University of Bradford

Foundation Year University of Bradford Degree level: Undergraduate


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Course summary

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The Foundation Year is a pre-degree access programme that will provide you with a solid basis for future undergraduate study at the University of Bradford. This course is designed for students who do not have the necessary academic and/or English language qualifications for registration directly onto a degree course.

The Foundation Year offers an introductory grounding in your chosen discipline and equips you with the study and interpersonal skills necessary for effective undergraduate study.

Successful completion of this programme will enable you to progress to a range of degree programmes in management, social science, nursing, health and allied professions, life sciences, computer science, media, and law.

Course details


Year 1
Interpersonal Communications (core)
The Effective Learner (core)
Criminology (option)
Introduction to Project Management (option)
Introduction to Psychology (option)
Introduction to Understanding Organisations (option)
Numeracy and IT Skills (option)
Politics and Me (option)
Principles of Marketing (option)
The Sociological Imagination (option)
Western Philosophy and the History of Ideas (option)

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code Y006
Institution code B56
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 72 points 72 UCAS tariff points to include 1 GCE Advanced Level or an equivalent qualification plus GCSE English at grade C/grade 4 or equivalent.
A level DDD
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MMP
Access to HE Diploma Not accepted
Scottish Higher 72 UCAS tariff points to include one Advanced Higher Level plus SQA Credit standard grade / Intermediate 2 at grade 3 in English and Maths or SQA National 5 grade C in English and Maths.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme As UCAS tariff plus Higher Level grade 3 or Standard Level grade 4 in English.
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) 72 UCAS tariff points to include one Higher Level subject plus Ordinary Level English Language at grade O4.

The University welcomes applications from students with a wide range of qualifications from the UK and overseas, including combinations of qualifications. To check whether your qualifications meet the entry requirements for this course, please contact the University.

The standard University requirement is IELTS 6.0 with no sub-test less than 5.0 (or equivalent). However, if you require a Tier 4 (student) visa to study you will need to meet the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) department's requirement which is currently IELTS 6.0 with no sub-test less than 5.5. Conditional offers to international students will be made on this basis.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9,250 * Year 1
England £9,250 * Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 * Year 1
Scotland £9,250 * Year 1
Wales £9,250 * 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.

Provider information

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University of Bradford
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Course contact details

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Admissions Office - Faculty of Social Sciences Team