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The Foundation Centre

Foundation Year Courses

What is a Foundation Year Course, or Degree with Foundation Year at Durham?

A Degree with Foundation Year, or Foundation Year Course at Durham University is a fully integrated degree course counting as Year 0 of an undergraduate degree programme. Students sign up for a full undergraduate degree course, which has an additional preparation year (Foundation Year). This route is open to UK and EU students. It is designed to provide you with the opportunity to gain the skills and knowledge you will need to progress to your chosen Durham University degree programme.

What subjects are available?

We offer degree courses with Foundation Years for all departments in Durham University. You can search for degree with foundation routes here. Remember to search for the academic subject with foundation (e.g. "Biology with Foundation") and that you are looking at the correct year for your entry.

What will I study?

We provide a range of modules to help prepare you for your specific degree programme. These might include English, Statistics, Philosophy and specialised Academic Practice courses. You can see which specific modules you would be studying for each programme here.

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