Welcome to the Foundation Centre
Foundation Programmes for UK, EU and Overseas Students
Realising potential and delivering Higher Education without barriers
Durham University’s Foundation Centre offers specially tailored multi-disciplinary study programmes to prepare students for degree level study. The Foundation Centre specialises in helping mature learners return to education, supporting students who are changing between academic fields, and preparing international students who are unable to study to a sufficient level in their own country for direct entry to UK degree programmes. The Foundation Centre is an academic department that delivers courses to develop students’ learning skills and knowledge in preparation for degree level study primarily at Durham University.
Life at the Foundation Centre
Watch a short video
We have created a short video to show you what life is like at the Foundation Centre. It features our facilities, staff and short interviews with our current and past students. Watch it to see that kinds of things we do, and the kinds of people who come to study with us!