Cert Foundation in Arts and Humanities (CertHE)

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New course for 2019

Application method Apply direct to the University
Course duration 1 year(s) full-time
Tuition fees Further information on tuition fees, living costs and financial support.
Location of course Clifton campus
Part-time study n/a year(s) part-time

About Cert Foundation in Arts and Humanities (CertHE)

The Foundation in Arts and Humanities (CertHE) is a one-year introductory course that is designed to prepare students for an undergraduate degree.

You do not need to have any prior qualifications to apply and if you complete the course satisfactorily you can progress to a degree in an arts and humanities subject at Bristol (although we cannot guarantee your first choice of degree).

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Course structure

Throughout the course you will be introduced to a range of study skills that are essential for studying the arts and humanities at undergraduate level.

You will also receive a broad introduction to each of the subjects covered by the course and how these have developed over time.

The units are as follows:

  • An Introduction to Study in the Arts and Humanities (20 credits)
  • What Does it Mean to Be Human? I: The Modern World (40 credits)
  • What Does it Mean to Be Human? II: From Modern to Ancient (20 credits)
  • Individual Project (20 credits)

Plus one of the following:

  • Representations: (Re)-Making the World (20 credits)
  • or a Post-Beginnings Language unit in French, German or Spanish (20 credits)

In order to progress to most language courses, including Classics, some proficiency in languages is required and you may need to take the language options within the programme before progressing to a degree. It is not possible to progress to a Music degree unless you already have Grade 8 Music Theory or Grade A in A-Level Music, or are able to complete one of these in parallel with the Foundation in Arts and Humanities.

Find out more about the course structure and units available for Foundation in Arts and Humanities (CertHE)

Typical offer for Cert Foundation in Arts and Humanities (CertHE) - applicants must meet one of the following

Standard offer
Contextual offer
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International Baccalaureate Diploma
Standard offer
Access to HE Diploma offern/a
BTEC offer n/a 
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International qualificationsAccepted international qualifications

Specified subjects

There are no formal entry requirements for this course. Each application will be judged on its own merits. We are looking for applicants who are highly motivated to study on the Foundation in Arts and Humanities course and who have the potential to succeed in university study and beyond. If we receive a high number of applications priority may be given to applicants without prior experience of higher education and/or who do not hold a qualification at QCA level 3 (eg A-levels or an Access to HE Diploma) and/or to applicants from one or more of the University’s widening participation categories.

Applicants must also meet these requirements

English language requirements If English is not your first language, you need to meet this profile level:
Profile E
Further information about English language requirements and profile levels.

Deferred entry

For this course deferred entry is: Welcomed

Selection process

Application form, written work and interview.

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Get in touch

For questions regarding study and admission contact:
Phone: +44 (0)117 42 82283
Email: fah-info@bris.ac.uk

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