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Humanities foundation year pathway

On successful completion of the Humanities Foundation Year pathway you will progress on to your chosen degree programme from the list below:

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Course content

Along with four core Foundation Year modules, this pathways includes two humanities-based modules.

London Stories

This module is for students interested in the Arts and Humanities who want to engage in exploring how London has been portrayed over the ages through various means: literary and non-literary texts, historical events and films.

The module introduces students to interpretation of sources, and focuses on the development of academic skills of writing, argumentation, structuring and referencing.

Performing Identities

This module will introduce students to the concept of identity. Identity will be examined in relation to psychological theories, but also social elements like class, gender, race and nation.
Discussions will occur on identity formation and the impact of prejudice, otherness and of pluralities of identities. Students will also develop the skills to present a short video on a topic of their choice related to the notion of identity.

Thinking Critically, Creatively and Ethically

This module explores what makes “thinking” rigorous and logical, and how to detect specious arguments or ideas based on prejudice or fallacies in reasoning.

It will also encourage students to start reflecting on how to present ideas in creative and critical ways, whilst developing a strong understanding of the constant need to be ethical.

Personal Learning Competencies

This module introduces the students to learning in HE and provides them with a framework for reflection and understanding of their own personal learning identity as well as tools for continuing educational success.

Taking a Professional Approach

This module will equip students with the knowledge, confidence and practical skills to help them to develop their employability skills.

Students will be introduced to the workplace through a short observation and will work independently and in groups to understand and recognise work-related success and build their own potential.

The Individual Project

This module is an opportunity for students to expand their knowledge in an area of their choice. Students will work closely with a supervisor to choose a topic of interest for investigation.

Alongside pursuing their interest in a topic, students will engage with academic research skills such as finding sources, building an argument and organising ideas, design and delivery of output, and will require planning, preparation, research and autonomous working. Students will produce a portfolio of work.

This module will also culminate in a small “conference” where all students showcase their findings. 

Please note: information published on this webpage is subject to change before the programme commences. Please refer to the Programme Specification document (PDF) for an authoritative summary of the programme.