Foundation Year Social Sciences (FdA)

Kingston University London the United Kingdom

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About Foundation Year Social Sciences at Kingston University London

Are you thinking of returning to education after a break? Do you want to have another go at getting some qualifications? Are you contemplating a different degree, and want to get a flavour for it before committing to three years?

This course will provide you with the academic and transferable skills you need to study an undergraduate degree in any of the social sciences. At Kingston these include criminology, sociology, psychology, economics and politics. Throughout the year-long course, you can study a range of these subjects, allowing you to get a better idea of which ones you prefer. It'll guide you in the direction of a social sciences degree that you're particularly interested in.

The Foundation Year will develop your independent study skills and help you to better understand your academic ability, a potential career path and how to develop the skills that employers look for in graduates.

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Entry requirements

One of the following: A levels: 48points (‘DD' or equivalent) from two A2 subjects, BTEC National Diploma: 48 points (‘PPP') from QCFBED, Access course: Pass in Access course with a minimum of 60 credits of which at least 45 must be at the higher level. Candidates are normally required to hold five GCSE subjects grades A-C including Mathematics and English Language (or comparable numeric score under the newly reformed GCSE grading).

All non-UK applicants must meet our English language requirement, which is Academic IELTS of 6.5 overall, with no element below 5.5. Make sure you read our full guidance about English language requirements, which includes details of other qualifications we consider. Applicants who do not meet the English language requirements could be eligible to join our pre-sessional English language course.

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