Foundation Year

Our Foundation Year has been developed to prepare you for degree-level study

Please note that this course is only available to applicants eligible for Home Fee Status.

This course will give you the opportunity to build a foundation of business knowledge, improve some key skills we have found to be important to succeed whilst studying for an undergraduate degree, and spend a year getting used to the university environment. 

We realise that there are bright, motivated students who are capable of succeeding on our courses who may not get the chance to because of circumstances beyond their control. It is well-known that students from disadvantaged backgrounds do not gain access to higher education at the same rate as other students – not because they cannot succeed, but because of barriers that make it difficult to prove they can. We believe strongly in facilitating access to these students. 

Our Foundation Year students have done, and continue to do, amazing things. We would miss out on some truly incredible students if we did not have our Foundation Year course, and our entire school is improved when we have a student body that reflects the rich diversity of backgrounds that exist outside of our walls.

If you're a home fee status student who is motivated and eager to learn, but has not met our standard admissions criteria, please review our entry requirements and widening participation criteria.

You'll need drive and dedication to your studies to progress through the course but will receive a great deal of support from our dedicated team of academic faculty, personal tutors, former foundation year student mentors, and our administrative staff.  

If you successfully complete the Foundation Year you'll automatically progress to either of the following courses and join our direct entry students in Year 1:

  • Applications Open 3 September 2024
  • Application Deadline 29 January 2025
  • Start Date 22 September 2025
  • Duration 4 years /5 years
  • Industry placement or year abroad
  • Optional
  • UCAS Codes:
  • BSc Accounting & Finance (with Foundation Year): N4N4
  • BSc Accounting & Finance (with Foundation Year) with Placement Year: N40J
  • BSc Management (with Foundation Year): N20A
  • BSc Management (with Foundation Year) with Placement Year: N20J
  • Institution Code W20
  • Location Warwick Campus
  • Format Full-time
  • UK Fees £6,750 (Full Scholarship) *

* See fees and funding for fees breakdown.

2nd Our BSc Accounting & Finance course is ranked 2nd in the UK by Guardian University Guide 2024
6th Most targeted university by the largest number of top employers*
2nd Our BSc Management course is ranked 2nd in the UK by The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2024


  • Gain an extra year finding your feet and learning about university life before progressing onto our degree level courses.
  • Benefit from small class sizes with one-to-one support from a personal tutor.
  • You'll attend a diverse programme of events and activities throughout the course such as off campus visits to businesses, guest lectures and careers workshops to build your confidence before moving onto degree level study.

*The Graduate Market 2024 Report

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