University Foundation Programme – UFP

Law, Humanities & Social Sciences

Course Overview

The University Foundation Programme (UFP) Law, Humanities & Social Sciences Foundation Pathway is an intensive one year foundation course, which will prepare you for a wide range of Law, Humanities and Social Sciences bachelor degrees.

The UFP Law, Humanities and Social Sciences foundation course allows students to gain critical analysis, evidence gathering and argument evaluation skills. Students also develop an appreciation for differences in society, culture and human behaviour.

The soft skills gained on a Law, Humanities and Social Sciences foundation programme, such as strong critical thinking and communication skills,  are highly valued by employers in all job sectors. The UK has a rich history in Law, Humanities and Social Sciences and is home to some of the oldest and best-funded institutions in the world, making it the perfect place to study this subject area. The British legal system is the most widely used and recognised in the world and an understanding of this complex system will prepare students for any degree related to this challenging field.

Course Modules

In the first term students complete the three minor modules. In terms 2 and 3, students choose three major modules from a selection of subjects.

Minor Modules:

Compulsory subjects:

  • Mathematics
  • Information Technology
  • Communication Skills/IELTS

Major Modules:

Choose three of the following:

  • Economics
  • History
  • Law
  • Politics
  • Psychology
  • Sociology

Teaching & Assessment

The Law, Humanities & Social Science foundation course is continually assessed, thus removing the pressure of an end of year examination. There will be mid-term examinations throughout the course and an end-of-term examination for each module. In addition, students are required to complete coursework.

We offer a university approved syllabus which fully prepares students for their undergraduate studies. Our teachers are highly qualified and are specialists in their field. The exceptional standard of education allows students to make a smooth transition to undergraduate degree level.

Course Term Dates

Start in September or January

There are two start dates for our foundation courses – September and January.

Depending on when prospective students finish their senior school studies, they have the option of beginning their course sooner or slightly later. Both complete in time for a September start at university the following year.


Holidays vary depending on when students start the course.

Those starting the University Foundation Programme in September, will have a 3-week holiday over Christmas, and a 2-week holiday over Easter.

Those starting in January will have a 2-week holiday over Easter.

Degree Course Subjects

Our foundation course offers progression to almost all Law, Humanities & Social Sciences university degree courses including:

  • Advertising
  • Anthropology
  • Business Law
  • Criminology
  • Development Economics
  • Economics
  • Education
  • European Studies
  • Film & TV Studies
  • Geography
  • History
  • International Relations
  • International Law
  • Journalism
  • Law
  • Law & Economics
  • Law & Politics
  • Mass Communication
  • Media Studies
  • Media & Cultural Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Politics
  • Politics & Economics
  • Politics & International Relations
  • Politics & Social Studies
  • Public Relations & Communications
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Theatre Studies

University Destinations

One of the unique aspects of the University Foundation Programme (UFP) Law, Humanities & Social Science Foundation Course is the very high level of individual support and advice that students receive. We have a proven track record of placing our students in top-ranking universities including:

City, University of London
King’s College, London
Queen Mary University of London
The University of Edinburgh
University of Westminster, London
Lancaster University
University of Southampton
University of Reading
University of Surrey
The University of Liverpool
Kingston University, London
University of York
Kingston, University London
Durham University
SOAS University of London (The School of Oriental and African Studies)
University of Law

Entry Requirements

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Help and Support

If you don't have suitable qualification(s) please contact us directly to learn more. Please note that if English isn't your first language, you must take an IELTS exam and meet a minimum requirement of 5.5.

Are you ready to apply?

Make an application for entry to our one year foundation programme.


Have a question?

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The University Foundation Programme (UFP) is a department of David Game College. Established in 1974, David Game College has become one of the leading Independent Sixth Form Colleges in London for 13-22 year olds.

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