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Course summary

The BA (Hons) programmes with Foundation Year are open to a wide range of students who do not yet have the qualifications to apply for an undergraduate degree programme in Humanities and Social Sciences. You may be a mature student who would like to work towards a degree; or you may have recently left further education without the qualifications required to access the degree programme of your choice. 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 Social Sciences. This route offers you a four year (full-time) degree course, which will include opportunities for you to engage with the subject area of your choice, to select from a range of subjects to broaden your knowledge and understanding, and will provide structured study skills support as you build your confidence to study at degree level. Working with tutors from across Humanities 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. Passing your first year guarantees progression onto any of our undergraduate degrees offered with an integrated Foundation Year.

Modules

Modules may include: Level 1: Media, Culture & Society; The Medium is the Message; Media, Publics & Power; Media Research; Writing the Media; Critical Perspectives. Level 2: Issues of Taste; Popular Genres; Media Enterprise; Globalisation; Visual Culture; Convergence Culture. Level 3: Media Geographies; Gender & Sexualities; Media Futures; Pop Americana; Dissertation.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
P306
Institution code:
Y75
Campus name:
York St John University
Campus code:
A

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

https://www.yorksj.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/courses/humanities/foundation-year-humanities/foundation-year-humanities.html#section-entry-requirements


Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
86%
Student satisfaction
63%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
87%
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £13000 Year 1
International £13000 Year 1

Additional fee information

For courses with an optional Placement Year, during the Placement Year your fees will be reduced to 15% of the annual fee value.
Media and Communication with Foundation Year at York St John University - UCAS