BA History with Foundation Year

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How to apply


To study this course full-time, you will need to apply through UCAS.

UCAS code: V101

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To study this course part-time, you will need to apply through our online application form.

Programme code: HSTU199

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Foundation year

The foundation year of the programme provides people with non-standard entry qualifications a thorough and supportive academic preparation for successful degree level study in the Department of History. On successful completion of the foundation year, students will progress to BA History.

The foundation year to this degree is carefully designed to build your confidence in your abilities, develop essential academic and study skills, and provide the subject specific knowledge essential for success. You will study within the Department for Lifelong Learning, where we have nearly forty years’ experience working with adult learners, helping them to unlock their potential to succeed at degree-level study.

Programme details


Over the course of your foundation year you will study a variety of modules that equate to the value of 120 credits. You can check the foundation year programme structure for more information on these modules.

Learning and teaching methods

During the course a number of teaching methods may be used, including:

  • Lectures and seminars

  • Problem solving classes

  • Field studies

  • Independent study

  • Skills and subject-based tutorials

  • Group work

  • On-line activities.

  • Revision workshops

  • Laboratory sessions

Programme length

Foundation Year: One year full-time, or two years part-time, within the Department for Lifelong Learning.

Levels 1-3: Three years full-time, or six years part-time, within the Department of History.

Progression to the Department of History

Students will progress to the Department of History after completing their foundation year, subject to meeting progression thresholds which differ across courses and departments. These will be discussed with applicants at interview. These thresholds can also be found by searching for the relevant degree course within the University's Programme Regulations Finder and viewing information relating to 'Year 0'. 

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