The Gateway to Arts MA (General) is a supported entry pathway co-ordinated by Admissions. This is an initial two-year programme with possible progression to an Honours; Gateway students enter the programme with a specific Honours degree route in mind.
During your first year of study, you will take modules relevant for your intended Honours degree and will also be required to attend a peer-led tutorial each week in your main degree subject.
Gateway students have a designated advisor of studies who will provide support and guidance for academic matters over the first two years of study.
Gateway students also have a single point of contact within Admissions for signposting and guidance on where and when to seek help should issues arise.
At the end of the second year, if students have met all academic requirements for their chosen Honours route, they will progress to junior Honours (typically the third year of a four-year Honours course). Students who have not met the requirements will progress as per current Senate Regulations for progression.
In the first two years of your degree, Gateway students will undertake the standard compulsory sub-honours modules for the degree they intend to complete, as well as additional subjects from the full range of modules offered in the Faculty.
See module information, teaching format and assessment for different Honours degrees on the course pages.
If Gateway students successfully progress to the Honours programme of their choice, the full range of third and fourth-year modules are available to them.
If Gateway students progress to a General degree route, they will be able to choose from third and fourth-year modules for which they meet the pre-requisites.