Many different degrees across the University are offered with a Foundation Year.

Each Foundation Year is an integral part of a specific honours degree course, which means that you will apply for a four year full-time or five year sandwich course (where a placement year is available on your chosen degree). Once you have passed the Foundation Year you will progress directly onto Year 1 of the linked honours degree.

To apply for a Foundation Year you need to apply for the corresponding linked honours degree. Please note that each honours degree with a Foundation Year has its own unique UCAS code.

Foundation Years are available for the following honours degrees:

Available at the Manchester campus

Accounting, Finance and Economics

Biological Sciences

Business and Management


Computing, Mathematics and Digital Technology

Education and Childhood Studies


Environmental Science

Events, Hospitality and Tourism degrees with a foundation year

Fashion, Clothing and Textiles

Humanities degrees with a foundation year
English, Languages, History, Philosophy, Politics, International Relations, Digital Media and Communications, Multimedia Journalism, Sociology and Criminology

Law degrees with a foundation year

Physiotherapy degrees with foundation year

Psychology degrees with a foundation year

Social Care degrees with a foundation year

Speech and Language Therapy degrees with foundation year

Important information: Cheshire campus

Manchester Metropolitan University has been undertaking a review of the long-term future of academic provision at its Cheshire campus. It has now been confirmed that the University will withdraw from the Cheshire campus. This means that we expect the campus to close in the summer of 2019.

Please visit our website for further information on the review:

Undergraduate Study