Keele University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Social and Political Sciences 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 https://kuic.keele.ac.uk/ Social and Political Sciences Are you intrigued by the social and political challenges shaping contemporary society? Social and Political Sciences adopts a forward thinking approach to analyse and investigate the most pressing and urgent problems in the modern world. You will interrogate contemporary topics such as social inequality, rapid policy change in times of uncertainty, and environmental sustainability. Developing critical insight in these areas will prepare you for a wide range of careers. Why choose this course?

  • Engage with real world case studies to develop problem-solving skills through a wide range of assessments
  • Explore local and global issues to help tackle issues that impact society
  • Study a variety of modules to help you specialise in an area of your choice
  • Build the essential transferable skills to enhance your career prospects
  • Discover diverse cultures through an International Year at a partner university, across the globe
Social and Political Sciences at Keele explores the core elements of sociology and politics and provides an understanding of how these two areas interact with each other. You will research and identify social issues and global matters, developing a theoretical understanding of contemporary challenges impacting society. This includes topics such as the environment, political systems, law and governance. You will learn to critically evaluate and develop your problem-solving skills, whilst building your awareness of various complex scenarios and real world problems such as conspiratorial politics that can impair people's judgements and decision making in regards to individual circumstances and lives. You will consider, the past, present and future and reflect on the core elements and changes that have played a key role in positive developments in society or the lack of change and its consequences. 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.

Course details

Modules

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


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
L001
Institution code:
K12
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

https://www.keele.ac.uk/study/foundationyears/foundationcourses/socialsciencefoundationyear/#entry-requirements


Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
73%
Student satisfaction
61%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
89%
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

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: keele.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/tuitionfeesandfunding/undergraduatetuitionfees/
Social and Political Sciences with Foundation Year at Keele University - UCAS