Foundation Routes

Foundation degrees combine work-based learning and academic study. You can do Foundation studies if you don’t quite have the right qualifications to start a three year degree immediately or if you want to gain more confidence in higher level work. Successful completion of a foundation programme gives automatic progression.

BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance (Including Foundation Year)
The Foundation Year in Accounting and Finance at University of South Wales is designed for students who do not meet the entry requirements for direct entry onto a degree course.
BA (Hons) Business and Management (Including Foundation Year)
The Foundation Year in Business and Management at University of South Wales is designed for students who do not meet the entry requirements for direct entry onto a degree course.
BA (Hons) English and Creative Writing (Including Foundation Year)
The Foundation Year in English and Creative Writing at University of South Wales is designed for students who do not meet the entry requirements for direct entry onto a degree course.
BA (Hons) History (Including Foundation Year)
The Foundation Year in History at University of South Wales is designed for students who do not meet the entry requirements for direct entry onto a degree course.
BA (Hons) Human Resource Management (Including Foundation Year)
This Human Resource Management course explores business, psychology and computing, and gives you the skills, knowledge and confidence to progress to continue onto a degree course.
BA (Hons) Public Services (Including Foundation Year)
The Foundation Year in Public Services at University of South Wales is designed for students who do not meet the entry requirements for direct entry onto a degree course.
BEng (Hons) Aeronautical Engineering (Including Foundation Year)
If you don’t quite have the right qualifications to start our BEng (Hons) Aeronautical Engineering degree, you could opt to start your studies with a foundation year, where you'll study the engineering principles needed for an exciting career in the aircraft and aerospace industry.
BEng (Hons) Aerospace Engineering (Including Foundation Year)
This Aerospace Engineering degree gives you the knowledge and skills required to succeed in the Aerospace Industry.
BEng (Hons) Automotive Engineering (Including foundation year)
USW's foundation degree in automotive engineering provides a progression route to the BEng degree. Programming smart embedded systems is covered so you'll be ready for the development in autonomous and driverless cars.
BEng (Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Including Foundation Year)
The Foundation course in Electrical and Electronic Engineering is for people who don't have the right qualifications to start the three year Electrical and Electronic Engineering degree.
BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering (Including Foundation Year)
The Foundation Year in Mechanical Engineering is for those who don't quite have the right qualifications to start our three year Mechanical Engineering degree.
BSc (Hons) Aircraft Maintenance Engineering (Including Foundation Year)
The University of South Wales' Foundation Year in Aircraft Maintenance Engineering is for people who don't quite have the right qualifications to start our three-year BSc (Hons) Aircraft Maintenance Engineering degree.
BSc (Hons) Applied Cyber Security (Including Foundation Year)
Kickstart your career with expert cyber security education working on real-world cyber security projects while gaining hugely valuable skills and experience, with the added opportunity to undertake specialist certification.
BSc (Hons) Biology (Including Foundation Year)
As well as studying medical microbiology, primatology and genetics, our Biology students learn scientific diving techniques and develop field research skills in the tropical forests and coral reefs of Asia, Central or South America.
BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science (Including Foundation Year)
Our foundation degree in biomedical science provides well-structured support, allowing you to develop your scientific skills and knowledge before embarking on a 3-year degree.
BSc (Hons) Building Surveying (Including Foundation Year)
Our foundation degree in building surveying provides students with well-structured support, allowing you to develop your skills and knowledge before embarking on a 3-year degree.
BSc (Hons) Childhood Development (Including Foundation Year)
The Foundation Year in Childhood Studies at University of South Wales is designed for students who do not meet the entry requirements for direct entry onto a degree course.
BSc (Hons) Civil Engineering (Including Foundation Year)
The University of South Wales' foundation year in Civil Engineering gives you the knowledge and confidence to progress on to the BSc (Hons) Civil Engineering degree and develop key skills for success in the civil engineering industry.
BSc (Hons) Computer Science (Including Foundation Year)
If you do not have the right subjects or grades to enrol directly onto our Computer Science degree, this foundation Computer Science course offers an alternative route into degree study with an additional and supported foundation year.
BSc (Hons) Computing (Including Foundation Year)
Our foundation degree in computing offers a thorough grounding in the necessary skills to open up a flexible career in computing.
BSc (Hons) Construction Project Management (Including Foundation Year)
If you don't have the entry requirements to enrol directly onto our Construction Project Management degree, this additional foundation year offers an alternative route into degree study.
