University of Cambridge
Foundation Year in Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences CertHE
University of Cambridge

Key Course Facts

Salary

Salary of Graduates in Anthropology

Important: Salary data below is not course specific, but contains data of all students of at the university. Due to data collection methodology, salary data is mainly based on data related to undergraduate students.

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £28000 £29500 £34000
25-75 percentile range £24000 - £36500 £24000 - £34500 £23000 - £47000


Salary of all UK Graduates of Anthropology

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £23516 £21086 £25186
25-75 percentile range £20611 - £27195 £15914 - £26736 £19208 - £32667

Course Description

A free and fully-funded one-year residential course designed to offer a stepping stone to Cambridge for those who have experienced educational disadvantage. If you want to study courses in the Arts, Humanities or Social Sciences, are ordinarily resident in the UK, and circumstances have prevented you from realising your academic potential, this is an opportunity not to miss.

On the Foundation Year, you can expect a challenging academic curriculum in the arts, humanities and social sciences. This offers the best possible preparation for the rigours of a Cambridge degree course by broadening and deepening your knowledge and understanding as well as introducing you to the ways students learn at Cambridge. Foundation Year students will also benefit from being part of the University, including being part of a College community and having full access to all the University’s societies and facilities to pursue your interests.

Finally, you will gain a nationally recognised Certificate of Higher Education on finishing the course and have the option to continue to a number of suitable undergraduate degree courses at Cambridge.

Jobs & Career Perspectives

15 months after graduation, graduates of this course were asked about what they do and, if they are working, about their current job and their perspectives.

Current jobs

Required skill level of job after 15 months

Jobs of graduates of this course (15 months after graduation)

Example below based on all graduates of Foundation Year in Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences CertHE at University of Cambridge

15% Managers, directors and senior officials
10% Engineering professionals
10% Business, Research and Administrative Professionals
10% Administrative occupations
10% Managers, directors and senior officials
10% Teaching and Childcare Support Occupation
10% Finance Professionals
10% Artistic, literary and media occupations
10% Information Technology Professionals
10% Other Educational Professionals

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Minimum Required UCAS Tariff

Academic points only.

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for this course

Qualification requirements

Including a relevant subject/science @ C or above (80 UCAS tariff points)

This course has eligibility restrictions. Please find these on our website.

Requirements for international students / English requirements

IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)

    • 6.5
    • All other courses
    • 6.5
    • Graduate Degrees
    • (no subscore less than 6.0)
    • 6.5
    • Undergraduate Degrees
    • (no subscore less than 6.0)

This course is not open to international applicants. Please see website for eligibility: https://www.cam.ac.uk/foundationyear.

Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Foundation Year in Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, CertHE, if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.

Costs

Average student cost of living in the UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
  
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

How to apply

Application deadline:

January 1, 2025

This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.

Possible Entry Points:

  • Foundation

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About University of Cambridge

The University of Cambridge is a world-renowned collegiate research university in Cambridge, England. The university is made up of 31 semi-autonomous colleges, with more than 150 academic departments and faculties organised into six schools. Famous for its tough selection process, getting into Cambridge is often considered an achievement by itself!

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postgraduates:
8100
Total:
21225
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