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Foundation years

The start you need

Starting university at foundation level will equip you with the high-quality knowledge base and skills needed to progress onto an undergraduate course. 

There are various reasons why you may choose to study at foundation level. The extra year can help you to gain confidence, change direction and explore a new subject, experience studying at a higher level, and follow a straight-forward path to undergraduate study. It will also benefit students who do not hold the qualifications required for a certain degree. 

You will complete the year feeling fully prepared to start a degree, having made new friends and feeling integrated into university life at Bradford.

Your options

Our Foundation Year is a pre-degree access programme that provides students with a solid basis for future undergraduate study at the University of Bradford.

This course is designed for students who do not have the necessary academic and/or English language qualifications for registration directly onto a degree. Successful completion of this programme allows students to progress onto a wide range of degree courses across the University.

We also offer the Foundation in Clinical Sciences / Medicine designed to help students access science and health courses, an Engineering Foundation Year specifically designed to enable students to progress onto engineering courses, and a range of integrated Engineering Foundation Year options.

You can browse a full list of options below.

If you are an International student, foundation year courses are delivered through the University of Bradford International College, which offers pathway programmes for international students to prepare them for undergraduate and postgraduate studies in the UK.

A foundation year student
I was offered a place on the Foundation Year, which was a good taster of what university life would be like. It's a fantastic entry route. Successful completion guaranteed me a place on the BSc (Hons) Psychology course. Leanne Hunt, Foundation Year

We have 17 courses in this area.

Study level: Undergraduate
UCAS code: H164
Duration: 4 years
Attendance mode: Full-time
Study level: Undergraduate
UCAS code: H165
Duration: 5 years
Attendance mode: Full-time
Study level: Undergraduate
UCAS code: H892
Duration: 4 years
Attendance mode: Full-time
Study level: Undergraduate
UCAS code: H893
Duration: 5 years
Attendance mode: Full-time
Study level: Undergraduate
UCAS code: H204
Duration: 4 years
Attendance mode: Full-time
Study level: Undergraduate
UCAS code: H205
Duration: 5 years
Attendance mode: Full-time
Study level: Undergraduate
UCAS code: I192
Duration: 4 years
Attendance mode: Full-time
Study level: Undergraduate
UCAS code: I193
Duration: 5 years
Attendance mode: Full-time
Study level: Undergraduate
UCAS code: I102
Duration: 4 years
Attendance mode: Full-time
Study level: Undergraduate
UCAS code: I103
Duration: 5 years
Attendance mode: Full-time
Study level: Undergraduate
UCAS code: H101
Duration: 1 years
Attendance mode: Full-time
Study level: Undergraduate
UCAS code: B991
Duration: 1 years
Attendance mode: Full-time
Study level: Undergraduate
UCAS code: Y006
Duration: 1 years
Attendance mode: Full-time
Study level: Undergraduate
UCAS code: H302
Duration: 4 years
Attendance mode: Full-time
Study level: Undergraduate
UCAS code: H303
Duration: 5 years
Attendance mode: Full-time
Study level: Undergraduate
UCAS code: I302
Duration: 4 years
Attendance mode: Full-time
Study level: Undergraduate
UCAS code: I303
Duration: 5 years
Attendance mode: Full-time