Course Overview

  • Intakes January, March, September
  • Course Duration 6 months, 9 months

Course Description

The direct pathway to the University of Sheffield

Secondary School => International Foundation Year => 1st Year of Bachelor Degree

This is a two or three-term programme that has been developed in collaboration with the University, so modules are relevant to your field of study. Core modules are studied by everyone on this programme and will develop the English and academic skills you need for your degree. The pathway modules you study will depend on your chosen progression degree at the University.

The International Foundation Year in Business, Social Sciences and Humanities will prepare you for your chosen undergraduate degree in the humanities and social sciences at Sheffield. The Faculty of Social Sciences includes the Management School, the School of Law and Sheffield School of Architecture.

There are two entry points for this programme:

  • Three-term Programme September and January
  • Two-term Programme March

Entry Requirements

  • Academic Requirements (General)
    • Good high school graduation grades or equivalent
  • Academic Requirements (International Qualification)
    • GCSE/IGCSE/O Level 5 subjects including relevant subjects, grades B or above (students must be 17 or over). New grades 9 – 6 in English and Maths
    • IB Diploma Programme 26 points (IB Certificate accepted, 26 points) (Subject pass level is 3) Dentistry: International Baccalaureate (IB) – 30 points, must have 5 in Higher level Chemistry and Higher Biology (not standard level)
    • AS levels 32 points (formerly 100 UCAS points (only A-C grades) (excluding native language) For Dentistry: 3 x AS levels grade with A in Chemistry, Biology and another subject (not native language)
      1 pass at grade A/B, and any borderline case inc D grades, to be referred to HoC
    • A levels 2 passes at grade C (new tariff 64) or 3 passes at grade D (new tariff 72) For Dentistry: 3 x A Levels grade with B in Chemistry, Biology and another subject (except native language) in first sitting
  • English Language Requirements
    • Three-term programme Academic IELTS for UKVI 5.0 with minimum 5.0 in writing (minimum of 4.0 in other skills), or equivalent
    • Two-term programme Academic IELTS for UKVI 6.0 (minimum 5.0 in all skills), or equivalent

Campus Location

Velocity House, 3 Solly St, Sheffield S1 4DE, United Kingdom

Documents Required for Application

  1. Copies of the passport and any previous study visas
  2. Academic certificate and transcript(s) of secondary/undergraduate education
  3. Score report of English language proficiency qualification IELTS for UKVI /  IELTS
  4. Personal Statement
  5. Work experience letter (if any)
  6. Certificates of any additional courses or activities (if any)

Progression Degree

This programme leads to a number of undergraduate degree in the humanities and social sciences at Sheffield. The Faculty of Social Sciences includes the Management School, the School of Law and Sheffield School of Architecture(Subject to meeting the progression grades requirement)

 

More Information

Only students can apply for this course.
University Information
  • Total Courses 6 Courses
  • Location United Kingdom
  • Full Address Broomhall, Sheffield S10 2TG, United Kingdom
  • QS 2020 Ranking 78
  • ARWU 2019 Ranking 101
  • THE 2020 Ranking 117