Fast-track into your degree

Our degrees with foundation years are available in a range of subject areas at our High Wycombe campus. You can start your foundation year in January and finish in July. This route allows you to accelerate your journey into higher education, whilst developing your confidence in degree-level learning.

Foundation year acts as an additional year to your degree, and during this time you will be able to develop new skills and knowledge in your area, home in on your interest and talents, and get an introduction to your chosen course.

Once you pass your foundation year, you are guaranteed a place onto your chosen course and will enter the first year of the degree programme, starting September.

We also offer accelerated three-year programmes in Business, Computing and Law.

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Why study a Foundation Year?

There are many reasons why our students choose to study a foundation year. The choice to do so has become increasingly popular among students, which is why we make sure to offer a broad spectrum of courses to choose from.

You may….

  • not feel ready for your degree
  • not have the right qualifications
  • be nervous about returning to study after a break from education

Whatever your reason, a foundation course could be for you.

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At Bucks we ensure our degrees and foundation year courses are filled with industry-relevant learning, helping you to stand out to potential employers.

With a 98% graduate employment rate (HESA 2020), state-of-the-art facilities and a Top 3 Students' Union (NSS 2020), we’ve got everything you’ll need to set you on your way to success.

Our lecturers and tutors offer professional insight into to your chosen subject area and encourage you to break boundaries with critical, creative and innovative thinking.

  • Grow your confidence and identify your own strengths and development in order to progress
  • Gain academic, university level skills in your chosen area, as well as help with assignment writing and breaking down briefs
  • Be introduced to your subject area through academic and practical teaching and real-life opportunities
  • Receive support and personalised feedback from lecturers and tutors

Become prepared to enter your undergraduate degree, focused and confident to succeed

What subjects with a Foundation Year can you study at Bucks?

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