Routes for mature students

We work in collaboration with the Department of Lifelong Learning to offer alternative routes for mature students wanting to return to education.

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Two of our undergraduate degrees are available to study with a foundation year, which will provide you with all the skills you need to progress to degree-level study.

Foundation year

The foundation year is designed to prepare you for your chosen course, building the confidence, academic skills and subject knowledge that you need for successful degree-level study.

On successful completion of the foundation year, you'll transfer from the Department of Lifelong Learning into the Health Sciences School to complete your degree.

Courses

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