Foundation Year in Social Sciences and Management



Entry 2018


UCAS code


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Entry requirements

A levels

There are no specific subject requirements.

BTEC Extended Diploma

MMP — there are no specific subject requirements.

Applicants on Access Programmes

Not accepted.

International Baccalaureate Requirements

80 UCAS tariff points to include a minimum of 1 HL subject. Plus Plus HL 3 or SL 4 in English Language and Literature A or English B.

Plus minimum of

GCSE English at grade C or 4 (equivalents accepted).

Additional entry requirements

We welcome applications from mature students who don’t meet the entry requirements above as we will take into consideration your work and life experience and any professional qualifications you may have. 

Please contact the Admissions Team at or 01274 236088 if you have any queries regarding your application.

You may also be eligible to apply for student finance; further information including a student finance calculator can be found on the Student Finance website and further advice for mature applicants can be found at UCAS.

English language requirements

Minimum IELTS at 5.5 or the equivalent.

If you do not meet the IELTS requirement, you can take a University of Bradford pre-sessional English course. See the Language Centre for more details »

Learning and assessment

The course will form an integral part of certain Honours degree programmes delivered within the University of Bradford, and will mean that the relevant full-time Honours degree course will take one extra year to complete.

It will develop your confidence and competence in acquiring the study skills required to embark upon a social science or management-based
Honours degree, whilst introducing you to a basic bank of knowledge on which you can build, either by the process of self-study or in further programmes of directed study.

The course is aimed at helping you develop an independent style of learning, in order to maximise your potential and achieve your goals.

Being modular in structure, the course comprises a set of core modules and option modules. The core modules are taken by the whole cohort of students, and this fosters camaraderie and peer-to-peer learning.

The option modules are specific to your chosen pathway of study.

For example, those wishing to progress to the Social Sciences degrees can choose subjects like Psychology, Philosophy, Criminology or Sociology, while those progressing to Management degrees can choose subjects such as Understanding Organisations or Marketing.

This is the current course information. Modules and course details may change, subject to the University's programme approval, monitoring and review procedures. The University reserves the right to alter or withdraw courses, services and facilities as described on our website without notice and to amend Ordinances, Regulations, fees and charges at any time. Students should enquire as to the up-to-date position when applying for their course of study.