Integrated Foundation Year Degree Programmes

Thought that you couldn't study for a degree?

Yes you can with a Foundation Year...

Studying for a degree with an integrated foundation year will offer you a supportive environment if you have been out of education for a few years or do not have the necessary UCAS points from your recent course of study.

The foundation year (Year 0) will precede our standard 3-year degree course programmes and enables preparation for degree study, with successful completion granting direct access to the undergraduate course of your choice at Writtle University College.

Following successful completion, students will progress to the relevant undergraduate degree at WUC in Sport Science, Agriculture, Horticulture, Equine, Canine Therapy, Animal Science, Animal Management or Animal Therapy.

The benefits of studying a programme with an integrated foundation year at Writtle:

You'll develop your interpersonal and problem solving skills working both independently and as a group.
You'll gain an underpinning knowledge of biological concepts to support further learning.
Develop transferable skills that can be applied to changing needs, including laboratory skills, maths and ICT-based capabilities and basic research skills.
Following successful completion of the foundation year, you will be able to access degree-level study in your chosen field.
You'll be fully integrated into university life and the student community from day one.
Our programme allows you to gain course specific experience via practical work in your chosen industry.
We will offer you specialist 1-2-1 and tutorial support to help you succeed.

4 year courses, with an integrated Foundation Year are available in the following subject areas:


Animal Management

Animal Science

Animal Therapy

Canine Therapy



Sport Science