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Foundation Degrees

Foundation Degrees

Foundation Degrees are a good option if you want to study locally and are often offered in your local further education college as well as by universities.  They usually take two years full time or longer if studying part time and are the equivalent to the first two years of an Honours Degree.  They are designed in partnership with employers and higher education institutions and are an option if you are already working and want to further your career, if you are returning to work, or if you want to change your career.

There are no set entry requirements for Foundation Degrees and relevant commercial and industrial experience is valued. This route is a good option for adult learners who want to get into higher education with lower entry requirements and would prefer to study a vocational degree and/or study while they work.

After completing a Foundation Degree, many students progress to a full Honours Degree; this usually takes one further year of study and is sometimes called a Top-up Degree and the place of study can be at a different institution.

You can find out more about Foundation Degrees and search for courses on the UCAS website.  One example is the Foundation Degree in Art and Design at Cornwall College.

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