University Of Bristol Foundation Year

University of Bristol logo

University Of Bristol Foundation Year

Throughout the course you will be introduced to a range of study skills that are essential for studying the arts and humanities at undergraduate level.

You will also receive a broad introduction to each of the subjects covered by the course and how these have developed over time. By examining specifically at what it means to be human, now and in the past, you will look back over 2,500 years examining how the society we inhabit and the culture we share has been shaped by ideas, historical events, and works of art.

(The programme structure may undergo some changes before the session begins in 2017/18. Applicants will be informed of any changes that are made before the programme begins.)

Contact us

To find out more about the Foundation Year in the Arts and Humanities (FYAH), please email us at or call us on +44 (0)117 33 18405.

Course structure

On the course, you will take three compulsory units and choose one optional unit:

Compulsory units

Optional units

Period of study

Teaching dates in 2017/18

Duration of course Attendance Taught seminars Independent study Employment
One year, full-time only Normally two days a week at the university Six hours a week (two hours on one day and four hours on the other) Minimum of ten hours a week Maximum of 22.5 hours a week