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 university...my 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

There’s lots of financial support to get you started. This includes a travel bursary and a progression bursary. 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.

As long as you successfully complete the full four years of your course, you will get a bachelor degree. When you graduate from your four-year integrated degree course, your degree certificate will not mention Foundation Entry. Our foundation year students often feature amongst our greatest success stories.

You will receive lots of help with your transition to university life. We have an award-winning student support service. This includes financial assistance, tuition in study skills and support for your wellbeing.

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.

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.

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