Nottingham Foundation Academy


Foundation programmes at The University of Nottingham

Our foundation programmes are designed for talented applicants who are not eligible for direct entry to an undergraduate course.

A foundation year enables you to gain the subject-specific knowledge and skills required to embark onto degree-level studies.

From your first day, you’ll be recognised as a full member of the student community with access to library, IT and sport facilities. 

 Nottingham Foundation Academy
Nottingham Foundation Academy offers you an alternative route into studying your degree of choice at a world-class university.

Arts and Humanities (UK and EU)

Designed to introduce UK and EU applicants who do not meet our direct entry requirements to the Arts and Humanities. 


Arts and Humanities (International)

Allowing international applicants to develop the subject-specific knowledge required by a variety of arts and humanities subjects at degree-level.


Engineering and Physical Sciences (All applicants)

With over 100 years engineering expertise, the Facult of Engineering is known for its world-class research, inspirational teaching, and diverse academic community. 


Science (All applicants)

A signficiant amount of laboratory and project work is fundamental to this pathway, which will develop analytical and scentific skills. 



Social Sciences and Business (International)

This pathway offers talented international applicants access to a range of degrees within social sciences and business. 


Other foundation programmes

We offer additional courses with foundation programmes to provide access to our medicine and veterinary medicine degrees. 


The foundation year provided me with everything I needed and more, to make sure I had the ability and confidence to enter the first year


 - Kim Onjun,
MEng Mechanical Engineering

Being about to embark on a PhD graduate course, I have become very conscious of how important the foundation year has been to make this possible 


 - Rasmus Lindberg,
BSc Biology

I feel more prepared than an A level student for the first year of my degree. I know the university, how the systems within the university work. I'm already part of societies and have friends 


  - Daisy Mason,
MSci Zoology


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