What is a foundation year?
A foundation year forms part of a four-year degree and provides the understanding and basis needed to embark on the full degree, for those that have had a break in study, have qualifications other than A levels for consideration or did not get the grades they hoped for in their A levels.
We have been running foundation programmes for over 25 years with an outstanding record for retention and success. We invite applications from those that have a break in study, or have qualifications other than A levels for consideration.
Why choose a four-year degree with a foundation year?
Foundation pathways at the University of Plymouth offer students from a variety of backgrounds and skill sets an avenue into a wide variety of degrees that have traditionally been out of reach.
In our experience, the additional foundation year gives students the opportunity to grow academically and personally in a university environment. This allows students more time to reinforce and complement existing understanding and perform to their full potential over the course of the four-year degree.