Our foundation year programmes are ideal if you wish to study at university, but do not have the standard qualifications required to enter the first year of our undergraduate courses.
You will study new and fascinating subjects in ways that may be different from those you are used to in school or college. Studying a foundation year before entering your degree course will help prepare you for that change.
We work closely with other departments, schools and centres and our aim is to equip you with the necessary knowledge and academic skills to succeed in your future studies.
“My experience during my foundation year in Computer Science has been a blessing. I have studied Computer Science since I was 16; however, I decided to take the route of the Essex Pathways department because I wanted to improve my academic style of writing. I think if I had not taken a foundation year, I would have struggled to reach my full potential. Year 0 has enabled me to improve my academic writing skills, it has increased my confidence in public speaking and it has taught me the fundamental skills I need for my undergraduate degree.”