Canterbury Christ Church University Foundation Year

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Canterbury Christ Church University Foundation Year

A number of our degrees are also offered with an additional foundation year (Year 0). Whether you are a school-leaver or someone considering returning to study but don’t have the entry requirements for your chosen subject, a foundation year course may be just what you’re looking for.

Why study a foundation year course?

A foundation year is the first year of a four year course which:

  • provides an introduction not only to study at University but also to your chosen subject
  • offers you a highly supportive environment where you can develop the self-confidence, knowledge, skills and understanding for further study.

We offer a range of four year degrees with a foundation year (Year 0) in the following subject areas:

Arts & Humanities Foundation Year

Education Foundation Year

Psychology, Politics & Sociology Foundation Year (subject to validation)

Science Foundation Year

Sport & Exercise Sciences Foundation Year

International Foundation Year (EU)

If you are considering a health related course but do not have the qualifications you need, you may wish to consider a Certificate of Higher Education in Health and Social Care Studies.

The International Foundation Year (IFY) is the first year of a four-year undergraduate degree. If you are an EU student, the IFY will prepare you for your BA/BSc course. It will enable you to improve your English, study skills and content knowledge to the level necessary to join the undergraduate course you have selected.

You will study a combination of language-focused modules alongside subject-based modules relating to the BA/BSc course you intend to study. As well as improving your language skills, you will develop key academic study skills with an emphasis on analytical and critical thinking and knowledge you need to succeed on the undergraduate course you have selected.