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Foundation Entry

We have a wide range foundation entry degree courses for students who are ready to study for a degree but haven’t quite achieved the necessary qualifications for their course.

Foundation entry degrees are beneficial if you didn’t study the appropriate subjects at A Level or are returning to study after an extended break. Foundation entry degree courses typically involve an additional year of study at the beginning of your undergraduate course. Many of our Foundation Entry degrees offer some flexibility within the subject area at the end of the first year, giving you more time to decide on your specific pathway.

Why choose a foundation entry degree?

A foundation year could be your route to a degree. We’re committed to helping you lay the foundations for degree success. If your qualifications don’t meet the current admission requirements for direct entry on to an undergraduate degree, then foundation entry could be for you.

These integrated Foundation Entry degrees are different to Foundation Degrees, which are usually offered over 2 years by colleges, and require a further top-up to gain an Honours degree classification. Our Foundation Entry provide an additional year at the beginning of your undergraduate degree.

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Wide range of Foundation Entry courses

We have a wide range of foundation entry programmes available - from art and design, to engineering and medical sciences. Whatever your passion, this could be the route for you to achieve your degree. Explore our subject areas and the foundation entry degrees available.

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Is there any extra financial help?

There’s lots of financial support to get you started – including a new travel bursary and a progression bursary, and you can also apply for a student loan, irrespective of age. We’ll help you gain study skills, and provide support for your wellbeing throughout your course.

Find out more about our foundation entry bursaries

When you graduate from your four-year integrated degree course, your degree certificate will not mention foundation entry. Our foundation entry students often feature amongst our greatest success stories as you are more likely to attain a first or upper-second degree classification and are more likely to progress onto professional level employment or graduate level study. 

You will receive lots of help with your transition to university life. This includes financial assistance, tuition in study skills and support for your wellbeing.

The foundation entry year is offered at a reduced cost of £5,500. By applying for a four-year integrated foundation entry degree, you will have access to student loan funding for the full four years of your course.