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Social Science and Humanities

Course Overview

Our Social Science and Humanities course is specifically designed to provide you with choice and flexibility.

How is social identity constructed? How did the Industrial Revolution change Western Europe?
These are some of the questions you will be able to consider by choosing Social Science and Humanities on the Warwick IFP.

With the option to study topics as diverse as Communism and Fascism in Europe, the UK political system, and the nature of economic markets, you will develop the analytical and problem-solving skills needed to enter a range of undergraduate courses.

Previous students on this course have progressed to BSc Economics, Politics and International Studies, BSc Psychology, BA Philosophy and BA Sociology.


On all courses there are a range of core and elective module choices, with students studying four modules in total. Core modules on the Social Science and Humanities are either History or Sociology (students choose one), and Inquiry and Research Skills.

Students then choose two elective modules, with one from either Politics or Psychology, and the other from either Criminology or Economic Theory.

English language tuition will be tailored according to your needs and will include aspects such as IELTS preparation and English for Academic Purposes.

Modules are reviewed on a regular basis and therefore may be subject to change; our website will update to reflect any changes.

Teaching and Assessment

Students on the Warwick IFP will usually have approximately 18 hours of contact time across their academic modules, made up of a combination of lectures and seminars. There will also be up to 5 hours of English Language teaching, dependent upon a student's individual needs.

Assessments on this course include formats such as group projects, essays and presentations, as well as end of year examinations.


The Social Science and Humanities course has a range of progression routes available - visit our progression webpages to find out more about which courses at Warwick have guaranteed offers.