Foundation Year Courses

Foundation entry is an alternative route into Higher Education. Our four year, foundation entry level degrees are designed for students who may not have the necessary grades for an honours degree programme or who are returning to study later in life

Statistics have shown that students who finish their full foundation year qualifications achieve better degree results upon graduation than those doing the traditional three year degree programme, which just goes to prove - it's not where you start, it's where you finish!

Programme structure

Foundation year (year 1)

The first half of your foundation year will be spent developing your study skills in preparation for the next three years of degree-level study. In the rest of the year, you'll concentrate on your area of academic interest. 

By the end of the year, you will have gained a good grounding in your subject area, study skills and know the academic staff.

Programme structure

Years 2-4

After the first year (foundation year), the course will progress in the same way as the traditional honours degree programme. You'll take the same modules, complete the same assessments and, most importantly, graduate with the same degree.


Students outside in Carlisle