University of East Anglia Foundation Year
University of East Anglia Foundation Year
BA History (with a Foundation Year)
Taught by dedicated lecturers from the Interdisciplinary Institute for the Humanities, the Foundation Year offers students the opportunity to explore a wide range of academic subjects including literature, history, philosophy, film, television, and Media, American Studies, Politics and the History of Art. As well as providing students with a sound theoretical basis for their continuing studies, this approach allows students to discover previously unknown areas of study, and encourages them to develop their own scholarly interests and ideas.
The Foundation Year also places a strong emphasis on the development of essential study skills and we work closely with each individual to identify and work towards their own individual learning goals.
Our innovative BA History (with Foundation year) gives students the opportunity to progress on to the three year History programme following successful completion of a Foundation Year.
What is the Foundation Year?
Our Foundation Year is a one-year introduction designed to equip you for undergraduate study.
It is an intensive period of study which offers an average of 18 hours per week of guided learning to help you develop a variety of key study skills which will enable you to excel as an Undergraduate.
Over the course of the year you will be introduced to a wide range of academic subjects, including literature, history, philosophy, film, television and media, American studies, politics and the history of art. You will gain essential knowledge of many of the concepts, methods and techniques you will need in order to carry out successful study in the rest of the degree programme. You will also benefit from smaller class sizes and individual tutorials which will help you to get the most out of the programme.
Is it the right course for me?
Have you thought about going to university before, but something got in the way? This is our way of helping you to get on the right track to start your career in higher education.
We recognise that our BA programmes demand high entry standards, but we also appreciate that not everyone is going to be able to achieve these at A-level, so the Foundation Year offers an opportunity to work with us for a year, majoring in the subject you would like to do at degree level, with the chance to work on your study skills to get you to the level required. It is an intensive teaching and learning experience staffed by dedicated lecturers and taught in the Interdisciplinary Institute for the Humanities’ building, and we aim to make sure that all our students reach the position where they will be able to get onto their chosen degree programme at UEA.
During the Foundation Year will be assessed in a variety of ways which will allow you to exercise different learning styles and familiarise you with the format and expectations of assessment in Higher Education. There will be a strong emphasis on formative assessment with feedback on drafts of written work and group tutorials which will help you to clearly see how you can improve and develop, enabling you to learn from your peers as well as teaching staff. This in turn will help you to build confidence in your abilities and become a more independent learner.
Your progress will be monitored through individual tutorials to ensure that you are happy on the course and achieving your full potential.
After the Foundation Year
Successful completion of the Foundation Year will lead you through onto the first year of the BA History degree.
During your Foundation Year there is the option to switch between degree programmes with the approval of the Course Director.
Explore you options, look at our courses, and decide where you want your degree to take you.
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Students must study the following modules for 60 credits:
HUMANITIES: TECHNIQUES AND METHODS
HUMANITIES: THE KEY CONCEPTS
Students will select 20 credits from the following modules:
Students will be enrolled onto HUM-3007A: Creative Industries as a default. If you wish to replace this module with a language, please choose one from the list below.
BEGINNERS’ ARABIC I
BEGINNERS’ CHINESE I
BEGINNERS’ FRENCH I
BEGINNERS’ GERMAN I
BEGINNERS’ GREEK I
BEGINNERS’ ITALIAN I
BEGINNERS’ JAPANESE I
BEGINNERS’ RUSSIAN I
BEGINNERS’ SPANISH I
INTERMEDIATE FRENCH I
INTERMEDIATE GERMAN I
INTERMEDIATE ITALIAN I
INTERMEDIATE RUSSIAN I
INTERMEDIATE SPANISH I
INTRODUCTION TO BRITISH SIGN LANGUAGE I
Students will select 40 credits from the following modules:
Students can only take part II module if they have taken the first part of the module in the Autumn semester.
BEGINNERS’ ARABIC II/IMPROVERS
BEGINNERS’ CHINESE II
BEGINNERS’ FRENCH II
BEGINNERS’ GERMAN II
BEGINNERS’ GREEK II
BEGINNERS’ ITALIAN II
BEGINNERS’ JAPANESE II
BEGINNERS’ RUSSIAN II
BEGINNERS’ SPANISH II
HISTORY AND SOCIETY
INTERMEDIATE FRENCH II
INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II
INTRODUCTION TO BRITISH SIGN LANGUAGE II
INTRODUCTION TO VISUAL CULTURES
LITERATURE AND THE HUMANITIES
WHAT IS POLITICS?
Whilst the University will make every effort to offer the modules listed, changes may sometimes be made arising from the annual monitoring, review and update of modules and regular (five-yearly) review of course programmes. Where this activity leads to significant (but not minor) changes to programmes and their constituent modules, there will normally be prior consultation of students and others. It is also possible that the University may not be able to offer a module for reasons outside of its control, such as the illness of a member of staff or sabbatical leave. Where this is the case, the University will endeavour to inform students.
- A Level CCC preferably including History
- International Baccalaureate 28 points preferably including 4 in HL History
- Scottish Advanced Highers CCC preferably including History
- Irish Leaving Certificate CCCCCC preferably including History or 6 subjects at H3 preferably including History
- Access Course An ARTS/Humanities/Social Science pathway preferred. Pass 45 credits at Level 3 preferably including modules in History
- BTEC MMM preferably alongside a GCE A-Level or equivalent in History
- European Baccalaureate 60% preferably including 60% in History
Entry RequirementYou are required to have Mathematics and English Language at a minimum of Grade C or Grade 4 or above at GCSE.
A GCE A-level in History is preferred.
UEA recognises that some students take a mixture of International Baccalaureate IB or International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme IBCP study rather than the full diploma, taking Higher levels in addition to A levels and/or BTEC qualifications. At UEA we do consider a combination of qualifications for entry, provided a minimum of three qualifications are taken at a higher Level. In addition some degree programmes require specific subjects at a higher level.
Students for whom English is a Foreign languageWe welcome applications from students from all academic backgrounds. We require evidence of proficiency in English (including writing, speaking, listening and reading):
- IELTS: 7 overall (with a minimum of 6.5 in each component)
We also accept a number of other English language tests. Please click here to see our full list.
If you do not meet the University’s entry requirements, our INTO Language Learning Centre offers a range of university preparation courses to help you develop the high level of academic and English skills necessary for successful undergraduate study.
Fees and Funding
Undergraduate University Fees and Financial Support: Home and EU Students
Please see our webpage for further information on the current amount of tuition fees payable for Home and EU students and for details of the support available.
Scholarships and Bursaries
We are committed to ensuring that costs do not act as a barrier to those aspiring to come to a world leading university and have developed a funding package to reward those with excellent qualifications and assist those from lower income backgrounds.
Home/EU – The University of East Anglia offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships. To check if you are eligible please visit the website.
Undergraduate University Fees and Financial Support: International Students
Please see our webpage for further information on the current amount of tuition fees payable for International Students.
We offer a range of Scholarships for International Students – please see our website for further information.