International Year Zero - Law Psychology and Social Studies

Law, Psychology and Social Studies will enhance your understanding of societal structures, culture, politics and social science. This broad-based curriculum ensures that you can continue on to a wide range of degrees including Psychology and Law.

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Overview

The IYZ is the equivalent to the first year of a four year Scottish undergraduate degree. This programme is designed to help you develop your academic knowledge and skills within your subject area. You will also focus on improving your English academic literacy in preparation for continuing onto your chosen University of Dundee undergraduate degree. Studied across three terms, you will continue straight onto year two of your degree course at the University of Dundee once you have successfully completed the pathway.

Key Information

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Duration

4 years:

1 year pathway + 3 year degree

Pathway Tuition Fee

£18,495.00£18,695.00

Course English Language Requirement
Minimum IELTS 5.5 with no less than 5.5 in each component
+6 week Pre-Sessional English IELTS 5.0 with no less than 4.5 in each component
+12 week Pre-Sessional English IELTS 4.5 with no less than 4.0 in each component

What you will study

Alongside core modules, you will study subject-specific modules that will equip you with a foundation of knowledge for your chosen field of study.

Subject Specific Modules

This module provides a sound foundation in statistical knowledge and skills and covers an introduction to probability, hypothesis testing, the interpretation of data in context, the application of data to problem-solving, and experimentation.

This module covers key sociological theories, concepts, and evidence. Students will apply knowledge and understanding to issues in education, health, crime and other areas of UK social life.

This module looks at business structure and the impact of internal and external factors on business growth and development. It introduces students to different approaches to management and leadership within businesses, and how thinking about management has developed over time. Marketing is used as a context into which to look at businesses’ responsiveness to the market and the need for strategic planning.

Students are introduced to critical and cultural theory, and their understanding of the theoretical aspects of film and TV production is developed with an emphasis on storytelling. Students learn about and reflect on the processes involved in film and TV programme production and consider the relationship between film and programme makers and their audiences. Students will be given a context in which to develop their team-working skills.

The module introduces students to the legal systems, sources of law and the administration of justice within the United Kingdom, and explores the differing origins, approaches and practices within the legal systems of Scotland and England and Wales.

The module provides an introduction to the study of international relations. The historical and theoretical background to current world problems is considered, and the course also looks at the concept of globalisation, considering supra-national organisations and the influence of multinational companies.

After looking at the subject’s historical development, three particular areas are studied. The main focus within Social Psychology is on antisocial behaviour. Cognitive Psychology focuses on the nature and structure of memory: capacity, duration and encoding in short- and long-term memory. Developmental Psychology covers the developmental theories of Piaget and Vygotsky, including key developmental concepts and how each may be applied to the process of learning.

Continuation degrees

This study route offers you a pathway to the following degree course

LLB (Hons)
Law (Eng/NI)
Study the subjects you need to proceed towards practising Law in England, Wales, Northern Ireland, or in other common law jurisdictions globally
MA(Hons)
Psychology with French
Improve your French whilst learning how the human mind works from infancy to old age in this flexible MA degree
MA(Hons)
Psychology with Spanish
Improve your Spanish whilst learning how the human mind works from infancy to old age in this flexible MA degree
MA(Hons)
Scottish Historical Studies
Study social, cultural, and political history from the early modern period to the contemporary period, with a focus on Scotland and its place in the world
MA(Hons)
Scottish Historical Studies with French
Study social, cultural, and political history, with a particular focus on Scotland and its place in the world, combined with the study of French
MA(Hons)
Scottish Historical Studies with Spanish
Study social, cultural, and political history, with a particular focus on Scotland and its place in the world, combined with the study of Spanish
MA(Hons)
Philosophy and Politics
Examine modern and ancient philosophical thinking and also study theories, principles, and concepts in comparative politics
MA(Hons)
Philosophy and Psychology
Combine philosophy with the study of how the human mind works and apply this knowledge to psychology
MA(Hons)
Philosophy with French
Philosophy explores our existence using critical thinking and argument. If students find themselves thinking about life's big issues and questions, philosophy could be for them. We specialise in continental (European) philosophy and teach key texts from the European tradition, including some of the most exciting thinkers of the last century.
MA(Hons)
Philosophy with Spanish
Improve your Spanish skills while examining modern and ancient philosophical thinking to address some of the fundamental questions facing humanity today
MA(Hons)
Politics
Learn to make sense of the complexities around political debate from UK public policy to Russia, the Middle East, and human rights
MA(Hons)
Politics & Psychology

Politics confronts the big issues that affect societies the world over. Students will get an overview of the British political system as well as examine some of the most complex problems faced by humanity and the ideas that underpin them. Students can study from optional modules on Russian, Irish, and Middle Eastern politics, nations and nationalism, political theories, and human rights and humanitarian intervention.