BSc (Hons) Criminology and Criminal Justice (Including Foundation Year)
The Foundation Year in Criminology and Criminal Justice at University of South Wales is designed for students who do not meet the entry requirements for direct entry onto a degree course.
BSc (Hons) Criminology and Criminal Justice and Youth Justice (Including Foundation Year)
The Foundation Year in Criminology and Criminal Justice and Youth Justice at University of South Wales is designed for students who do not meet the entry requirements for direct entry onto a degree course.
BSc (Hons) Digital Forensics (including Foundation Year)
Learn the skills and knowledge needed to work in Digital Forensic Units (DFUs) and Incident Response teams on this state-of -the-art course, gaining specialist skills and knowledge as you develop the practical and professional skills desired by employers in digital forensics, law enforcement and the wider corporate and cyber security sectors.
BSc (Hons) Forensic Investigation (Including Foundation Year)
The Foundation course in Forensic Investigation is for students who don’t meet the entry for the BSc (Hons) Forensic Science degree. You’ll start by completing a foundation year, which provides well-structured support, before progressing to the first year of the Forensic Investigation degree.
BSc (Hons) Forensic Science (Including Foundation Year)
Accredited by The Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences, USW's Forensic Science degree will train you in the practices and techniques used in crime scene investigation, as well as laboratory analysis of evidence and its interpretation.
BSc (Hons) Health, Wellbeing and Social Care Management (Including Foundation Year)
The Foundation Year in Health, Wellbeing and Social Care Management at University of South Wales is designed for students who do not meet the entry requirements for direct entry onto a degree course.
BSc (Hons) International Wildlife Biology (Including Foundation Year)
If you don't have the right qualifications to apply for the BSc International Wildlife Biology, this offers an alternative route into degree study. Study big game tracking, conservation genetics, wildlife management, ecology and vertebrate zoology and enjoy field trips to Africa, Asia and Central America.
BSc (Hons) Logistics, Procurement and Supply Chain Management (Including Foundation Year)
Our Logistics, Procurement and Supply Chain Management degree with foundation year offers a future-facing and integrated business education covering the main disciplines and operational areas of business.
BSc (Hons) Medicinal and Biological Chemistry (Including Foundation Year)
If you don’t quite have the right qualifications to start our three year BSc (Hons) Medicinal and Biological Chemistry degree or if you want to gain more confidence in higher level work, you could opt to start your studies with a foundation year.
BSc (Hons) Pharmaceutical Science (Including Foundation Year)
The foundation course in Pharmaceutical Science degree is for students who do not meet the admissions criteria for the BSc (Hons) Pharmaceutical Science degree. You’ll start by completing a foundation year, which provides well structured support.
BSc (Hons) Professional Policing (Including Foundation Year)
If you don't have the right qualifications to apply for USW's BSc (Hons) Professional Policing degree, the foundation course offers an alternative route into degree study.
BSc (Hons) Psychology (Including Foundation Year)
The Foundation Year in Psychology at University of South Wales is designed for students who do not meet the entry requirements for direct entry onto a degree course.
BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying and Commercial Management (Including Foundation Year)
If you don’t quite have the right qualifications to start our BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying and Commercial Management degree, you could opt to start your studies with a foundation course in Quantity Surveying.
BSc (Hons) Sociology (Including Foundation Year)
The Foundation Year in Sociology at University of South Wales is designed for students who do not meet the entry requirements for direct entry onto a degree course.
Foundation Degree Community Football Coaching and Development
This award-winning football coaching course, designed in conjunction with the English Football League Trust, develops the skills and qualities that are required to work within professional football clubs community departments or national governing bodies in areas of growth such as social inclusion, community coaching and football development.
Foundation Degree Sports Coaching and Development
The Foundation Degree in Sports Coaching and Development provides the opportunity to gain an industry-recognised qualification and relevant work experience.
LLB (Hons) Law (Including Foundation Year)
The Foundation Year in Law at University of South Wales is designed for students who do not meet the entry requirements for direct entry onto a degree course.
Master of Chiropractic (Including Foundation Year)
This is a fully integrated undergraduate Masters Chiropractic programme that is accredited by both the General Chiropractic Council and the European Council on Chiropractic Education ensuring that graduates can register with the GCC to practise in the UK.