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Kingston University London

London, United Kingdom


Social Sciences Foundation Year

Progressing to

Sociology B.Sc. (Hons)

Program No-


September January

At least 1 month prior to the start date

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Admission Requirements

Kingston University is much more than a place of education, it will prepare you for employment and life in the future. The University offers career-focused courses and excellent teaching, which makes it the perfect place for ambitious students with big plans in business. This is why it is proud to be the top university in the UK for graduate start-ups, for the sixth year running (Annual Higher Education Business and Community Interaction Survey 2016). Kingston was ranked 1st out of 121 institutions for its graphic design and product design courses by The Guardian in 2017.

Kingston University London (informally Kingston or KUL) is a public research university located within the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames, in South West London, United Kingdom. The university specialises in the arts, design, fashion, science, engineering, and business. It received university status in 1992, before which the institution was known as Kingston Polytechnic. Its roots, however, go back to the Kingston Technical Institute, founded in 1899.

The University is based in the beautiful riverside town of Kingston upon Thames. It is a safe, student-friendly town and just 25 minutes from the centre of London, the world capital for business, finance and culture. 

  • A hub for entrepreneurial spirit, Kingston has produced more graduate start-up companies than any other university in the UK.

  • Kingston Business School teaching rated ‘excellent’ by the Higher Education Funding Council.

  • A campus in leafy south-west London with excellent transport links to central London.

  • Many courses offer industry placements, ensuring strong career prospects once you graduate.

  • Multi-million pound developments ensure you have access to state-of-the-art teaching facilities and resources.

The student halls of residence at Kingston offer a single study bedroom in a modern apartment shared with two to nine other students. The apartments are self-catered with shared kitchens, giving you the chance 

Multicultural welcome 

Kingston University is home to students from over 140 different countries. As well as this international atmosphere on campus, the University’s close proximity to central London allows for you to experience life in the United Kingdom’s most international city.

By studying at Kingston, you will be exposed to more than just the British culture. The University even offers free lessons in nine different languages, so you can develop more academic skills whilst gaining an even deeper multicultural perspective.

**Academic Requirement for English Medium students stay the same regardless of the country of residence.

Other Requirements

Personal Statement, 1 Academic Reference Letter from School/College

About The Program

About The University

IELTS for UKVI overall : 4.5 Writing minimum : 5.0 and minimum 4.0 in all bands

The International Foundation Year is a three-term programme of academic subjects, study skills and English language training designed to help international students succeed in a UK classroom environment and meet the entry requirements for undergraduate study. Once you complete the programme and achieve the required grades which is between 60% to 65% depending on the progression degree, you can enter the first year of your chosen undergraduate degree at the University.

Our Social Sciences programme will prepare you for a degree across a range of areas, including Film, History, Journalism, Politics, Television and Psychology. During your International Foundation Year you will study four modules.

Academic English Skills: This module will teach you how to read, write, speak and understand English. As you progress through the module you will be taught a number of English language skills, including:

Sentence structure when writing
Scanning content for key information
Learning how to construct and deliver presentations

Social Sciences with Mathematics: The main focus of this module is looking at society through the topics of culture and identity, globalisation, mass media, and crime and deviance. You will also study the methods used in sociological research, which includes a mathematical element. This will prepare you for your own research project. After completing this module you will have a good knowledge of the main concepts of sociology and its research methods, as well as an understanding of the influences shaping modern society.

When you arrive at the International Study Centre we will help you choose two of the following elective modules, depending on your degree programme.

Media Studies: Media Studies is provided as an elective module for students interested in pursuing a media-related degree or have a specific interest in exploring the theoretical and practical aspects of Media. Through the module you will develop an understanding of key concepts underpinning different activities and an appreciation of the critical views of media and culture.

Psychology: Our Psychology module covers the theoretical approaches to psychology, research methods, human memory, childhood development, stress and psychopathology. You will also carry out a practical research project, which involves completing and analysing the results of a psychological experiment. At the end of the year you will have a strong understanding of the key concepts and theories of psychology, as well as practical research skills.

3 Terms

English Proficiency Requirement


Start Date

Application Deadline

Tuition Fees

3 Terms

13,000 GBP

Bursaries availability


Minimimum Academic Requirement

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Year 10(SSC) 65% or Year 11-55% or Year 12(HSC) 45%



Year 11(One year after SSC)-Above 60% or Year 12(HSSC)-Above 50%


O-Levels: 4 Subject passes with Grade C minimum. Relevant subjects, including English, no native language

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