Are you from outside of mainland China?

You can find more information through Kaplan International Pathwaysour trusted education partner for applications and admissions to the International Foundation Programme.

Social Sciences and Law pathway

Learn the academic skills you need for an undergraduate degree while focusing on social sciences and law.

How to apply

Programme structure

In class

  • Minimum 15 class hours per week
  • Lectures, tutorials, workshops*
  • Classes held between Monday and Friday, 9:00 am and 6:00 pm

* You might also receive some teaching online

Independent study

  • Access to subject-specific libraries
  • Access to tutors and academics during their office hours
  • Access to Blackboard, the University’s online learning environment

You can find detailed information about units, contact hours and programme structure on our online unit catalogueThe units you will study will depend upon your intended degree, your IELTS level and timetable constraints.

What will my degree options be?

You will need to meet the entry requirements of your chosen degree which could include a GCSE or equivalent grade in a specific subject. We will confirm that you meet the entry requirements for your chosen degree before you start the programme. 

This pathway prepares you for degree studies related to:

  • accounting
  • economics
  • childhood studies
  • international relations
  • law
  • management
  • politics
  • sociology
  • many other disciplines.

Find out more about progression to an undergraduate degree and see the prospectus for undergraduate courses offered at the University of Bristol.

Entry requirements

Find out the entry requirements for this pathway.

Course dates

The programme runs from September to May. This is split into two teaching blocks with holiday periods in between.

Have a look at our fees and dates page for details.

How much does it cost?

Find out about the course fees and additional costs for academic year 2022/23 on the fees and dates page.

Read our policies

Find important information about admissions policies on the online programme finder.

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Email: ifp-china@bristol.ac.uk
Phone: 00 8610 8515 1899

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