International Foundation in Media, Humanities and Social Sciences (Undergrad)




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Annual tuition fees

$5,347 $17,836


1 Years



Study language


Delivery mode


Degree type

Foundation year

List of Programs

  1. BA (Hons)-Film/Media and Journalism Studies
  2. Business Studies and Film/Media-BA (Hons)
  3. Business Studies and Law-BA (Hons)
  4. Business Studies and Psychology-BA (Hons)
  5. Criminology and Sociology-BA (Hons)
  6. Film and Media-BA (Hons)
  7. Film/Media and Journalism Studies-BA (Hons)
  8. Film/Media and Marketing-BA (Hons)
  9. Film/Media and Psychology-BA (Hons)
  10. Human Resource Management and Psychology-BA (Hons)
  11. International Politics and Languages-BA (Hons)
  12. International Politics-BA (Hons)
  13. Journalism Studies and Politics-BA (Hons)
  14. Journalism Studies-BA (Hons)
  15. Law-BA (Hons)
  16. Marketing and Psychology-BA (Hons)
  17. Politics and Psychology-BA (Hons)
  18. Politics and Social Policy-BA (Hons)
  19. Politics and Sociology-BA (Hons)
  20. Politics-BA (Hons)

Course options:

  • Standard (3 term, 9 month programme)
  • Extended (Contains an additional term(s) of English language.)


Academic Requirements

Completion of 12 years of schooling (or the local equivalent to meet the same standard) with good grades.

Additional requirements

If you’re intending to progress to the University of Stirling, you may qualify for entry to our Integrated Programme.

English Tests Requirements



IELTS 5.0 (with a minimum of 4.5 in any subskill) or equivalent.

About Faculty

Prepare for direct entry to Year 2 of an undergraduate degree in a wide range of subjects, including Media, Journalism, Politics, Sociology, Psychology and Sport Studies at the University of Stirling.

With this pathway, you’ll also have the opportunity to progress to one of our affiliate partner universities in Scotland. If you choose this option, you may progress to Year 1 or Year 2 of your degree, depending on the university you choose.

Why INTO University of Stirling?

  • Top 15 in the UK for Communication and Media Studies (The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020).
  • Film and Media students benefit from the Macrobert Arts Centre, which offers opportunities including film and cultural festivals.
  • Contribute to campus television station and filmmaking group AirTV and to Air3 Radio.
  • Criminology and Sociology students benefit from the strong practical focus and links with research centres including Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research, and The Centre for Child Wellbeing and Protection.

Key information

  • Observe the Scottish political and legal systems in action with field trips to courts and the Scottish Parliament.
  • Opportunity to progress to one of our partner Scottish universities, including the University of Stirling.
  • Meet the University tutors and programme managers at the start of the academic year who will be the point of contact through transitioning to the University of Stirling.


  • Lectures.
  • Seminars.
  • Workshops.
  • Group projects and presentations.

Top Reasons to Study in University of Stirling

Clean, green, small and safe

Stirling is a small city framed by beautiful natural environments and green space. Our 330-acre campus places picture-postcard landscapes right on your doorstep and gives you room to ease into University life.

World-class reputation

We’re a globally connected University. 87% of the University’s research has an outstanding or very considerable impact on society (REF 2021).We’ve been awarded 5 Stars in the QS Stars University Ratings 2021 for our teaching, employability, research, internationalisation, facilities and inclusiveness.

Global student community

Join our truly global community. With over 135 nationalities on campus, we offer a diverse and multi-cultural student experience. 31% of our students are from overseas and we have partnerships in 65+ countries. The thriving International Society means you can make friends easily.

Small class sizes

Our class sizes are often smaller than what you’ll find at other UK universities. This can make it easier for you to participate in classes and contribute your ideas, than in larger groups. It will give you confidence in your studies and help you build relationships with your teachers at the University.

An affordable city in a great location

The city of Stirling is in central Scotland, with great transport links to the rest of the country. Both Edinburgh and Glasgow are only 45 minutes away by road or rail. Find out more about what Scotland has to offer. Living costs in Stirling are also relatively affordable compared to other cities in Scotland and the UK.

Ranking & Accreditation of University of Stirling

  • the University of Stirling was awarded 5 stars in the areas of teaching, employability, internationalisation, research, facilities, programme strength, and environmental impact. We’re ranked top 10 in the UK for good teachers and expert lectures (International Student Barometer 2022).
  • The University of Stirling ranked amongst the top 50 universities in the UK in the Complete University Guide 2023.
  • The University of Stirling ranked overall 59th in the UK in The Guardian University Guide 2023.
  • The University of Stirling is ranked in the top 40 UK universities in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023.
  • 2 of the UK’s top 3 student cities are located in Scotland, with quick rail links from Stirling (QS Best Student Cities 2022)
  • 100% overall student satisfaction rate (Into Annual Student Experience Survey 2022)

Student Accommodation at University of Stirling

  • from £360 to £795 per month
  • General living costs (Including food, toiletries, household goods, etc.): around £280 per month

If you’re looking for the perfect place to call home during your studies, we’ve got you covered. Our range of secure and affordable accommodation includes over 2,800 rooms right on our beautiful campus, as well as easy-to-reach off-campus residences.

Be close to your classes and our fantastic facilities such as cafes, cinema, library, Students’ Union, Sports Centre, supermarket and health centre.


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