Aston University, Birmingham

Degree level: Undergraduate

Foundation Programme in Social Science

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Course summary

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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.

Course details

Modules

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

Assessment method

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

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

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeL301
Institution code A80
Campus nameMain Site
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level CCD
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

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

* Please note that the tuition fees stated are for 2021 entry. 2022 tuition fees are subject to approval and will be published on this website at the earliest opportunity. **The latest information relating to EU students and tuition fees for 2021 can be found on the UCAS website at: https://www.ucas.com/finance/finance-international-and-eu-students. ***The United Kingdom government has confirmed that European Union (EU), other European Economic Area (EEA) and Swiss nationals commencing academic courses in England from August 2021 will no longer be eligible for home fee status.
Foundation Programme in Social Science at Aston University, Birmingham - UCAS