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BA (Hons)

Education & History (Foundation Entry)

4 Years
September 2022
Campus Taught

If you’re aspiring to teach history at secondary school level or beyond, our Education and History Foundation Entry programme could start your journey.

On the Education side of this course, you’ll develop an understanding of educational theories, policies and practice. You’ll apply these to past and present educational issues.

With our History modules, you’ll cover different periods, topics, places and approaches, from early modern times to contemporary history. You’ll study different regions including North America, Europe, Asia and Africa.

A Foundation Entry course such as this one is ideal if you’ve got the ability to study for a degree, but don’t have the necessary formal qualifications to directly join an honours programme. It’s a great stepping stone to a full degree.

Why study with us

  • There is a work placement opportunity within an educational setting at each stage of your degree.
  • You’ll have an option to study the Community History Project, which involves working to a project brief devised by a real client.
  • Our Education Team host regular trips to destinations such as Cyprus, China and other international locations.

What you'll do

  • Your third year work placement opportunity will be in a historical setting with a regional or national host organisation.
  • We work on developing your team-working and communication skills, as they’re a huge asset to any graduate workplace.
  • The organisations we work with include Lancashire Archives, the People’s History Museum and the Lancashire Museum Service.

Module Overview

Course Delivery

Following the pandemic, we have found that some courses benefit from a blended learning and teaching approach. Therefore, the majority of your teaching will be face-to-face on campus aside from a small amount of online teaching where we have learnt it works best.


Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of our published course information. However, our programmes are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may cause alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses. Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of accrediting bodies or revisions to subject benchmarks statements. As well as to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.


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Future careers

Education and History Foundation Entry can lead to a career in secondary school or further education teaching, following a PGCE or other postgraduate teacher training.

Our course can also lead to teaching support roles including: working with children and families, youth work and within the heritage sector.

Fees and Funding

First year£5500 for the first year
Full-time£9250 per year
First year£7800 for the first year
Full-time£13000 per year
First year£7800 for the first year
Full-time£13000 per year
First year£6000 for the first year
Full-time£9250 per year
First year£10000 for the first year
Full-time£14250 per year

Scholarships and Bursaries

We have a wide range of scholarships, bursaries and funds available to help support you whilst studying with us.

Select your country and see eligibility information and how to apply by selecting more info on the cards below.


This course is based in the School of Humanities, Language & Global Studies located in the Faculty of Culture and Creative Industries

For information on possible changes to course information, see our Essential and Important Course Information

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