Aston University, Birmingham has opted into the TEF and received a Gold award.
This programme focusses on the skills needed to be a successful social scientist: independent study, formulating and presenting arguments, evaluating literature and interpreting data, and also provides an opportunity to sample a number of different social science subjects so you can broaden your perspective and find where your passion lies. This is a transition programme which aims to consolidate your skills and knowledge from further education study, but build on those to smooth your transition to a University environment.
For more information on this course and a full list of modules, visit the course page: https://www.aston.ac.uk/study/courses/foundation-programme-in-social-sciences-2021
For more information on the methods of assessment on this course, visit the course page: https://www.aston.ac.uk/study/courses/foundation-programme-in-social-sciences-2021
How to apply
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!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
|Campus name||Main Site|
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
|UCAS Tariff||Not accepted|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DMM||The University also accepts the BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate/BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma and BTEC Level 3 National Diploma/BTEC Level 3 Diploma for entry onto degree programmes, provided that they are studied in combination with other qualifications that are equivalent to three full A2 Levels.|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||27 points||4,4,4 in 3 Higher level subjects|
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||GCSE English Language and GCSE Mathematics are required at minimum grade C/4.|
All applications are considered on an individual basis and the whole application is reviewed carefully, including previous and predicted qualifications, experience, reference and your motivation to study the course. Aston University welcomes applications from students with a wide range of qualifications from the UK and overseas, including combinations of qualifications. If your qualifications are not listed here and you wish to check whether they meet the entry requirements for this course, please contact the university.
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|