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Course summary

The foundation year is for talented UK students who do not meet the usual criteria for our degrees. It is an opportunity for you to develop key skills including essay writing, communication, critical thinking, teamwork, and digital ability. Upon successful completion of the foundation year, you may progress on to the following degrees:

  • American and Canadian Literature, History and Culture (International Study)
  • Ancient History
  • Archaeology
  • Classical Civilisation
  • English
  • English Language and Literature
  • Film and Television Studies
  • French Studies
  • German
  • Hispanic Studies
  • History
  • History of Art
  • International Media and Communications Studies
  • Liberal Arts
  • Modern Languages
  • Modern Language Studies
  • Modern Languages with Translation
  • Music
  • Philosophy
  • Religion, Philosophy and Ethics
  • Russian Studies
  • Theology and Religious Studies
Our dedicated foundation tutors will support you throughout the foundation year and help you develop as a learner. This ensures you have the necessary skills, knowledge and confidence before you start your chosen degree. You will be a full member of the University of Nottingham from the outset, with all the experiences and opportunities this offers.


Teaching sessions vary, including lectures, seminars and interactive digital media workshops. All students take the same core modules: Important Thinkers through History, Critical Thinking and Reflective Learning, Language and Culture, Media, Communication and Society, Narrative and Creativity, and The Project. Students progressing to modern language degrees may take 20 credits of modules in the Language Centre in place of The Project. You will also meet tutors from your chosen degree.

How to apply

This course has restrictions on who can apply.

We do not consider students who already have a degree, EU or international applicants for this programme.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

European Baccalaureate - achieve 70% overall. GCSE English Language required at grade C or numeric grade 4. This course is part of the University's commitment to widening participation and applicants will typically meet criteria.

Additional entry requirements



This foundation pathway enables UK applicants to gain the subject-specific knowledge and skills required to study the arts or humanities at degree-level. We do not consider students who already have a degree, EU or International applicants for this programme. We may make some applicants an offer lower than advertised, depending on their personal and educational circumstances. The Arts and Humanities Foundation entry route is part of the University of Nottingham's commitment to Widening Participation, therefore Arts and humanities foundation students, typically, will fulfil three of the following criteria: •Being a first generation entrant to Higher Education •Family, cultural or financial reasons for needing to study in the East Midlands •Attending a school or college without a strong tradition of progression to Higher Education •Attending a school or college with a low average A level score •Living in a deprived home location •Being (or having been) a refugee •Being (or having been) in local authority care (looked after) •Holding alternative qualifications

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
Scotland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1
Channel Islands £9250* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Theology and Religious Studies (with Foundation year) at University of Nottingham - UCAS