• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
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Overview

On the War and Society with a Foundation Year (Hons) programme at Swansea University you will be taught by leading academics who are specialist researchers in subjects such as American Studies, Classical and Egyptian Studies, History, Politics and International Relations, Literature and Media Studies.

There is the opportunity to study abroad for a semester in Hong Kong, China, Singapore or North America – an exciting and valuable experience which will further enhance your career prospects.

During your foundation year, you will explore what it means to be human – studying a range of humanities and social science topics to introduce you to university-level study.

You will start the degree course in your second year, examining past and present cultures and the issues affecting the world today.  You will be able to tailor your degree to your own interests with a wide variety of topics to choose from.

You can explore war studies, terrorism, ancient and contemporary war and conflict, human rights and global justice, gender, and conflict in European film.

Career

Students on this course typically develop excellent oral and writing skills and you will learn to present your ideas in a range of formats, along with strong research, analytical and problem-solving skills.

Our graduates enter careers in a wide range of sectors including:

  • the armed forces
  • government and politics
  • humanitarian organisations
  • journalism and media
  • public services.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    480 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Theories of War
  • War and Peace in the Nuclear Age
  • War and Society in the Modern Era
  • The American Experience 1492-2000
  • Of Gods and Heroes - Greek Mythology
  • Greek History and Society
  • Medieval Europe

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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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

  • International

    16100 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16100 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    9000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9000 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Swansea

  • 727 - 1380 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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