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The Leeds Trinity University foundation year is for you if:

  • you don't have the qualifications you need for your chosen degree course
  • you feel you're not yet ready for degree-level study
  • you are returning to education and want some help getting up to speed

We have eight different foundation year pathways, depending on which degree course you'd like to progress to at the end of the year.

The year will develop your academic skills and confidence through four 30-credit 'Level 0' modules.

These modules will introduce you to 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.

An English student working. Foundation year

Arts and Communication

This pathway leads on to courses including English, Media, Creative Writing, Philosophy, Photography, Digital Marketing and Television Production.

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Two business students working on a laptop. Foundation year


This pathway leads on to courses including Accounting and Business, Business and Enterprise, Business Management, and International Business.

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Two Computer Science students working together on a computer. Foundation year


This pathway leads on to our Computer Science degree.

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Female student on placement at a school. Foundation year

Education and Childhood

This pathway leads on to courses including Primary Education, Early Childhood Studies, and Working with Children, Young People and Families.

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A Journalism student in a studio working on a sound desk. Foundation year

Journalism Studies

This pathway leads on to courses including Broadcast Journalism, Sports Journalism and Journalism.

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A law student taking part in a moot court. Foundation year

Legal Issues

This pathway leads on to our Law and Criminology and Law degrees.

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A Criminology student on placement at West Yorkshire Police. Foundation year

Social Science

This pathway leads on to courses including Criminology, Sociology, Counselling Psychology, Forensic Psychology and Sports Psychology.

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A student working out using gym equipment. Foundation year

Sport and health

This pathway leads on to courses including Physical Education, Sports Coaching, Exercise, Health and Nutrition, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation.

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Virtual Experience

Virtual Experience

Take a look around our campus and explore our accommodation and facilities from the comfort of your home with our 360° virtual experience. You can also learn more about the subject area you’re interested in.

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