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The Centre for Foundation Studies is an academic teaching department that specialises in the Foundation Year of study for all of the four-year extended degrees at the University.

We offer Foundation Years for most of the University’s undergraduate degrees and have assigned these to routes with a number of modules specific to the disciplines across all of the faculties.

Our routes are:

  • Business, Law, and Social Sciences
  • Life Sciences
  • Creative Industries
  • Humanities
  • Engineering and Computing
  • Professional Programmes (Education, Nursing, Policing, Social Work, Psychology)

Message from the Dean of Lifelong Learning

"Welcome to the Centre for Foundation Studies. We pride ourselves on being student focused and, as such, offer a highly supportive environment for all students whether they have recently left college or school or are returning to education to start their degree journey later in life. I am lucky to be working with a dedicated team of academics who teach exclusively on Foundation Years within our department; they are consistently commended by their students for their commitment to students’ success and the student experience."

Jan O'Driscoll – Dean of Lifelong Learning, Head of Centre for Foundation Studies

Centre for Foundation Studies
Gateway House, 86 Northgate Street
United Kingdom