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English Literature with a foundation year
Would you like to explore the biggest questions and ideas that have inspired writers and thinkers across the centuries? Study English Literature at Oxford Brookes, and you'll examine critical moments and movements in culture and society.
This Foundation course prepares you for a three-year university degree in the Humanities, Law and Social Sciences. You'll explore university-level subjects - from Education, to History of Art, and Politics, and take modules in your chosen subject area.
You’ll develop academic skills crucial to university study - like critical analysis, essay writing and collaboration. And we'll support you as you grow your confidence, get to know your strengths and build your knowledge.
You’ll join the undergraduate student community - and have the full student experience - with access to all university services.
On successful completion of the foundation course, you're guaranteed a place on your chosen course, or most Oxford Brookes undergraduate degrees in the Humanities and Social Sciences.
How to apply
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Please note tuition fees for Home students may increase in subsequent years both for new and continuing students in line with an inflationary amount determined by government. Tuition fees for International students may increase in subsequent years both for new and continuing students.
Oxford Brookes University intends to maintain its fees for new and returning Home students at the maximum permitted level.
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Learning and assessment
On this course you’ll:
- explore subjects across the humanities
- follow your interests
- and get the skills you need for a undergraduate degree
In your first semester you'll focus on the oral, written and interpersonal skills you’ll need to succeed at university. And you’ll take three modules that combine the latest thinking in:
- English Literature and Drama
- History and History of Art
- English Language and Communications.
In semester 2 you’ll be able to explore a range of subjects in greater depth. You might examine international development or global politics. You might study an additional language - like French or Spanish. You might explore philosophy, education or even the history of medicine and disease.
You’ll also be able to follow your interests through a research project, which will prepare you for degree-level study.
After you graduate
The Foundation in Humanities fully prepares you for degree-level study, and guarantees you a place on the majority of Oxford Brookes undergraduate courses in Humanities, Law and Social Sciences.
You’ll also build skills that are directly relevant to university-level study, like:
- time management
- independent thinking
- presentation skills
- interpersonal and communication skills
- written, digital and oral literacy
This will set you up to hit the ground running on a three-year degree programme.
You’ll also have full access to the Oxford Brookes Careers Services, co-curricular activities and peer mentoring schemes
Successful completion of the course will give you a place on any one of the courses in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences listed below:
- BA Hons Criminology
- BA Hons Communication, Media and Culture
- BA Drama, Theatre and Acting
- BA Hons Early Childhood Studies*
- BA Hons Education Studies
- BA Hons English Language and Linguistics
- BA Hons English Literature
- BA Hons English Literature with Creative Writing
- BSc Geography
- BA Hons History
- BA Hons History of Art
- BA Hons International Relations and Politics
- BA Hons Japanese Studies
- BA Hons Philosophy
- BA Hons Social Anthropology
- BA Hons Sociology
- BSc Hons Anthropology
- LLB Hons Law
- Law with Criminology
You’ll be able to progress directly to the courses above and many Joint Honours courses in these subject areas at Oxford Brookes without further application. You’ll be advised and assisted in this process by your Academic Advisor and/or your Student Support Coordinator.
*All applicants will be screened for fitness to practise and a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check will be made.
The courses below are not eligible for automatic progression from Foundation in Humanities. Please visit the relevant course pages to view their entry requirements:
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