If you would like to study arts, humanities, performance, visual arts or communications at university, but don’t currently meet the typical entry requirements for direct entry to a degree, then this extended degree is for you.
The foundation year provides a supportive environment where you can make the transition to university study and gain the academic knowledge and study skills you’ll need to succeed.
On successful completion of the foundation year, and subject to meeting the requirements for progression, you’ll continue to year one of your chosen degree course. Recent cohorts went on to study for degrees in broadcast journalism, classical civilisation, English, history, cultural and media studies, philosophy and music.
Lifelong Learning Centre supportThe foundation year is taught by the Lifelong Learning Centre. You’ll benefit from our student support service which offers advice and guidance, academic skills support, welcome events and social events throughout your studies.
Is this course for me?
Arts and Humanities with foundation year BA is a four-year extended degree, designed for applicants who don't currently meet the typical entry requirements for direct entry to a degree and who can benefit from a programme that begins with a foundation year which provides intensive, well-structured support. The programme is part of the University’s commitment to widening participation and this is reflected in the non-academic entry criteria.The foundation year is designed to help develop your understanding of key academic and conceptual approaches used in the arts and humanities. This includes a focus on building your critical thinking skills and an opportunity to experience the different approaches of a range of subject disciplines. Study is interdisciplinary, enquiring and creative. It focuses on engaging with the world around us and investigating our relationship to history, society and culture.
Once you’ve successfully completed your foundation year and met the progression requirements you’ll progress directly onto your chosen degree programme. The Lifelong Leaning Centre team remains on hand to help you make the transition to degree-level study.