The BA Liberal Arts with Integrated Foundation Year combines a three-year degree in Liberal Arts (or a four-year degree including a year abroad) with a bespoke foundation year, providing a pathway for students not currently eligible for entry to a three year degree programme. The subject content and teaching methodology employed in the foundation year (Year 0) builds a skills set and provides a platform for successful participation over the remainder of the programme. It will include modules in Study Skills as well as an independent study project; a range of subject-specific foundation modules are also offered in each semester to introduce students to disciplines represented in Liberal Arts, including English and Comparative Literature, Film Studies, History and Human Geography. After successful completion of the Foundation Year, students will progress onto Level 4 (Year 1) of their degree in Liberal Arts. The BA Liberal Arts degree offers you a unique multi-disciplinary education at central London’s only campus-based university, situated in one of London’s most diverse and dynamic areas. The programme combines an innovative and research-driven curriculum grounded within the distinct, established areas of academic specialisation and excellence found within the constituent schools of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. The programme is organised around Liberal Arts compulsory modules and seminars in the first and second years, and culminates in a unique research project drawing on expert supervision: for those that do not meet the entrance criteria, a foundation year, year 0, is available, prior to the first developmental year. The programme provides distinct tracks or ‘majors’ that facilitate greater flexibility in module choice and a broader basis than in degrees in single or joint subjects, alongside the development of an intellectual and disciplinary focus as you progress through your degree. You will benefit from engaging with a range of subjects from different disciplinary perspectives, including the study of a foreign language during your first year (whether as a beginner or building on existing competence) this is the second year for those who take the foundation year. As well as practical language study, covering the productive skills of speaking and writing as well as the receptive skills of listening and reading, you will work on related aspects of literature, culture, history, society and linguistics, both through a compulsory interdisciplinary module which is closely aligned to the language programme and through option modules in any of these areas.
The modules offered will be dependent upon the major and minor track chosen. Within your first year of BA study (second year for foundation students), students will study across all tracks and be supported by an academic advisor to select the best major and minor routes for their following years. The below provides an indicative list of what you may study within each of the tracks. YEAR 1 All routes 30 credits Language (current choice is between French, Russian, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese) 30 credits Liberal Arts compulsory module Culture and Language 15 credits option from Global Cultures: Geography in the World Cities and Regions in Transition Global Worlds Europe 1000-1500: The Middle Ages and their Legacy Reformation to Revolution: Europe and the World, 1500-1800 Building the American Nation:1776-1896 Unravelling Britain: British History since 1801 Europe in a Global Context since 1800 Global Encounters: Conquest and Culture in World History The Foundations of Modern Thought: Introduction to Intellectual History Screening History: Representing the past in the Contemporary Historical Film London/Culture/Performance London Global Myth, Modernity and Metamorphoses Understanding Culture: Exploring the Big Questions Introduction to Comparison Brief Encounters: Around the World in Short Stories US Cinema: Key Concepts Introduction to International Relations Global Histories 15 credits option from any of the three tracks 15 credits Discovery module Language and Culture Theme electives: Europe 1000-1500: The Middle Ages and their Legacy Reformation to Revolution: Europe and the World, 1500-1800 Europe in a Global Context since 1800 Postcolonial Francospheres: Memories of colonialism un the French-Speaking World Picturing a Nation: France and its image from Marianne to #JesuisCharlie Catalan Culture: Art, Literature and Football Men, Women and Song: Love Poetry in the Middle Ages German Play Germany Today Austria Today Language in the UK Foundations of Language Typology I: Languages of the World Rio de Janeiro on the Global Stage and Imaginary Contemporary Russian Short Stories History of Russian Russian Language Play Reading Contemporary Russian Deconstructing 'China' in the Western Imagination Chinese Short Fiction Please note that all modules are subject to change.
Assessment is varied and will take a number of forms within the programme, typically a combination of written exams and coursework, final-year dissertations, and independent projects.
Qualified teacher status (QTS)
To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:
- Course does not award QTS
How to apply
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Academic Requirements This programme combines a three-year degree with a bespoke foundation year, providing you with a smooth pathway as an international or EU student whose prior education or English language proficiency does not enable you to apply directly for a three-year degree. This programme is designed for students who have completed a good high school education that consists of at least 12 years’ study. For minimum requirements, please refer to details on our website. For full country specific entry requirements and qualification equivalencies visit: qmul.ac.uk/international/countries Applicants who have studied A levels in the UK will be considered on a case by case basis. If you have taken both GCSE and A level exams (or equivalent qualifications) in the UK you will not be considered for admission to this programme. In such cases we recommend that you apply for the relevant three year programme with entry in year 1. English language requirements All applicants to QMUL must show they meet a minimum academic English language standard for admission and to be successful on the course. Please refer to the website below for details on Queen Mary's English Language requirements by course and acceptable alternative qualifications. You will also find important information regarding UKVI's English requirements if you are applying as an international student who will require Tier 4 immigration permission to enter the UK. http://www.qmul.ac.uk/international/englishlanguagerequirements/index.html#
English language requirements
All applicants to Queen Mary must show they meet a minimum academic English language standard for admission and to be successful on the course. Please refer to the website below for details on our English Language requirements by course and acceptable alternative qualifications. You will also find important information regarding UKVI's English requirements if you are applying as an international student and will require a Student Visa to enter the UK.
Queen Mary University of London: English Language Requirements
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Fees and funding
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*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.