Undergraduate Study

Foundation Year (First Year Bachelor’s)

Undergraduate Study

Foundation Year (First Year Bachelor’s)

Foundation Years

(First Year Bachelor’s)

A foundation year is an extra year of study at the start of a university course. 

A foundation year allows students who don’t meet the entry requirements for the degree course to develop learning to an appropriate standard to fill in the gaps and go on to study a full Bachelor’s degree.

A foundation year can be seen as a stepping stone into the world of higher education, particularly if you don’t have the right qualifications to go straight onto a degree programme. You can get an understanding of your field of interest before progressing to a full degree programme. 

  • There are no set entry requirements for Foundation Years. The main requirement is the student ability to be prepared for the demands required by undergraduate degree level study.
  • Foundation Years degrees provide an ideal academic progression where graduates can, after Foundation Year, progress immediately into the first year of a Bachelors degree.
  • Foundation years lead to Bachelor’s degree which remains the standard for entry into many professional careers.
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