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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.

York campus

  • Duration – 4 years full time, 5 years full time including a placement year
  • Start date – September 2021
  • School – School of Humanities

Minimum Entry Requirements

    48 UCAS Tariff points

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

Tuition Fees

    UK and EU 2021 entry £9,250 per year full time

    International 2021 entry £12,750 per year full time

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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 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


Film studies and Media with Foundation Year

UCAS Code: P393


Media and English Literature with Foundation Year

UCAS Code: PQH4


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


War studies and History with Foundation Year

UCAS Code: L2K5


Human Geography with Foundation Year

UCAS Code: 8B13


International Relations with Foundation Year

UCAS Code: L211


International Relations and History with Foundation Year

UCAS Code: L231


Media and Communication with Foundation Year

UCAS Code: P306


Politics with Foundation Year 

UCAS Code: L201


International Relations and War Studies with Foundation Year

UCAS Code: L241


Politics and International Relations with Foundation Year

UCAS Code: L221


Politics, Philosophy and Ethics with Foundation Year

UCAS Code: L3V5


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).

Calculate your tariff points.

International Students

If you are an international student you will need to show that your qualifications match our entry requirements. Information about international qualifications and entry requirements can be found on our international pages.

If your first language is not English you must show evidence of English language competence at IELTS level 6.0 (with no skill below 5.5) or equivalent.

International entry requirements

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 depends on whether you live inside the UK or EU, or internationally (outside the UK/EU). Tuition fees may be subject to inflation in future years.

UK and EU 2021 entry

The tuition fee for 2021 entry onto this foundation year course is:

  • £9,250 for your foundation year
  • then £9,250 per year of your undergraduate degree. 

This price applies to all UK/EU, Jersey, Guernsey and Isle of Man students.

You can apply for the Tuition Fee and Maintenance Loan for the full duration of your course, including the foundation year and then your undergraduate degree. 

You can find out more about funding your degree by visiting our funding opportunities page.

Funding Opportunities 

International 2021 entry

For full time study the tuition fee for 2021 entry to this course is:

  • £12,750 for your foundation year
  • £12,750 per year of your undergraduate degree.

This price applies to all students living outside the UK/EU.

Due to immigration laws, if you are an international student on a Tier 4 visa, you must study full time. For more information about visa requirements and short-term study visas, please visit the International Visa and Immigration pages.

Find out more about funding your degree.

International Fees and Funding

Additional costs and financial support

There may also be some additional costs to take into account throughout your studies, including the cost of accommodation.

Course-related costs

While 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 pages.

Accommodation and living costs

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

Financial help and support

Our Funding Advice team are here to help you with your finances throughout your degree. They offer a personal service that can help you with funding your studies and budgeting for living expenses. 

All undergraduates receive financial support through the York St John Aspire card. Find out more about the Aspire scheme and how it can be used to help you purchase equipment you need for your course. 

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