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    Hello everyone,

    I would like to ask about foundation degrees. What are they really? I mean I know it's 2 years and then you top it up with 1 year in university and get a full degree, but I don't know what it is really. I'm doing BTEC level 3 at the moment, and at the end of this course my teacher told me that I can do foundation degree if I get good grades.

    I just want to know what are they and what's the difference between this course and university. I will do a foundation degree in computer science.

    Is it a safe route to get a degree? Because all I wan is getting a degree at the end of the day.

    I would appreciate your help.
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    (Original post by Mustafa970)
    Hello everyone,

    I would like to ask about foundation degrees. What are they really? I mean I know it's 2 years and then you top it up with 1 year in university and get a full degree, but I don't know what it is really. I'm doing BTEC level 3 at the moment, and at the end of this course my teacher told me that I can do foundation degree if I get good grades.

    I just want to know what are they and what's the difference between this course and university. I will do a foundation degree in computer science.

    Is it a safe route to get a degree? Because all I wan is getting a degree at the end of the day.

    I would appreciate your help.
    A foundation degree can be used as an alternative to the A levels/UCAS points/other requirements to gain entry to a bachelorate degree. They are designed to act as a gateway to further study and many courses will accept you just for having a foundation degree (albeit a foundation degree that your chosen course accepts). This can vary between course and university, so for a watertight answer, ask them.
 
 
 
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