Social Sciences and Humanities (International Foundation) January 2022 entry
The International Foundation programme for Social Sciences and Humanities offers an intensive route into a wide range of degree programmes in the Faculty of Arts at the University of St Andrews. Students will be taught the intellectual and linguistic skills appropriate to the demands of an undergraduate degree programme.
Teaching and learning experiences introduce students to their future degrees and possible future careers.
The programme has a high success rate. Over the past three years, all students passed the programme, with 100% meeting the progression requirements for their chosen degree programme at St Andrews. Successful foundation students have gone on to study for single and joint Honours degrees at the University of St Andrews and other top UK universities.
The University of St Andrews as a whole was voted top in the UK for student academic experience in The National Student Survey 2020 as 92.7% of St Andrews final-year students gave the University top marks for the quality of the learning and teaching experience.
The University has secured a TEF Gold award for the quality of teaching and the undergraduate experience.
"The Social Sciences and Humanities programme helped me transition into first year very well because I understood the structure of essay writing. In addition to this, the International Relations course was brilliant. My most memorable experience during the programme was when I took an International Relations summer class. This class explored critical theories such as Postcolonialism and Feminism. The class sparked such an interest that it made me want to further research these topics. Over the course of my foundation year, I also had the privilege of meeting people from all over the world, these people are now a second family to me and for that I am forever grateful."
Jannah (United Arab Emirates)