The Foundation Year will allow you to develop your academic study skills and build confidence in your abilities, identifying your own strengths and development needs for progression onto an undergraduate degree.
The course uses a multi-disciplinary approach to investigate the social world from a social science perspective, joining the areas of health, wellbeing, sport and social science together.
You will explore health from socio-cultural and global perspectives, as well as those from a political, environmental and social policy view.
As you learn you will develop skill-sets employers value, such as understanding and working in diverse social settings, critical thinking, report writing, presenting, and research methods.
On this flexible programme, you can choose from a variety of optional modules in year two and three. This allows you to tailor the programme to suit your personal interests, working to your strengths and fine-tuning your career path.
In your final year, you will work on a large project, exploring a specific area of interest. You will be able to tailor your dissertation to a particular area of interest, such as gender, diversity, ethnicity, ageing population, sport, wellbeing and youth and community. Your choice of subject will be decided by your personal interest in the topic.
When you finish this degree you’ll be able to pursue a range of careers in the leisure, health and social sectors. This might be in public service, non-government organisations or charities.
You’ll be well qualified for positions such as health assessment officers, exercise coordinators and lifestyle coaches. Social policy positions will also be within your grasp, or you may choose to work in the voluntary sector working with people in recovery.
As a graduate of this course, you’ll be able to further your studies at postgraduate level.