Keele University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Liberal Arts with Foundation Year

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Course summary

Foundation Year Our Foundation Year provides an excellent alternative route to Keele, providing a unique opportunity to better prepare for your chosen degree, and with guaranteed entry onto your undergraduate course once you successfully complete your Foundation Year. This extra year of study can improve your academic skills, expand your subject knowledge, give you a better understanding of higher education and, perhaps most importantly of all, build your confidence. On the Keele Foundation Year, you'll study on campus, joining our undergraduate community from the outset, with access to all the facilities and support that you'd get as an undergraduate student at Keele. International Students For International Students, Foundation Years are delivered through our dedicated on-campus provider, Keele University International College. To find out more, visit Liberal Arts Liberal Arts gives you the flexibility to study a broad range of subjects that will develop your oral and written communication skills, and your ability to think critically and creatively. You will also address major challenges affecting societies from a range of disciplinary perspectives in order to become a 'global citizen'. You will learn to communicate effectively with your peers and demonstrate your skills through various methods such as discussions and workshops. Why choose this course?

  • Ranked Top 250 in the World for Social Sciences (Times Higher Education World University Rankings, 2021)
  • Work placement opportunities – a great way to network with professionals and build key transferable skills, ready for employment
  • Opportunity to take an International Year to experience different cultures and gain study skills that will enhance your prospects after graduation
Studying Liberal Arts at Keele allows you to explore a diverse range of subject areas in the Humanities and Social Sciences. Our flexible approach allows you to tailor your degree programme to your individual interests and career aspirations. Liberal Arts promotes a deep understanding of a variety of subjects, and develops strong problem-solving and critical thinking skills. This will involve exploring major societal challenges in a critical and open-minded manner. The course comprises core and optional modules as well as discipline related modules that will relate to the subject area of your choice which enables you to delve into topics that fascinate you and that you consider important. Having a broad insight into several subject areas will prepare you for employment through developing key transferable skills that you will apply in the workplace, including evaluative, communication and teamwork skills. About Keele Keele University was established in 1949 by the former Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University. Founded to meet the needs of a changing world, Keele has always had a pioneering vision to be a different kind of university. We excel in both teaching and research, with some of the most satisfied students in England, and research that is changing lives for the better at a regional, national and global level. Our beautiful 600-acre campus is one of the biggest in Britain – but all the most important services and facilities are on your doorstep, with accommodation, teaching spaces, facilities including a medical centre, sports centre and pharmacy, and a range of shops, eateries and entertainment venues – including the Students’ Union – clustered around the centre.


For a list of indicative modules please visit the course page on the Keele University website.

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The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

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Please note, our fees for 2023 entry will be available soon. Although we review our fees annually and these may change, our 2022 entry fees are available on our website:
Liberal Arts with Foundation Year at Keele University - UCAS