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Humanities and Social Sciences

Foundation in Humanities and Social Sciences

Program Overview

This programme leads into an array of humanities and social sciences degrees at Keele University, preparing students to thrive in their chosen area.


  • Two Semesters


  • September 2022
  • January 2023


  • Keele University International College

Humanities and social sciences subjects are focused on the ways in which we engage with one another as human beings in contexts ranging from the local to the global. The research and teaching at Keele University focuses on the varied dimensions of human experience and on the full range of cultural, economic and social challenges we face in a fast-changing world.

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Foundation Modules
  • Interactive Learning Skills and Communication
  • Media and Communication
  • Exploring the Social World
  • Intercultural Studies
  • Introduction to Social Sciences Research
  • Introduction to Politics and International Relations
Progression Degree Options

Please visit each degree page to get more in-depth information and full list of modules for Year One, Two and Three.


Film and media students will enjoy designated teaching spaces, including a specially equipped screening room.

Why Humanities and Social Sciences at Keele?
  • A long history of interdisciplinary research, teaching and learning at Keele University.
  • Media and Film related degrees are ranked no.1 in the UK for student satisfaction (National Student Survey, 2020)
  • Students can be assured that courses are influenced by current research, with staff actively researching and publishing in their fields.
Career Opportunities

96% of Keele graduates were in a job or further study within six months of graduating (DLHE, 2017).

Alumni go into a wide variety of professions, such as radio, journalism, teaching, the civil service, archives, museums, politics, law, orchestras, music and theatre houses, multimedia arts, advertising, and accounting. In addition to your course, there are extensive opportunities to gain work experience, formally through your degree or through extra-curricular activities.


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