University of East Anglia Foundation Year

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University of East Anglia Foundation Year

University of East Anglia Foundation Year

BA History (with a Foundation Year)

The foundation year will introduce you to a wide range of theories and ideas from across the Humanities and equip you with the skills you will need to progress on to the History programme.

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.

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Overview

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.

Assessment

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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Course Modules

Students must study the following modules for 60 credits:

NameCodeCredits

HUMANITIES: TECHNIQUES AND METHODS

HUM-3006A20

HUMANITIES: THE KEY CONCEPTS

HUM-3005Y40

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.

NameCodeCredits

BEGINNERS’ ARABIC I

PPLB4029A20

BEGINNERS’ CHINESE I

PPLB4034A20

BEGINNERS’ FRENCH I

PPLB4013A20

BEGINNERS’ GERMAN I

PPLB4018A20

BEGINNERS’ GREEK I

PPLB4036A20

BEGINNERS’ ITALIAN I

PPLB4038A20

BEGINNERS’ JAPANESE I

PPLB4040A20

BEGINNERS’ RUSSIAN I

PPLB4043A20

BEGINNERS’ SPANISH I

PPLB4022A20

CREATIVE INDUSTRIES

HUM-3007A20

INTERMEDIATE FRENCH I

PPLB5150A20

INTERMEDIATE GERMAN I

PPLB5151A20

INTERMEDIATE ITALIAN I

PPLB5039A20

INTERMEDIATE RUSSIAN I

PPLB5158A20

INTERMEDIATE SPANISH I

PPLB5152A20

INTRODUCTION TO BRITISH SIGN LANGUAGE I

PPLB4031A20

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.

NameCodeCredits

BEGINNERS’ ARABIC II/IMPROVERS

PPLB4030B20

BEGINNERS’ CHINESE II

PPLB4035B20

BEGINNERS’ FRENCH II

PPLB4014B20

BEGINNERS’ GERMAN II

PPLB4019B20

BEGINNERS’ GREEK II

PPLB4037B20

BEGINNERS’ ITALIAN II

PPLB4039B20

BEGINNERS’ JAPANESE II

PPLB4041B20

BEGINNERS’ RUSSIAN II

PPLB4044B20

BEGINNERS’ SPANISH II

PPLB4023B20

HISTORY AND SOCIETY

HUM-3001B20

INTERMEDIATE FRENCH II

PPLB5032B20

INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II

PPLB5034B20

INTRODUCTION TO BRITISH SIGN LANGUAGE II

PPLB4032B20

INTRODUCTION TO VISUAL CULTURES

HUM-3003B20

LITERATURE AND THE HUMANITIES

HUM-3004B20

MEDIA TECHNOLOGIES

HUM-3008B20

WHAT IS POLITICS?

HUM-3002B20

Disclaimer

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.

Entry Requirements

  • 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.

InterviewsThe majority of candidates will not be called for an interview and a decision will be made via UCAS Track. However, for some students an interview will be requested. You may be called for an interview to help the School of Study, and you, understand if the course is the right choice for you.  The interview will cover topics such as your current studies, reasons for choosing the course and your personal interests and extra-curricular activities.  Where an interview is required the Admissions Service will contact you directly to arrange a convenient time.

Gap YearWe welcome applications from students who have already taken or intend to take a gap year.  We believe that a year between school and university can be of substantial benefit. You are advised to indicate your reason for wishing to defer entry and to contact admissions@uea.ac.uk directly to discuss this further.

IntakesThe School’s annual intake is in September of each year.

Course Open ToUK and EU applicants only.

Fees and Funding

Undergraduate University Fees and Financial Support: Home and EU Students

Tuition Fees

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

Tuition Fees

Please see our webpage for further information on the current amount of tuition fees payable for International Students.

Scholarships

We offer a range of Scholarships for International Students – please see our website for further information.

How to Apply

Applications need to be made via the Universities Colleges and Admissions Services (UCAS), using the UCAS Apply option.

UCAS Apply is a secure online application system that allows you to apply for full-time Undergraduate courses at universities and colleges in the United Kingdom. It is made up of different sections that you need to complete. Your application does not have to be completed all at once. The system allows you to leave a section partially completed so you can return to it later and add to or edit any information you have entered. Once your application is complete, it must be sent to UCAS so that they can process it and send it to your chosen universities and colleges.

The UCAS code name and number for the University of East Anglia is EANGL E14.

Further Information

If you would like to discuss your individual circumstances with the Admissions Office prior to applying please do contact us:

Undergraduate Admissions Office

Tel: +44 (0)1603 591515
Email: admissions@uea.ac.uk

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