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Course summary

Strengthen your skills, knowledge and confidence before you progress on to year one of your honour's degree. You are guaranteed progression on to your chosen degree after passing your foundation year. You will study a range of modules including:

  • maths
  • computer methods
  • electricity and magnetism
  • mechanics
  • physics
  • lab skills
The degree you choose will depend on the modules you select to study, but you will not have to make this decision until your second term. The subject areas that you can progress on to are the following: Engineering
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Architecture and Built Environment*
  • Chemical and Environmental Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Mechanical, Materials, Manufacturing Engineering
Physical sciences
  • Computer Science
  • Mathematical Sciences**
  • Physics and Astronomy
*Progression onto K100 and K230 courses is subject to the submission of a successful portfolio in addition to meeting the normal Foundation progression criteria. **Progression to degrees in the School of Mathematical Sciences is subject to additional requirements in mathematics modules. Progression is subject to you having passed at the appropriate level during the Foundation Programme.


The course consists of modules in computer science, engineering, mathematics and physics. The particular modules you study will be determined by the pathway you have chosen and your destination school (the one you wish to progress onto after the foundation programme). There are certain core (compulsory) modules that are always available, but the optional modules available will vary from year to year. During the first week and beyond, staff will be on hand to offer advice and support in choosing the relevant modules that will be suited to you, in order to give you the best possible start for the first year of your chosen degree.

How to apply

This course has restrictions on who can apply.

International students should apply for the Science and Engineering Foundation Cert at the University of Nottingham International College.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

European Baccalaureate - 75% overall

Additional entry requirements


This course is only open to Home students. International students should apply for the Science and Engineering Foundation Certificate at the University of Nottingham International College.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £9250* Year 1
EU £22500* Year 1
England £9250* Year 1
Scotland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
Channel Islands £9250* Year 1
International £22500* 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.
Engineering and Physical Sciences with Foundation Year at University of Nottingham - UCAS