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Foundation in Humanities
Our Foundation in Humanities course gives you the subject knowledge and skills you need for undergraduate study. Our course is ideal:
- if you want to study at Oxford Brookes but need to supplement your A-Levels.
- if you have returned to study after a long break.
We teach you essential academic skills in individual and small group sessions. You'll also gain skills that are valuable to employers and further study.
If you successfully complete the course, you will be guaranteed a place on a degree or combined degree in a range of subjects in the Humanities and Social Sciences at Oxford Brookes. These include, but are not limited to:
- English Literature
- English Language
- Education Studies
- History of Art
- International Relations and Politics
*Please see below for our full list of progression courses.
How to apply
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Please note tuition fees for Home/EU 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 and EU students at the maximum permitted level.
Financial support and scholarships
Learning and assessment
On our course you will:
- examine a broad range of humanities subjects
- explore multiple areas according to your interests
- gain the skills you need to succeed in further study.
In Semester 1 you will improve your oral, written and interpersonal skills for Higher Education. And take three modules that combine:
- English Literature and Drama
- History and History of Art
- English Language and Communication.
In Semester 2 a compulsory module combines History, Philosophy, Stylistics and English to explore nationality and identity. And you can choose two optional modules from the fields of Philosophy, History and Education Studies.
You will undertake a small research project to prepare you for your target degree. You will receive one-to-one support from a supervisor.
A dedicated academic advisor will support you throughout your course. And help you explore your options for either continued study and employment.
After you graduate
Foundation in Humanities is principally intended as a route to further study at degree level. However, this is also a course that is heavily focussed upon developing your academic and interpersonal skills and inspiring self-confidence. By the end of this course you will have been coached in written expression, presentation skills, independent learning, working in groups, accessing information from a range of sources and working to deadlines. All of these qualities are valued by employers and will make you attractive to a range of workplaces.
Foundation in Humanities has been specifically designed to introduce you to, and prepare you for, any one of the awards named below:
- BA Hons Criminology
- 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 Philosophy
- BA Hons Social Anthropology
- BA Hons Sociology
- BSc Hons Anthropology
- BSc Hons Biological Anthropology
- LLB Hons Law
- Law with Criminology
- BA Hons Anthropology and English Literature
- BA Hons Anthropology and Geography
- BA Hons Anthropology and Philosophy
- BA Hons Anthropology and Sociology
- BA Hons Criminology and Anthropology
- BA Hons Criminology and Education Studies
- BA Hons Criminology and English Literature
- BA Hons Criminology and History
- BA Hons Criminology and International Relations
- BA Hons Criminology and Politics
- BA Hons Criminology and Sociology
- BA Hons English Language and Linguistics and Education Studies
- BA Hons English Language and Linguistics and English Literature
- BA Hons English Literature and Education Studies
- BA Hons English Literature and History
- BA Hons English Literature and Philosophy
- BA/BSc Geography and Anthropology
- BA/BSc Geography and History
- BA/BSc Geography and International Relations
- BA Hons History and Anthropology
- BA Hons History and Geography
- BA Hons History and International Relations
- BA Hons History and Politics
- BA Hons History of Art and Anthropology
- BA Hons History of Art and English Literature
- BA Hons History of Art and History
- BA Hons History of Art and Sociology
- BA Hons International Relations and Anthropology
- BA Hons International Relations and Geography
- BA Hons International Relations and Sociology
- BA Hons Sociology and Education Studies
- BA Hons Sociology and Philosophy
You will be able to progress directly to these awards at Oxford Brookes without further application and you will be advised and assisted in this process by your Academic Advisor and/or your Student Support Co-ordinator.
*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:
Free language courses
Free language courses are available to full-time undergraduate and postgraduate students on many of our courses, and can be taken as a credit on some courses.
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