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    I've just ordered a ton of prospectus' to explore my uni options, as I'm at a bit of a loss as to what I really want to study (I'm in my AS year).

    I have noticed that a lot of degrees have foundation years, which don't count towards your final grade, but allow you to explore a lot of different modules before settling into your degree subject.

    Are they a good idea? I don't know what kind of reputation they have, what prospective employers think of them, how popular they are etc. If anybody could give me any counsel, if you've done a foundation year yourself or if you know anything about it, I'd love to hear from you!
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    Generally, foundation years are for people who either didn't take the right subjects at A Level, or sometimes just didn't meet the requirements. They're not really aimed at people who just want to explore their options.

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    (Original post by Juno)
    Generally, foundation years are for people who either didn't take the right subjects at A Level, or sometimes just didn't meet the requirements. They're not really aimed at people who just want to explore their options.

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    Oh okay, thank you for clarifying!
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    Oh okay, thank you for clarifying!
    If you're unsure what you want to study then looking into Scottish universities would be worthwhile. Scottish degrees are 4 years as standard so there courses and subject choices tend to be more flexible for the first year or so.

    Alternatively there are a handful of flexible courses in english unis but you'll usually have to pick between combined arts or natural sciences. There's not a lot that leave any flexibility study arts and science subjects together without choosing specific subjects.
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    If you're unsure what you want to study then looking into Scottish universities would be worthwhile. Scottish degrees are 4 years as standard so there courses and subject choices tend to be more flexible for the first year or so.

    Alternatively there are a handful of flexible courses in english unis but you'll usually have to pick between combined arts or natural sciences. There's not a lot that leave any flexibility study arts and science subjects together without choosing specific subjects.
    Thank you, that's really helpful! Ironically enough, I was actually considering Glasgow and Edinburgh

    I'm in rather a predicament as I don't know if I want to study Ancient History, History or English Literature! I love all three subjects and I see a lot of the history and English foundation courses have modules in Ancient History, History and English so I thought that might help me decide, but from my understanding it's so you build the relevant skill base?

    But thanks again, I'll definitely have more of a look at the Scottish unis!
 
 
 
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