University of Wales Trinity Saint David

Degree level: Undergraduate

International Development and Global Politics with Foundation Year

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Course summary

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It is a one year, full-time course which is taken as part of your four-year degree. You will still be treated as a full-time undergraduate student which means you will still be entitled to student finance support, will have the same entitlement to accommodation and have access to our wide range of student support. Why study a Foundation Year at UWTSD Lampeter?

  • Critically examines a range of worldwide social, economic, political, health and environmental factors which are shaping the 21st Century.
  • Explores challenges posed by conflict and humanitarian emergency in the framework of international institutions.
  • The Foundation Certificate provides an alternative route into higher education if you don't have the traditional qualifications or can't meet the entry requirements for an undergraduate degree. The International Development and Global Politics with Foundation Year degree combines the study of Development and Politics on a global scale with a focus on developing the skills, understanding, and capacities required to move seamlessly through your degree studies.
  • We take an immersive approach to learning offering a diverse range of teaching approaches, including lectures, seminars, tutorials and workshop sessions.
  • You will attend small-group classes with a focus on discussion and learning activities to encourage the self-development and critical reflection accepted as key to the development of personal and professional capacities.

Course details

Modules

The modules offered on the foundation year focus on introducing you to University life and providing you with academic survival skills, such as academic writing skills, understanding literature, and research skills. Taking into account that student choices and requirements can differ radically, as well as ensuring a rounded knowledge of International Development and Global Politics generally, the scheme offers modules covering a wide range of topics and issues. Some of the areas of study include, for example, human rights, sustainable development, justice and equality, preparation for working in development, approaches to power, humanitarian intervention, activism, environmental ethics, population issues, growth and development. Options to study abroad may also be available. A range of modules in other disciplines is offered alongside your main subject modules. You could take modules in, for example, history, English, classics, philosophy, creative writing or any of our other humanities subjects, whichever humanities degree programme you choose.

Assessment method

One of the standout features of studying with the Faculty of Humanities in Lampeter is the excellent tutor contact you will have. Teaching is in small groups and seminar groups are also small allowing you to develop your confidence and skills in a supportive environment. Assessment methods used during the Foundation Year are wide and varied so that you experience them before progressing to Level 4 study, again helping you to build your confidence and skills base.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
IGF1
Institution code:
T80
Campus name:
Lampeter Campus
Campus code:
L

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation
  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements


Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9000 Year 1
England £9000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9000 Year 1
Scotland £9000 Year 1
Wales £9000 Year 1
Channel Islands £9000 Year 1
International £11500 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
International Development and Global Politics with Foundation Year at University of Wales Trinity Saint David - UCAS