Manchester Metropolitan University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Politics (Foundation)

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Course summary

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If you have the potential to study at degree level, but you don’t meet the entry requirements, a foundation year can bridge the gap – laying the groundwork for entry into Year 1. This programme leads to the award of BA (Hons) Politics and prepares you to progress directly into Year 1. The programme is designed to build your confidence and bring you up to speed for the rest of your chosen degree. So, as well as the Academic Practice for the Humanities and Social Sciences unit, which helps develop your study skills for learning at the degree-level, you’ll also do three humanities units. Features and Benefits

  • Each year we accept hundreds of students onto Foundation Year courses who have the ability to study at degree level but who don't have the qualifications to enter directly onto an honours degree.
  • Has content that is tailored so that it is appropriate to your chosen degree.
  • Helps you to develop the study skills and academic knowledge you will need to start Year 1 of your course with confidence.

Course details


How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeL202
Institution code M40
Campus nameMain Site
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 72 - 80 points A minimum of 72 UCAS Tariff points from at least 2 A levels or equivalent
A level DDD - CDD
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MMP
Access to HE Diploma Pass Access to HE Diploma in a relevant subject with a minimum 74 UCAS Tariff Points
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DM
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 24 points

GCSE English Language and Mathematics at grade D or grade 3. Equivalent qualifications (eg. Functional Skills) may be considered.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

For further information: http://www.mmu.ac.uk/study/undergraduate
Politics (Foundation) at Manchester Metropolitan University - UCAS