What will I learn?

The Foundation Programme is designed for students from under-represented groups in higher education, who have the potential to achieve the standard for admission to Durham, but who, as a result of educational disadvantage or disruption, do not have the level of attainment or access to qualifications required for entry to a Durham University course. The Foundation Programme is delivered by a dedicated team of academic tutors from Durham’s Centre for Academic Development (DCAD). Each year it provides places for 100 students and supports them to progress to Level 1 study in over 37 academic subjects from every academic department in the university. The Foundation Programme supports students to develop the skills and subject knowledge required for successful study at degree level. The content focuses on developing epistemological maturity, metacognitive skills, and independent learning, becoming increasingly specialised as the course progresses. On successful completion of the Foundation Year, you will progress to the first year of your degree, once you have achieved the grade required for progression. **Course Structure** The Foundation Programme provides 120 academic credits divided into modules, with 20 hours of taught content and 10 hours of tutorial or small group seminar support for every 10 credits. We also expect our students to engage in a further 70 hours of self-directed study (including assignments and tests) for every 10 credits they study. This is broadly in-line with the majority of academic departments across Durham University, although individual variation does exist between departments.

Which department am I in?

Interdepartmental

Study options

Full time including foundation year (4 Years)

Tuition fees
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Start date

26 September 2022

Venue

South College

Durham University,

Durham,

DH1 3LE, England

Full time including foundation year (4 Years)

Tuition fees
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Start date

26 September 2022

Venue

Hatfield College

North Bailey,

Durham,

DH1 3RQ, England

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About Durham University

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