FOUNDATION YEAR

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foundation degree courses

Applying for a foundation year

What is a foundation year?

Some students want to study for an undergraduate degree, may meet the university entry requirements to enter directly onto a degree course. In this situation applying for a foundation year or shorter access course can be a great way of accessing higher education in countries around the world. There are many options available to you that will allow you to get on the right degree course for you. Start dates vary, with foundation year providers and access courses starting in January, April and September.

We can help you find the foundation year or access course at the best location for you. We will help you to identify different foundation year progression routes or alternative pathways. This is essential to consider, as some courses offer integrated foundation year options requiring a 40% pass rate. Whereas others require a 70% pass rate, to guarantee you a place on one of their full degree programmes.

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University pathways

Gaining entry on foundation year and pathway options requires you to attain a certain proficiency in English language. This is usually through an IELTS test (or an equivalent qualification) of around 4.5 – 5.5 as an overall score. We can advise on the exact academic entry requirements. We can also help you find an intensive IELTS preparation course if you need to improve your skills.

Foundation year options usually require you to submit a personal statement. Your statement must outline your skills and enthusiasm for studying that particular course. We will help you prepare a strong personal statement, and can guide you on other university entry requirements. These include obtaining references and booking to attend open days.

Our foundation degree support is delivered as part of our undergraduate university application support service. If you would like to find out more please contact us to speak to one of our advisers.