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  • Campus: London

  • Duration: 4 Years

  • Available Starts: September, January, May

Our degrees with a foundation year have been specifically designed to ensure that candidates gain the skills needed to succeed at degree level.

For students who do not meet our standard entry requirements for admission to one of our undergraduate degree courses, the University of Central Lancashire London offers the option of a four-year degree with a foundation year. 

Prospective students should expect to undertake significant amounts of reading and independent study outside of the classroom (approximately 18 hours per week during term time).

Upon successful completion of the foundation year, you will automatically progress to Year 1 of your desired course.

Entry Requirements

UCAS Tariff Entry of 40 points.

We also consider applications to level 3 entry from those who are not able to meet our normal course entry requirements but can demonstrate that they have achieved the required level of knowledge and skills and have the potential to benefit from the course, for example: through relevant work experience and professional development.

If English is not your first language you will be expected to demonstrate a certificated level of proficiency of at least IELTS 5.5 (Academic level) or equivalent English Language qualification.


In today’s tough jobs market, graduates need to stand out from the crowd to successfully secure that all important first full-time job after university. We believe your degree from University of Central Lancashire London will definitely enhance your employability.

  • Your  lecturers all have first-hand industry experience of and some continue to work within the industry. You are therefore assured that the content of your degree will be directly relevant to the demanding, constantly evolving world of contemporary industries. Furthermore, you will study industry from a practical as well as from an academic perspective.
  • Your lecturers have a wealth of contacts too and you will study alongside students from all over the world. All great for networking!
  • Our student-friendly timetables will make it easier for you to secure meaningful, part-time work. Part-time work will give you valuable experience outside of the classroom and will boost your credentials with a prospective graduate employer. We are also working with a number of employers to be able to offer part-time work in conjunction with our degrees.
  • During your final year there will be additional seminars with the specific objective of enhancing your future employment prospects. These will include CV workshops, interview techniques, career counselling and visits from prospective employers.

Structure and content

Semester 1

  • Research Skills 
  • Data Skills 

Semester 2

  • Professional Development 
  • Communication Skills 

Teaching and assessment

You will complete four 30-credit foundation year modules, developing key higher education skills.

In each trimester, you will study two modules and undertake assessments, including examinations, written assignments (up to 1,500 words), and practical assessments.