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I've accepted an unconditional offer to do a foundation year at UEA. I was wondering if anyone had any feedback on what the humanities foundation year was like and whether it offered good preparation for the undergraduate degree?

Anyone else starting the humanities foundation year in September?

Also does anyone know whether it's possible to change the subject you go on to? I understand most modules are the same for all students, with a few subject specific ones. I've signed up to History with a foundation year, and will probably be happy to go on to do that, but it would be nice to know the option is there to switch in case I change my mind, as I'm also interested in English Lit.
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Hi, I am currently finishing my humanities foundation year. In the first term you study three modules; key concepts, techniques and methods and either a language or creative industries. Personally I didn't enjoy the first term of key concepts as I felt the topics were irrelevant. However, many people enjoyed it and we covered more interesting topics in the second term. I didn't find techniques and methods very useful to be honest and found creative industries boring. However, don't worry the second term is a lot better, as this is when you specialise. At this point you can choose two disciplines, and these will be what you study in your actual degree. By the sound of it you would pick history as one module and literature as the other. This means in your actual degree you could go on to study history or literature or a joint honours of history and literature. So, in second year you study your two disciplines and continue key concepts.

The foundation year definitely helps you adapt from a levels to degree, especially as for the humanities you need to write lots of essays in a different way to at a levels. At the start of the year I struggled with the process of essay writing which was not familiar to the process at a level, however now i'm a lot better, and feel more confident for next year.
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I've accepted an unconditional offer to do a foundation year at UEA. I was wondering if anyone had any feedback on what the humanities foundation year was like and whether it offered good preparation for the undergraduate degree?

Anyone else starting the humanities foundation year in September?

Also does anyone know whether it's possible to change the subject you go on to? I understand most modules are the same for all students, with a few subject specific ones. I've signed up to History with a foundation year, and will probably be happy to go on to do that, but it would be nice to know the option is there to switch in case I change my mind, as I'm also interested in English Lit.
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Congrats on your unconditional

Regarding the second part of your question, I suggest contacting the admissions team and ask them if you can switch to English Lit. Definitely worth checking if you are thinking of switching onto that after completing your foundation year.

Hope this helps,

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(Original post by jcastle11)
I've accepted an unconditional offer to do a foundation year at UEA. I was wondering if anyone had any feedback on what the humanities foundation year was like and whether it offered good preparation for the undergraduate degree?

Anyone else starting the humanities foundation year in September?

Also does anyone know whether it's possible to change the subject you go on to? I understand most modules are the same for all students, with a few subject specific ones. I've signed up to History with a foundation year, and will probably be happy to go on to do that, but it would be nice to know the option is there to switch in case I change my mind, as I'm also interested in English Lit.
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