SOAS University of London

Foundation Years

SOAS offers two Foundation Years preparing students for undergraduate study in the School:

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Foundation College at SOAS

The Foundation Year is excellent preparation for students who may benefit from an additional year of study before beginning an undergraduate degree, including students who do not have the required grades for direct entry onto an undergraduate programme or who have not previously studied the relevant subjects.

Students passing the Foundation Year progress onto another undergraduate programme in the School. Students are supported to make a guided decision about the programme that they wish to go on to study. Progression is possible onto all other undergraduate programmes in the School, subject to availability, including the LLB (but excluding the Senior Status LLB) and all BA Joint Law and another subject programmes (but excluding BA History of Art (Asia, Africa and Europe)). On successful completion of their degree, students will graduate with the degree title and subject progressed onto after the Foundation Year.

Enquiries about studying a Foundation Year should be directed to

Students whose first language is not English should refer to IFCELS for information about its International Foundation Programme (ICC) or contact for further information.