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Undergraduate course

Humanities with Foundation Year

Find out more about studying Humanities with Foundation Year at York St John University.

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The Foundation Year offers you the opportunity to grow in confidence in academic study through the development of key skills and the exploration of diverse themes and cutting-edge developments in a large array of subject areas in Humanities and other Schools.

  • Location – York campus
  • Duration – 4 years full-time, 5 years full-time including a placement year
  • Start date – September 2020
  • School – Humanities, Religion & Philosophy

Minimum Entry Requirements

    48 UCAS Tariff points

    1 GCSE English Language at grade C / 4 or above (or equivalent)

Tuition Fees

    UK and EU 2019-20 £9,250 per year

    International 2019-20 £12,750 per year

The York St John Experience

Course overview

Successfully completing our Liberal Arts Foundation Year route allows you to progress to the full degree course that you choose when you apply to us. This foundation year allows you to develop your knowledge both within and beyond your chosen area of study, as well as building up the vital academic skills that you will need to be successful at degree level. You will be taught alongside other students studying the Foundation Year from Social Sciences, Religion & Philosophy, Languages & Linguistics, Education and Social Sciences.

You will have the opportunity to explore a variety of academic disciplines, encountering a wide range of subjects and ideas.

You will engage in a range of teaching and learning activities, including lectures, seminars, group work, workshops and online learning.

Humanities courses available with Foundation Year:

American Studies with Foundation Year

UCAS Code: T7P4


American Studies and Film Studies with Foundation Year

UCAS Code: TP8H


Creative Writing with Foundation Year

UCAS Code: 3S4S


Creative Writing and English Language with Foundation Year

UCAS Code: WQ84


Creative Writing and English Literature with Foundation Year

UCAS Code: WQ9H


Creative Writing and Media with Foundation Year

UCAS Code: WP84


English Literature with Foundation Year

UCAS Code: Q301


English Literature and English Language with Foundation Year

UCAS Code: Q39F


English Literature and Film Studies with Foundation Year

UCAS Code: QP4H


English Literature and History with Foundation Year

UCAS Code: QF31


Environmental Geography with Foundation Year

UCAS Code: FF82


Film Studies with Foundation Year

UCAS Code: P304


Geography with Foundation Year

UCAS Code: L700


History with Foundation Year

UCAS Code: V101


History and American Studies with Foundation Year

UCAS Code: VT18


Human Geography with Foundation Year

UCAS Code: 8B13


Politics with Foundation Year 

UCAS Code: L201


Course structure

Level 1

Modules include:

  • Eboracum: York, Space and Place
  • Being Human 1: Structure, Agency and Identity
  • Being Human 2: Culture, Truth and Myth
  • Freedom and Justice
  • Imagining the Future: Environment, Apocalypse and the Digital Revolution
  • Independent Project

All modules are worth 20 credits.

Entry Requirements

Qualifications

The minimum entry requirements for this course are:

48 UCAS Tariff points

GCSE English Language at grade C / 4 or above (or equivalent)

For Environmental Geography with Foundation Year, Geography with Foundation Year and Human Geography with Foundation Year applicants are also required to hold a GCSE in Mathematics at grade C / 4 or above (or equivalent).

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Terms and conditions

Our terms and conditions, policies and procedures contain important information about studying at York St John University. These can be accessed through our Admissions webpages.

Fees and funding

To study for an undergraduate degree with us, you will need to pay tuition fees for your course. How much you pay will depend on whether you're a UK & EU student or an international (non-EU) student. Tuition fees are charged for each year of your course.

Find out more about funding for Foundation Year and/or Placement Year by visiting the Funding Advice pages of our website. York St John offers special reductions to students graduating from York St John University Undergraduate degrees in 2019 and continuing directly onto Postgraduate study. Find out more about discounts and scholarships. There may also be some additional costs to take into account throughout your studies, including the cost of accommodation.

 

Tuition fees

Home / EU students

The York St John University tuition fee for the 2019 entry to Foundation Degree, BA and BSc, PGCE Primary and Secondary and UG Health Programme degrees is £9,250 per year for UK/EU, Jersey, Guernsey and Isle of Man students.

Tuition fees may be subject to inflation in future years.

Overseas students

The York St John University tuition fee for the 2019 entry to Foundation Degree, BA and BSc, PGCE degrees is £12,750 per year for international students.

Tuition fees may be subject to inflation in future years.

Funding your course

Additional costs and financial support

COURSE-RELATED COSTS

Whilst studying for your degree, there may be additional costs related to your course. This may include purchasing personal equipment and stationery, books and optional field trips.

STUDY ABROAD

For more information on tuition fee reductions and additional costs for studying abroad, please visit our study abroad webpages.

ACCOMMODATION AND LIVING COSTS

View our accommodation webpages for detailed information on accommodation and living costs.

FINANCIAL HELP AND SUPPORT

Help and advice on funding your studies at York St John is available through our Money Advice service.

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