15 weeks from 4 January until 29 April. Students will explore big ideas around higher education as they develop their academic skills and confidence through the first weeks. This module is designed to facilitate students’ critical engagement with context and concepts including ideas about childhood, life and old age in a digital world. Students will have the opportunity for the development of core academic skills as well as opportunities to reflect on their progress. The module will include opportunities for students to engage with the online learning environment and develop information literacy skills.
12 weeks from 24 January to 29 April. This module, delivered in whole or in part by subject-specific staff, will continue students’ introduction to the content of their chosen degree subject. Students will explore further the disciplinary conventions, core concepts and professional requirements of their degree. The themes under discussion will vary according to the degree the students are studying, but each degree tutor group will enable students to examine the themes and approaches underpinning the chosen area of study. In the tutor group, students will complete a capstone assessment designed and marked by staff in their subject area.
9 weeks from 16 May – 15 July. Students will explore big ideas around society and identity as they develop their academic skills and confidence and will be introduced to theory, examples of which include theories exploring race, class and gender. Students will also be introduced to the context and development of these concepts over time, and from literary, social science and philosophic perspectives. The module will explicitly engage with digital literacy and will include opportunities for students to engage with the online learning environment and develop their digital skills.
9 weeks from 16 May – 15 July. This module will facilitate students’ exploration of their chosen degree subject. Students will undertake directed research on a topic related to their degree discipline to assist the further understanding of disciplinary conventions, core concepts and professional requirements of their degree. The project focus will vary according to the degree the students are studying, but each degree project will enable students to examine the themes and approaches underpinning the chosen area of study. Across the course of the module, students will develop a project related to their degree subject, drawing on the skills developed and practices in degree tutor group 2 (FOY004).
- W891 Course Code
- 4 Years
- 48 Typical UCAS Tariff
We continue to accept applications for September 2022 entry. Applications to join us in 2023 can be made on UCAS from this September.
Newman University offers an innovative foundation year to complement our undergraduate degrees. Our Foundation Year is the first year of a four-year degree. Completion of the foundation year leading in to the first year of the 3 year degree in Applied Writing.
The foundation year provides an alternative route to an undergraduate degrees for those unable to meet the traditional entry requirements for a three-year degree and for those looking to build their confidence and academic skills.
You apply via UCAS for the Applied Writing (with Foundation Year) course and after successfully completing the first year you will progress onto the final three years of the degree. At this point there may be the opportunity to transfer onto a related degree within the arts and humanities subject areas. Such a transfer is subject to the agreement of the course tutor and meeting any additional entry requirements.
Newman University is located in Britain’s second city – Birmingham. With one of the youngest city populations in Europe, it is a vibrant and dynamic place to study.
Studying at Newman University, you have the advantage of being near to the city, but living in, or commuting to peaceful and comfortable surroundings on campus.
Birmingham has lots of wonderful places to dine out with a range of different cuisines. Places where you can dine out include; Brindley Place, Mailbox and Hagley Road (just 10 minutes’ from Newman).
Whether you like to go to; the theatre, gigs or clubs, or enjoy: sports, shopping visiting art galleries or exhibitions – Birmingham will not disappoint and you will be spoilt for choice!
Getting around Birmingham is easy via train, bus or by car. Birmingham has excellent transport links to the rest of Britain, making it easy for those weekend getaways!
Why not explore the city for yourself by visiting one of our Open Days?
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All students apply through UCAS. Students will ideally require 48 UCAS points to access the programme.
Those with significant work and life experience of a complexity that demonstrates an aptitude to study at degree level, but with no formal qualifications, will also be favourably considered. Different degree pathway options available at the end of the foundation year may have different additional entry requirements.
The University is not licensed by the UK Government to sponsor migrant students under the Student route and is therefore unable to accept applications from international students at present.
Applying Direct Option
You can apply direct to Newman University for this course if you have not previously applied to Newman University through UCAS and you are not applying to any other universities. Simply click on the Direct Links to do this.
N.B. will need to enter ‘New User’ account details when first accessing this portal.
If you have any questions regarding entry onto this course please contact our friendly and helpful admissions team via our Admissions Enquiry Form
Please note that the course fee for Jan 2023 and Sept 2023 starts is £9,250 per year.
The University will review tuition fees and increase fees in line with any inflationary uplift as determined by the UK Government, if permitted by law or government policy, in subsequent years of your course. It is anticipated that such increases would be linked to RPI (the Retail Price Index excluding mortgage interest payments).
Fees for the following three years are currently £9,250 per year. Please go to the corresponding 3 year undergraduate degree page for details.
Find out more about the other additional costs associated with our undergraduate degrees.