CRED History Preparation for Undergraduate Study (Bridge Course)

Key facts

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The History Preparation for Undergraduate Study (Bridge Course) is a 12-week programme for students aged 21 and over. No previous qualifications are necessary. If you have spent time away from education, the History Bridge Course provides a relaxed and friendly environment in which to return to study and offers an opportunity to become an undergraduate at UEA.

The course focuses on equipping students with the skills required to transition on to our undergraduate History programme. There are sessions on time management, understanding academic texts, note-taking, using historical sources, and academic writing. Each student will have full access to the library and will receive a UEA email account.

Upon completion, each student will receive an overall mark and a reference from the module organiser which, provided they achieve the required grade, will help them to continue on to the BA History programme.

Overview

The UEA History Bridge Course is a 12-week programme for students aged 21 and over that harnesses your passion for the past and channels it towards academic study. You will start to learn the key skills of the historian such as critical reading, referencing, and writing academically. You will tailor your own experience by applying these skills to a historical subject of your choosing, exploring the topic through written work. The weekly evening classes will take place in the friendly and welcoming environment of the School of History.

The History Bridge Course focuses on improving key skills and confidence in the following areas:

  • How to get in and get on at UEA
  • How to manage your time effectively
  • How to navigate academic texts
  • How to take notes in different contexts
  • How to make effective use of resources
  • How to write academically

Course Structure and Assessment

Seminars take place one evening per week over a 12-week period. A minimum attendance of 75% is expected. Each student will have full access to the library and will receive a UEA email account. The course will be supplemented with paper materials where necessary. A preliminary reading list will be provided. The course will also feature the use of information technology.

The course is assessed in four ways. Each of these contribute to the overall mark:

  • One 5-minute individual presentation (10% of overall mark)
  • One 200-word reading abstract (20% of overall mark, due Week 3)
  • One 500-word document commentary (30% of overall mark, due Week 7)
  • One 2000-word essay (40% of overall mark, due Week 11)

All work will be marked in accordance with the university's senate scale, which will be provided . At the end of the course, each student will receive an overall grade and a reference from the module organiser.

Further Information

The next History Bridge Course will run in 2019 from 17 January. For further information, please register for one of our upcoming information evenings on either 25 October or 6 December 2018. The enrolment deadline for the course is Thursday, 10 January 2019.  

Course Modules 2019/0

Disclaimer

Whilst the University will make every effort to offer the modules listed, changes may sometimes be made arising from the annual monitoring, review and update of modules and regular (five-yearly) review of course programmes. Where this activity leads to significant (but not minor) changes to programmes and their constituent modules, there will normally be prior consultation of students and others. It is also possible that the University may not be able to offer a module for reasons outside of its control, such as the illness of a member of staff or sabbatical leave. In some cases optional modules can have limited places available and so you may be asked to make additional module choices in the event you do not gain a place on your first choice. Where this is the case, the University will endeavour to inform students.

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Entry Requirements

Entry Requirement

All applications are considered on a case-by-case basis. The course is a 12 week preparatory course for those who wish to progress to undergraduate study in the School of History, but for a wide range of reasons, had a gap in their studies.

Applicants must be 21 or over.

 

Fees and Funding

The History Bridge course is free to students aged 21 and over.

 

 

 

How to Apply

Please see below for the link to the application form. If you have any questions, please contact admissions@uea.ac.uk.

History Bridge course application form

    Next Steps

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