How you'll study at Foundation level

With an Foundation Degree (FD), you're not confined to a lecture theatre or a library. You have the flexibility to build your studies around your working commitments.

Sometimes you can study through distance learning or online, at your own pace, at the most convenient times for you.

How long will it take?

It takes two years to complete on a full-time basis. If you study part-time, it'll typically take three or four years.

An FD is effectively two-thirds of a full three year undergraduate degree.

With a single successful top-up year at university in a relevant subject, you could become a Bachelor of Arts or Science.

So it's an excellent way into higher education.

Where will I study?

All courses are accredited by the University of Wolverhampton and some courses are studied at the University, but we also work with a network of specialist partners to ensure that you have the best learning facilities and expertise for your chosen FD.

Your course is designed to be flexible and fit around your work, as learning based in the workplace is a crucial aspect of every Foundation degree.

For details of where you will be studying check the location on the course pages**.

How will I be taught?

Although different FDs assess you in different ways, you'll mainly have a mix of exams and coursework, together with an assessment of your workplace learning, and maybe a written dissertation at the end of the course.

What if I don't have the right qualifications to enter?

Applications for our FD courses are considered on an individual basis. Often your experience at work can substitute for formal qualifications.

Find out more

Email foundation@wlv.ac.uk