On our War and Society degree with a Foundation Year, you will explore the key human challenges of war, peace and conflict, opening up a range of exciting career possibilities by helping you to develop transferable skills, which are highly valued by employers.
The foundation year gives you an exciting introduction to higher education, exploring the humanities and social sciences before progressing to the full degree programme. It’s ideal if you need a little more support after further education or if you are returning to education after a gap.
On the degree you will be taught by leading academics who are specialist researchers in subjects such as American Studies, Classical and Egyptian Studies, History, Politics and International Relations, Literature and Media Studies.
There is the opportunity to study abroad for a semester in Hong Kong, China, Singapore or North America – an exciting and valuable experience which will further enhance your career prospects.
WHY WAR AND SOCIETY WITH A FOUNDATION YEAR AT SWANSEA?
- You will be based on our stunning Singleton Park campus, in parkland overlooking Swansea Bay on the edge of the Gower Peninsula.
- There are opportunities to join in on national and international archaeological digs.
- You can spend a semester studying abroad.
- You will have an academic mentor who will provide you with any support you may need.
YOUR WAR AND SOCIETY WITH A FOUNDATION YEAR EXPERIENCE
During your foundation year, you will explore what it means to be human – studying a range of humanities and social science topics to introduce you to university-level study.
You will start the degree course in your second year, examining past and present cultures and the issues affecting the world today. You will be able to tailor your degree to your own interests with a wide variety of topics to choose from.
You can explore war studies, terrorism, ancient and contemporary war and conflict, human rights and global justice, gender, and conflict in European film.
WAR AND SOCIETY WITH A FOUNDATION YEAR EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
91% of graduates are employed or in further study within 6 months after graduating (DLHE 2015).
Students on this course typically develop excellent oral and writing skills and you will learn to present your ideas in a range of formats, along with strong research, analytical and problem-solving skills.
Our graduates enter careers in a wide range of sectors including:
- the armed forces
- government and politics
- humanitarian organisations
- journalism and media
- public services.