- 4 years full time
- UCAS code:
- Start date:
- September 2025
“Foundation Year courses are a brilliant opportunity for students to fulfil their potential while they’re learning the skills required by a top university like Sussex.”Chantal Irtelli English and A-Level Academic Leader
Is a Foundation Year for you?
We welcome students with a broad range of backgrounds and experiences, including:
- those who aren’t sure which subject, or branch of a subject, they’d like to specialise in
- those who don’t have the right combination of subjects for direct entry into Year 1
- those who don’t meet the expected requirements for direct entry into Year 1
- those who are returning to education after some time away.
You will need to demonstrate your potential to do well on a demanding degree, including the potential to succeed in your chosen discipline.
The following sets out some of the most common academic qualifications. However, each application is reviewed on its individual strengths and merits.
Entry requirements for this course are currently under review – please check back in early March 2024.
Alongside your core modules, you can choose options to broaden your horizons and tailor your course to your interests. This list gives you a flavour of our options, which are kept under review and may change, for example in response to student feedback or the latest research.
While it’s our aim for students to take their preferred combinations of options, this can’t be guaranteed and will be subject to timetabling. Options may be grouped and if so, students will be able to choose a set number of options from the selection available in any particular group.
- Academic Development for Business and Economics 1
- Arabic Beginners A
- British Sign Language and Deaf Culture 1A
- Business in Society
- Chinese Beginners A
- Foundation Mechanics
- Foundation Programming
- French Beginners A
- German Beginners A
- Italian Beginners A
- Japanese Beginners A
- Quantitative Methods for Business and Economics: Maths
- Spanish Beginners A
- Academic Development for Business and Economics 2
- Arabic Beginners B
- British Sign Language and Deaf Culture 1B
- Business in Action
- Chinese Beginners B
- French Beginners B
- German Beginners B
- Italian Beginners B
- Japanese Beginners B
- Quantitative Methods for Business and Economics: Statistics
- Spanish Beginners B
Check back in January 2025 for more details of the modules running in the academic year 2025/26.
Teaching mathematics is a wonderfully rewarding experience as there are many beautiful mathematical results for my students to be inspired by.”Dr Vanessa Styles
Reader in Mathematics
Fees are not yet set for the academic year 2025/26 – please check back in September 2024. Note that your fees, once they’re set, may be subject to an increase on an annual basis.
Details of our scholarships are not yet set for entry in the academic year 2025/26.
Please note: Foundation Year courses are not eligible for USA federal Direct Loan funds. Find out more about American Student Loans and Federal Student Aid
Successfully completing your Foundation Year means you’re able to take a range of degrees at Sussex. The current list of courses available is:
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