Degrees with a Foundation Year

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What is a degree with a Foundation Year?

They are four-year courses which have a foundation year at the start to give you academic and practical experience, designed to give you the skills to successfully complete your chosen degree and get the career you want. The foundation year will:

- Give you knowledge in the subject you want to study

- Build your confidence, and help you get to know your personal strengths

- Develop your ability to adapt your knowledge and skills to new situations, annd to the workplace

Once you have successfully completed the foundation year, you will move onto the main degree programme you are studying.

Throughout all your studies you will be given personal study and career support, in friendly community, where you will have the chance to develop your interests outside your subject of study.

Who should apply for a degree with a foundation year?

Degrees with a foundation year at Roehampton are a great option if you don't have traditional qualifications or do not meet the requirements to go straight onto an undergraduate degree. 

We welcome applications from students of all ages and backgrounds, with and without work experience. If you want to find out more, get in touch with us today.

What happens on the foundation year?  

During the first year, we teach over two semesters: Autumn and Spring. You will complete 6 modules in total, all worth 20 credits each. The modules have been designed to build your confidence and give you key skills needed to complete the degree you choose.  

In Autumn, you will complete modules in:
- Academic English
- Subject-area modules 

In Spring, you will complete modules in:
- Academic English
- Subject-area modules
- Disciplinary Investigation

The English modules will provide you with a thorough grounding in study skills, such as how to structure an essay, to reference and how to use library resources like journals. They will also help you to develop your confidence in reading, academic writing and presentational skills. 

You will complete at least two modules that are relevant to your chosen degree. And the whole course is taught in way that can fit around your other commitments.

Once you have completed and passed these modules, you will be ready to move into the first year of your degree.

How we will support you

When you start Academic Guidance Tutor who you will see regularly and will help you develop. You will also have access to face-to-face and 24/7 online careers and study support, as well as as wellbeing support, like mental health anc counselling services, if you need it.  During your stiduesm you will have access to part-time and voluntary work opportunities.  

We can guarntee a place to those that want it in our on-campus accommodation, and we have lots of support if you prefer to commute to campus.