Foundation Year Programs in Humanities

By completing a foundation year, students can improve their knowledge and skills that pertain to a specific area of interest without spending the time or money necessary to earn a standard degree. What is a foundation year in humanities? Students who finish a year of social studies typically are on track to gain employment in various occupations, such as counselors, research assistants, youth orga… Read more

By completing a foundation year, students can improve their knowledge and skills that pertain to a specific area of interest without spending the time or money necessary to earn a standard degree.

What is a foundation year in humanities? Students who finish a year of social studies typically are on track to gain employment in various occupations, such as counselors, research assistants, youth organization directors and other industries with a social outreach component. The classes that make up these programs vary widely, but many touch down on philosophical studies as well as history and communication. Depending on your area of focus, you may end up taking courses relating to art and cultural issues as well.

Completing this type of program can be very helpful for students looking to broaden their horizons. The coursework can cover a vast amount of topics, thereby giving students flexibility when it comes to job searching.

Costs for a foundation year will depend on where you choose to study and which types of classes make up your program. To find out more specifics with regard to pricing, you should contact an admissions office directly.

Graduates with a foundation year in humanities have many different professional avenues they can pursue. If you don’t choose to go back to school and continue your education, you may be able to find seasonal work as an assistant or director for various children’s programs. Many students end up looking for work at nonprofits and other businesses with a sociological directive. Individuals with this experience will also frequently turn to jobs or further studies that relate to journalism and communications, as some of these programs have a substantial writing component.

A foundation year is an excellent way to start your professional or scholastic career, and working in the field of humanities can provide you with a number of opportunities. If this sounds interesting to you, search for your program below and contract directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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University of Pavia
Pavia , Italy + 1 More

The Foundation Year is a ten-month, full immersion preparatory course in Italian for international students willing to enroll in a BA taught in Italian at #UNIPAVIA. The Found ... +

The Foundation Year is a ten-month, full immersion preparatory course in Italian for international students willing to enroll in a BA taught in Italian at #UNIPAVIA. The Foundation Year aimed at students who do not meet the minimum requirement – 12 years of schooling – to access the Italian higher education system. -
Foundation Year
Full-time
10 months
Italian
Campus
 
University of Pisa Summer & Winter Schools
Lucca , Italy + 10 More

The Foundation Course is a study program, taught in English and primarily aimed at candidates who do not possess the minimum schooling requirements outlined in current legisla ... +

The Foundation Course is a study program, taught in English and primarily aimed at candidates who do not possess the minimum schooling requirements outlined in current legislation for enrolment at Italian universities. Attendance of the Foundation Course is mandatory and students must accumulate all the credits provided by the course in order to obtain the final qualification. The modules available within the Foundation Course are taught in English and a certificate of knowledge of the English language at a B2 level is required. -
Foundation Year
Full-time
English, Italian
01 Sep 2020
30 Jun 2020
Campus
 
SOAS University of London
London , United Kingdom + 1 More

This Foundation Year prepares students for entry onto an undergraduate programme at SOAS. During the Foundation Year, students are equipped with the skills and knowledge requi ... +

This Foundation Year prepares students for entry onto an undergraduate programme at SOAS. During the Foundation Year, students are equipped with the skills and knowledge required for undergraduate study. In addition to modules on academic practice, working with numbers, digital skills and technology, topical global issues and cultural fluency, they receive an introduction to different academic disciplines taught at SOAS in the departments of: Anthropology; Arts; Development Studies; History, Religions & Philosophies; Languages, Cultures & Linguistics; East Asian Languages & Cultures; and Politics & International Studies. -
Foundation Year
Full-time
English
28 Sep 2020
30 Jun 2020
Campus
 
University of East Anglia
Norwich , United Kingdom

This programme combines academic study, intensive English language learning and study skills to prepare you for a range of subjects from law to politics.

This programme combines academic study, intensive English language learning and study skills to prepare you for a range of subjects from law to politics. -
Foundation Year
Full-time
9 months
English
Campus
 
Newcastle University
Newcastle upon Tyne , United Kingdom

Prepare to progress to Year 1 of an undergraduate degree in a range of subject areas including archaeology, education, law, politics and sociology at Newcastle University.

