Foundation Programme in Social Sciences

IFG العراق - البرامج التأسيسية الجامعية
(بالشراكة مع المسار العربي)

Foundation Programme in Social Sciences

IFG Iraq – University Foundation Programmes

(In partnership with Almasar Alarabi)

Foundation Programme in Social Sciences 

This foundation pathway is for students wishing to progress on to UK undergraduate degree courses in a wide range of social science subjects including Law, Politics, International Relations, Economics, Sociology, & Anthropology.

There is a strong emphasis on developing the learning skills required for studies at higher education level in the UK. Teaching of the three specialist modules – Politics, Law, and Economics – encourages students to evaluate & analyse information, construct balanced arguments, and apply theories and concepts to current political, legal and economic issues.


In Law, students are given an understanding of the English legal system and processes and develop skills in applying legal rules and principles to specific cases. The first term gives students a firm foundation in law making and interpretation, court systems, negligence, and contract law. In the second term, students develop a more detailed understanding of criminal law and explore issues of morality, justice, and judicial creativity. There is a strong emphasis on evaluating information and knowledge, and developing the ability to construct logical, coherent and balanced arguments.

Politics introduces students to political systems and processes in the UK. It looks at the relationship between the legislature and executive and encourages an evaluation of where power lies within the UK system. It also examines representative processes and institutions and questions the strengths and weaknesses of democracy in the UK. There is a strong emphasis on applying knowledge to contemporary politics, including recent General Elections and events. It also focuses on political institutions and processes in the USA and again challenges students to evaluate and analyse how successfully power is dispersed within the political system. Students develop skills in comparing the systems in the UK and USA and reaching judgements on the similarities and differences between them.

The third depth module, Economics, combines a study of micro and macro content in exploring a range of economic issues drawn from national and international contexts. It promotes an understanding of economic concepts and theories through a critical consideration of current economic issues, problems and institutions that affect everyday life.

Term One

Core Mathematics

Themes in Social Sciences

Academic English

Study Skills

Communication Skills

Term Two & Three




Academic English

Study Skills

Communication Skills

Entry Requirements

Successful completion of Adadiyah with 50% in 5 subjects (including Maths) or 4 IGCSEs at Grade C (4). Plus, an English level equivalent to 5.5 in IELTS

QUAL International

Almasar Alarabi

Iraq – Baghdad

Sina’a St

Computer Center Bldg