We offer Foundation programmes in three fields: business, social sciences and engineering. They are all designed to give you a sound academic background and the necessary tools to succeed at undergraduate level. They offer an attractive alternative to the A level route to university with a shorter study period and a more practical approach, helping you to understand skills such as correct referencing, creating and delivering effective presentations, working in a team, and constructing essays. Their is a strong focus on evaluation and application of knowledge, and on how to analyse and develop balanced arguments. These skills take time to develop and many students who go directly from school to university are placed at a disadvantage. You will complete our foundation courses with an enhanced confidence in your ability to gain a good degree and progress to a successful career.
Our courses have excellent progression routes to high ranked universities – click on the programmes below for more details – and include individual advice on choosing the right course and university, as well as one to one assistance in all stages of the application process.
The course is delivered over nine months, but for students with a higher level of English language and a strong academic background, we offer intensive programmes which run over six months. The syllabus is similar to that of our longer courses but with more hours study per week and less vacations. So it’s hard work but gives students the opportunity to progress quickly onto their degree programmes without having to wait until the following academic year. Students benefit from the same focus on developing skills required at undergraduate level as in our longer programmes.