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Master's Foundation Programme (MFP) - Humanities and Social Sciences

ONCAMPUS Southampton

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  • Qualification

    Pre-masters Programme

  • Location

    University of Southampton International Pathway Centre

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    6 months

Course summary

The Master’s Foundation Programme is a 2, 3 or 4-term programme, with guaranteed progression to a wide range of Master’s degrees at the University of Southampton.

Who is this programme designed for?

This programme is designed to prepare international students for postgraduate study in the UK. The MFP will allow you to improve your English while learning the study skills and research methods that you will need during your Master's degree studies. Depending on the length of your programme, you may also study academic modules relating to your chosen progression route.

How long will I study for?

Each term consists of seven to eight teaching weeks, one reading week, and an assessment week. The weekly hours of study varies by term with students on average studying around 18-23 (and up to 25) hours per week.

English Language forms up to six hours of your timetable, is compulsory for students who are below the required level for progression, and will be integrated into the teaching of academic subjects as well as being taught separately if you need additional support. Students who are at or above the required English level for progression are likely to follow a reduced timetable. Students will be expected to timetable self-study hours in addition to the classroom-based hours.

What will I study?

You will study two core units (a research project and postgraduate skills development), plus English language. You will also study two additional academic subject units, relating to your intended progression degree on the three-term MFP. Modules are subject to availability and you will be guided onto the best combination of academic modules for your intended degree when you arrive at ONCAMPUS Southampton.

How will I be assessed?

Each module will have an assessment schedule, which will be completed by the end of the appropriate term. Assessments will be designed to demonstrate learning across the individual modules of the programme and to allow you to experience a wide range of the assessment methods used in UK postgraduate programmes.

Assessments will include coursework, essays, reports and other structured assignments, oral examination and unseen written examinations.

Progression Degrees

When you successfully complete your ONCAMPUS Southampton programme you are guaranteed entry to an University of Southampton degree.

  • MSc Applied Linguistics for Language Teaching
  • MSc Archaeology
  • MSc Archaeology (Bioarchaeology)
  • MSc Archaeology (Higher Archaeological Practice)
  • MSc Archaeology (Palaeoanthropology)
  • MSc Business and Heritage Management
  • MSc Creative Writing
  • MSc Criminology
  • MSc Cultural Heritage Studies
  • MSc Cultural Heritage Studies (Heritage and Museums)
  • MSc Cultural Heritage Studies (Heritage and Public History)
  • MSc Cultural Heritage Studies (Heritage and the Arts)
  • MSc Demography
  • MSc ELT/TESOL Studies
  • MSc Education
  • MSc Education Management and Leadership
  • MSc Education Practice and Innovation
  • MSc English Language Teaching TESOL
  • MSc Environmental Consultancy
  • MSc Film Studies
  • MSc Film and Cultural Management
  • MSc Gerontology
  • MSc Global Health
  • MSc Global Literary Industries Management
  • MSc History

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 14,130overall cost

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

ONCAMPUS Southampton

  • Campus address

    University of Southampton International Pathway Centre, Imperial House, King's Park Road, Southampton, SO15 2AT, England

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