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Foundation Year

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​Leeds Trinity University's Foundation Year is designed for students who have the capacity to undertake degree-level study, but may not have the required entry requirements to do so. They offer you an alternative way in to university, allowing you to begin your studies with an initial full-time foundation year.

This one-year period of study aims to develop your academic skills and confidence through undertaking four 30-credit 'Level 0' modules. These modules are designed to introduce you to a number of key concepts, debates and skills that will inform your second, third and fourth years of study.

Applications are welcome from mature students with few or no formal qualifications. Any previous relevant work experience and learning will be assessed and, where appropriate, accredited as part of the application process. Please see Leeds Trinity's Principles and Guidelines for the Recognition of Prior Learning.​

Our Foundation Year is for you if:

  • you do not have the right qualifications for a full degree;

  • you feel you are not yet ready for degree-level study;

  • you are returning to study and feel you need some help to get up to speed with the demands of learning before embarking on a degree.

Why study a Foundation Year?

  • Undertaking a four-year pathway allows you to undertake a Foundation Year where you will gain key academic skills before entering full undergraduate study.

  • Opting for a Foundation Year will offer you the opportunity to build your self-confidence before progressing to mainstream undergraduate study.

  • Studying a Foundation Year as part of a four-year undergraduate degree offers you the opportunity to build your academic skills over a longer period of time.

  • If you start your Foundation Year in September 2019 you will be eligible for a Leeds Trinity Foundation Year Progress Bursary. This is a cash award of £1,000 which you will receive when you progress to Level 4 of your linked three-year Undergraduate Degree programme.

Foundation Year courses at Leeds Trinity University:

Arts and Communication     Business

Computing     Education and Childhood

Journalism Studies     Legal Issues

Social Science     Sport and Health 

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For more information on Foundation Year courses and entry requirements, contact our admissions team on +44 (0) 113 283 7123 or email

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