Preliminary or Foundation courses
A number of preliminary courses are available to students who do not have the appropriate A-level/AS qualifications to enter the first year of a degree scheme.
Preliminary Year in Science
The Preliminary Year in Science includes modules in Biosciences, Chemistry, Maths and Physics. The particular modules studied depend on a student's prior qualifications and the requirements of their chosen degree programme, and will be agreed through discussion with staff. Students will commence their degree once they have successfully completed the Preliminary Year programme.
Part-time Preliminary Year in Science
This is aimed at those who cannot make a full-time commitment to studying at present, but who would like to pursue a degree in science, medicine or dentistry in the near future. Students have up to three years to complete the Preliminary Year programme on a part-time basis. The science and maths modules are taught in the daytime at Cardiff University.
For general enquiries about the Preliminary Year in Science, please contact:
Engineering Foundation Year
The School of Engineering offers a Foundation Year programme designed to give students the necessary basic knowledge to enable them to cope with an engineering degree scheme. The Foundation Year includes aspects of mathematics, physics and information technology that are relevant to engineering.
For general enquiries about the Engineering Foundation Year, please contact:
School of Engineering admissions office
- Telephone:+44 (0)29 2087 4656
Students seeking admission to a degree programme incorporating a Preliminary or Foundation Year should apply via UCAS. For information about entry requirements for your chosen programme of study, please contact the appropriate admissions tutor - contact information can be found on the relevant Academic School pages.