School of Cultures, Languages and Area Studies

Foundation year courses

The Foundation Year is for you if your:

  • academic grades prevent you applying directly for a degree
  • personal background means you might not consider the University of Nottingham. 

The Foundation Year:

  • builds skills, knowledge and confidence
  • guarantees a place on your chosen degree (on successful completion).
Group of students walking together

Who is the Foundation Year for?

Group of students participating in a seminar

What is the Foundation Year like?

Group of students on interactive whiteboard

What degrees can I go on to?

Three female students working together

How to apply


Funding your time at university

What do our students think of the course?

A day in the life of a foundation student



School of Cultures, Languages and Area Studies

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Nottingham, NG7 2RD

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