Institute of Foundation Studies

Giving you the extra support you need to start your degree

 
About the school
Welcome to Arden University’s Institute of Foundation Studies. Studying a degree with foundation year entry within our Institute of Foundation Studies is the perfect solution if you feel you need extra support when beginning your degree course, or if you don’t meet the standard entry requirements for a bachelor’s degree.
In the last five years, almost four thousand students from all over the world, and from all walks of life, have enrolled on our degrees with foundation year, and we look forward to welcoming you to university life.
 
Arden in numbers
student satisfaction
95%
student satisfaction
95% of our graduates said they were satisfied with the Arden University learning experience.
of careers transformed
90%
of careers transformed
90% of Arden graduates say their career possibilities have been enhanced by studying with us.*
global study locations
7
global study locations
Study from anywhere online, on campus in Berlin, or at one of our five UK study centres, including three locations in London.
Alumni are proud to be Arden graduates
9/10
Alumni are proud to be Arden graduates
In recognition of our continued commitment to our students, we were named number one education business in the 2020 Education Investor Awards.

Faculty staff

Towella Ngambi

Arden’s Institute of Foundation Studies provides our students with extra preparation for their chosen courses, helping them build the academic skills and confidence needed to study successfully at undergraduate level. Our foundation year entry degrees are the perfect solution if you feel you need extra support when beginning your degree course, or if you don’t meet the standard entry requirements for a standard bachelor’s degree. Especially, our Arden Aspire programme for foundation year students provides a range of resources and workshops that help you settle in to university life.

Towella Ngambi
Principal Lecturer: Institute of Foundation Studies

Student Stories

Accrediting bodies and industry partners

Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) is a powerful global presence within the accountancy profession, inspiring its members and students towards greater success and prosperity.
The British Psychological Society (BPS)
The British Psychological Society (BPS)
The British Psychological Society (BPS) is the representative body for psychology and psychologists in the UK. The society is responsible for the development, promotion, and application of psychology for the public good.
Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM)
Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM)
The Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) is the world’s largest organisation for professional marketers and plays a key role in setting industry standards.
CIPD
CIPD
The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) is a professional body which sets the industry standards for human resource management and people development.
Chartered Management Institute (CMI)
Chartered Management Institute (CMI)
The Chartered Management Institute (CMI) promotes excellence in UK management and leadership. The institute aims to boost career development in the management sector and connect you with likeminded professionals.
Institute of Health & Social Care Management (IHSCM)
Institute of Health & Social Care Management (IHSCM)
The aim of the Institute of Health & Social Care Management (IHSCM) is to create a supportive professional body that is relevant in its activities and modern in its approach.