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What is a Foundation Year?

Foundation Year courses at the University of East Anglia are designed to specifically meet the requirements of students embarking on undergraduate degrees, but who lack the typical academic qualifications. These courses provide a strong platform from which students can progress into their chosen area of study.

The Foundation Year is designed to equip students with a variety of key study skills which will enable them to excel as an undergraduate. International students will also get an opportunity to improve their English skills, so they are better prepared for their Undergraduate course.

After completing a Foundation Year, students will be ideally placed to start the next stage of study with confidence. The Foundation Year allows students to develop a range of transferable skills, adding value to students' employability and career potential.

Which subjects are available?

Foundation Year study is available across a huge variety of our courses, should you want or need one, from Medicine to Applied Computing Science to History of Art. View our list of Foundation Year courses.

The benefits of a Foundation Year at UEA

There are several reasons why our Foundation Year courses are useful, including:

  • You’ll get a head start in terms of getting used to the university, your course, making friends, the local area and settling into uni life
  • It’s an alternative way to get into the course you really want to do
  • It will help you build upon your skills and increase your confidence, putting you in the best position possible to start your Undergraduate course

Gain essential study skills at INTO

INTO provide a range of courses aimed at providing international students with the academic and English language skills essential in preparing them for student life in the UK.

To find out more, visit our Preparatory Courses page.