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What is a Foundation Year?

Foundation Years have been designed for those who wish to complete an undergraduate course but who do not have the necessary academic qualifications to enter directly onto the first year. If applicants display the ability and commitment required, our Foundation Years provide the opportunity to obtain an undergraduate degree. Upon successful completion of your Foundation Year, you will be able to progress onto the next year of your extended course.

Why Study?

At Chester, you will benefit from being taught in a department with academics that solely teach on Foundation Years. This allows us to create a Foundation Year community that consists of students studying anything from Engineering to the Arts. Supportive lecturers and excellent pastoral and academic support are a key feature of our Foundation Years, and we are proud of what our students can achieve whilst they are with us.

What Will I Learn?

The Foundation Year focuses on your transition to, and preparedness for, a University of Chester undergraduate degree. The first year of study will provide you with subject-specific curriculum that will help you gain confidence in developing university-level skills, as well as understanding academic life and transitioning to the next level of your studies. Designed to develop key academic, personal and study skills, it also places you at the heart of our undergraduate experience.