The BA History (with Foundation Year) gives students the opportunity to progress on to the three year History programme following the successful completion of a Foundation Year. This allows students who have not met the entry criteria for the BA History, or a related degree course, to gain the skills and knowledge necessary to succeed on the school of Historys most popular programme. The BA History (with Foundation Year) will give you the greatest range of choice in your third and fourth years and is undoubtedly the option to choose if you are interested in most areas of historical study, or are unsure of the types and periods of history in which you want to specialise.
Level 0: The Foundation Year is an intensive course where you will study alongside students who aim to progress on to a variety of degree programmes within the Faculty of Arts and Humanities. With an average of 18 guided learning hours per week you will participate in lectures, seminars, reading and study groups, as well as visits to organisations such as the East Anglian Film Archive and the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts. You will also be given individual tutorial support to ensure you are reaching your full potential and are able to progress on to the full honours programme with confidence. Over the course of the year you will be introduced to a wide range of academic subjects such as literature, history, philosophy, film, television and media, American studies, politics and the history of art. You will gain a foundational knowledge of many of the concepts, methods and techniques you will study in more detail at level 1 and above. In addition, you will develop a wide range of transferable skills in areas such as written and verbal communication, research, collegiality, time-management and language skills which will significantly enhance your employability in the future.
Level 1: In your second year you will be given a detailed introduction to both in the main periods in British and European history from the high Middle Ages to the 20th century as well as an introduction to more specialised historical themes such as witchcraft and the environment. You also have the opportunity to reflect on how historians write history during the module Doing History. Year 3 Level 2: In your third year the wide range of modules available, combined with the fact that you are virtually guaranteed your first choice of selected modules, enables you to focus, for example, on medieval history, the political and international history of Britain and Europe since 1789, social and cultural history across time, early modern and modern Britain or modern Europe. The important thing is that you choose.
Level 3: In your final year the emphasis switches to more intensive Special Subject modules where you work and research in small groups on a specialised topic close to the research expertise of each member of faculty. You also complete an extended project or dissertation to demonstrate the skills you have acquired during the degree programme.Assessment
During the Foundation Year you will be assessed in a variety of ways which will allow you to exercise different learning styles and familiarise yourself with the format and expectations of assessment in Higher Education. There will be a strong emphasis on formative assessment with feedback on drafts of written work and group tutorials which will help you to clearly see how you can improve and develop, enabling you to learn from your peers as well as teaching staff. This in turn will help you to build confidence in your abilities and become a more independent learner.
Your progress will be monitored through individual tutorials to ensure that you are happy on the course and achieving your full potential. You need to achieve a minimum of 40% overall with a pass in all modules in order to progress on to the History programme.
At levels 1, 2 and 3 key issues and ideas are introduced in lectures given by all members of faculty. These are accompanied by more specialist study, undertaken in small groups. You will be assessed at the end of each semester on the basis of coursework, and at the end of each year by coursework. In your final year, you will write a dissertation on a topic of your choice and with the advice of tutors. There is no final examination. Your final degree result is determined by the marks you receive in Years 3 and 4.
Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).
Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.
All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.
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The majority of candidates will not be called for an interview. However, for some students an interview will be requested. These are normally quite informal and generally cover topics such as your current studies, reasons for choosing the course and your personal interests and extra-curricular activities.
We welcome applications from students who have already taken or intend to take a gap year, believing that a year between school and university can be of substantial benefit. You are advised to indicate your reason for wishing to defer entry and may wish to contact the appropriate Admissions Office directly to discuss this further.
The School's annual intake is in September of each year.
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We encourage you to apply if you have alternative qualifications equivalent to our stated entry requirements. Please contact us for further information.
All applicants are required to have a minimum of 5 GCSE's including GCSE English language and Mathematics (or equivalent) at a minimum of Grade C.
No work experience is required.
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