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Discover Foundation Year Degrees

Building the Foundation for your future

Guaranteed entry to an Undergraduate course

Whether you’re returning to learning and require additional help and support to up-skill, or if you didn’t quite meet the grades to pursue an Undergraduate course, our new degrees with Foundation Year provide a fantastic entry route for you to work towards a degree level qualification.

With our guidance and support you’ll get up to speed within one year, and will be ready to seamlessly progress on to undergraduate study at Bedfordshire.

Our new degrees with a Foundation Year provide an additional year of study to support you as you enter Higher Education. In the Foundation Year you will study over three days, enabling you to work alongside this additional year of study.

The Foundation Year provides an opportunity to build up your academic writing skills and numeracy, and will also cover a range of subject specific content to fully prepare you for entry to an Undergraduate degree.

This is an integrated four-year degree, with the foundation year as a key part of the course. You will need to successfully complete the Foundation Year to progress on to the first year of your bachelor’s degree.

Why study a Foundation Year degree?

  • Broad-based yet enough depth to give you credible vocational skills
  • Coverage of a variety of areas typically delivered by an expert in this area
  • Gain an understanding of a subject before choosing which route you wish to specialise in
  • Great introduction to further study, and guaranteed progression on to one of our Undergraduate degrees

The degrees offering a Foundation Year provide excellent preparation for your future studies.

During your Foundation Year you will get the opportunity to talk to tutors about your degree study and future career aspirations, and receive guidance on the most appropriate Undergraduate course to help you achieve this; providing you meet the entry requirements and pass the Foundation Year.

(Progression to Undergraduate study excludes those with a professional practice year).

Fees & Funding

Tuition fees – 2017 entry

  • The Foundation Year tuition fee is £6,200
  • The full-time undergraduate tuition fee is £9,250 per year

Foundation Year Bursary

All UK students undertaking a degree with Foundation Year in 2017 will be eligible to receive a Foundation Year Bursary, worth £500.

For more information on student loans and financial support please visit the fees and funding section

How to apply

The normal application route is via the Universities and Colleges Admissions Services (UCAS). All applications via UCAS must be made online.

For further information or advice regarding our foundation year degrees, or to discuss your eligibility, please contact our Admissions team:

T: 0300 3300 073

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