Our courses

Our courses provide an outstanding and flexible learning experience. We offer extended degrees with a foundation year, pathways into degree study, flexible undergraduate courses for part-time and mature learners, and apprenticeships.

If you would like to go to university but don’t currently meet the typical requirements for entry, we offer admissions through the alternative entry scheme

You will be offered specialist support at every stage of your student journey.

"My course gave me the skills I needed to progress on to a degree, it eased me back into education and wasn't overwhelming."

Carole, Interdisciplinary Studies with Preparation for Higher Education

Full-time courses

Extended degrees with foundation year

These courses are designed for applicants whose backgrounds mean they are less likely to attend university (also known as widening participation backgrounds) and who do not currently meet admissions criteria for direct entry to a degree. This means we consider additional factors about your background when you apply.

On the course, you benefit from a foundation year which provides intensive support to enable your development of academic skills and knowledge. On successful completion, learners progress to a range of degree courses across all faculties of the University.  

Arts and Humanities with Foundation Year BA

Business Studies with Foundation Year BSc

Interdisciplinary Science with Foundation Year BSc

Studies in Science with Foundation Year BSc

Undergraduate degrees 

Professional Studies BA (also offered part-time)

Part-time courses

Our part-time courses are timetabled to be accessible for those who are combining study with other commitments. All courses are pathways to degree-level study.

Pathways on to a degree

On successful completion of these courses, you can choose to progress on to a full undergraduate degree in your chosen area. 

Arabic, Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies CertHE (also offered full-time)

Interdisciplinary Studies with Preparation for Higher Education BA Foundation Year

Foundation degrees

Foundation degrees are designed for people looking to develop their careers. All these courses make use of your paid or voluntary work experience. They typically address professionally related learning or community interests.

Child and Family Studies Foundation Degree

Learning and Teaching Foundation Degree

Learning and Teaching (Special educational needs and disability) Foundation Degree

Top-up degrees

Top-up degrees are designed for people working or volunteering with children or in teaching and learning roles. Building on your Foundation Degree or previous experience, the degrees focus on the interaction between professional practice, work-based research and current policy within the sector. 

Child and Family Studies BA (Top-up)

Learning and Teaching BA (Top-up)

Learning and Teaching (Special educational needs and disability) BA (Top-up) (2 years)  

Undergraduate degrees 

Business Management and Leadership BSc

Professional Studies BA (also offered full-time)

Higher and degree apprenticeships 

Our apprenticeships are created in partnership with employers, to make sure that apprentices develop the knowledge, skills and behaviours needed for their chosen career.  

Apprentices gain a degree from the University of Leeds - a combined academic and vocational qualification - while continuing to work. 

Chartered Manager BSc

Healthcare for Assistant Practitioners Foundation Degree

Nursing Associate Foundation Degree

Find out more about our apprenticeships.