At level one, there is 1 Common Foundation Year (CFY). All elements of the selected CFY are mandatory.
Students have 7 options / streams to choose from in the BA (Hons) Arts Part-Time Degree.
Click on the stream to view timetables. Psychology, Psychoanalysis and Film Stream Psychology, Psychoanalysis and Sociology Stream Literature & Drama and Film Stream Literature & Drama and History Stream Literature & Drama and Sociology Stream Film and Sociology Stream Sociology and History Stream
DBS Employability Pillar
In line with the DBS philosophy of ensuring its graduates have a suite of knowledge, skills and competence that make them readily employable, the programme contains an Employability Pillar of modules that complement the programme specific modules. This pillar of modules ensures students are aware of employer expectations on graduating, enhances their communication skills and time management while positioning the student for academic development during the course of their degree studies.
The DBS Employability Pillar, which runs throughout the duration of the degree, will demonstrate an awareness of transferable skills and their applicability in ‘real-life’ situations, projects undertaken and how they are applied in different circumstances so that students can take ownership of your own career management. Students will present themselves and their skills, attributes, experiences and qualifications, through effective job applications, CVs, interviews and voluntary activities. This will enable students to develop the necessary skills to compete effectively for a broad range of employment, postgraduate study options and innovative opportunities available to them and further develop lifelong learning and continuous professional development.
Teaching and Assessment
The programme employs a wide variety of teaching and assessment methods. Course delivery is primarily through interactive lectures, seminars, practical and instructional activities, support workshops and direct personal supervision. Assessment methods are designed to develop and test the students acquisition of skills of written and oral expression, thinking and research, and will include written examinations, essays and case studies, individual and group presentations, research and, sometimes, practical projects.