personality
  • Biological psychology
  • Experimental psychological research methods such as laboratory and field experiments
    Non-experimental methods such as interviews and observations

Law 2
This module covers:

  • The types of legal systems – such as civil law, common law and mixed legal systems
  • Law of obligations
  • The civilian legal tradition

£15,500 Course Fee (ISC) 

£235 Enrolment Fee (non-refundable) 

£1,000 Deposit

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