A Foundation Year is a great route to undergraduate study if you have not taken the typical A-Level route or studied the subjects required for entry, for instance if you are a mature or international student. The one-year full-time course is integrated with a 3 or 4-year degree course.
We offer two Foundation Years; which one will suit you depends on your choice of undergraduate degree.
Take a look at the table below to find out which Foundation Year leads to your preferred degree course.
|Engineering/Geophysics/Maths/Physics Foundation Year||Science Foundation Year|
|Aeronautics and Astronautics ||Biology|
|Civil Engineering||Biomedical Sciences|
|Civil and Environmental Engineering||Chemistry|
|Computer Science||Environmental Science |
|Electrical and Electronic Engineering||Marine Biology |
Why study a Foundation Year at Southampton?
Providing you achieve the required grades on the Foundation Year, we offer you guaranteed progress onto your chosen degree course. Many of our Foundation Year students have gone on to achieve outstanding degree results.
You receive a high level of support and feedback while you develop the skills and principles you need for your chosen subject. You will be taught on campus by university academics and have access to our world-class facilities.
By the end of your Foundation Year, you will have gained:
- An introduction to the key concepts of your chosen degree subject
- Effective academic skills for university study
- An understanding of the demands and requirements of university life