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Courses

C604 Sport, Exercise and Physical Activity with Foundation BA Undergraduate  2016

Essentials

UCAS code C604
Degree BA
Duration 4 years
Location Durham City
Alternative qualifications

www.durham.ac.uk/undergraduate/apply/entry-reqs/

Department(s) Website
www.durham.ac.uk/foundation.centre
Email
foundation.centre@durham.ac.uk
Telephone +44 (0)191 334 0172

Course Content

Description

Foundation Year (Year 0)

The first year of this course is spent with the Foundation Centre developing the skills and subject knowledge required for successful study at degree level. On successful completion of the Foundation Year students will progress to the first year of their degree course.

Building on a foundation of compulsory modules in the first year, the modules you can take become increasingly specialised in terms of sport, exercise and health-related themes. As part of our flexible teaching programme, you have the opportunity to expand on your own interests through the study of ‘open’ modules in, for example, Business, Education, Languages, Geography or Politics in the second and third years.

The Foundation Year contains a number of compulsory and discipline-specific modules. Compulsory modules are designed to develop higher level learning skills and familiarise students with studying and assessment at degree level. Discipline-specific modules help lay a foundation of knowledge that students will build upon as they progress to their chosen degree courses.

Foundation modules

  • Foundations of Statistics 
  • Discovering Anthropology 
  • Foundations of Psychology 
  • Human Health and Disease 
  • Extended Research 
  • Studying Social Life (for Social Science) 
  • Academic Practice for Social Sciences 
  • Biology of the Environment.

Years 1, 2 and 3

As per years one, two and three of C603 BA Sport, Exercise and Physical Activity.

Admissions Process

Subjects required, level and grade

All students are requested to contact the Foundation Centre for an Information, Advice and Guidance discussion before applying.

We welcome applications from:

  • UK, EU and international students
  • Mature learners (over 21) with no formal qualifications*
  • Mature learners (over 21) with A-levels (or equivalents) which were obtained over three years ago
  • Young learners (under 21) with adverse circumstances which could not be mitigated by their academic provider (evidence will be required)
  • Young learners (18 to 21) who have not engaged in post-16 education
  • Learners with strong A-level (or equivalent) results in subjects that are not suitable for their chosen degree subject (Conversion students)
  • EU and Overseas learners who have not had the opportunity in their home country to study qualifications suitable for direct entry to their chosen degree course at Durham University
  • Native English speakers (from UKBA approved countries)
  • Non-native English speakers with suitable IELTS (or University recognised equivalent).

*Some programmes require GCSE Maths at grade C.

Formal qualifications are not normally required for UK students. Evidence of academic qualifications is required for EU and Overseas students. It is desirable for candidates to have achieved a C or greater in GCSE Maths (or equivalent). For a complete list of subject requirements visit www.durham.ac.uk/foundation.centre

English Language requirements

IELTS score: 6.0 (no component below 5.5) or University recognised equivalent

Requirements and Admissions

www.durham.ac.uk/undergraduate/apply

The University accepts the following alternative English language tests and scores.

Information relevant to your country

www.durham.ac.uk/international/countryinfo

Fees and Funding

Fees have not been set for this academic year.

Scholarships and funding

www.durham.ac.uk/undergraduate/finance 

Career Opportunities

Foundation Centre

Students successfully completing a Foundation Year course will progress directly to their chosen degree programme at Durham University. Our graduates enter a wide range of occupational areas both in the public and private sector, including science, teaching, business and finance. Durham has an excellent graduate employment record, and the skills acquired during study serve as a valuable preparation for life after university.

We have been expanding the range of progression routes to other Durham degrees for Foundation Year students and provide routes into all Durham University departments. 

Open days and visits

Pre-application open day

Pre-application open days are the best way to discover all you need to know about Durham University. With representatives from all relevant academic and support service departments, and opportunities to explore college options, the open days provide our prospective undergraduates with the full experience of Durham University.

Please see the following page for further details and information on how to book a place: www.durham.ac.uk/opendays

Campus Tours

www.durham.ac.uk/undergraduate/visit/campus.tours

Overseas Visit Schedule

www.durham.ac.uk/international/office/meetus

Department Information

Foundation Centre

Overview

Realising potential and delivering higher education without barriers.

We offer specially tailored study programmes to prepare students for degree level study, specialising in helping mature learners return to education and preparing EU and international students who are unable to study to a sufficient level in their own country for direct entry. We can also support students who are changing between academic fields.

Our students come to us from diverse educational and cultural backgrounds; many have had a long break from formal education. We help students to realise the skills and personal qualities they each possess and apply these in developing the academic knowledge they will need as they progress through their studies.

Foundation Centre programmes are fully integrated with Durham University degree programmes, counting as Year 0 of a full undergraduate degree. Students will progress directly on to their degree at Durham once they have successfully completed their Foundation Year.

Website
www.durham.ac.uk/foundation.centre

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