Education and History (Foundation Entry)

University of Central Lancashire

Degree level: Undergraduate
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Course summary

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Foundation Entry degree courses are designed for students who have the ability to study for a degree, but don’t have the necessary formal qualifications to enter directly onto their chosen Honours degree programme. This degree is perfect if you have aspirations to teach history at secondary school level or beyond. The Education aspect of the course allows you to develop an understanding of educational theories, policies and practice, and apply these to past and present educational issues, whilst the History modules cover different periods, topics, places and approaches, from early modern times to contemporary history; different areas including North America, Europe, Asia and Africa; and additional insights into museums and heritage. This means you will be well equipped with the skills and knowledge needed to teach with a high level of subject expertise, and you will also have broader skills as a team-worker and communicator which will be huge assets in any graduate workplace. You will have an opportunity to join a work placement within an educational setting at each stage of your degree. Work placement opportunities in your third year exist in a historical setting, with regional and national host organisations, such as the Lancashire Archives, the Peoples’ History Museum and the Lancashire Museum Service. This course can lead to: Secondary school or further education teaching following a PGCE or other postgraduate teacher training; Teaching support roles; Working with children and families; Youth work; Heritage sector.

Course details


Year 1: Compulsory Modules; Essential Study Skills for Higher Education, Developing Academic Knowledge, Target Award Extended Study, Learning by Experience. Year Long Modules; Introduction to Criminology and Criminal Justice, Introduction to Education, Childhood and Deaf Studies, Introduction to History, Introduction to Philosophy, Introduction to Sociology, Film and Media Theory, Introduction to Literature, Introduction to Creative Writing, Themes in Archaeology, Introduction to Psychology Year 2: Introduction to Education Studies, Education for Everyone?, Observing Education in Action, Understanding History. And a choice of 2 modules from the following: Colonies to Nation: America c.1700-1945, State and Society: Europe c 1815-1914, Nations and Empires in Asia: China, India, Japan and Thailand 1857-1949, History, heritage and society, British Politics Year 3: Sources and Methods, And a choice of 3 Education modules from the following: Preparing for Academic Writing and Research in Education, Models of Teaching and Learning, Sociology and Education, Experiential Learning in Educational Settings (a placement module), Representations of Education in Literature and Film, Diversity and Inclusive Practice with Children and Adults, Student Initiated Module. And a choice of 2 History modules from the following: Community History, 'The good the bad and the downright evil': perceptions of crime and punishment in England 1700-1900, America since 1945, Radical Politics and Political ideas in Britain: from Lloyd George to Tony Blair, Insight into Museums, 1945-89: History, Society and Conflict, America and the World, 1898-2001Cold War in Asia, History of Political Ideas Year 4: ED3991 Dissertation or ED3993 Double Dissertation OR History Dissertation or Extended History Dissertation, plus Education, Society & Culture in England c.1790 - 1914. And a choice of modules from the following: Education in Developing Countries, The Education of Vulnerable Children, Policy and practice in Educational Settings, Families, Schools and Society, The professional Role and its Context, Learning Curriculum and Assessment, Reflective Practice in Educational Settings, Student Initiated Module, India, Pakistan, Afghanistan and the Middle East since 1945: International Conflict and Democracy, African Nationalism and Independence 1921-1982, Riots and Revolution: Popular Politics and the English Working Class c1770-1848, A Place Apart? The Northern Ireland Troubles, History, Politics and Deafness, Kennedy, Johnson and the World: US Foreign Policy 1961-69, Education, Society and Culture in England, c. 1790-1914, Work Placement

How to apply

Application deadlines

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

15 January

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Application codes

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Course code1M36
Institution code C30
Campus nameMain Site
Campus codeU

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 72 points
A level 72 UCAS points at A2
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MMP
Access to HE Diploma 72 UCAS points
Scottish Higher 72 UCAS points
AS Not accepted
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DM
Scottish Advanced Higher 72 UCAS points
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme Pass IB Diploma including 72 UCAS points from Higher Level Subjects
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) 72 UCAS points
GCSE/National 4/National 5 5 GCSEs at Grade C/4 or above including Maths and English or equivalent. Equivalent qualifications are Functional Skills Level 2 in Maths and English or Level 3 Key Skills in Maths and Communication.
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma MMP
OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma DM

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6with no component score less than 5.5 (To have been taken within two years of the course commencement date)

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £5500 Year 1
England £5500 Year 1
Northern Ireland £5500 Year 1
Scotland £5500 Year 1
Wales £5500 Year 1
Channel Islands £5500 Year 1

Additional fee information

Please note fees for the foundation year will be £5,500, and then £9,250 per year for the remainder of the course. *subject only to annual increase in line with UK Retail Price Index inflation rate
Education and History (Foundation Entry) at University of Central Lancashire - UCAS