Humanities Foundation

Why study a Foundation Year?

  • The Integrated Foundation Year offered by the Faculty of Humanities has been designed to help you develop the skills and subject-specific knowledge needed to undertake a degree course and specialise in a specific area.
  • Offers you an alternative route into studying with us even if your grades weren’t suitable or if you don’t meet the entry requirements of your chosen course. Suitable also for those returning to education after some time away.
  • With a range of generic study skills mixed with subject-specific modules, you can progress on to degree with confidence.
  • We take an immersive approach to learning offering a diverse range of teaching approaches, including lectures, seminars, tutorials and workshop sessions.
  • You will attend small-group classes with a focus on discussion and learning activities to encourage the self-development and critical reflection accepted as key to the development of personal and professional capacities.

Key Facts

Institution Code: T80
Course Length:
4 year (including integrated Foundation Year)

Scholarships and Bursaries

Institute of Education and Humanities
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It is a one year, full-time course which is taken as part of your four-year degree. You will still be treated as a full-time undergraduate student which means you will still be entitled to student finance support, will have the same entitlement to accommodation and have access to our wide range of student support which is particularly helpful for those with disabilities, or emotional or practical support needs. You still apply through UCAS for a programme with the Integrated Foundation Year.

The available courses can be seen below in the related courses section. 

You will study 120 credits during the year which will be taught in a block style reflecting the learning and teaching model delivered at Level 4. Upon successful completion of the programme, you will move onto a BA (Hons) programme.

The 120 credits will be made up of 60 credits of generic skills to help you succeed in your studies. The other 60 credits will be made up of subject-specific modules which will introduce you to the subjects and help you build your knowledge base. 

The modules offered will focus on introducing you to University life and providing you with academic survival skills, such as academic writing skills, understanding literature, and research skills.

This programme could be your springboard into a degree-level study at UWTSD. You'll be fully integrated into university life and the Lampeter student community from day one. 

Your welfare is important to us, so we'll offer specialist support and a range of social activities for you to enjoy. You'll experience our beautiful Lampeter campus with its excellent facilities and resources. You'll be guided through a range of accommodation options.


One of the standout features of studying with the Faculty of Humanities in Lampeter is the excellent tutor contact you will have. Teaching is in small groups and seminar groups are also small allowing you to develop your confidence and skills in a supportive environment. Assessment methods used during the Foundation Year are wide and varied so that you experience them before progressing to Level 4 study, again helping you to build your confidence and skills base.

Our offers are based on 32 UCAS points. We will not specify the subject matter required. We will accept A levels, National Diplomas, Certificates, National Awards or equivalent, including NVQ Level 3, 14-19 Diploma and Access courses. Providing you achieve the points required, one A level would be sufficient. 

Our offers are not solely based on academic results. Our Admissions Team deals with all applications and will judge applications upon a range of indicators of potential and performance. 

In this we are keen to judge each application on its merits, and thus will require a conversation with potential applicants (be that in person at an open or visit day, or through phone, Skype or email) to get to know the person behind the application form. We take your skills, achievements and life experience into consideration. In such cases, they must provide evidence of capacity to pursue the course successfully. We like to give such applicants every opportunity to show that they have the motivation and ability to succeed in their chosen programme.

After completing the foundation year you will progress on to a humanities undergraduate course at Lampeter.

UK/EU Tuition Fees

Visit our UK/EU Tuition Fees section to find out more.

Overseas Tuition Fees

Visit our Overseas Fees section to find out more.

Bursaries and Scholarships

You may be eligible for funding to help support your study. To find out about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit our Bursaries and Scholarships section.

The available courses are:

Visiting the University

For any students considering studying Humanities Foundation Year at UWTSD it is worthwhile attending a Visit Day or Open Day. You can take a tour of the Lampeter campus, meet some students, and question the lecturers to get a comprehensive understanding of the university and its teaching.

To find out more about forthcoming dates visit the Open Day and Visit Day pages.