Welcome to the Arts and Humanities Foundation Year, which is your gateway to higher education. It will prepare you and introduce you to your chosen academic pathway as you begin your journey to complete an undergraduate Bachelor’s degree.

Martin Watts
Course Director for Arts and Humanities Foundation Year

Key dates

Start date: 19 September 2022

Academic Calendar: Semesters - click here for more about this Academic Calendar including key dates for learning and teaching, breaks and assessment periods

In early September we will share with you information about a specially designed series of induction events that will support your understanding of how to make the most out of the Foundation Year, and introduce you to the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Education.


We look forward to meeting you.

Getting started

By visiting the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Education website, you can look at the pages connected to your chosen degree pathway.

Find out about the services the university provides to students at:

Visit the campus map for a sense of what to expect on the Canterbury campus. When you receive your induction timetable in September make sure you read the information carefully so you can make the most of induction activities.

Find out how you can make the most of student life at CCCU.


Your welcome and induction will be w/c 19 September 2022 - we look forward to meeting you then.

Pre-course reading

Start developing your academic skills over the summer by accessing some of the core reading list:

  • Cottrell, S. (2013) The Study Skills Handbook. 4th Ed.New York: Palgrave.
  • Cottrell, S. (2011) Critical Thinking Skills: Developing effective analysis and argument. 2nd Ed. Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Northedge, A. (2005) The Good Study Guide. Milton Keynes: The Open University.

For more information visit course page

Archaeology with Foundation Year

Martin Watts
Joint Course Director for Arts and Humanities Foundation Year
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Faculty of Arts and Humanities Canterbury Christ Church University North Holmes Road Canterbury, Kent, CT1 1QU
Dr. Robert McPherson BA (Hons), Ph.D, FHEA.
Joint Course Director, Arts & Humanities Foundation Year, Senior Lecturer, Media & Communications.
Room No. Thg07. Faculty of Arts and Humanities. Canterbury Christ Church University.
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