WHAT IS A FOUNDATION ENTRY DEGREE?
We have a range of over 200 Foundation Entry degree courses designed for students who have the ability to study for a degree, but don’t have the necessary formal qualifications to enter directly on to their chosen Honours degree programme. An additional preliminary year of study will give you the knowledge, skills and confidence to succeed at Honours degree level.
If you perhaps chose the wrong A Level subjects, instead of repeating a year at school or college, you could get the university experience from the outset. 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. They are also an ideal route if you are thinking of returning to study after a break.
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. These are an additional year at the beginning of your undergraduate degree.
IS THERE ANY EXTRA 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.
A FOUNDATION YEAR COULD BE YOUR ROUTE TO A DEGREE
Here at the University of Central Lancashire we’re committed to helping you lay the foundations for degree success. If your qualifications do not meet the current admission requirements for direct entry on to an undergraduate honours degree programme, then Foundation Entry could be for you.
WILL I STILL GET A FULL DEGREE?
When you graduate from your four year integrated degree course, your degree certificate will not mention Foundation Entry. UCLan’s Foundation Entry students often feature amongst our greatest success stories; they 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 than those undertaking a standard three year Honours degree programme.
WHAT SUPPORT IS AVAILABLE?
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 £5500; 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.