Foundation courses

Foundation and pre-masters courses offer an alternative route onto undergraduate or masters degrees.


  • To help you progress onto an undergraduate degree.
  • Subjects across humanities and social sciences and science and engineering.
  • Humanities pathways open to international students only – science and engineering open to international, home and EU students.
  • Some courses are part of an integrated four- or five-year degree - others are a standalone one-year programme.


  • To help you progress onto a masters degree.
  • Subjects across humanities and social sciences.
  • For international students only.
  • One-year long.

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From our students

Everyone has been really welcoming - as a foundation student, there is a lot of support available and I have really enjoyed becoming part of the student community.
— Nikita Ramrattan, Science and Engineering Foundation Programme (2017)

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