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Degrees with foundation year

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

These degrees last four years (full-time) or six years (part-time) and you will spend the foundation component 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 degree with a foundation year.