Extended Degrees

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What is an extended degree?

Our extended degrees are four-year programmes which provide an additional 'foundation' year at the beginning of the degree, that will give you academic and practical experience, as well as the skills you need to ensure you are equipped to successfully complete your chosen degree. The first year of your programme will: 

  • Give you the subject-based knowledge and skills that are required to successfully complete your undergraduate career at University of Roehampton 
  • Help you experience different ways to learn, and understand how you are assessed 
  • Build your confidence, and help you get to know your personal strengths and where you can improve 
  • Develop your ability to adapt your knowledge and skills to new situations, and to be able to overcome challenges 
  • Provide you with a good grounding in the subject that you will be focussed on for the remaining three yours of your degree 

Once you have successfully completed this initial year, you will move onto the main degree programme you are studying. Throughout all your studies you will be supported in friendly and inclusive community, where you will have the chance to develop your interests outside your subject of study. 

Who should apply for an extended degree?  

Extended degrees at Roehampton are a great option if you don't have traditional qualifications or do not meet the requirements to go straight onto an undergraduate degree. We welcome applications from students of all ages and backgrounds who would relish the opportunity to attend university and have the drive to succeed. 

How is the degree structured?  

During the first year (which we call Year 0) you will complete modules in English and Mathematics, which aim to equip you with the key skills needed to complete the degree you choose.  

The English modules will provide you with a thorough grounding in study skills, including how to structure an essay, referencing and how to use library resources like journals. It will also help you to develop your confidence in reading, academic writing and your presentational skills. 

In addition, you will also complete at least two modules that are relevant to your chosen degree, for example Business Essentials or Introduction to Psychology. For a full breakdown of these please see the relevant course page from the list below.  

Once you have completed and passed these modules at the end of Year 0, you will be ready to move into the first year of your degree. At this point you will switch departments, depending on what you are studying. However, you will have a network of friends and peers across our ten academic departments, as well as all the contacts you will have made during the year and support from whichever of our four Colleges you choose to join. 

Support and student life

As well support from your department and College, you will have access to our academic and wellbeing support services and Students' Union, as well as support on how to manage your finances. You will also get to use our careers services, which includes access to part-time and voluntary work opportunities. 

Students can also apply to live in our on-campus accommodation, which we can offer to all new students.  

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Extended degree programme

 

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