Foundation Year at Keele University

Starting this September?

Please visit our Foundation Year Welcome Web for information on your Induction week.


Whether you have non-traditional qualifications, want to change your subjects, have had a break from education and wish to return or want a change of career – the foundation years at Keele provide an opportunity for those with diverse backgrounds to access an honours degree.

The programme is an excellent introduction to study at university; most students who complete the foundation year have ultimately obtained a first class or upper second class honours degree. All of the teaching is delivered on the Keele campus by highly qualified academic and professional staff, complemented by an experienced student support team.

Teaching methods include lectures, laboratory classes, seminars, workshops and tutorials, and you will make use of state-of-the-art undergraduate teaching facilities and apparatus. Assessment is through a wide range of coursework, including independent and group research projects, workbooks, essays and presentations, together with examinations which are held at the end of both semesters.

In addition to the University’s support network, you will have a personal tutor whom you see on a weekly basis in small group tutorials.