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Professional Humanities (Professional Placement Year) BA (Hons)

Bath Spa University

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

- Being human: how we make sense of ourselves in the world- Making connections, making a difference, applying your knowledge and skills- Problem solving, creativity and action: a course which make demands of you and supports you in achieving themThis course offers a new approach to learning about and through the Humanities. The course is interdisciplinary, and draws on the skills, methods and approaches that we use to study History, English Literature, Politics and Philosophy. It asks us to think about our place in the world and how we see ourselves – and how others see us. It poses ethical questions, and considers political answers to them. It places art, literature, science and the environment within a range of different contexts – historical, cultural, philosophical. It asks what it means to ‘be human’ and how being human – realising our potential - can enable us to make a difference to those around us, through the practical application of the insights that come from systematic study in and of the Humanities.It is also a professional course. Running throughout your study of other cultures, landscapes and cities, ethics and ideas will be – amongst other things – the development of professional writing skills; using social media to promote you or your business; project design, planning, implementation and evaluation; team working, developing empathy and ethical leadership. This is a course through which you will build knowledge and expertise, but also confidence, self-awareness, and the capacity to take the initiative and solve problems.This course draws on the disciplines that make up the Humanities but applies them in different ways. It looks at the ways in which understanding history informs medical decision-making, and at storytelling as a means of solving problems or achieving change. It asks you to make connections, and evaluate options. You'll develop demonstrable professional skills and experience - how to work with others, how to make your case, how to manage resources - while exploring the ideas and concepts that underpin the study of the past, literature, politics and philosophy. **More about the Professional Placement Year**A Professional Placement Year (PPY), traditionally known as a sandwich year, is where a student undertakes a period of work with an external organisation for between 9-13 months. The placement occurs between the students' second and third years of undergraduate study. Students can engage in up to 3 placements to make up the total time and are required to source the placement(s) themselves with support from the Careers and Employability Team.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 14,470per year

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A level : CCC - BCC

A Level - grades BCC-CCC including a Grade C in any subject.


University information

Bath Spa University

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  • Campus address

    Bath Spa University, Newton Park, Newton St Loe, Bath, Bath And North East Somerset, BA2 9BN, England

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