Arts and Humanities BA Courses with Foundation Year

The foundation programme has been designed by the University of Nottingham for talented UK and EU students who do not meet the usual criteria for direct entry to our undergraduate courses. It is an opportunity for students to develop key skills - including communication, critical thinking, teamwork, and digital ability - before progressing to a choice of 20 degrees.
Year of entry
TF0F, V11F, V40F, V35F Q82F, Q39F, W63F, R12F, R22F, R41F, V10F, P90F, R90F, T90F, 74QF, W30F, V50F, 86VF, R70F, V61F
1 year foundation course + 3 year undergraduate course (or 4 with a year abroad)
Type of study
A level offer
Required subjects

Including 4 (C) GCSE English language. Students progressing to BA language programmes may also require specific language qualifications. 

We do not consider graduate students or international applicants for this programme. 

International students from non EU countries should apply for Business, Law and Social Sciences Foundation Certificate

IB score
7.0 (no less than 6.0 in any element)
UK/EU fees
Course location
University Park
Course places
American and Canadian Studies Classics and Archaeology Cultural, Media and Visual Studies English French and Francophone Studies German Studies History History of Art Liberal Arts Modern Languages and Cultures Music Philosophy Russian and Slavonic Studies Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies Theology and Religious Studies


Entry requirements

Additional information


Progression to BA courses

The Foundation Year has improved my essay-writing skills immensely. On arrival to university, having to write essays seemed quite daunting but the Critical Thinking and Reflective Learning modules was key for my development. Now as I approach the final year of my BA degree, I can see that I am reaping the benefits of my Foundation Year.
Franklyn Ogosi, BA Theology and Religious Studies (with Foundation Year)


Fees and funding

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This online prospectus has been drafted in advance of the academic year to which it applies. Every effort has been made to ensure that the information is accurate at the time of publishing, but changes (for example to course content) are likely to occur given the interval between publishing and commencement of the course. It is therefore very important to check this website for any updates before you apply for the course where there has been an interval between you reading this website and applying.

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