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Foundation Year Study

What is a foundation year?

A foundation year is an extra year of study at the start of a university course. It is a great way to build your skills, knowledge and confidence to prepare you for a degree course. On successful completion of a foundation year, you can progress to a wide range of our undergraduate courses.

Why study a foundation year?

It gives you the chance to experience university-style teaching and to get a feel for the campus, city and subjects that you’re interested in. You’ll get a rich understanding of your subject areas, alongside practical grounding-in skills that will make it easier for you to go on undergraduate study.

If you’re unsure exactly what particular area of a subject you’re most interested in, a foundation year can be a great way of helping you focus your future study and career decisions.

Discover foundation year courses at Northumbria University today.


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16 courses found

Psychology Foundation Year

Undergraduate | Newcastle | 1 year full-time followed by a further 3 or 4 years full-time

Are you unable to study a degree in Psychology due to not meeting the current entry requirements? This course could be for you.

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Social Science Foundation Year

Undergraduate | Newcastle | 1 year full-time followed by a further 3 years full-time or 4 years with a placement (sandwich)/study abroad

This foundation year will prepare you for degree level study in a range of social science subjects, introducing you to research theory…

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Business Foundation Year BA (Hons)

Undergraduate | Newcastle | 1 year full-time followed by a further 3 years full-time study or 4 years with a placement (sandwich)/study abroad

The Foundation Year prepares you for entry onto a degree programmes in a Business School in the top 1% of institutions around the world,…

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Design Foundation Year

Undergraduate | Newcastle | 1 year full-time followed by a further 3 years full-time or 4 years with a placement (sandwich)/study abroad

The Foundation Year in Design provides an opportunity for you to study across a broad range of creative design elements including Communication…

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Film and Media Foundation Year BA (Hons)

Undergraduate | Newcastle | 1 year full-time followed by a further 3 years full-time or 4 years with a placement (sandwich)/study abroad

Do you have a passion for film and media? Discover the bigger picture with our Foundation Year and take the next step to writing your…

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Drama Foundation Year

Undergraduate | Newcastle | 1 year full-time followed by a further 3 years full-time or 4 years with a placement (sandwich)/study abroad

Explore a broad range of creative art disciplines and become arts practitioner ready.

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Healthcare Foundation Year

Undergraduate | Newcastle | 1 year full-time followed by a further 3 years full-time

The Healthcare Foundation year will provide you with a practical introduction to the key subjects within health and develop your knowledge…

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Mathematics and Physics Foundation Year

Undergraduate | Newcastle | 1 year full-time followed by a further 3 years full-time study or 4 years with a placement (sandwich)/study abroad

If you are fascinated by Maths and Physics but feel that you need to deepen your knowledge before embarking on a degree, then this…

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Applied Sciences Foundation Year

Undergraduate | Newcastle | 1 year full-time followed by a further 3 years full-time or 4 years with a placement (sandwich)/study abroad

If you are fascinated by science, then this course offers a practical introduction to the sciences and will help you decide which degree…

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Engineering (Foundation Year)

Undergraduate | Newcastle | 1 year full-time followed by a further 3 years full-time or 4 years with a placement (sandwich)/study abroad

Do you want to study engineering or physics but don’t have the grades to meet the usual entry requirements? This year of study will…

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