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The Foundation Year is a great opportunity if you have the ability and enthusiasm to study for a degree, but do not yet have the qualification level required to enter directly onto our degree programmes. Successful completion of the Foundation Year will enable you to progress into the first year (Level C) of your chosen honours degree. If you are a full time UK student, you will qualify for student financial support for the full duration of your course (subject to relevant criteria).

A significant part of our Foundation Year focuses upon study skills such as academic writing at HE level, becoming an independent learner, structuring academic work, critical thinking, time management and note taking.

The Foundation Year is particularly suitable for those who wish to undertake studies in the following areas:

  • Childhood & Youth
  • Criminology
  • Disability Studies in Education
  • Early Childhood
  • Education (not Teacher Training)
  • Health & Social Care
  • Health & Well-Being
  • Sociology
  • Social Policy
  • Special Educational Needs

There are a number of other subjects where the Heads of Department have indicated that a student who has completed the Foundation Year, and has therefore developed their study practices and critical thinking, would be well placed to join their courses. Students should note that although the Foundation Year for these subject areas does not include significant subject-specific study, students would develop their study skills and prepare them for entry into Level C of the following subjects.

  • Business Management
  • Christian Theology
  • Creative Writing
  • English Language
  • English Literature
  • Film & Visual Culture
  • History
  • Marketing
  • Media & Communication
  • Philosophy & Ethics
  • Philosophy, Ethics & Religion
  • Religious Studies
  • Theology
  • Tourism Management

This is a full-time course and forms the first year of a four-year degree. You will be a student of the University and have access to all the standard support systems and resources that any degree student would be able to access.

Please note the BA (Hons) Degrees with Foundation Year are subject to validation.

Programme structure

Teaching on this prgramme will be a mixture of lectures, tutorials and individual learning. You will have approximately 12 teaching hours per week, for 26 weeks of the year.

Assessment and feedback

Assessment on this programme includes essays, exams and an Individual Learning Project. The Individual Learning Project will be your opportunity to relate your studies to the subject you want to progress onto.

You will recieve written feedback on all of your assessments, and you will have the opoortunity to discuss this in more detail with your tutor.

Offers will be made to students who have the ability and enthusiasm to study for a degree, but do not yet have the qualification level required to enter directly onto our degree programmes.

If you hold Level 3 qualifications but do not meet the standard entry requirements required for our degree programmes, please call and discuss the options available to you: 0151 291 3111

Tuition Fees

The tuition fees for the Foundation Year for 2018/19 are £9,250.

If you are a student from the Isle of Man or the Channel Islands, your tuition fees will also be £9,250.

The University reserves the right to increase Home and EU Undergraduate and PGCE tuition fees in line with any inflationary or other increase authorised by the Secretary of State for future years of study.

Additional Costs

On top of your tuition fees, you also need to consider costs such as purchasing books and travel. For subject-specific additional costs, please see the relevant undergraduate course page.

You will also need to consider the cost of your accommodation whilst you study at university. Visit our accommodation pages for further details about our Halls of Residence.

Additional help

For information about funding from the Government, please see our Government help page.

Our BA (Hons) Degrees with Foundation Year has three strands. You will study:

  • Education
  • Social Sciences 
  • Study Skills Development

Strand 1

Topics covered during lectures, seminars and tutorials include:

  • What is Education?
  • Why do we Educate?
  • Democracy and Education
  • Education, Equality and Society
  • The Psychology of Learning and Teaching in Educational Settings
  • Inclusion and Education
  • Teaching and Learning in Practice
  • Approaches to Pedagogy
  • History of Childhood
  • Understanding Children’s Development
  • Health and Wellbeing of Children
  • Contemporary Educational Issues

Strand 2

Topics covered during lectures, seminars and tutorials include:

  • What is Social Science?
  • Studying Social Problems
  • Politics and Welfare
  • Young People and Society
  • Who Gets What? - Social Justice
  • Social Divisions
  • Health and Social Care
  • Work and Employment
  • Forms of Social Control
  • Understanding Social Issues

Strand 3

The following skills will be developed in seminars and tutorials as we explore the Education and Social Science curriculum:

  • Becoming a learner at HE level
  • Time management and planning
  • Information retrieval and evaluation
  • Reading at HE level
  • Academic writing and criticality
  • Structuring academic work and note taking
  • Referencing and proof reading
  • Team work
  • Presentation skills

Applications for our BA (Hons) Degrees with Foundation Year must be made through UCAS. When making an application, you will need to specify which degree you wish to continue onto once you have completed your Foundation Year programme.

The available BA (Hons) programmes are listed below:

