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Integrated Foundation Year

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Foundation Year courses

Each Foundation Year pathway consists of 12 course units that have direct relevance to your chosen degree programme.

These will include mathematics, physics and (where appropriate) chemistry units. You'll also take units in academic skills and ICT and complete a group project, supervised by an academic from your future department.

Choosing the right degree

You will follow a curriculum relevant to the Department you intend to progress to. We strongly recommend applying to a Foundation degree with your chosen Department in mind, however, there is some flexibility for changing to a different degree programme if they share similar core course units.

Progressing to a master's

Providing you meet the minimum requirements, you have the option to progress onto a master's course upon completing you undergraduate degree. Many former Foundation Year students have successfully gone on to do this and it is an excellent way to further your understanding and skills in your chosen area. You don't need to decide now whether you would like to progress onto a master's, this is usually done during your undergraduate degree with advice from your Department.