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uk foundation programme

Start Date
Autumn 2018/January 2019
1 Year Full-Time
2 Years Part-Time
Application Deadline
1 September 2018 (Autumn Start)
1 November 2018 (January Start)
Distance Learning

UK Foundation Programme: Foundation Year in Politics and International Relations Programme Structure


The programme has two semesters, each comprising 60 credits. The level and depth of students’ learning gradually increases as you work through the qualification.

The subjects we offer will cover government and political institutions, political ideas, and international relations theories, grounded in core skills of analysis and research methods training.

In semester 1 students will have three 20-credits introductory modules:

  • Introduction to Contemporary History
  • Academic Writing
  • Advanced Computer Skills

In semester 2 students will have three 20-credits in-depth modules:

  • Introduction to Global Politics
  • Principles of International Relations
  • Western Philosophy: Major Thinkers