The Medieval Studies 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 Medieval Studies 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 cover topics including from medieval, early modern and modern history, to themes of gender, cultural history, and memory of war and conflict. Your early studies will concentrate on the early modern world from 1500 to 1800, and modern British history. But whether your true passion lies in medieval Europe, revolutionary America or the cold war, our generous range of modules has it covered. This range helps you to narrow your interests in the following years. History/Medieval Studies at Swansea achieved an overall satisfaction rating of 93% in the 2017 National Student Survey (NSS) while 94% of graduates are employed or in further study 6 months after graduating (Destination of Leavers from HE survey 2015). 80% of our students achieved a 1st class or 2.1 honours degree in 2017/18. Medieval Studies graduates have advanced to careers in sectors such as education, heritage, business, media, politics and humanitarian services. Employers have included Mercedes Benz, English Heritage and St Fagans National History Museum. 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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The student satisfaction data is from students surveyed during the Covid-19 pandemic. The number of student respondents and response rates can be important in interpreting the data – it is important to note your experience may be different from theirs. This data will be based on the subject area rather than the specific course. Read more about this data on the Discover Uni website.
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