Skip to main content

Foundation year degrees

We offer a wide range of full-time evening study foundation year degrees, to help you fully prepare for undergraduate study.

These degrees last four years and you will spend the foundation year developing core skills and acquiring key knowledge, before moving on to specialist study in the remaining years. They will build your confidence and help you succeed. 

A degree with a foundation year is ideal if: 

  • you are returning to study after a gap 
  • you have non-traditional qualifications 
  • you have not previously studied at undergraduate level 
  • you didn't achieve the grades you need for a place on your chosen undergraduate degree. 
Birkbeck is a famously welcoming, supportive place to study. We have been helping people to access higher education for nearly two hundred years, so we are the perfect place to undertake a foundation year degree. 


School of Arts 

SCHOOL OF Business, economics and informatics 

SCHOOL OF Law 

SCHOOL OF Science 

SCHOOL OF Social sciences, history and philosophy 

Studying at Birkbeck