St Mary's University, Twickenham has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.
Our undergraduate degrees with a foundation year are an alternative entry route into university for those without more traditional qualifications or grades, or are entering university after a notable period of time out of education.
The programme offers support and guidance in developing the skills required for degree-level study.
The foundation year will focus specifically on communication (oral and written), critical thinking, research, independent study, digital and employability skills.
The modules are designed to embed the development of these skills within the broad areas of business, communications, humanities and social sciences.
On successful completion of the foundation year, students will automatically progress on to the first year of our History programme
Students will take four core modules as part of the foundation year: Personal Learning Competencies, Taking a professional Approach; Thinking Critically, Creatively and Ethically, The Individual Project, London Stories and Performing Identities
Most of our assessment is by coursework (about 90%) with a small number of revealed exams (about 10%).
Our assessment models are different for each module, so you can develop a range of demonstrable skills during your degree programme. Many modules are assessed through essays, but you will also write critical commentaries about primary sources, or review books and articles. In some modules you may participate in mini-conferences where you'll present your work to your peers in a supportive and encouraging environment.
You will receive written feedback on all assignments and are encouraged to meet regularly with tutors to discuss your work individually.
How to apply
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
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This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
|UCAS Tariff||48 points|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||PPP|
|OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma||PPP|
Mature applicants with no formal qualifications will be considered on a case-by-case basis
Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this coursehttps://www.stmarys.ac.uk/application-process/undergraduate/entry-requirements.aspx
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6.0||6.0 overall with no element below 5.5|
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|