About Foundation Year at Manchester
We offer courses that will fully prepare you for degree-level study in engineering or the natural sciences, while giving you the same student experience as any other undergraduate at the University; you’ll be taught on campus, by the same lecturers, with access to the same facilities.
The Foundation Year at Manchester is ‘year zero’ of a four or five-year course leading to a degree qualification from one of the departments within the University’s Faculty of Science and Engineering.
It’s a fully integrated pathway: your Foundation Year curriculum is tailored to your chosen degree programme and successful completion of the year automatically progresses you to first year; no need to reapply.
The Foundation Year course is extremely popular, admitting up to 350 students each year.
Could you be one of them?
Find out how to gain direct entry on to a science or engineering undergraduate degree with our courses.
Meet the team
Find out who makes up the Foundation Studies team.
Maps and travel
We're located on the University's North Campus, a short walk from the city centre.