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Foundation year courses

If you don’t quite meet our regular entry requirements, earned your qualifications a long time ago, or just want to change career direction, you should explore one of our foundation level courses.

It's your way in if you’re a few grades short, as well as being a great way to build the confidence, skills and knowledge needed to study your chosen undergraduate course.

Degree with foundation year courses

A degree with foundation year gives you a direct, accessible route to your desired higher education path. It's a four-year undergraduate course that includes an additional year of study at the start. This foundation year is designed to give you the necessary knowledge and skills to progress onto degree-level study.

Foundation years

A foundation year offers an introductory route to your chosen degree subject. It's an introduction to the subject you're interested and aims to help you develop the skills needed for degree-level study.

Upon successfully passing your foundation year, you will be guaranteed a place on a relevant degree at your existing CU campus or if you prefer, at another CU location (subject to course availability).

Successfully completing your foundation year or access course could also allow you to progress to a school within Coventry University (Coventry) or at Coventry University London, provided you meet the criteria for your chosen degree.

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