What is a Foundation Year Entry Degree?

A foundation year is an additional year of study at the start of a university Degree course.

It allows students who don't meet the normal entry requirements for an Undergraduate Degree course to fill in the gaps in their education and go on to study a full Degree course.

Our Foundation Year Entry Degree courses at Arden University are therefore studied over 4 years in total.

There are a number of reasons for taking on a Degree with a Foundation Year. Maybe you didn't do A-Levels; or perhaps you don't feel the grades you got are good enough to confidently start a standard Bachelor's Degree course; or maybe it's been a while since you studied and you feel you need some extra support before beginning a Degree course. Whatever your circumstances, we will consider  you for one of our Foundation Year Degrees at Arden.

A foundation year enables you to gain the subject-specific knowledge and skills required to progress on to a Degree in that same subject.


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Why study a Foundation Year Entry Degree with Arden?

Arden's foundation year provides you with the skills and and confidence needed to excel in higher education. During your foundation year you will become a capable, well-equipped student who can then confidently go on and complete your full Degree course.

At Arden University you'll study your Degree with foundation year via our Blended Learning programme, which combines face-to-face classes with online study.

This means your seminars are condensed to just 3 days a week in one of our UK study centres during your first (foundation) year, and this reduces to just 2 days a week for the remaining 3 years of your Degree course.

You'll complete the rest of your studies online whenever you choose and you'll be able to access all your course materials online too. This gives you the flexibility to study this course around your life, meaning you can even continue to work if you choose to.

Take a look below at our Foundation Year courses and take a step closer to entering higher education.

Arden University Foundation Year Entry Degree courses

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