Degrees with foundation year entry
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Studying a degree with foundation year entry is perfect for those who need a little extra support when embarking on their degree.
Whether it's been a while since you last studied or you feel you didn't do well in previous academic study, the foundation year gives you the basics needed to go on and graduate with a full degree.
Arden's foundation year provides you with the skills and and confidence needed for higher education. You will become a capable, well equipped student who is able to complete the full degree.
With blended learning your seminars are condensed and your materials are online. Just 3 days a week in one of our study centres means you can work and learn at the same time.
With small class sizes and 1-2-1 support we ensure you have the expertise and support to succeed. We are here every step of the way.
With student funding and fees up to 30% less than other universities, you can graduate with less debt or even graduate debt free!
Arden offers three degrees with foundation year entry - Business, Healthcare and Computing. Once you've completed your foundation year you will progress on to the full degree. Download a course snapshot for more information on the full degrees.
BA (Hons) Business (CMI)
During your foundation year, you will complete six key modules that will prepare you with the required skills and knowledge to take on the full undergraduate degree in business.
BA (Hons) Healthcare Management
To prepare you with the required skills and knowledge to take on the full BA (Hons) Healthcare Management, you will complete six key modules that will equip you with the right tools to get you on your way to become a professional practitioner, manager or leader in healthcare.
BSc (Hons) Computing
If you're hoping to study a degree in computing, but want to build on your knowledge and skills first, this foundation year entry course could be for you. You will complete key modules that will leave you with the confidence to take on an undergraduate degree in computing.
With Arden, you'll study your foundation year entry degree through Blended Learning. This means you will only need to attend sessions at your study centre three days a week. Any other study will be done online using our interactive platform, ilearn.
At Arden, we believe that everyone should have a chance to get the education they deserve.
If you think that university is for you, but are worried that you don't have the qualifications needed to enrol on a degree programme, a foundation year could be just the thing for you.
If you'd like to apply for a foundation year start, all you have to do is submit a short personal statement about why you think the foundation year entry is for you. This only needs to be 350 - 500 words, and cover the following:
You may also be invited to attend an informal interview to talk over your application and find out if you have any questions. Your interview may be held in person or over skype.
Whatever your situation, feel free to get in touch and discuss your options with us - you never know where it might lead you.
Arden's foundation year modules provides you with the chance to acquire the knowledge and skills needed to progress onto a full degree programme, no matter the reason why you don't already have these.
If you opt for a foundation year entry degree, your first year will include the following modules
BA (Hons) Healthcare Management or BA (Hons) Business
BSc (Hons) Computing
Costs shouldn't stand between you and your chance to develop your career - this is the reason we offer affordable programmes in comparison to the average UK qualification.
If you are looking for a smart, value for money option then look no further. With Arden you can stay in control of your finances and focus on your learning.
The prices for our foundation year entry degrees are as follows:
Fee per year: £6,165
4 year degree total fee: £24,660
With the average UK degree costing just over £9,000 a year, studying with Arden will save you around a third of the typical cost. Essentially you only pay for what matters most: high-quality teaching and a qualification that can help your career.
Student loan funding
You can access a student loan to cover your entire fee. For more information on student loans visit fees and funding
With Arden, you can study your programme at any of the following locations:
Our study centres can be found in fantastic locations, with easy access to everything you could need, from shops and restaurants, to open spaces.
They're easy to reach too; there are many bus routes and national rail services serving each of our study centre locations, and tube stations within a short walk of our London locations.
And the facilities available at study centres?
Giving you access to the technology and services you need to support your studies, the modern centres are buzzing with students, tutors and staff.
Outside of your classes, you can expect access to things like:
Blended learning with Arden is very good, and helps me combine both work and study as I live in Lambeth in south-east London. The course has helped me in my career because it has given me the confidence to take on promotion and change jobs.
BA (Hons) Healthcare
Hear from one of our LLB Law students, studying by Blended learning at our Tower Hill study centre in London.
At Arden, we believe everyone, everywhere has the right to higher education. We've supported more than 50,000 students over 25 years and are the experts in flexible higher education.
We offer career-focused blended learning qualifications at our London, Birmingham and Manchester study centres as well as providing online courses across the world.
We work in partnership with and many of our courses are accredited by professional bodies.
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