Newman University, Birmingham

Applied Humanities Newman University, Birmingham Degree level: Undergraduate


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This course is planned to start in September 2020 and is currently subject to successful validation. Validation is a standard academic procedure to ensure course content is current and reflects subject area knowledge.

The Applied Humanities BA, designed in collaboration with local government, businesses and third-sector organisations, equips students for success in the graduate market. This accelerated degree programme allows students to complete their study over two-years, providing a much-needed flexible option for potential students of all ages and backgrounds. Students will make financial savings on the overall cost of tuition fees and accommodation without compromising on the quality or intensity of a standard undergraduate degree. As the first of its kind in the UK, Applied Humanities makes use of Newman University’s strong position in the region to provide our students with real-life expertise and connections. External organisations will work alongside our academics to make this programme responsive to a rapidly changing world. Partner input into the construction of the degree ensures that students gain the skills and experience that are highly valued by graduate employers and the practical know-how to operate in the fourth industrial revolution.

Students will learn how to transform this data into well-crafted and specific job applications which build on their real-life achievements. The Applied Humanities BA unearths hidden potential and acts as a stepping stone to a self-directed career which can move seamlessly from private-sector business to government and public service.

Why study this course?

  • Follow an accelerated degree programme which will save time and money without compromising on teaching intensity or quality.

  • Build a living CV, demonstrating a range of professional competencies and develop essential digital skills.

  • Follow a fully-integrated programme which builds towards a special project of the student’s choice.

  • Acquire the enviable cultural knowledge of a traditional humanities graduate alongside indispensable practical skills gained through experiential learning.

  • Undertake two bespoke ‘problem-solving’ modules and apply high-level critical and creative thinking to real-life issues.

  • Connect with a network of regional organisations including NGOs, local businesses and media and political organisations.

Course details


Please refer to the Applied Humanities page on the Newman University website for module titles and further information regarding all two years of the course.

How to apply

Application deadlines

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!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code Y002
Institution code N36
Campus name Newman University
Campus code N

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:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 96 - 144 points You must achieve at least 96 UCAS points including a minimum of CC at A Level or equivalent (e.g. MM at BTEC Diploma or MPP at BTEC Extended Diploma) towards the total tariff.
Access to HE Diploma Students can achieve the requirements with a combination of Distinction, Merit and Pass grades at level 3 achieved from a completed Access course.96 UCAS Points:
D21-M3-P21; D18-M9-P18; D15-M15-P15;
D12-M21-P12; D9-M27-P9; D6-M33-P6;
D3-M39-P3; D0-M45-P0

On enrolment this degree requires 5 GCSEs at grade 4 (or C) or above (or recognised equivalents).

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Provider information

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Newman University, Birmingham
Genners Lane
Bartley Green
B32 3NT

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