History with a Foundation Year

Foundation course

Key facts

Start dates

September 2023 / September 2024

Course length

Full time: 1-year foundation course leading to 3-year undergraduate degree (or 4-year undergraduate degree if it involves a work placement or you take a study abroad year)


Harcourt Hill


School of Education
School of English and Modern Languages
School of Social Sciences
School of History, Philosophy and Culture


A history degree is about far more than studying the past. Discover why people act the way they do. Explore how societies develop. Then see how your insights apply to the present day so you can uncover answers to issues that could affect everyone’s future.

History with a Foundation Year is a unique integrated degree programme, enabling you to develop academic skills crucial to university study, such as critical analysis, academic writing and collaboration. And we’ll support you as you grow your confidence, get to know your strengths and build your knowledge.

In your first year, you’ll undertake our Foundation in Humanities course, and you’ll then progress to the three year undergraduate programme in History, with an opportunity to do an optional study abroad or work placement, as an additional year. With the diverse experience, confidence and skills you’ll gain, you’ll be fully prepared for a career in a variety of sectors – with hundreds of years of historical insight to inspire you.

Specific entry requirements