Foundation Year in Social Sciences
The foundation year will prepare your academic skills and understanding of social sciences allowing you to progress onto one of seven different social science undergraduate degree programmes at UEL.
This course makes higher education truly accessible for people who do not have traditional qualifications or who did not achieve their potential in their school or college assessments.
Introduction to social sciences
Enjoy a stimulating and engaging introduction to a broad range of multidisciplinary contemporary social science learning and teaching
Develop the necessary practical, intellectual and communication core skills
Future skill development
Build on confidence and personal attributes necessary for independent learning and study to form the basis of future skill development in level 4
Placements - a unique opportunity
We'll give you the experience of working with children in East London, one of UK's most diverse local authorities in England. It's the perfect place to study Early Childhood education.
How it works
Choose one of our BA (Hons) degrees that include a foundation year
Complete your foundation yearShow
After you’ve completed your foundation year you can move to any eligible degree
Complete your chosen BA courseShow
Complete your chosen BA (Hons) degree, leading to many employment opportunities. You could even study on one of our postgraduate degrees
BA (Hons) Sociology
Studying our sociology degree will develop your digital sociological imagination and critical and professional skills necessary for your career.Read more
BA (Hons) Sociology with Criminology
Study sociology with criminology and graduate with a degree that has vocational relevance, while putting no limit on your career options.Read more
BA (Hons) Politics and International Relations
Our innovative politics course will equip you with the skills and knowledge to play an active role in the world of global politics.Read more
Sustainable Development and Social Change
Research and analyse complex problems, such as globalisation and climate change, develop your own ideas, find a career in International Development.Learn about the course
BA (Hons) Criminology and Criminal Justice
Investigate the nature of crime and criminality and crime in contemporary societies, studying society's response through the criminal justice system.Read more
BA (Hons) Criminology and Criminal Justice with pathway in Cyber Criminology
The course focuses upon crime and justice with a specialism in cyber crime, considering the impact of this environment from a criminological and socio-legal perspective in a national and international context. The course provides an insight into current cyber debates focusing on emerging research and professional practice.Read more
BA (Hons) Psychosocial Community Work
This course is about engaging with issues such as mental health, social care, racism, psychotherapies, class, gender, youth, and ageing.Read more
By the end of the degree you will have gained the same qualification as those obtaining direct entry to BA (Hons) courses but you'll take one year longer to complete your studies.
Past successful students have also moved onto other degree programmes both at UEL and at other universities throughout the UK.
I went from starting in September with a huge bout of imposter syndrome to finishing the year with tremendous confidence that I can actually go on and achieve a degree."