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Prepare for undergraduate study

Prepare for academic success on your undergraduate degree. Our University Foundation Programme guarantees you a place at a UK university.
University pathways at Bell

 

University Foundation Programme

Let us support you to successfully get into the right university for you and maximise your success with your studies.

Our highly-experienced academic team – some of whom are University of Oxford graduates – will work with you to develop a strong foundation of subject knowledge, language confidence and academic skills.

Select a programme that best fits your long-term career ambitions, from your choice of Business, Humanities, Law or Science & Engineering Foundation programmes.

 

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the Bell guarantee

A guaranteed place at a UK university 

We guarantee you will be offered a place at university in the UK, after you have completed our University Foundation Programme.* In the unlikely event you are not offered a place straight away, we will give you free tuition and university advice until your place is secured.

*Minimum pass grade of 40%, a score of 5.5 or above in each component of the IELTS test and an attendance record of at least 90%.

Excellent progression

A record of success

Each university has strengths in specific subject areas, from classic subjects such as mechanical engineering and business to more specialist degrees like law, criminology or journalism.

Over the last 5 years, our students have received offers from top universities for their chosen subject, across the UK (see right).

Progression in numbers

  • 100% of our 2018/19 students passed their Foundation programme successfully and received offers from UK universities
  • 86% received offers from top 30 universities in the UK, including University of Warwick, University of Lancaster and University of Leeds
yUniversity of ManchesterUniversity of LiverpoolUniversity of BirminghamUniversity of NottinghamUniversity of East AngliaUniversity of ExeterLancaster UniversityUniversity of LeedsUniversity of LincolnLoughborough UniversityNewcastle UniversityUniversity of DerbyUniversity of PortsmouthQueen Mary University of LondonQueen’s University BelfastThe University of SheffieldUniversity of SouthamptonUniversity of SurreyUniversity of SussexSwansea UniversityUniversity of York ESCP EuropeManagement Bournemouth UniversityBuckinghamshire New University
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Higher Education Advisory Service

Individual advice and support

Each week you will meet with your academic tutor to discuss and plan your progress. You will also benefit useful advice, guidance and individual support from our impartial Higher Education Advisory Service. Our dedicated University Counselling Manager will meet with your regularly to discuss your options and university application.

We will work together on the full application process – like helping you to write a personal statement and prepare for university interviews – and also support you to prepare for university life.

Explore our programmes

Business University Foundation

21 September 2020 - 2 July 2021
3 TERMS
  • Understand key business concepts and models
  • Develop business-focused language and fluency
  • Learn advanced-level academic and study skills
  • Regular 1-to-1 university counselling
Woman studying pre-undergraduate course in humanities

Humanities University Foundation

21 September 2020 - 2 July 2021
3 TERMS
  • Learn about human behaviour and culture
  • Develop subject-specific language and fluency
  • Learn advanced-level academic and study skills
  • Regular 1-to-1 university counselling

Science & Engineering University Foundation

21 September 2020 - 2 July 2021
3 TERMS
  • Learn scientific theories and practical lab skills
  • Develop subject-specific language and fluency
  • Learn advanced-level academic and study skills
  • Regular 1-to-1 university counselling

Law University Foundation

21 September 2020 - 2 July 2021
3 TERMS
  • Prepare for your LLB or law-related degree
  • Practise legal terminology and language skills
  • Learn advanced-level academic and study skills
  • Regular 1-to-1 university counselling

Business University Foundation (Fast track)

4 January 2021 - 2 July 2021
2 TERMS
  • Study a University Foundation in just 6 months
  • Develop your business knowledge and language
  • Learn advanced-level academic and study skills
  • Regular 1-to-1 university counselling