Nottingham Foundation Programmes

   
   

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 Programmes offer you an alternative route into studying your degree of choice at a world-class university.
 
 
 

UK/EU students - Course Information

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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.

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Engineering and Physical Sciences (UK and EU)

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

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Science (UK and EU)

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

 

Find out how to apply for our foundation courses through UCAS (UK and EU students only)

International students - Course Information

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Business, Law and Social Sciences (International)

Taught at The University of Nottingham International College, this pathway offers international applicants access to a range of degrees within social sciences, business, arts and humanities.

Engineering

Engineering and Physical Sciences (International)

This pathway is taught by Faculty of Engineering staff at The University of Nottingham alongside UK and EU students. International recruitment and admissions is managed by our partner, The University of Nottingham International College.

Science

Science (International)

Taught at The University of Nottingham International College, this pathway offers international applicants access to a range of degrees within science.

 

International students should apply through The University of Nottingham International College

UK/EU and International students - Other foundation programmes

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

Science with Foundation Year                 (open to international students)

This pathway is designed for international students whose school leaving qualifications are at a high level but do not meet the current subject admissions requirements for direct entry to undergraduate programmes.

 

Science with Foundation Year

Medicine with Foundation Year BMBS             (open to UK and EU students)

This course has been designed to widen access to higher education. If you want to study medicine but do not meet the normal requirements for entry, this course could be your route to achieving your ambition. Please note, you must also meet certain widening participation criteria. This course is for students who have not been to university previously.

Medicine with Foundation Year BMBS

 

Veterinary Medicine and Surgery including a Gateway Year                                       (open to UK and EU students)

This course is designed to widen participation in veterinary medicine and surgery, and provides an opportunity to upskill capable students who might not otherwise consider entry to the profession.

Veterinary Medicine and Surgery including a Gateway Year

Veterinary Medicine and Surgery including a Preliminary Year                                   (open to UK, EU and international students)

This course has been designed for able students who do not have the required science qualification (but have high academic achievement in non-science or vocational subjects or extensive experience) for direct entry into year one of the five-year veterinary programme.          

Veterinary Medicine and Surgery including a Preliminary Year

 

 Student testimonials

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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