Lifelong Learning Centre

A pathway to study

Our foundation year courses enable you to gain the knowledge and skills and you need to succeed in a supportive environment. Please note these courses have additional entry criteria based on your personal circumstances. We offer foundation years in:

Arts and Humanities

If you are interested in subjects such as history, English, communications and the performance and visual arts.


If you are interested in accounting and finance, economics, human resource management, international business and management.


If you are interested in degrees in science, engineering, maths, computing and healthcare. We also run a specific pathway for those interested in degrees in Earth and Environmental Sciences.

Part-time foundation year

We also offer a part-time foundation year for those interested in subjects such as social sciences, healthcare and professional studies.

The University also offers a Social Sciences foundation year.