Foundation Pathways in Technology

Foundation Pathways in Technology is a suite of highly successful courses with an integrated foundation year. These courses are ideally suited if you would like to obtain a degree in computing, engineering, mathematics or statistics, but have not got the right qualifications for direct entry. The foundation courses provide the core skills for your discipline to prepare you for the rest of your degree. We currently offer the following courses:

Computing pathway

Engineering pathway

Mathematics and statistics pathway

These are full-time courses with approximately 18 hours per week contact time. If you successfully complete the foundation year at the appropriate level (50 per cent for BEng titles) you can progress directly onto Year 1 of your degree. Alternatively, you can transfer to other degree titles within the same discipline (MEng titles will require a 60 per cent pass rate).

Opeyemi Ore - graduate profile

Arriving as an international student from Nigeria, I enrolled on the one-year foundation course. I progressed onto BSc (Hons) Computer Systems and Networks.

Senior Manager, Global Information Security Group, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP.

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Advantages of studying with our foundation year

  • „Our foundation year is run on campus and is taught by university lecturers - you get the full university experience right from the start of your studies.
  • „Much of the assessment is continuous, in the form of coursework assignments and in-class tests, so you can track your progress throughout the year. 
  • „Lecturers and lectures are there to help you – we will be sympathetic to where you are starting from and help you to achieve your best. 
  • „We have over 20 years of experience of getting students up and running for success at their university studies - many of our students go on to achieve very highly in their degree courses. 

Career opportunities

This one year course will let you start the degree in computing, mathematics, statistics or any field of engineering, opening up many excellent career possibilities.

What the students say:

“I found that the foundation year was perfect for me. It taught me a wide variety of skills I needed to progress to my honours degree.” 

Thomas Ling, BSc (Hons) Computer Science

“The course gave great in-depth knowledge of basic maths and physics required for any engineering or technology degree. It also gave me great academic confidence.” 

Simon Rogers, BEng (Hons) Civil and Coastal Engineering

“The foundation year not only boosted my knowledge and understanding but also my confidence prior to starting my undergraduate studies. I successfully graduated with a firstclass honours degree.” 

Andrew Bailey, BSc (Hons) Mathematics and Statistics