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Our undergraduate degrees with a foundation year are an alternative entry route into university for those without more traditional qualifications or grades, or  are entering university after a notable period of time out of education.

The programme offers support and guidance in developing the skills required for degree-level study.

The foundation year will focus specifically on communication (oral and written), critical thinking, research, independent study, digital and employability skills.

The modules are designed to embed the development of these skills within the broad areas of business, communications, humanities and social sciences.

View core modules

On successful completion of the foundation year, students will automatically progress on to the first year of their chosen undergraduate programme.


There are three pathways in the foundation year. The pathway you take will depend on which undergraduate degree you intend to study:

Tuition fees

Home/EU: £9,250
International: £11,220

Entry requirements

  • 48 UCAS points (or equivalent)
  • applicants with no formal qualifications will be considered on a case-by-case basis
  • IELTS score of 6.0 (or equivalent) is required for applicants whose first language is not English