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International Foundation Programme

Sheffield Hallam University International Foundation Programme: Business, Law and Social Sciences

Develop the academic and English language skills necessary to begin your studies with confidence.

Everything you need to know...

What is the fee? International: £9,950 or £11,950
How long will I study? 1 Year
Where will I study? City Campus
When do I start? September, January

Course summary

  • Concentrate on improving your English alongside an introduction to business, law and social sciences.
  • Develop the language skills required to study the subject modules.
  • Receive regular feedback throughout the course to support your personal development.

Prepare for a range of degrees including business, law, hospitality, tourism, finance, built environment and psychology. The programme ends in late July, meaning you can to stay in the UK as you prepare to begin your undergraduate course in September, with advice given about obtaining a visa.

How you learn

Build your confidence and knowledge through the same assessment methods you will encounter on your undergraudate course, providing you with valuable experience of the assessment process. You are assessed at the end of each module.

You learn through

  • lectures
  • seminars
  • coursework, such as essays and presentations
  • language examinations

Applied learning

Field trips

In addition to the core modules your timetable includes taster lectures in your chosen subject, along with social and cultural activities to help you adjust to studying at Sheffield Hallam and living in the UK. Activities include visits and events organised by our International Experience Team, the opportunity to participate in our mentoring support scheme, career talks and subject-specific peer study group meetings.

Future careers

The Business, Law and Social Sciences route allows you to progress to over 50 undergraduate degrees at Hallam. Please specify your chosen undergraduate degree when you submit your application.


This course is accredited by the British Council.

Where will I study?

You study at City Campus

City Campus

City Campus is located in the heart of Sheffield, within minutes of the train and bus stations.

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City Campus map

Howard Street
S1 1WB

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Adsetts library
Adsetts library

Adsetts Library is located on our City Campus. It's open 24 hours a day, every day.

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Entry requirements

EU and International students

If you are an International or non-UK European student, you can find out more about the country specific qualifications we accept on our international qualifications page.


Final year

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Academic Skills For University Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: English For University Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Exam:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: English For Your Subject Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Introduction To Business Studies Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Introduction To Law Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Introduction To Social Sciences Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%

Fees and funding

International students

For the three-term programme starting in September the tuition fee in 2018/19 will be £11,950.

For the two-term programme starting in January the tuition fee in 2018/19 will be £9,950.

On completion of the programme, you are eligible for a 10% progression scholarship towards your tuition fees (for the first year of your chosen degree).

We offer a range of scholarships and awards for international students. Find out more.

Additional course costs

This link allows you to view estimated costs associated with the main activities on specific courses. These are estimates and, as such, are only an indication of additional course costs. Actual costs can vary greatly depending on the choices you make during your course.

Additional costs for Business and management courses (PDF)

Legal information

Any offer of a place to study is subject to your acceptance of the University’s Terms and Conditions and Student Regulations.


How do I apply?

To apply for this course, complete an application form.

Application form (PDF)

 Email your application to, or send it to Direct Admissions - IFP application, Surrey Building, Sheffield Hallam University, Howard Street, Sheffield, S1 1WB.

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