Focus on the subject that thrills you
On a foundation year, you'll study topics related to your chosen degree helping you to build your understanding of the subject before moving into year one. Alongside this we work hard to make sure you make the most of your time at Essex academically, by having modules specifically designed to enhance your academic skills. You'll be ready to hit year one running.
University isn't just about studying, it's about finding lifelong support networks and nurturing your passions, whether that be sport, culture, art, politics - whatever sparks your interest! Why put that off for a year?
Start working towards your dream career
We start developing your employability skills from day one and you'll have access to professionals to support and guide you in your career choices - keep your life plans on track.
An additional year of results
Completing your foundation year will give you results to reference when applying for work experience placements in the summer prior to starting your undergraduate degree, rather than the summer after. This will give you a huge advantage at the end of your studies when applying for jobs that require previous experience.