The Education Foundation Year will offer an exciting introduction to higher education and is part of a 4-year undergraduate integrated degree. This foundation year will ideally suit those that need a little more support after further education before undertaking an undergraduate degree, or those returning to education after a gap. The inclusive learning environment, delivered by an expert programme team, will meet your needs to feel comfortable at Swansea University. We are interested in your future and committed to supporting you to get where you want to be, and this foundation year will be a great place to start your journey in higher education. The foundation programme offers exciting and innovative content in the modules that deal with the notion and understanding of what it is to be human. You will explore what it is to be human using the humanities and social sciences, including a great variety of theory and literature delivered by academics within your full degree subject area. A final year project supervised from a subject expert in the Education degree teaching team will allow you to explore an area of interest to you within your chosen discipline. After progression from the foundation year, you will be joining a subject area which offers the study of education, psychology, philosophy, history, and the social sciences. You can explore policy and politics, leadership and management, educational practice in a digital age, learning and teaching, education in other countries, diversity and wellbeing in education, child development and educational neuroscience. You also have the opportunity to undertake work placements in organisations such as schools, local authorities, business and charities to enhance your student experience and your career prospects. Some 94% of UK Education graduates overall are in employment or in further study six months after graduation (DHLE 2016). Our Education degree provides an ideal route into careers such as early years teaching, play therapy, teaching English as a foreign language, education administration, community development work, education research, and roles in local authorities, community education and education publishing. It also opens up potential careers in education departments in museums, galleries and theatres, local and national government and social services. To become a teacher, you will need an additional ITE/PGCE qualification. Swansea University is awarded Gold by the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF Gold). Based on our stunning Singleton Park campus, in parkland overlooking Swansea Bay on the edge of the Gower Peninsula, the course will give you a thorough understanding of the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. All applications will be considered on an individual basis, and we will look at the whole application when deciding whether to make an offer of a place, including: the balance, nature and quality of your qualifications and/or professional experience, personal statement and referee’s comments. We guarantee that you will be made a conditional offer for a course at Swansea University. Subject requirements will apply. Please come along to our next Open Day or get in touch for further information.
Themes include: • How humanities and social sciences provides understanding of what it is to be human • Psychology • Sociology • Media • English • History • Politics • Academic and study development • Personal and communication development • Values and Citizenship • Research
We offer varied and inclusive assessment which includes: • Support and development of well-rounded learner • Essays, presentations, blog, report, research essay, online workbook, class participation • Only one short exam • Supports challenging weaker areas or preference • Supports transferable skills for future • Lectures, tutorials, workshops, 1:1, interactive teaching • Online resources and support
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
International applicants should refer to The College, Swansea University http://www.swansea.ac.uk/the-college/
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9000||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£16450||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£16450||Year 1|
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