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Education with a Foundation Year BA (Hons)

Swansea University

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Singleton Park Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    25-SEP-23

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

The Education Foundation Year will offer an exciting introduction to higher education and is part of a 4-year undergraduate integrated degree. This foundation year will ideally suit those that need a little more support after further education before undertaking an undergraduate degree, or those returning to education after a gap. The inclusive learning environment, delivered by an expert programme team, will meet your needs to feel comfortable at Swansea University. We are interested in your future and committed to supporting you to get where you want to be, and this foundation year will be a great place to start your journey in higher education. The foundation programme offers exciting and innovative content in the modules that deal with the notion and understanding of what it is to be human. You will explore what it is to be human using the humanities and social sciences, including a great variety of theory and literature delivered by academics within your full degree subject area. A final year project supervised from a subject expert in the Education degree teaching team will allow you to explore an area of interest to you within your chosen discipline. After progression from the foundation year, you will be joining a subject area which offers the study of education, psychology, philosophy, history, and the social sciences. You can explore policy and politics, leadership and management, educational practice in a digital age, learning and teaching, education in other countries, diversity and wellbeing in education, child development and educational neuroscience. You also have the opportunity to undertake work placements in organisations such as schools, local authorities, business and charities to enhance your student experience and your career prospects.Some 94% of UK Education graduates overall are in employment or in further study six months after graduation (DHLE 2016). Our Education degree provides an ideal route into careers such as early years teaching, play therapy, teaching English as a foreign language, education administration, community development work, education research, and roles in local authorities, community education and education publishing. It also opens up potential careers in education departments in museums, galleries and theatres, local and national government and social services. To become a teacher, you will need an additional ITE/PGCE qualification.Swansea University is awarded Gold by the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF Gold).Based on our stunning Singleton Park campus, in parkland overlooking Swansea Bay on the edge of the Gower Peninsula, the course will give you a thorough understanding of the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.All applications will be considered on an individual basis, and we will look at the whole application when deciding whether to make an offer of a place, including: the balance, nature and quality of your qualifications and/or professional experience, personal statement and referee’s comments.**We guarantee that you will be made a conditional offer for a course at Swansea University. Subject requirements will apply. Please come along to our next Open Day or get in touch for further information.**

Application deadline

25 January

Tuition fees

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£ 16,450per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

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A level : DDD - CDD

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University information

Swansea University

  • University League Table

    42nd

  • Campus address

    Swansea University, Singleton Park, Swansea, Swansea, SA2 8PP, Wales

Swansea University is proud of its diverse student community, with students and staff from over 120 countries.
Swansea’s dedicated international recruitment, admissions and student support teams will help to guide you from application to arrival and beyond.
Swansea offers highly rated teaching and is ranked in the top 30 UK Universities (Complete University Guide 2022).

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    24th out of 90 52

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    140 66%

    21st

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    n/a

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.55 71%

    83rd

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