Social Sciences Degrees with Foundation Year BA (Hons)
Find out more about studying Social Sciences with Foundation Year at York St John University.
Increase your confidence in academic study with our Social Sciences Foundation Year. Develop key skills, explore diverse themes and discuss cutting-edge developments in an array of subject areas within Social Sciences and other academic disciplines.
- Duration – 4 years full-time, 5 years full-time including a placement year
- Start date – September 2021
- School – York Business School
Minimum Entry Requirements
48 UCAS Tariff points
1 GCSE English Language at grade C or above (or equivalent)
UK and EU 2021 entry £9,250 per year full time
International 2021 entry £12,750 per year full time
Discover why York St John is The One
Successfully completing our Social Sciences Foundation Year route allows you to progress to the full degree course that you choose when you apply to us. This foundation year allows you to develop your knowledge both within and beyond your chosen area of study, as well as building up the vital academic skills that you will need to be successful at degree level. You will be taught alongside other students studying the Foundation Year from Humanities, Religion & Philosophy, Languages & Linguistics, Education and Media.
You will have the opportunity to explore a variety of academic disciplines, encountering a wide range of subjects and ideas.
You will engage in a range of teaching and learning activities, including lectures, seminars, group work, workshops and online learning.
Social Sciences courses available with Foundation Year
Criminology with Foundation Year
UCAS Code: L6L2
Professional Policing with Foundation Year
UCAS Code: L4L8
Sociology with Foundation Year
UCAS Code: 8K8S
Criminology with Police Studies with Foundation Year
UCAS Code: L3N3
Sociology with Criminology with Foundation Year
UCAS Code: LL34
- Eboracum: York, Space and Place
- Being Human 1: Structure, Agency and Identity
- Being Human 2: Culture, Truth and Myth
- Freedom and Justice
- Imagining the Future: Environment, Apocalypse and the Digital Revolution
- Independent Project
All modules are worth 20 credits.
The minimum entry requirements for this course are:
48 UCAS Tariff points
English Language GCSE at grade C or above (or equivalent)
If you are an international student you will need to show that your qualifications match our entry requirements. Information about international qualifications and entry requirements can be found on our international pages.
If your first language is not English you must show evidence of English language competence at IELTS level 6.0 (with no skill below 5.5) or equivalent.
Terms and conditions
Our terms and conditions, policies and procedures contain important information about studying at York St John University. These can be accessed through our Admissions webpages.
Fees and funding
To study for an undergraduate degree with us, you will need to pay tuition fees for your course. How much you pay depends on whether you live inside the UK or EU, or internationally (outside the UK/EU). Tuition fees may be subject to inflation in future years.
UK and EU 2021 entry
The tuition fee for 2021 entry onto this foundation year course is:
- £9,250 for your foundation year
- then £9,250 per year of your undergraduate degree.
This price applies to all UK/EU, Jersey, Guernsey and Isle of Man students.
You can apply for the Tuition Fee and Maintenance Loan for the full duration of your course, including the foundation year and then your undergraduate degree.
You can find out more about funding your degree by visiting our funding opportunities page.
International 2021 entry
For full time study the tuition fee for 2021 entry to this course is:
- £12,750 for your foundation year
- £12,750 per year of your undergraduate degree.
This price applies to all students living outside the UK/EU.
Due to immigration laws, if you are an international student on a Tier 4 visa, you must study full time. For more information about visa requirements and short-term study visas, please visit the International Visa and Immigration pages.
Find out more about funding your degree.
Additional costs and financial support
There may also be some additional costs to take into account throughout your studies, including the cost of accommodation.
While studying for your degree, there may be additional costs related to your course. This may include purchasing personal equipment and stationery, books and optional field trips.
For more information on tuition fee reductions and additional costs for studying abroad, please visit our study abroad pages.
Accommodation and living costs
View our accommodation pages for detailed information on accommodation and living costs.
Financial help and support
Our Funding Advice team are here to help you with your finances throughout your degree. They offer a personal service that can help you with funding your studies and budgeting for living expenses.
All undergraduates receive financial support through the York St John Aspire card. Find out more about the Aspire scheme and how it can be used to help you purchase equipment you need for your course.