MA(Hons)
Politics with French
Improve your French as you learn to make sense of the complexities around political debate from UK public policy to Russia, the Middle East, and human rights
MA(Hons)
Politics with Spanish
Improve your Spanish as you learn to make sense of the complexities around political debate from UK public policy to Russia, the Middle East, and human rights
MA(Hons)
Psychology
Learn how the human mind works from infancy to old age and develop research skills fundamental to understanding and practicing psychology
MA(Hons)
International Relations & Politics
Examine the interactions between states and study political theory to address some of the big problems facing humanity
MA(Hons)
Liberal Arts
Develop your own flexible study programme to reflect your intellectual and creative interests across the humanities and social sciences
MA(Hons)
Philosophy
Examine modern and ancient philosophical thinking to address some of the fundamental questions facing humanity today
MA(Hons)
Philosophy and Film
Combine the study of film with an examination of modern and ancient philosophical thinking, to address some of the fundamental questions facing humanity today
MA(Hons)
Philosophy and International Relations
Examine modern and ancient philosophical thinking combined with the study of conflict and cooperation between nations
MA(Hons)
History and Philosophy
Study social, cultural, and political history, while also examining philosophical thinking, to address some of the fundamental questions facing humanity today
MA(Hons)
History and Politics
Study social, cultural, and political history, combined with politics to discover the past and how it affects the present and our future
MA(Hons)
History and Psychology
Study social, cultural, and political history and also examine the human mind from infancy to old age
MA(Hons)
History with Spanish
Study social, cultural, and political history from the early modern period through to the contemporary period, combined with the study of Spanish
MA(Hons)
History with French
Study social, cultural, and political history from the early modern period through to the contemporary period, combined with the study of French
MA(Hons)
History and International Relations
Study social, cultural, and political history and also conflict and cooperation between nations
MA(Hons)
History
Study social, cultural, and political history from the early modern period through to the contemporary period.
MA(Hons)
Geopolitics
A carefully structured degree for those with an keen interest in geography and politics that allows you to combine modules taught by specialists in both areas
MA(Hons)
Geography with Spanish
Master Spanish whilst studying both social and physical sciences to analyse and understand major challenges facing our planet
MA(Hons)
Geography & Economics
Study human and physical geography and also examine how economic factors shape our world and learn to analyse and explain complex data
MA(Hons)
Geography
Study both social and physical sciences to analyse and understand major challenges facing the world
MA(Hons)
Geography & History
Study the way humans live, work, and interact with the world, through a study of geography combined with social, cultural and political history.
MA(Hons)
Geography and Planning
Learn about the historical development of cities, their current complex problems, and help to shape the future outcomes of cities across the world
MA(Hons)
Geography & Politics

In Geography, students will study both social and physical sciences to analyse and understand major challenges facing the world. Students can specialise in human geography or physical geography, or combine elements of both.

Students will also have the opportunity to go on field trips, and to work with partner organisations to help them solve real-world problems.

MA(Hons)
Geography & Psychology
Learn how the human mind works from infancy to old age and develop research skills fundamental to understanding and practicing psychology
MA (Hons)
Geography with French
Our flexible Geography degrees allow students to specialise in human geography or physical geography, or to combine elements of both. In addition, they can study other social science or humanities subjects.
MA (Hons)
English with French
Combine traditional English literature studies with French and newer areas such as comics, theatre, film, and creative writing
MA(Hons)
English with Spanish
Combine traditional English literature studies with Spanish and newer areas such as comics, theatre, film, and creative writing
MA(Hons)
Environmental Sustainability

Understanding the environment has never been more important. Our modern world uses vast amounts of energy, generates waste and pollution, degrades our environment, reduces biodiversity, and has profound effects on our health and welfare.

MA(Hons)
Environmental Sustainability and Geography
Develop a deep understanding of the big issues facing our planet and use your knowledge to shape environmental policy
MA(Hons)
European Philosophy
Examine modern and ancient European philosophical thinking to address some of the fundamental questions facing humanity today
MA (Hons)
Environmental Science and Geography
Study both social and physical sciences and address some of the big challenges facing our planet
MA(Hons)
European Philosophy with Spanish
Improve your Spanish skills while examining modern and ancient European philosophical thinking to address the fundamental questions facing humanity today
MA(Hons)
European Philosophy with French
Improve your French skills while examining modern and ancient European philosophical thinking to address some of the fundamental questions facing humanity today
MA (Hons)
English and Psychology
Combine literature with the study of how the human mind works from infancy to old age in this flexible MA degree
MA (Hons)
English and Politics
Combine the study of traditional and modern English literature with Politics
MA (Hons)
English and Philosophy
Combine the study of English literature with an examination of modern and ancient philosophical thinking
MA (Hons)
English and Mathematics
Combine traditional and modern English literature studies with the study of both pure and applied maths
BSc (Hons)
Psychology with Spanish
Learn how the human mind works from infancy to old age and develop research skills fundamental to understanding and practicing psychology
LLB (Hons)
Law (Eng/NI) with Energy Law
Study towards practising Law in England, Wales, Northern Ireland (or in other common law jurisdictions globally) specialising in oil, gas, and energy law
MA(Hons)
English
Combine traditional English literature studies with areas such as comics, theatre, film, and creative writing
MA (Hons)
English and Creative Writing
Combine the study of English literature with our distinctive creative writing course
MA (Hons)
English and Film Studies
Study the history of English literature, with module options ranging from the medieval period right up to the present day, combined with the study of film
MA (Hons)
English and History
Combine the study of English literature with social, cultural, and political history from the early modern period through to the contemporary period
BSc (Hons)
Psychology
Learn how the human mind works from infancy to old age and develop research skills fundamental to understanding and practicing psychology
BSc (Hons)
Psychology with French
Improve your French whilst learning how the human mind works from infancy to old age and develop research skills fundamental to practicing psychology

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