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The University of Wolverhampton

BA(Hons)BA (Hons) History and Religious Studies with Foundation Year

Why choose this course?

History and religion are important factors that shape our lives and mould our identities. This fascinating and thorough course allows you to examine a wide range of themes and issues from local, national and global perspectives. Focusing on the religious, cultural, political, social and economic aspects of historical change, you will be encouraged to study particular areas of historical interest and controversy in depth.

In your studies, you will learn the essential techniques of critical analysis, research methods and the skills required for handling and processing information. You will also be given the opportunity to demonstrate your understanding of different approaches in History and Religious Studies through a varied and dynamic learning and teaching environment.

Using traditional and enhanced electronic forms of learning, the degree enables you to achieve your full potential, developing the skills for successful study and future employment. The course actively encourages intellectual curiosity and digital literacy and lets you apply the skills you have learned in the classroom to relevant work situations. Our graduates are in high demand and employers value the critical awareness, communication skills, initiative and organisational abilities the course instils in our students.

The foundation year of this course is designed to offer applicants who do not have the required qualifications, a programme which will equip them with a robust toolkit of academic, digital and personal skills required for successful study in higher education. It also provides an understanding of, and insight into, a range of disciplines that underpin their chosen programme of study. In the foundation year students will develop their ability to gain the most out of structured in-class study, and also to manage and evaluate their own independent learning. This wide range of transferable skills is of immense value in both undergraduate study and graduate employment. Upon successful completion of the foundation year, students will have the opportunity to develop their knowledge and understanding of their subject area to degree level.

What happens on the course?

Indicative Course Structure (Info correct on Aug 2017).

Semester 1 Starters:

Level 3 (1) Foundation Year

Semester 1

Semester 2

C

3GK003: Academic Skills

20

C

3GK004: The World at Work: Careers & Personal Development

20

C

3GK005: Critical Thinking

20

C

3GK006: Extended Project

20

C

3GK007: Wolverhampton and its people

20

C

3GK008: Culture and nationality in conflict

20

Level 4

Semester 1

Semester 2

C

4HS001

The Pursuit of History

20

C

4HS003

The Making of Modern Britain

20

C

4RL005

The Study of Religion

20

C

4RL003

Hindu Dharma and the Contemporary World

20

Take ONE module in Semester 1 and ONE module in Semester 2

Semester 1

Semester 2

O

4PO005

Campaigning and Citizenship: women in Britain and its Empire 1800-1950

20

O

4RL006

Christianity and the Contemporary World

20

O

4GK006

4HU003

Success in Higher Education

Or

First Years Seminars

20

O

4SL011

Volunteering in the Community

20

O

4GK001

Raising Intercultural Awareness

20

O

4GK006

Success in Higher Education

20

O

4WL002

Basic Language

20

O

4WR004

The Holocaust

20

O

4WL003

Elementary Language

20

O

4WL002

Basic Language

20

O

Elementary Language

20

Level 5 (2)

Take ALL modules

Semester 1

Semester 2

C

5RL002

Sikhi and the Contemporary World

20

C

5RL001

Christianity and the Contemporary World

20

Take ONE module in Semester 1 and ONE module in Semester 2

Semester 1

Semester 2

O

5HS002:

Revolutionary Ireland

20

O

5HS001

The Cold War

20

O

5HS006

The Social History of Victorian Britain c1850-c1901

20

O

5HS003

Sex and the City: Sexuality in the long Eighteenth century

20

O

5HS008

Migrant Journeys, Migrant Stories. Itinerants, Migrants and Refugees c1800-1950

20

O

5HS005

The Working Class in Twentieth Century Britain

20

O

5HS010

The Great War, 1914-1918

20

O

5HS007

Preserving the Past: Heritage, History and Identity

20

O

Race and migration in Britain after 1945

20

Take ONE module in Semester 1 and ONE module in Semester 2

Semester 1

Semester 2

O

5HU001

The Enlightenment

20

O

5RL004

Islam, Muslims and the Contemporary World

20

O

5WL001

Basic Language

20

O

5WL001

Basic Language

20

O

5WL002

Elementary Language

20

O

5WL002

Elementary Language

20

O

OR

Another History Module from the list above

20

O

OR

Another History Module from the list above

20

Level 6 (3)

Take ONE module in Semester 1 and ONE module in Semester 2

Semester 1

Semester 2

C

6RL006

Atheism and Non Belief

20

O

6RL002

The Buddha, his Dharma and the Contemporary World

20

C

6RL008

Fieldwork in Religious Communities

20

Take ONE module in Semester 1 and ONE module in Semester 2

O

6HS003

Consumption and the World of Goods: Drink, Drugs and Shopping in Britain, c. 1650-c.1830

