Many of our degrees are also offered with an additional foundation year, meaning you could still study on your chosen course even if you don't quite meet the entry requirements.

Whether you're a school-leaver or someone considering returning to study, a foundation year course may be just what you’re looking for. Find out from our students how the foundation year has opened up opportunities and given them the chance to study their perfect course. 

The decision you have made to change your life is one that we will respect and do our utmost to make sure happens for you.

Martin WattsFoundation Year Programme Director

Why study a foundation year course?

A foundation year is the first year of a four year course which:

  • provides a great introduction to studying at University and to a subject you want to explore
  • offers you a highly supportive environment where you can develop the self-confidence, knowledge, skills and understanding for further study
  • takes your individual circumstance into account

Caring responsibilities can feel like an obstacle when you’re returning to education but we understand the issues you may face and are happy to make allowances by extending deadlines and offering extra support where needed.

Find your course

We offer a range of four year degrees with a foundation year (Year 0) across a number of subject areas. You can search for a foundation year course in our undergraduate course listings.