Ethical and Political Studies with Foundation Year

University of Wales Trinity Saint David

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of Wales Trinity Saint David (Prifysgol Cymru Y Drindod Dewi Sant)

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Course summary

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It is a one year, full-time course which is taken as part of your four-year degree. You will still be treated as a full-time undergraduate student which means you will still be entitled to student finance support, will have the same entitlement to accommodation and have access to our wide range of student support Why study a Foundation Year at UTWSD Lampeter?

  • This degree programme explores a broad range of ethical and political considerations.
  • Subjects studied include climate change, the ethics of war, the nature and ethics of political protest, poverty, animal rights, medical ethics, the nature of social relationships and the nature and degree of our obligations to others.
  • Draws upon expertise in ethics, political philosophy, anthropology, history, psychology and religious studies, to providing a critical understanding of the ethical and political issues that face the modern world.
  • The Foundation Certificate provides an alternative route into higher education if you don't have the traditional qualifications or can't meet the entry requirements for an undergraduate degree. The Ethical and Political Studies with Foundation Year degree combines the study of ethics and politics with a focus on developing the skills, understanding, and capacities required to move seamlessly through your degree studies.
  • We take an immersive approach to learning offering a diverse range of teaching approaches, including lectures, seminars, tutorials and workshop sessions.
  • You will attend small-group classes with a focus on discussion and learning activities to encourage the self-development and critical reflection accepted as key to the development of personal and professional capacities.

Course details

Modules

The modules offered on the foundation year focus on introducing you to University life and providing you with academic survival skills, such as academic writing skills, understanding literature, and research skills. Taking into account that student choices and requirements can differ radically, as well as ensuring a rounded knowledge of Ethical and Political Studies generally, the scheme offers modules covering a wide range of topics and issues. Some of the areas covered include freedom and equality, justice, human rights, sustainable development, humanitarian intervention, environmental ethics, international politics, and activism. Options to study abroad may also be available. ** A range of modules in other disciplines is offered alongside your main subject modules. You could take modules in, for example, classics, English, creative writing, philosophy, or any of our other humanities subjects, whichever humanities degree-programme you choose.

Assessment method

One of the standout features of studying with the Faculty of Humanities in Lampeter is the excellent tutor contact you will have. Teaching is in small groups and seminar groups are also small allowing you to develop your confidence and skills in a supportive environment. Assessment methods used during the Foundation Year are wide and varied so that you experience them before progressing to Level 4 study, again helping you to build your confidence and skills base.


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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

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Course codePSF1
Institution code T80
Campus nameLampeter Campus
Campus codeL

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation
  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 32 points We will accept A levels, National Diplomas, Certificates, National Awards or equivalent, including NVQ Level 3, 14-19 Diploma and Access courses. Providing you achieve the points required, one A level would be sufficient. Our offers are not solely based on academic results. Our Admissions Team deals with all applications, and will judge applications upon a range of indicators of potential and performance.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9000 Year 1
England £9000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9000 Year 1
Scotland £9000 Year 1
Wales £9000 Year 1
Channel Islands £9000 Year 1
International £11500 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Ethical and Political Studies with Foundation Year at University of Wales Trinity Saint David - UCAS