20

O

6HS001

USA, 1890-1945

20

O

6HS011

From Reich to Republic. German Society, 1871-1924

20

O

6HS006

Youth Culture in C20th Britain

20

O

6HS013

Work Placement in the Community

20

O

6HS010

Germany, 1919-49

20

O

6HS015

Sexual Politics: Gender, sex and feminism in Britain after 1918

20

O

6HS013

Work Placement in the Community

20

O

6WL001

Intermediate/Advanced Language

20

O

6HS014

The Family in Britain, 1830-1939

20

O

6WL001

Intermediate/Advanced Language

20

Take ONE of:

C/O

6HS004

History Independent Study

20

C/O

6HS004

History Independent Study

20

6RL004

Religious Studies Independent Study

20

Why Wolverhampton?

The Religious Studies course is innovative in the extensive engagement with the local religious environment in Wolverhampton. Many religious communities are within walking distance of the campus and allow for sessions to link the classroom and community.

Staff have recent and relevant experience of teaching in secondary schools and have been involved in local and national developments in Religious Education.

The course allows you to study a full range of historical topics in an innovative, supportive and exciting environment.

  • You will be taught by leading scholars and academic experts, with a proven and respected research and publications record.
  • You will be able to study particular themes and issues that interest you, rather than undertaking surveys of long periods of history.
  • You will develop key historical and transferable skills in a stimulating environment that is geared towards academic achievement, personal development and future employability.

The combination of Religious Studies and History is particularly relevant for students aiming to enter a career in education.

The central strand of technology running through the course means that graduates will be digitally literate and have a good understanding of the design and presentation of materials for different audiences.

What our students think

Career path

This is an ideal course for students who want to go into teaching with a responsibility for RE and History in the primary sector, or as RE or History specialists in secondary schools and FE colleges. Whilst students focus on one subject for a secondary PGCE, the ability to offer another curriculum subject is a strength when applying for teaching posts.

The skills, competencies and knowledge you learn through this degree are also directly relevant to a wide variety of careers. Information work, librarianship, archive management, museum administration and heritage management are professions that actively employ our graduates. Similarly, the course provides the key analytical and digitally literate skills that are much sought after in the fields of local government, the civil service, the media and a wide range of business and commercial activities. Many graduates have gone on to undertake applied research at postgraduate level.

In addition, the practical engagement with local religious communities provides a good foundation for employment in the public sector. Religion is an important aspect of many people’s lives and understanding religion is highly relevant to the caring professions, social services, community work, the police, nursing and a wide range of business activities.

What skills will you gain?

A successful graduate from this course will be able to demonstrate:

  1. A critical understanding of the problematic nature of interpreting the past, the variety of theoretical and methodological approaches, and the multiplicity of sources available in History and Religious Studies;
  2. A critical engagement with key historiographical debates and the ability to address these in depth using primary and secondary sources, including an informed appreciation of the processes of continuity and change over an extended time-span;
  3. The ability to analyse the historical construction and changing nature of identities, as defined principally by place, religion, ethnicity, gender and class;
  4. Knowledge, understanding and application of theories and methods to analyse religion and religions;
  5. Knowledge and understanding of religion and religions in a variety of historical, local and global contexts;
  6. The use of appropriate technologies in digitally literate and enterprising ways to support research, process data and produce written work and presentational material.

Entry requirements

2018 Entry

  • DD from A level
  • BTEC QCF Extended Diploma grade PPP, BTEC QCF Diploma grade MP
  • Pass Access to HE Diploma (Full Award)
  • If you've got other qualifications or relevant experience, please contact The Gateway for further advice before applying.
  • International entry requirements and application guidance can be found here

Other Requirements

Students must have studied a minimum of two years post GCSE level. However, it is expected that some applicants will be mature students with work experience, who wish to further their career development. These applicants will be processed through standard procedures, which may involve an interview as part of the process. Please see http://wlv.ac.uk/mature for further information.

Applicants who do not meet the entry requirements may be offered an alternative course.

Course fees and finance

2018/9 Home/EU International
Full time £6,165 £11,700
Part time # £2,835

Degrees which include foundation year will be charged at the lower foundation rate for the first year. Subsequent years will be charged at the University Standard Degree rate.

The University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships in addition to other financial support packages

These fees are applicable for new entrants in 2018/9. If you have any queries regarding the fees listed please contact

These fees are for the current academic year only. Any subsequent years may be subject to an annual increase, usually in line with inflation.

# Undergraduate part-time fees for 50% rate of study

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Telephone

01902 32 22 22

Email

enquiries@wlv.ac.uk

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