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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.

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Clearing for 2020

Apply through Clearing for 2020

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An English student working . Foundation year

Arts and Communication

This pathway leads to courses including English, film, media, creative writing, philosophy, photography, digital marketing and television production.

Arts and Communication
Two business students working on a laptop. Foundation year


This pathway leads to courses including accounting and business, banking and finance, management, marketing and international business.

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


This pathway leads onto our Computer Science degree.

Female student on placement at a school. Foundation year

Education and Childhood

This pathway leads to courses including primary education, early childhood studies, and working with children, young people and families.

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

Journalism Studies

This pathway leads onto courses including broadcast journalism, sports journalism, journalism and content creation.

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

Legal Issues

This pathway leads onto our Law and Criminology and Law degrees.

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

Social Science

This pathway leads onto courses including counselling, criminology, sociology and psychology.

Social Science
A student working out using gym equipment. Foundation year

Sport and health

This pathway leads onto courses including physical education, sports coaching, exercise, health and nutrition, sports therapy and rehabilitation.

Sport and Health
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Looking to study in 2021?

If you want more information about our courses or campus life here at Leeds Trinity University, you can request a copy of our prospectus or book on to one of our Virtual Open Days.

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