Prepare to progress to Year 1 of an undergraduate degree in a range of subject areas including archaeology, education, law, politics and sociology at Newcastle University. -
Foundation Year
Full-time
9 months
English
06 Jan 2020
Campus
 
Queen's University Belfast
Belfast , United Kingdom

Prepare for direct entry to Year 1 of an undergraduate degree in a range of Accounting, Economics, Humanities, Social Sciences and Law-related subjects at Queen's University B ... +

Prepare for direct entry to Year 1 of an undergraduate degree in a range of Accounting, Economics, Humanities, Social Sciences and Law-related subjects at Queen's University Belfast. -
Foundation Year
Full-time
9 months
English
06 Jan 2020
Campus
 
University of Exeter
Exeter , United Kingdom

Offering you direct entry to year one of an undergraduate degree in humanities, law and social science related subjects at the University of Exeter.

Offering you direct entry to year one of an undergraduate degree in humanities, law and social science related subjects at the University of Exeter. -
Foundation Year
Full-time
9 months
English
Campus
 
University of Kent - International Pathway Programmes
Canterbury , United Kingdom

This pathway sets you on the road to a number of exciting degrees in the Humanities (Humanities Studies). Upon completion of this foundation programme you can progress to degr ... +

This pathway sets you on the road to a number of exciting degrees in the Humanities (Humanities Studies). Upon completion of this foundation programme you can progress to degree options within the Kent School of Architecture (Architecture Studies and Design Studies), the School of Art (Performing Arts), School of Engineering and Digital Arts, the School of English, the School of of European Cultures and Languages, and the School of History. -
Foundation Year
Full-time
English
Campus
 
City University of London
London , United Kingdom

Preparation for undergraduate degrees in cultural and creative industries, journalism, law, sociology and psychology. The International Foundation combines academic study, int ... +

Preparation for undergraduate degrees in cultural and creative industries, journalism, law, sociology and psychology. The International Foundation combines academic study, intensive English language teaching and study skills to prepare you for entry into the first year of a university degree. -
Foundation Year
Full-time
6 months
English
Campus
 
University of Stirling
Stirling , United Kingdom

Prepare for direct entry to Year 2 of an undergraduate degree in a wide range of subjects including Media, Journalism, Politics, Sociology, Psychology and Sport Studies at the ... +

Prepare for direct entry to Year 2 of an undergraduate degree in a wide range of subjects including Media, Journalism, Politics, Sociology, Psychology and Sport Studies at the University of Stirling. With this pathway, you'll also have the opportunity to progress to one of seven other leading Scottish universities - if you choose this option, you may progress to Year 1 or Year 2 of your degree, depending on the university you choose. -
Foundation Year
Full-time
9 months
English
07 Jan 2020
Campus
 
INTO Manchester
Manchester , United Kingdom

Preparing you for direct entry to the first year of an undergraduate degree in the UK, the International Foundation in Business and Humanities offers entry to degree subjects ... +

Preparing you for direct entry to the first year of an undergraduate degree in the UK, the International Foundation in Business and Humanities offers entry to degree subjects related to finance, management, law, politics and sociology, and many more. -
Foundation Year
Full-time
6 months
English
Campus
 
INTO Manchester in partnership with The University of Manchester
Manchester , United Kingdom

The International Foundation in Humanities and Social Sciences prepares you to study undergraduate degrees in accounting, finance and management, social sciences, law, and arc ... +

The International Foundation in Humanities and Social Sciences prepares you to study undergraduate degrees in accounting, finance and management, social sciences, law, and architecture at The University of Manchester. -
Foundation Year
Full-time
9 months
English
Campus
 
INTO Manchester in partnership with Manchester Metropolitan University
Manchester , United Kingdom

Prepare for direct entry to Year 1 of an undergraduate degree in a range of Business and Humanities subjects at Manchester Metropolitan University.

Prepare for direct entry to Year 1 of an undergraduate degree in a range of Business and Humanities subjects at Manchester Metropolitan University. -
Foundation Year
Full-time
9 months
English
06 Jan 2020
Campus