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​​​​​Course Overview

Leeds Trinity's four-year degree programmes allow you to commence your studies with an initial foundation year. This initial one-year period of study allows you to develop your academic skills and confidence through undertaking four 30-credit 'Level 3' 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.

If you have the capacity to undertake degree-level study, but may not have the required entry requirements to do so, this offers you an alternative way in to university. It also offers a development opportunity to you if you wish to build your skills and confidence by undertaking ​four - rather than three - years of university study.

Upon successful completion of the foundation year, you will be able to progress to Level 4 of this linked honours degree:

Modules (Level 3)

  • Academic Skills and Studying with Confidence
  • Project ​
  • Understanding UK Case Law​
  • Common Law and Precedent ​

How to apply

Apply via UCAS ​​
The UCAS codes for our Social Science Foundation Years are above, and Leeds Trinity University's Institution Code on UCAS is L24.

The 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.​​

​Benefits of 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.

Fees and funding

The fees below refer to the 2019/20 academic year unless otherwise stated.

Full-time UK/EU students* - £9,250

*Depending on government policy, tuition fees may rise with inflation in future years. Find out more here.

Entry Requirements

L3 entry requirement: Typically, our entry offer for this Foundation Year course is 32 UCAS points from at least one full A-Level or equivalent BTEC National qualifications.

L2 qualifications entry requirement: GCSE English Language at Grade C or 4 or higher.

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