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Keele University

Liberal Arts with Social Science Foundation Year

UCAS Code: Y007

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

Entry requirements


GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE English Language at grade C (or 4) and Maths or Science at grade C (or 4).

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About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time including foundation year | 2020

At Keele University, we’re different. Nestled in 600 acres of countryside in the heart of the UK, we have a big campus but a small and cosmopolitan community. We’re proud to be ‘University of the Year for Student Experience’ in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017, in addition to having been ranked No.1 in the National Student Survey 2014-2016. This is because it’s more than green and lovely, it’s a place of research and academic excellence too.

The Social Science Foundation Year is a well established course, providing the ideal preparation to study for a degree across a wide range of disciplines including
law, politics, sociology, criminology, international relations and many more. Contemporary society is complex and ever evolving; this course offers the opportunity to develop questioning and analytical skills and to understand the issues and changing ideas in modern society. The social sciences seek to address difficult questions and offer answers that might point the way to a more just and sustainable future for humanity.

After you have completed your Social Science Foundation Year, you could progress on to the Liberal Arts programme.

Liberal Arts at Keele is a new, exciting and innovative degree programme. It offers you an all-round education, developing knowledge and skills from
a range of disciplines that are applied to local, regional and global issues and problems.

Liberal Arts is ideal if you’re a creative thinker, enjoy exploring new and varied subjects and want to make a difference to society. Its interdisciplinary approach to understanding some of the world’s most pressing problems means you’ll study a wide range of subjects, including the social sciences, arts, humanities and the natural sciences. Most of the programme is underpinned by innovative teaching. For example, the programme uses a ‘living labs’ approach, in which field trips engage students with local issues and their potential solutions. You will have the opportunity to apply knowledge and generate evidence and understanding by engaging with living communities and landscapes.

Students will pursue hands-on research into Britain’s industrial, social, economic and cultural history as well as current/future-oriented issues of economic regeneration, social and political challenges and environmental sustainability, citizenship and creativity with opportunities for learning analytical, communication, presentational, writing and research skills.

Liberal Arts is closely associated with the Institute of Liberal Arts and Sciences (ILAS). As part of the Institute of Liberal Arts and Sciences (ILAS), our liberal arts students are encouraged to engage fully in the Institute's lively events programme, including the Grand Challenges Lectures series, interdisciplinary workshops, discussion groups and research seminars.

Tuition fees

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England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

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Keele University

Department:

Keele (Central)

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