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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.

Entry Year

CourseUCAS codeMode
Engineering with a Foundation Year (BEng) H101 Full time
Optometry with Preliminary Year (MOptom) B514 Full time

Admissions enquiries

If you are seeking admission to a degree programme incorporating a Preliminary or Foundation Year you should apply via UCAS. You will need to satisfy the appropriate Admissions Tutor as to your competence to pursue a degree programme. The Preliminary Year is not meant to be a route for students who have failed to achieve the required grades in their A-levels.

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.

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

International Study Centre

Run in partnership with Study Group, our International Study Centre offers a range of foundation and international year one programmes designed specifically for students looking to progress onto our courses.