Foundation in Humanities

Foundation course

Key facts

Start dates

September 2023 / September 2024

Course length

Full time: 1 year

Part time: 2 years



Harcourt Hill


School of Education
School of English and Modern Languages
School of Social Sciences
School of History, Philosophy and Culture


Build university-level academic skills – and start your university experience.

This course will prepare you to transition onto a three-year university degree in the Humanities, Law and Social Sciences. On the course, you’ll develop academic skills crucial to university study – like critical analysis, essay writing and collaboration. And you’ll grow your confidence working on university level assignments.

You’ll be able to explore a mix of subjects at university-level – from Education, to History of Art and Politics. You’ll also be able to take modules in a chosen subject area. You’ll get to know your strengths and build your knowledge – getting ready for degree-level study. And you’ll be supported all the way through.

Successful completion of the course guarantees you a place on the majority of the Oxford Brookes undergraduate degree courses in the Humanities and Social Sciences.

You’ll join the undergraduate student community – and you’ll have the full student experience – including access to all university services.

Specific entry requirements