FdA History with English Level 5
The foundation degree in History with English is a unique, bespoke, innovative programme designed with a strong emphasis on the local area, local history and local industry which will enable you to fit perfectly into the world of work. This programme will also develop the skills you need to go on learning and improving your practice, whether you progress to an honours degree or to employment. This foundation degree offers a broad range of study in both History and English; Modules studied include What is History; Reformation; The Dawning of America; Introduction to Literature; The Reluctant Handover; Hidden Histories; Degeneration and Decline in Late Victorian Fiction. You will cover a number of key historical periods with emphasis on the south west and wider national and international communities.
The FdA History with English will deliver both summative and formative assessment which will be innovative in approach and will seek to embrace new technologies such as social media and E-Learning thus equipping the student with skills that will benefit you in the vocational world. As a student studying this course there are a number of benefits to be had including the partnership with the University of Plymouth which provides access to a broad range of additional learning resources and academic and professional integration and validation.
This programme has been designed to equip you with the skills and knowledge base required to work in your chosen specialism or other graduate opportunities. It is also a platform from which you can undertake additional vocational and academic qualifications.
- We consider a variety of qualifications and relevant experience, and each application is assessed on its own merit.
Each module is worth a specified number of credits and enable you to cover key subject knowledge while developing your own interests. For full time students a total of 120 credits will be studied in each academic year. In the majority of cases this will consist of 6 modules. For part time students it will depend on the intensity of your studies.
Year 1 Modules
Engaging with History and Heritage - 20 credits
What is History? - 20 credits
Evolution and Revolution in Reformation Europe - 20 credits
The Dawning of America - 20 credits
Introduction to Literature Part 1 - 20 credits
Introduction to Literature Part 2 - 20 credits
Year 2 Modules
The Reluctant Handover - 20 credits
Reinvention of a Nation - 20 credits
History, Controversy and Debate* - 20 credits
Hidden Histories - 20 credits
Degeneration and Decline - 20 credits
American Literary Voice - 20 credits
*subject to approval
I progressed from Level 3 Adventure Sports at South Devon College through to the Adventure Leadership foundation degree at University Centre South Devon. I had a very large interest in the outdoors before starting college, and when seeing the course that was available, I felt like it was a great opportunity to study something I enjoy and I’m passionate about, whilst still learning. The high practical content of the course was also a big deciding factor. There were also many trips, expeditions and adventurous activities to take part in as part of the course. I have made many friends and the employment opportunities that I have been able to access has allowed me to put all of my training into practice.Olivia Harrison