PathwayUCAS Code
Business Management
Business Management with Foundation Year N201
Business Management and Childhood & Youth with Foundation Year NL20
Business Management and Early Childhood with Foundation Year NX3H
Business Management and Health & Wellbeing with Foundation Year N2L6
Business Management and Special Educational Needs with Foundation Year NX22
Childhood & Youth
Childhood & Youth and Business Management with Foundation Year NL20
Childhood & Youth and Christian Theology with Foundation Year LV97
Childhood & Youth and Early Childhood with Foundation Year XL36 
Childhood & Youth and Education with Foundation Year LX93 
Childhood & Youth and Media & Communication with Foundation Year PL36
Childhood & Youth and Philosohpy & Ethics with Foundation Year LV98
Childhood & Youth and Social Policy with Foundation Year LL97 
Childhood & Youth and Sociology with Foundation Year LL96 
Christian Theology
Christian Theology and Childhood & Youth with Foundation Year LV97
Christian Theology and Education with Foundation Year VX62
Christian Theology and Media & Communication with Foundation Year VP7H
Christian Theology and Philosophy & Ethics with Foundation Year VV6M
Christian Theology and Religious Studies with Foundation Year VV63
Christian Theology and Social Policy with Foundation Year VL65
Christian Theology and Special Educational Needs with Foundation Year VX65
Criminology
Criminology with Foundation Year M991
Criminology and Education with Foundation Year XL3I
Criminology and Media & Communication with Foundation Year LP4H
Criminology and Philosophy & Ethics with Foundation Year LV54
Criminology and Social Policy with Foundation Year ML95
Criminology and Sociology with Foundation Year LL32
Disability Studies in Education
Disability Studies in Education with Foundation Year X11D
Early Childhood
Early Childhood with Foundation Year XX33
Early Childhood and Business Management with Foundation Year NX3H
Early Childhood and Childhood & Youth with Foundation Year XL36 
Early Childhood and Education with Foundation Year X301 
Early Childhood and Marketing with Foundation Year NX36
Early Childhood and Media & Communication with Foundation Year LP94
Early Childhood and Philosophy & Ethics with Foundation Year XV36
Early Childhood and Religious Studies with Foundation Year LX96
Early Childhood and Social Policy with Foundation Year XL37 
Early Childhood and Special Educational Needs with Foundation Year XX14 
Education
Education with Foundation Year XX32
Education and Childhood & Youth with Foundation Year LX93 
Education and Christian Theology with Foundation Year VX62
Education and Criminology with Foundation Year XL3I
Education and Early Childhood with Foundation Year X301 
Education and Religious Studies with Foundation Year XV64
Education and Special Educational Needs with Foundation Year XX34 
Health & Social Care
Health & Social Care with Foundation Year L511 
Health & Wellbeing  
Health & Wellbeing and Business Management with Foundation Year N2L6
Health & Wellbeing and Media & Communication with Foundation Year L6P3
Health & Wellbeing and Social Policy with Foundation Year L5L5
Health & Wellbeing and Sociology with Foundation Year L5L6
Marketing
Marketing with Foundation Year N501
Marketing and Early Childhood with Foundation Year NX36
Marketing and Sociology with Foundation Year LN32
Media & Communication  
Media & Communication with Foundation Year P301
Media & Communication and Childhood & Youth with Foundation Year PL36
Media & Communication and Christian Theology with Foundation Year VP7H
Media & Communication and Criminology with Foundation Year LP4H
Media & Communication and Early Childhood with Foundation Year LP94
Media & Communication and Health & Wellbeing with Foundation Year L6P3
Media & Communication and Religious Studies with Foundation Year PV64
Media & Communication and Sociology with Foundation Year LP32
Media & Communication and Special Educational Needs with Foundation Year LP6H
Philosophy, Ethics & Religion 
Philosophy, Ethics & Religion with Foundation Year V621
Philosophy & Ethics
Philosophy & Ethics and Childhood & Youth with Foundation Year LV98
Philosophy & Ethics and Christian Theology with Foundation Year VV6M
Philosophy & Ethics and Criminology with Foundation Year LV54
Philosophy & Ethics and Early Childhood with Foundation Year XV36
Philosophy & Ethics and Religious Studies with Foundation Year VV5Q
Philosophy & Ethics and Sociology with Foundation Year LV99
Philosophy & Ethics and Special Educational Needs with Foundation Year XV16
Religious Studies
Religious Studies and Christian Theology with Foundation Year VV63
Religious Studies and Early Childhood with Foundation Year LL96
Religious Studies and Education with Foundation Year XV64
Religious Studies and Media & Communication with Foundation Year PV64
Religious Studies and Philosophy & Ethics with Foundation Year VV5Q
Religious Studies and Social Policy with Foundation Year LV66
Religious Studies and Sociology with Foundation Year LV50
Social Policy  
Social Policy and Childhood & Youth with Foundation Year LL97 
Social Policy and Christian Theology with Foundation Year VL65
Social Policy and Criminology with Foundation Year ML95 
Social Policy and Early Childhood with Foundation Year XL37 
Social Policy and Health & Wellbeing with Foundation Year L5L5
Social Policy and Religious Studies with Foundation Year LV66
Social Policy and Sociology with Foundation Year LL66 
Social Policy and Special Educational Needs with Foundation Year XL15 
Sociology
Sociology with Foundation Year L301 
Sociology and Childhood & Youth with Foundation Year LL96 
Sociology and Criminology with Foundation Year LL32 
Sociology and Health & Wellbeing with Foundation Year L5L6
Sociology and Marketing with Foundation Year LN32
Sociology and Media & Communication with Foundation Year LP32
Sociology and Philosophy & Ethics with Foundation Year LV99
Sociology and Religious Studies with Foundation Year LV50
Sociology and Social Policy with Foundation Year LL66 
Sociology and Special Educational Needs with Foundation Year LX33 
Special Educational Needs
Special Educational Needs and Business Management with Foundation Year NX22
Special Educational Needs and Christian Theology with Foundation Year VX65
Special Educational Needs and Early Childhood with Foundation Year XX14 
Special Educational Needs and Education with Foundation Year XX34 
Special Educational Needs and Media & Communication with Foundation Year LP6H
Special Educational Needs and Philosophy & Ethics with Foundation Year XV16
Special Educational Needs and Social Policy with Foundation Year XL15 
Special Educational Needs and Sociology with Foundation Year LX33 
Theology
Theology with Foundation Year V612
Theology & Religious Studies with Foundation Year V601
Tourism Management  
Tourism Management with Foundation Year N833

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