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Foundation year funding

So I have previously used up my gift year of funding at university and now I am going back to university to study Pharmacy with a foundation year making the course 5 years long.

I was just wondering I know that student finance has told me that they will fund all 5 years but if after the foundation year my university tells us to change our course code from B231 (Foundation pharmacy) to B230 (4 year standard pharmacy) will this count as a course change and then I will no longer get funding for that 1st year since I would have 2 years of previous funding?

Or am I overthinking this and a pharmacy with integrated foundation (5 years) will mean I will remain on the same course code B231 without changing anything after the foundation year.
Original post by Tashsinclair7
So I have previously used up my gift year of funding at university and now I am going back to university to study Pharmacy with a foundation year making the course 5 years long.
I was just wondering I know that student finance has told me that they will fund all 5 years but if after the foundation year my university tells us to change our course code from B231 (Foundation pharmacy) to B230 (4 year standard pharmacy) will this count as a course change and then I will no longer get funding for that 1st year since I would have 2 years of previous funding?
Or am I overthinking this and a pharmacy with integrated foundation (5 years) will mean I will remain on the same course code B231 without changing anything after the foundation year.

Hi there,

If you change course after the foundation year this will be classed as a change and will be taken into consideration when working out your previous study. Does the university not have a 5 years course which includes the foundation?

Thanks,
Claire
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Original post by Claire SFE
Hi there,
If you change course after the foundation year this will be classed as a change and will be taken into consideration when working out your previous study. Does the university not have a 5 years course which includes the foundation?
Thanks,
Claire

The course is Pharmacy with prepatory year and is 5 years that means it’s integrated right. The course code is b231
Original post by Tashsinclair7
The course is Pharmacy with prepatory year and is 5 years that means it’s integrated right. The course code is b231

If course is 5 years and includes the foundation and its not separate (stand alone), then it should be fine, but if the university change you onto another course this is different and will be used in your previous study.

Thanks,
Claire

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