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Home » Courses » Foundation Year » Foundation Year Politics and International Relations

Start Date
Autumn 2019/January 2020
1 Year Full-Time
2 Years Part-Time
Application Deadline
1 September 2019 (Autumn Start)
1 November 2019 (January Start)
Distance Learning

Foundation Year in Politics and International Relations


If you are passionate about politics and foreign affairs but you don’t have the standard entry requirements to start a degree in this subject, the supportive academic preparation offered by our Foundation year in Politics and International Relations will bring you up to speed with essential academic skills and prepare you for a successful degree level study.

The Foundation course acts as a bridge between school-leavers qualifications and UK higher education entry requirements. This is an ideal route onto an undergraduate degree if you are returning to study after a gap, or if you have not previously studied this subject, or if you did not achieve the grades and hence do not meet the entry criteria you need for a place on a bachelor’s degree course.

Students who complete the foundation course at NCIUL  and achieve the required grades are offered guaranteed progression on to the undergraduate programmes. Students will gain the subject-specific knowledge and skills required by degree-level programmes and international students will have the chance to improve their English language skills.

This programme will build your confidence and give you the core knowledge and transferable skills to succeed at university.


Why study a Foundation Year at NCIUL ?

Our Foundation course is designed to help students to attain the right level of qualifications and skills they need to succeed at university degree level.

It will develop your essential knowledge in your chosen subject area and improve your academic English. You will be encouraged to explore new ideas and critically debate information from a variety of texts with your lecturers and classmates. You will actively participate in seminars and small class sizes will allow you to work more closely with your teachers.

By the end of the module, you will be able to demonstrate your intellectual, transferable and practical skills.

We are located in London, the global hub of international non-governmental organisations, international finance, and trans-Atlantic relations, which puts us at the heart of the UK’s political and business community and at the centre of academic London. This vibrant city will allow you to combine your studies with an interesting social and cultural life.

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