Arts and Humanities with Foundation Year at University of Leeds - UCAS

Course summary

This extended four-year course supports progression onto a wide range of degree courses in the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures or BA Geography in the Faculty of Environment. The first year of the course is primarily taught by expert academics from the Lifelong Learning Centre (home to the University’s specialist teaching and support for mature, part-time and foundation year students). As a foundation year student you'll be part of the University from day one with all the experiences and opportunities that this offers. You can explore your current and developing interests as part of an introduction to study in the arts and humanities. The course has an interdisciplinary focus on developing skills for study, alongside integrated opportunities to begin transition to a degree. We support your development as an interdisciplinary learner and make connections to your chosen degree subject specialism as part of your journey. All learners undertake a discovery module at Level 1 in a subject relevant to their future degree. You can also tailor your Level 0 module choices to align with your personal subject interests. You’ll build your critical thinking skills and confidence for future study and be introduced to key academic ideas in the arts and humanities. The course features degree-level topics to immerse you in an undergraduate experience that is enquiring, creative and focused on the world around us. You'll investigate historical, contemporary, social and cultural issues to develop your skills as a researcher and use critical analysis to debate topics relevant to your future study. Lifelong Learning Centre support The Lifelong Learning Centre provides a supportive environment to enable you to progress to degree-level study. We’ll work with you during your foundation year to provide guidance and help to identify the degree pathway most appropriate for you. Specialist facilities During your foundation year, you'll have access to University of Leeds Special Collections. You are encouraged to engage with other social, historical and cultural resources on campus, such as Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery and University Chaplaincy. As a Foundation Year student, you’ll have access to dedicated study and social spaces that are designed to be welcoming and accessible. The areas in Beech Grove House and the Marjorie and Arnold Ziff Building offer computer access, reference books and the space to socialise and work with your peers.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Grade C/4 or above in GCSE English and maths, or equivalent. Applicants must live permanently in the UK and meet at least one of the following additional entry criteria: * Your permanent address is in a neighbourhood with low progression to higher education. * You attended a school which achieved less than the national average of five A*-C (9-4) passes at GCSE. * You grew up in public care. Applicants interested in progressing to Fine Art or Design degrees will need to prepare a portfolio for inspection as part of the progression process, which can be done in your own time alongside your foundation year studies. We actively encourage applications from mature students. Further consideration will be given to the life experience of mature applicants and the circumstances in which they gained prior qualifications. Please mention on your personal statement the subject area you want to progress to.

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Arts and Humanities with Foundation Year at University of Leeds - UCAS