Foundation Pathway

The Foundation Pathway is a great way for you to prepare for undergraduate study in your chosen School at Buckingham.

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Course overview

  • 2024
  • 2025
  • Full-time
  • Sep
  • Jan
  • 9 Months
  • 9 Months
  • Foundation
  • Foundation
  • N/A
  • From £9,250 per year*
  • From £9,250 per year*
  • From £14,800 per year*
  • From £14,800 per year*
  • Buckingham
  • Buckingham
  • *See below for full fee information

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    Entry Requirements

    Applicants must have a minimum of 5 GCSEs at grades 4-9, including English and Maths, or their international equivalents. In addition, applicants must have one of the following qualifications or their international equivalents:

    • A Levels with minimum grades of DD
    • BTEC National Diploma with minimum grades of MPP

    International Applicants: We welcome equivalent qualifications from around the world. However, you must also demonstrate your English language proficiency by achieving an IELTS score of 6 with a minimum score of 5.5 in each component, or another approved language test.

    Each application is considered on its own merit. Usually, applicants will have evidence of up to year 12. Mature students can apply with evidence of work experience.

    You may be invited for an informal interview.

    Mature students

    The age range of our student body varies from those who have recently completed A-levels (or equivalent) to more mature students. Age is no barrier to learning and we welcome all applications from suitably qualified students.

    International students

    We are happy to consider all international applications and if you are an international student, you may find it useful to visit our international pages for details of entry requirements from your home country.

    The University is a UKVI Student Sponsor.

    Selection process

    Each application is considered on its own merit. You may be invited for an informal interview. If you are an international student the informal interview will be held on Microsoft Teams.

    Our Admissions Team will be happy to answer any questions you may have. Call us on +44 (0)1280 820227 or get in touch via our contact form.

    Student Contract for prospective students

    When you are offered a place at the University you will be notified of the student contract between the University and students on our courses of study. When you accept an offer of a place on the course at the University a legal contract is formed between you and the University on the basis of the student contract in your offer letter. Your offer letter and the student contract contain important information which you should read carefully before accepting an offer. Read the Student Contract.