Foundation Degrees are work-related, higher education qualifications that have been designed with employers. They combine work-based learning with academic study so that you graduate with the required level of knowledge, understanding and skills to kickstart or enhance your career. The qualification is broadly equivalent to the first two years of a bachelors degree.
Foundation Degrees directly meet the needs of employers by delivering graduates who are fully prepared for the world of work and able to apply the required skills immediately.
Foundation Degrees equip you with the education and relevant higher level skills needed to maximise career opportunities and prepare you for a promotion or career change. They are designed to fit around your busy lifestyle or work schedule and you can progress on to the final year of an appropriate Honours Degree.
The following Foundation Degrees are available from September 2012:
Fair Fees for Foundation Degrees
The annual tuition fee for home and EU students for the following full-time Foundation Degree courses starting in 2012/13 will be £4000. We believe that this fee is one of the most competitive in the region’s higher education sector.