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Learn about studying a Foundation course at Buckingham, home of the two-year degree and ranked 1st for Teaching Excellence in the UK*. Students are at the heart of everything we do: we’ve been 1st in England for Student Satisfaction for three years running (The Complete University Guide). You will love our personalised teaching model (with small class sizes), dedicated student support team, and beautiful, safe campus.


Studying a Foundation course at Buckingham will help you bridge the gap between your current qualifications and the knowledge and skills required for our two-year undergraduate programmes.

With our 1+2 options, you can complete both your foundation studies and undergraduate degree in just three years (dependent upon the degree chosen). This means a faster and smoother transition into university study in a supportive and stimulating learning environment.

Develop your confidence in core skills, such as debate participation, critical thinking and report writing and study subject-related modules that are tailored to give you a solid base of knowledge in your chosen study area (such as business, law, computing, psychology or the humanities).


Deborah, LLB

“When I studied my foundation course at Buckingham, I was encouraged to participate in class and to do the work and that really translated into my degree now. I really like the small class sizes as they ensure you’re able to ask questions and have a good relationship with your lecturers.”

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The Foundational team will work with you to develop your confidence and employability skills: from how to present, to building cross-cultural relations.

We will also encourage you to get involved with events such as employability fairs and guest lectures in your future school of study to give you an understanding of the world of work in your chosen discipline.

*Teaching Excellence Framework: The Times Higher Education metrics rankings, 2017