Integrated Foundation Degrees

It's never too late to start your life-changing journey.

Have you missed out on achieving the entry qualifications for University? Are you thinking about returning to study but feel that a university degree is beyond your reach? Well think again! 

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Courses we offer

Here at Sunderland we have just what you're looking for: a four-year degree route incorporating a special Foundation Year to help you gain the essential study skills and subject knowledge needed for an honours degree. Take a look below to find the right course for you. 

Integrated Foundation Degrees

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What is a Foundation Year?

A specially designed Foundation Year to prepare you for entry to your chosen degree. Each Foundation Year is an integral part of a full honours degree which means that you would apply for a four-year course. We currently have over 40 degree courses across a broad range of subject areas that are now accessible with a Foundation Year.

What qualifications do I need?

You may have just missed the grades required for direct entry onto a degree, or you may be looking to embark upon a new career path and want more time to develop your study skills and broaden your subject knowledge before starting your degree. Many Foundation Year students come to us with no formal qualifications but with relevant and valuable work experience. If you want to improve your career prospects by having a universally-recognised qualification we can offer you a programme that matches your ambition. Get in touch with us and together we can plan a route through to a qualification that could change your life.

How much does it cost?

If you join us in December 2018 the foundation year will be £4,000.

If you join us in September 2019 the foundation year will be £4,500.

For the following three years, the annual fee will be £9,250 but you will receive £1,250 cash-back in the first and final year of the full-undergraduate course.

In addition, you may receive free travel across the Tyne and Wear region and a University of Sunderland StudyPLUS Card loaded with additional offers up to the value of £200, plus a bundle of study skills books worth £80.

If you are a full-time UK student you may be eligible to receive financial support to cover your fee and maintenance loan for the full four years.