University of Wales Trinity Saint David

Religious Studies with Foundation Year University of Wales Trinity Saint David Degree level: Undergraduate

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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.

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The degree scheme offers students a grounding in the beliefs and practices of a wide range of world faiths. The course will help students understand the role of religion in the world and study the origins and development of religious traditions, including Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism and Sikhism.

Why study a Foundation Year at UWTSD Lampeter?

  • The Integrated Foundation Year offered by the Faculty of Humanities has been designed to help you develop the skills and subject-specific knowledge needed to undertake a degree course and specialise in a specific area.

  • Offers you an alternative route into studying with us even if your grades weren’t suitable or if you don’t meet the entry requirements of your chosen course.

  • Suitable also for those returning to education after some time away.

  • With a range of generic study skills mixed with subject-specific modules, you can progress on to degree with confidence.

  • 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 Religious Studies degree focuses primarily on religion in the contemporary world, with acknowledgement of the significance of religion in shaping history. The programme looks at specific religions, highlighting various themes in which religion has an influence or a role. World faiths are explored in the form of Abrahamic religions and Asian traditions as well as Indigenous religions, with specific focus on South America, as well as the new religious movements and alternative spiritualities that became significant in the West from the mid-20th century onwards.

Assessment method

The programme is assessed in a variety of ways and will include several of the following type of assessment: essays of 1000 to 4000 words in length, document analyses, book reviews, short reports and reflective journals, timed tests, take home exams, field journals, posters, group and individual presentations, dissertations of 10,000 words, wikis, commentaries and film evaluations.


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 RSF1
Institution code T80
Campus name Lampeter Campus
Campus code L

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:

  • Foundation
  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 32 points We will accept A levels, National Diplomas, Certificates, National Awards or equivalent, including NVQ Level 3, 14-19 Diploma and Access courses. Providing you achieve the points required, one A level would be sufficient.
Our offers are not solely based on academic results. Our Admissions Team deals with all applications, and will judge applications upon a range of indicators of potential and performance.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,000 Year 1
EU £9,000 Year 1
International £11,500 Year 1
England £9,000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,000 Year 1
Scotland £9,000 Year 1
Wales £9,000 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Provider information

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University of Wales Trinity Saint David
College Road
Carmarthen
SA31 3EP


Course contact details

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Admissions Office

0300 500 5054