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Degree with Foundation Year (Hope Park)

Successful completion of the Foundation Year will enable you to progress into the first year (Level C) of your chosen honours degree. If you are a full time UK student, you will qualify for student financial support for the full duration of your course (subject to relevant criteria).

A significant part of our Degree with Foundation Year focuses upon core skills such as academic writing at HE level, becoming an independent learner, structuring academic work, critical thinking, time management and note taking.

The Degree with Foundation Year is particularly suitable for those who wish to undertake studies in the following subjects: 

Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Education focus

Humanities focus

Social Science focus

Business focus

Disability Studies in Education

Creative Writing

Childhood and Youth

Accounting & Finance

Early Childhood

English Language



Education (not teacher training)

English Literature

Health & Social Care


Special Educational Needs

Film & Visual Culture

Health & Well-being

 Tourism Management



Social Care



International Relations 

Social Policy






Media & Communication


Philosophy & Ethics




Philosophy, Ethics & Religion








Religious Studies








Environmental & Health Sciences focus

Mathematics, Computing & Psychology focus


Artificial Intelligence

Clinical Nutrition

Computer Science

Environmental Change & Tourism

Data Science

Environmental Geography

Electronic & Computing Engineering

Environmental Science

Information Technology



Physical Geography



 Software Engineering



The Foundation Year is a full-time course and forms the first year of a four-year degree. You will be a student of the University and have access to all the standard support systems and resources that any degree student would be able to access.

Programme structure

Teaching on this programme will be a mixture of lectures, tutorials and individual learning. You will have approximately 12 teaching hours per week, for 24 weeks of the year.

Assessment and feedback

Assessment during Foundation Year includes essays, presentations and portfolio work. You will be given feedback on all of your assessments and have the opportunity to discuss this with your tutor in detail. Most feedback on assessments is provided in written form, although some may be supported by oral feedback. Assessments and feedback at Foundation Year level will provide an understanding of what is to be expected across the other three years of your four-year study.

Contact us

Got a question? Contact our Admissions Team: 

0151 291 3899