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There are six Foundation Year routes that integrate with a large proportion of the University’s undergraduate degree courses. These comprise the following:

  • Business, Law and Social Sciences
  • Life Sciences
  • Creative Industries
  • Engineering and Computing
  • Education and Nursing
  • Humanities.

Your Foundation Year will be structured in the same way as any other year of your undergraduate studies – with modules and credit. You will study six modules over an academic year and each module is worth 20 credits, which enables you to achieve 120 credits in total. This is the credit accumulation total for each year of your studies. The Foundation Years at Chester follow the University’s standard undergraduate modular framework.

Your six modules will consist of four subject-specific modules and two standard modules that all Foundation Year students study – University Study Skills and then Independent Project. The University Study Skills module is taught for the first half of the academic year and introduces you to the academic protocols required for undergraduate study. The Independent Project module is taught in the second half of the year. For this module you choose a topic related to your degree discipline and use the academic protocols you have learnt to develop an extended academic piece of work.

You can download the subject-specific module diets for the six programme routes below.