This Foundation Year will give you a grounding in media and communication skills through the following core units – building your confidence, knowledge and skills for further study. After successful completion of the Foundation Year, you will progress to a full degree – skip to a list of courses that offer this Foundation Year.
Please note: You will need to complete two core units in addition to the two core units associated with your chosen pathway (pathway 1: Communication & Media or pathway 2: Humanities & Law):
- Academic & Professional Practice: You will build your confidence in both academic and professional skills. This unit will cover the academic skills which will be required at degree level study and you’ll practice them throughout the unit with support from key university services including the library and study skills team. There will also be the opportunity for you to reflect on and develop your own professional skills through interactions with employers, careers services and online resources.
- Collaborative Communication Project: The unit focuses on the centrality of communication, both as a process and as a project. Through the collaborative development of a communication solution to a specific communication problem, the unit aims to promote the principles and practices of team-based iterative project work.
Pathway 1 core units
Pathway 2 core units
|Entry requirements for 2024 entry|
|Numeracy and literacy requirements||There are no GCSE requirements. The foundation year will cover these skills in preparation for degree study.|
|For September 2024 entry||48–72 UCAS tariff points.|
|English language requirements||If English is not your first language, you'll need IELTS (Academic) 5.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component, or equivalent.|
Courses you can study following this Foundation Year
Each course’s Foundation Year option has its own unique UCAS code, which is listed on the course pages below. Make sure you choose the correct code as well as the right institution code when you search for a course and fill in your application on the UCAS website. Our institution code is B50.