48 months
17950 GBP/year
9000 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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This four-year integrated Medieval Studies with a Foundation Year (Hons) programme from Swansea University is the perfect introduction to higher education if you are returning to studying after a gap or if you don’t feel ready to jump straight into a degree.

Visit the official programme website for more information


As you progress, you will explore the medieval period through the lenses of literature, philosophy, law, religion, politics, and conflict.

You will develop excellent research and analytical skills and learn to present your ideas effectively both in writing and verbally.

Our varied and flexible course content allows you to tailor your Medieval Studies with a Foundation Year (Hons) programme from Swansea University to your own interests, while our interdisciplinary approach encourages you to make connections across subject areas, from philosophy to social science. 

Teaching is informed by our world-leading research and you can attend seminars organised through our guest speaker programme.


Around 94% of graduates are employed or in further study six months after graduating (DLHE). The graduates have progressed to careers in a wide range of sectors including

  • Education
  • Heritage
  • Business
  • Media
  • Politics
  • Humanitarian services.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Medieval Europe
  • Making History
  • Literature and Society in Medieval Europe
  • Greek Language
  • Ancient Egyptian History, Society and Culture
  • Greek History and Society

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


480 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Our standard entry requirement is CDD-DDD at A-level or equivalent.We require a minimum of 5 passes at Grade A*-C, including Welsh/English Language. 
  • Entry requirements are flexible and all offers are made following a review of the application form, predicted/achieved grades and subjects, the reference and personal statement. 
  • The course is also a widening access programme and developed to support those who may not have been able to otherwise gain access to HE.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17950 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17950 GBP per year during 48 months.
  • National

    9000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9000 GBP per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Swansea

727 - 1379 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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