Foundation Year in Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (pre-degree course)

Course details

Number of students per year
Typical offer
120 UCAS Tariff Points. We accept a variety of qualifications within this academic requirement including A Levels, BTECs and Access to HE Diplomas
Essential subjects
No requirements

At Homerton

Homerton was pleased to be one of a number of Colleges to welcome the first cohort of Cambridge Foundation Year students in October 2022, as part of the University’s landmark programme.

The Cambridge Foundation Year is a free and fully-funded one-year residential course designed to offer a stepping-stone to Cambridge for those who have experienced educational disadvantage.

If you want to study courses in the Arts, Humanities or Social Sciences, are ordinarily resident in the UK, and circumstances have prevented you from realising your academic potential, this opportunity shouldn't be missed. Students will have the option of studying at Homerton or one of the other participating Colleges and will benefit from the community, support and academic stimulation this offers, an intrinsic part of the Cambridge experience.

At Cambridge

On the Foundation Year, you can expect a challenging academic curriculum in the arts, humanities and social sciences. This offers the best possible preparation for the rigours of a Cambridge degree course by broadening and deepening your knowledge and understanding as well as introducing you to the ways students learn at Cambridge. Foundation Year students will also benefit from being part of the University, including being part of a College community and having full access to all the University’s societies and facilities to pursue your interests.

Finally, you will gain a nationally recognised Certificate of Higher Education and upon finishing the course you will have the option of applying to continue to a number of suitable undergraduate degree courses at Cambridge.

For further information on the Foundation Year, as well as opportunities for progression and further study please refer to the course website.

How To Apply

All applicants for this course must apply via UCAS by 31 January 2024.

To be considered you also need to demonstrate that you meet our eligibility requirements.

If shortlisted, you will be required to undertake a written assessment. You do not need to register separately for the Foundation Year admission assessment and there are no charges. Details will be included in communications inviting applicants to interview.