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The Centre for Foundation Studies provides foundation years for over 65 degree programmes, and therefore has a strong presence across the whole university. We are based at Gateway House in the centre of Chester, with additional teaching taking place within relevant faculties elsewhere across the university. This gives our students the unique advantage of being part of both the foundation year and faculty communities. 

Our central hub in Chester city-centre provides easy access to shops, bars, restaurants, and the Storyhouse Theatre. We are located within a short walking distance to the bus and train stations, and many halls of residence.

We also teach foundation years from University Centre Warrington, University Centre Shrewsbury and University Centre Birkenhead for courses in Nursing and Life Sciences. Students here also benefit from the foundation year community and specialist staff support alongside the dedicated facilities offered in each location.

Download our mini-guide for more information.