University Foundation Programme – UFP

UK University of the Year 2018

UFP Foundation Year Progression Partner:

University of Essex

UFP and The University of Essex are working together to provide UFP foundation year graduates guaranteed entry to bachelor’s degree programmes. After completing one of UFP’s foundation year courses, students will be able to enrol on a number of undergrad degrees at Essex Uni; read on to find out more, or contact our team to discuss your options.

The University of Essex – University of the Year 2018

Bold initiatives are at the heart of the undergrad experience at Essex Uni, which was a major factor in it being awarded the title of THE University of the Year in 2018. The University of Essex was praised for its choice to look beyond grades in the enrolment process and, instead, see the potential of students. The stats back up this radical approach – more than a third of students come from lower socio-economic backgrounds.

Campus life plays an integral part in the Essex Uni experience. You can watch performance art and music events at the on-campus theatre, check out live sport at the SU, or stay in shape by accessing one of the 50 fitness facilities available. Empowering students to make the most out of their experience is at the heart of Essex Uni’s ethos; students are encouraged to follow their personal and professional passions during their time at the uni.

Scholarships and Bursaries – The University of Essex

The University of Essex offers a wide variety of bursaries and scholarships based on income, academic achievements and more. Find out more here.

The University of Essex – Putting Students First

  • Ranked in the top 15 for student satisfaction in the NSS Survey 2019. 
  • Free language courses.
  • Outstanding sports and recreation facilities.
  • