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The Foundation Year is designed for students who have the ability to study for a degree but don’t have the qualifications to enter directly onto an honours degree.

It therefore attracts many students from non-traditional educational backgrounds and under-represented groups.

Over 100 degrees in a wide variety of subject areas across the University are offered with a Foundation Year.

Each Foundation Year is an integral part of a specific honours degree which means you will apply for either a four year full-time course or a five year sandwich course (where a placement year is available on your chosen degree).

Once you have passed the Foundation Year you will progress directly onto Year 1 of the linked honours degree and, if you are a full-time UK student, you will qualify for student financial support for the full duration of your course.

International students who are studying the foundation year at our campus in Manchester are placed on the Foundation Year International Route which offers additional English language study skills and tutor support through the English and Academic Practice unit.‌

Apply now! Commence year 2019
Application period has ended
Studies commence
Sep 2, 2019

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States