University of Sunderland Foundation Year

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University of Sunderland Foundation Year

A specially-designed Foundation Year to prepare you for higher education. Each Foundation Year is an integral part of the Integrated Foundation Degree, which means that you will apply for a four-year course. We currently have 40 Integrated Foundation Degrees across a broad range of subject areas.

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What qualifications do I need?

You may have just missed the grades required for direct entry onto a degree, or you may be looking to embark upon a new career path and want more time to develop your study skills and broaden your subject knowledge before starting your degree. Many Integrated Foundation Degree students come to us with no formal qualifications but with relevant and valuable work experience. If you want to improve your career prospects by having a universally-recognised qualification we can offer you a programme that matches your ambition. Get in touch with us and together we can plan a route through to a qualification that could change your life.

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What is a Foundation Year?

A specially designed Foundation Year to prepare you for entry to your chosen degree. Each Foundation Year is an integral part of a full honours degree which means that you would apply for a four-year course. We currently have 40 degree courses across a broad range of subject areas that are now accessible with a Foundation Year.

What qualifications do I need?

You may have just missed the grades required for direct entry onto a degree, or you may be looking to embark upon a new career path and want more time to develop your study skills and broaden your subject knowledge before starting your degree. Many Foundation Year students come to us with no formal qualifications but with relevant and valuable work experience. If you want to improve your career prospects by having a universally-recognised qualification we can offer you a programme that matches your ambition. Get in touch with us and together we can plan a route through to a qualification that could change your life.

How much does it cost?

As part of our Silver Anniversary Year, we are offering this four-year route at a special price. If you join us in September 2017 the Foundation Year will be £4,000. For the following 3 years, the annual fee will be £9,250, but you will receive £1,250 cash-back in the first and final year of the full-undergraduate programme.

All on-campus students on the integrated Foundation Year will also receive free-travel across the Tyne and Wear region, and you may be eligible for means-tested scholarships if you are from a low-income household for the first and second year of the full undergraduate programme. You would need to apply for this by the end of June 2018.

Foundation Year students will also receive a special University of Sunderland StudyPLUS Card loaded with additional offers up to the value of £200, plus £75 towards books, to help with the costs associated with student life.

If you are a full-time UK student you will be eligible to receive financial support to cover your fee and maintenance loan for the full 4 years.