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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 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 2020-21 £9,250 per year

    International 2020-21 £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


International Relations with Foundation Year

UCAS Code: L211


International Relations and History with Foundation Year

UCAS Code: L231


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


International Relations and War Studies with Foundation Year

UCAS Code: L241


Politics and International Relations with Foundation Year

UCAS Code: L221


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.

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