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International Foundation Programme - Humanities and Social Sciences

The International Foundation Programme (IFP) is a one-year academic programme designed to prepare you for undergraduate study in the UK.

Key information

Course code: INT416 Course type: International Foundation Programme, Full-time, International Duration: 1 Year Start date: September 2018 Entry requirements: A minimum English level of B2 IELTS 5.5 (5.5 in writing). Completed 12 years of education and received good results in exams in your chosen subject, equivalent to GCSE Maths grade D. End qualification: LASER Access to Higher Education Diploma: Humanities combined with Social Sciences Level 3 Awarding body: Laser Course location: Brighton Metropolitan College, Central Campus Course fees: £7500 Assessment: Essays, structured questions, group presentations, practical skills and write-up, internal exams, independent research project.

Course aims and areas

This programme will prepare you to study on a range of degree programmes, including Politics, Media Studies, History, Anthropology, International Relations, Humanities, Cultural Studies, Criminology, Sociology and Globalisation studies.

This course is aimed at those who are interested in politics, current affairs, and issues such as power, class, gender and race in contemporary society, and are considering a career in local government, the Civil Service, Trade Unions, Social Services, Voluntary organisations, Charities or NGOs.

You will study an introductory sociology unit; examine class, race, gender & age; look at the relationship between power and politics and the impact of the mass media on society; conduct a research project concerning the impact of the Victorian period on the local area; examine literature from the counter culture; look at some of the issues in contemporary ethics; as well as examining the ways in which deviance has been defined and addressed.

Alongside the subject classes, you will develop the necessary academic skills, such as essay writing, delivering presentations, research skills which will prepare you for study at university.

Course Units

  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Social Stratification
  • Gender & Race
  • Literature from the Counter Culture
  • The Mass Media
  • Power and Politics
  • The Victorians: Local History Research
  • Ethics
  • Crime and Deviance
  • Youth and Deviance
  • Academic support
  • English for Academic Purposes
  • Extended Independent Academic Study
  • Communication and Presentation Skills
  • Critical Thinking
  • Using IT For Study
  • Essay Skills

Why the MET?

  • Experienced subject tutors specialised in working with learners on Access and pathway courses
  • Accepted entry qualification for Higher Education
  • Over 90% of our students had sufficient grades to enter the course of their first choice in UCAS application.
  • Total Immersion in UK college environment
  • All subject lessons are in the main college learning with UK students
  • Multinational English and academic support classes
  • Full access to college facilities: library and computer centre, canteen and free gym
  • Dedicated international team providing support and advice

Entry Requirements

If there are any applicable entry requirements, these will be listed in the key information section above.

Course Costs

International fees can vary depending on the course you choose and how long you are studying for.

For full information about our international fees, please see our International fees guide.

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