International College
Student pathways to The University of Sheffield

Progress to a degree in the Faculty of Social Sciences

Whether you want to be an entrepreneur, solicitor, landscape architect or something else entirely, this is the first step.

The International Foundation Year in Business, Social Sciences and Humanities leads to a number of degrees in the Faculty of Social Sciences. This includes the Management School and the School of Law.

Your programme will be tailored to allow you to prepare for your chosen degree. You will study the most relevant modules to your subject area. Some of these modules will be compulsory for progression onto specific degree programmes at the University.


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Core modules

  • Critical Reading
  • Academic English Skills
  • Reach Higher (an interdisciplinary group challenge)
  • Personal Development Programme (PDP)

Pathway modules (dependent on your chosen degree option)

Pathway Module 1 Module 2 Module 3 Module 4
Business & Management
(B&M)
Introduction to Business Statistics for Social Science Introduction to Economics Introduction to Financial Accounting
Economics
(E)
Pure Mathematics Introduction to Economics Statistics for Economics
Social Sciences
(SS)
Sociology Statistics for Social Science Political Ideas, Concepts and Practice Globalisation
Society & Environment
(S&E)
Sociology The Urban Environment Political Ideas, Concepts and Practice Globalisation
Law & Society
(L&S)
Sociology Political Ideas, Concepts and Practice Globalisation Law


Please note: Our programmes are subject to formal approval by the university but may be subject to minor modification. Degrees and entry requirements are also subject to change and some degrees may require a minimum level of performance in specific modules.


