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 integrated option, you can complete both your foundation stage and undergraduate degree in just three years. 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).

Why choose Buckingham

Study a Foundation course at Buckingham, the home of the two-year degree, ranked in the top 10 for Graduate Prospects (The Sunday Times, Good University Guide 2022). Students are at the heart of everything we do: our award-winning small class tutorials ensure every student is known by name and supported throughout their studies. You will love our personalised teaching model, dedicated student support team, and beautiful, safe campus.

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Student feedback

“My foundation year experience was instrumental in my academic journey. It eased my transition from secondary school to university studies. The academic skills modules played a crucial role in building my self-confidence. I was able to foster good habits like study skills, time management techniques, and effective learning strategies that I went on to apply in my degree course.”

Timilehin, Foundation

Student feedback

“After being out of education for a year and having lost my confidence, the foundation programme at Buckingham eased me back into study and built up everything I had lost. It helped me in my academic and personal life, as well as developing life skills I will never forget.”

Henry, BA International Relations with integrated foundation

Your future career

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.

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