Foundation Entry


Are you ready to study for a degree but don't quite have the right qualifications? We have a wide range of Foundation Entry degree courses.

What is a Foundation Entry degree?

Foundation Entry degree courses usually involve an extra year of study at the beginning of your undergraduate course. They are also sometimes called a foundation year.

Why study a Foundation Entry degree?

A foundation year could be your route to a degree. If you didn't study the right subjects at A Level, or you are returning to study, Foundation Entry is a good option. They are also useful if your qualifications don't meet the current entry requirements for your chosen course.

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I know that my foundation year is the reason that I’ve succeeded in my time at foundation year showed me exactly what my lecturers would expect of me for the next few years at UCLan.
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Elijah Jasse
Sexual Health Studies, BSc
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Discover our Foundation Entry courses

We have a wide range of Foundation Entry programmes. These range 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.

Explore our Foundation Entry degrees

Frequently asked questions

Considering returning to study as a mature student?

Around two thirds of our students are over 21 years old when they start their degree. There are many routes into returning to education and we have plenty of support available, take a look at our Return to Study webpage to find out more.

Return to study

Further information

  • How to apply for an undergraduate course

    Well done for choosing your undergraduate course. We know it's a big decision. We're here to help you every step of the way with your application to university.

  • How to write your personal statement

    Now you've got an idea of which Uni you want to apply to, it's time for your personal statement. Here are some top tips on how to make a great impression.

  • Return to Study

    It’s never too late to start a new career, improve your job prospects or expand your knowledge. We can help you return to study, whatever your age or background. Start your university journey today.