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Foundation Year in Law and Social Sciences

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Foundation year in Law and Social Sciences

Code
See How to apply tab
Start
October 2018
Duration
1 year full-time
+ 3 years full-time
Attendance
Full-time
Fees
£9,250 (UK/EU) *
£9,250 (INT) *

The Foundation Year in Law and Social Sciences is offered as an entry route to a law, politics, criminology or sociology degree for students who don't yet meet the entry requirements for degree-level study.

Why study the Foundation Year in Law and Social Sciences at Middlesex University?

You enrol on a four-year course, which includes the one-year foundation course. If you complete this year successfully you progress directly onto one of our three-year degree courses in these subject areas. The number of students who progress to degree study are very high - in fact some of these students have gone on to become some of our most successful graduates.

The Foundation Year is for you if:

  • you do not have the right qualifications for a full degree
  • you feel you are not yet ready for degree-level study
  • you are returning to study and feel you need some help to get up to speed with the demands of learning before embarking on a degree.

How to apply

If you are interested in studying the Law and Social Sciences foundation year you must apply to one of our four-year degree courses. Please have a look at the How to apply tab for further information about how to apply including UCAS codes. Successful completion of the foundation year guarantees entry onto your chosen social sciences, politics or law degree. We offer:

The Foundation Year in Law and Social Sciences is taught by the same lecturing staff who teach on our degree courses and you are taught in small group seminars, workshops and lectures. The course will allow you to develop transferable skills in law, social sciences, politics, communication and problem-solving.

What will you study on the Foundation Year in Law and Social Sciences?

You will study all four modules simultaneously over the year which means you have the chance to examine topics in-depth. As a student of this course you'll receive a free electronic textbook for every module.

  • Core modules

    • World Literature for Social Sciences and the Law

      This module aims to prepare you to embark on studying the disciplines of sociology, criminology, politics and law. You will engage in active reading and writing, and will enhance your knowledge of the world within which the disciplines are located, and the skills with which to understand, decode and comment on it.

    • SMART (Students Mastering Academic writing, Research and Technology)

      This module provides the fundamental written and oral communication skills required to continue studying at degree level. You will develop analytical skills through a problem solving approach, build your confidence working individually and as a member of a team, and gain appreciation of research techniques by using libraries and a range of e-learning resources.

    • Foundation Mathematics

      This module introduces the fundamental mathematical topics and concepts that are required in a range of subjects studied at degree level. In a structured and supportive environment, you will begin to develop an appreciation of the importance of mathematics as an aid to understand and describe abstract ideas.

    • Foundation Project

      This module provides you with the experience in a range of related subject-related projects that reinforce understanding of topics taught, and provide opportunities to apply the knowledge gained in other modules.

You can find more information about this course in the programme specification. Module and programme information is indicative and may be subject to change.

  1. UK & EU
  2. International
  3. How to apply
  1. UK & EU
  2. International

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