Degree options

Degree Programmes Pathway Overall Grade % English Grade
BA (Hons) Accounting & Financial Management B&M 64% 60% with min 50% in all skills
BA (Hons) Accounting & Financial Management and Economics B&M 67% 60% with min 50% in all skills
BA (Hons) Applied Social Sciences Any pathway 64% 60% with min 50% in all skills
BSc (Hons) Applied Social Sciences Any pathway 64% 60% with min 50% in all skills
BA (Hons) Archaeology* S&E 60% 60% with min 40% in all skills
BA (Hons) Architecture#^^ S&E 70% 60% with min 50% in all skills
BA (Hons) Architecture and Landscape#^^ S&E 70% 60% with min 50% in all skills
BA (Hons) Business Management B&M 64% 60% with min 50% in all skills
BA (Hons) Business Management and Economics B&M 67% 60% with min 50% in all skills
BA (Hons) Business Management and Japanese Studies B&M 64% 60% with min 50% in all skills
BA (Hons) Chinese Studies~ Any pathway 64% 60% with min 50% in all skills
BA (Hons) Chinese Studies with Japanese~ Any pathway 64% 60% with min 50% in all skills
BA (Hons) Classical and Historical Archaeology SS or S&E 60% 60% with min 40% in all skills
BA (Hons) Criminology L&S or S&E or SS or B&M 67% 70% with min 50% in all skills
BA (Hons) Digital Media & Society^^ Any pathway 64% 60% with min 50% in all skills
BA (Hons) East Asian Studies~ Any pathway 64% 60% with min 50% in all skills
BA (Hons) Economics E 67% 60% with min 50% in all skills
BSc (Hons) Economics E 67% 60% with min 50% in all skills
BSc (Hons) Economics and Mathematics E 67% 60% with min 50% in all skills
BA (Hons) Economics and Philosophy E 67% 60% with min 50% in all skills
BA (Hons) Economics and Politics E 67% 60% with min 50% in all skills
BSc (Hons) Economics with Finance E 70% 60% with min 50% in all skills
BA (Hons) Education, Culture and Childhood SS or S&E or B&M or L&S 64% 60% with min 50% in all skills
BA (Hons) English Language and Linguistics S&E or SS or L&S 67% 70% with min 50% in all skills
BA (Hons) English Language and Literature S&E or SS or L&S 67% 70% with min 60% in all skills
BA (Hons) English Literature S&E or SS or L 67% 70% with min 60% in all skills
BSc (Hons) Geography S&E 67% 60% with min 50% in all skills
BA (Hons) Geography and Planning Any pathway 64% 60% with min 50% in all skills
BA (Hons) History S&E or SS or L 67% 70% with min 60% in all skills
BA (Hons) International Business Management with Study Abroad^^ B&M 64% 60% with min 50% in all skills
BA (Hons) International Relations and Politics L&S or S&E or SS 67% 60% with min 50% in all skills
BA (Hons) Japanese Studies~ Any pathway 64% 60% with min 50% in all skills
BA (Hons) Journalism Studies**† S&E 64% 70% in all skills
BA (Hons) Korean Studies~ Any pathway 64% 60% with min 50% in all skills
BA (Hons) Korean Studies with Japanese~ Any pathway 64% 60% with min 50% in all skills
BA (Hons) Landscape Architecture^ S&E 64% 60% with min 40% in all skills
BSc (Hons) Landscape Architecture^ S&E 64% 60% with min 40% in all skills
LLB (Hons) Law Any pathway 70% 70% with min 50% in all skills
LLB (Hons) Law (European and International) L&S 70% 70% with min 50% in all skills
LLB (Hons) Law and Criminology Any pathway 70% 70% with min 50% in all skills
LLB (Hons) Law with Chinese Law L&S or S&E or SS or B&M 67% 70% with min 50% in all skills
BSc (Hons) Mathematics E 67% 60% with min 50% in all skills
MMath Mathematics  E 70% 60% with min 50% in all skills
BSc (Hons) Mathematics & Philosophy E 67% 60% with min 50% in all skills
BSc (Hons) Mathematics & Statistics E 67% 60% with min 50% in all skills
MMath Mathematics & Statistics E 70% 60% with min 50% in all skills
BMus Music! Any pathway 67% 60% with min 40% in all skills
BA (Hons) Philosophy* Any pathways 67% 60% with min 50% in all skills
BA (Hons) Philosophy, Religion and Ethics Any pathway 64% 60% with min 50% in all skills
BA (Hons) Politics S&E or SS or L&S 67% 60% with min 50% in all skills
BA (Hons) Politics and Philosophy S&E or SS or L&S 67% 60% with min 50% in all skills
BA (Hons) Politics and Sociology S&E or SS or L&S 64% 60% with min 50% in all skills
BSc (Hons) Psychology** Any pathway 67% 60% with min 50% in all skills
BA (Hons) Quantitative Social Sciences SS or B&M or E 64% 60% with min 50% in all skills
BA (Hons) Sociology^^ S&E 60% 60% with min 50% in all skills
BA (Hons) Sociology with Criminology^^ S&E 60% 60% with min 50% in all skills
BA (Hons) Sociology with Social Policy***^^ S&E 60% 60% with min 50% in all skills
BSc (Hons) Speech and Language Sciences SS & SE 64% 70% with min 60% in all skills
BA (Hons) Urban Studies Any pathway 60% 60% with min 50% in all skills
Mplan Urban Studies and Planning Any pathway 60% 60% with min 50% in all skills

* Delivered in Faculty of Arts & Humanities

** Students wishing to progress to these degree programmes at the University will require an English level of IELTS 0.5 or equivalent higher than the standard level of entry to their International Foundation Year/Pre Masters Programme

*** Subject to approval/ validation

† Pass in an interview required as well as meeting progression requirements

# Design Portfolio required at application of USIC. Find more details.

^ Portfolio will be completed in College but does not count towards progression

^^ Students wishing to progress to this degree must turn 18 by the end of September of the academic year when they start their undergraduate course at the University

! Grade 8 Practical (ABRSM/Trinity/Rockschool) at Merit + Grade 5 theory (ABRSM/Trinity) at Merit or equivalent. If equivalent qualifications are offered, please consult with the department to check if appropriate

~ Students cannot be native speakers of any of the language degrees they progress to

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International Foundation Year Key Facts

Course length: Two or three terms, dependent on English language Academic IELTS for UKVI* score

Entry points:

Three terms - September and January

Two terms - March

Age on entry: Students will normally be 17 years of age or older

Term dates

Entry requirements

Fees

* If you do not need a Tier 4 visa, or are exempted in another way, we can accept equivalent proof of English