Gain the academic skills you need to flourish at undergraduate 

Studying an undergraduate degree with a foundation year at Arden University is perfect if you need a little extra support when embarking on your degree programme of course.  

If you’ve been out of education for some time, don’t have the grades you need for an undergraduate course, or are looking to build your academic confidence ahead of undergraduate study, a foundation pathway could be the perfect next step. Arden University offers degrees with an integrated foundation year which lay the groundwork needed to go on and graduate with a full undergraduate degree.   

We know our students lead busy lives, so Arden offers two modes of study, online learning and blended campus learning. 

Our blended learning model makes the transition back to learning easier, condensing your hours into 2 days, or 2 evenings and a blend of online independent study. This mode of learning is available at one of our Arden study centres in either London, Manchester or Birmingham, alongside online study for the remainder of your time.  

Our online learning model allows you to arrange your online studies around your current commitments – be they personal or professional. Students have access to their lectures 24 hours a day so can study at a time that suits them – with access to student support and academic services for assistance when required.  

Whatever model you choose, both models offer more flexibility that traditional full-time campus study, meaning you can fit your degree around work, family or other commitments important to you. 

You can find out about our full range of courses below

Choose how you want to learn   

At Arden University, we offer you the opportunity to study your way. Want to study your course entirely online from anywhere in the world? Then our online learning courses offer you the chance to do just that. Plus, you’ll have the flexibility to create your own study schedule that fits around your personal and professional life.  

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If you’d prefer to attend lectures and tutorials at one of our study centres in London, Manchester, Birmingham or Berlin, then our blended learning courses build in two days a week of face-to-face tuition with your course tutor and classmates, complemented by around 25 hours of online study.  

Whichever route you choose, you can continue to work alongside your studies, either full or part-time, to ensure that you don’t press pause while achieving your qualifications. With Arden you don't need to give up work or any other commitments to gain an internationally recognised, and professionally accredited qualification that can take you places. 

What can I study?

Foundation pathways at Arden University  

Our foundation degrees are designed to enter a range of areas of study at undergraduate level, here at Arden. These include business, law, computing, criminology, healthcare management, psychology, accounting, and human resource management.  

If we don’t offer an undergraduate degree that will lead to your perfect career- we can also offer our foundation qualifications on a stand-alone basis, so that you can get the qualifications and experience you require for undergraduate study.   

Is a foundation degree right for me?

Arden University understands that there are a number of reasons why you may not be able to go straight into undergraduate study. You may have experienced a long gap in learning or not have the entry qualifications required for an undergraduate degree. Or you may be looking to increase academic confidence prior to studying a degree online, or via blended learning.  

Our foundation degrees are designed to provide you with the skills, confidence, and qualifications you require to take the next step.  

All our foundation students cover academic writing and mathematics and IT during their foundation programme, before taking modules in their desired pathway of study. This enables you to enhance academic skills whilst also sampling whether your undergraduate degree that follows will put you on the right career pathway for you.  

Towella Ngambi, Foundation Year Programme Team Leader explains this in more detail: 

Meet Towella Ngambi 

Heading up our foundation year programme is Towella Ngambi, who has a wealth of experience in up-skilling individuals to help accelerate their careers and personal growth.  

Foundation degrees at Arden University


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Not what you’re looking for?  

If you feel like you could be ready to hit the ground running and start one of our undergraduate or postgraduate degrees, you can find out about our full range of courses here. All our departments offer career focused programmes at a range of levels. 

Still not sure? Why not give one of our advisors a call? They can talk you through your skills, interests and career ambitions to help you decide the right programme to fit around your life, as well as the learning methods that may best suit you.  

Ready to get started? 

If you’ve chosen your course and are ready to get started, you can begin your online application today! 

The application only takes a few minutes to complete, and then one of our course advisors will assess your submission and contact you to discuss your eligibility.