Arts and Humanities with Foundation Year Birkbeck, University of London

Undergraduate

Awarded by: University of London

Birkbeck is different: classes are in the evening, so you can work, study, volunteer, intern or do your own thing during the day. We know the 'standard' university model isn't right for everyone, so our unique evening teaching gives people who care about their future the opportunity to study at one of the world's top research-intensive universities and move forward with their life goals at the same time. We've been helping people access higher education and get back into studying for nearly 200 years, so you'll find a famously friendly and supportive learning environment.

The BA Arts and Humanities with Foundation Year allows you to pursue your interests across the arts and humanities, choosing to study film and media, English and humanities, history of art, or a language and its associated culture, separately or in interdisciplinary combinations. You design your own programme of study, with expert guidance from our academic experts, choosing from an extensive range of option modules.

This programme will build your confidence and give you the core knowledge and key skills you need to succeed at university. You will also get a taste of the subject area you are interested in and deepen your understanding of the career potential of your chosen subject.

Upon successful completion of the one-year Foundation Year, you will automatically progress on to our three-year, full-time evening study BA Arts and Humanities, or you can choose from nearly 30 degree programmes within the School of Arts and the School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy. You need only complete one application and you enrol onto one programme.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Our Foundation Year programmes will fully prepare you for undergraduate study and are ideal if you are returning to study after a gap, or if you have not previously studied the relevant subjects, or if you didn't achieve the grades you need for a place on your chosen undergraduate degree.

  • Arts and humanities courses at Birkbeck are ranked third best in London and 13th in the UK in the Times Higher Education 2016-17 World University Subject Rankings.

  • Our Department of English and Humanities is a top-rated research department. We offer an invigorating, innovative and creative educational experience, built on our international reputation for leading-edge research.

  • You could be studying in a building that was once home to Virginia Woolf and frequented by members of the Bloomsbury Group - now home to our School of Arts - and be taught by leading novelists, dramatists and artists.

  • Based at the heart of one of the world's most exciting cities, we combine lectures, seminars and workshops with visits to theatres and other cultural and artistic institutions, and we frequently collaborate with leading arts, cultural, theatre and dance and performing arts organisations, allowing you to ground your studies in real-world practice.

  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Study mode

    Full-time

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Start date

    October 2019

  • Duration

    4 years


Course details

Modules

For information about course structure and the modules you will be studying, please visit Birkbeck’s online prospectus.

Assessment method

This programme is assessed using a range of methods, including assessed coursework essays, unseen and predisclosed examinations, practical exercises, demonstration workshops and, in your fourth year, a project.


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 QW32
Institution code B24
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

Points of entry

This means the year in which you would like to start the course.

‘Year 1’ means you will start in the first year.

‘Year 0’ means you will enter onto a foundation year.

You may be able to start some courses in the second or third years, if you meet certain criteria. You will need to discuss this with the university or college directly.

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

International applicants

If you are an EU or International student and you are interested in this programme, please contact our International Team for advice and guidance.


Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 64 points The UCAS tariff score is applicable to you if you have recently studied a qualification that has a UCAS tariff equivalence.

We welcome applicants without traditional entry qualifications as we base decisions on our own assessment of qualifications, knowledge and previous work experience. We may waive formal entry requirements based on judgement of academic potential.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £6,175 * Year 1
EU £6,175 * Year 1
International £13,350 * Year 1
England £6,175 * Year 1
Northern Ireland £6,175 * Year 1
Scotland £6,175 * Year 1
Wales £6,175 * Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

The fees shown are for 2018/19 academic year. Those for 2019/20 have not yet been confirmed. Full-time home/EU students, Year 1: £6175 pa Full-time international students, Year 1: £13350 pa Full-time home/EU students, Year 2+: £9250 pa Full-time international students, Year 2+: £13350 pa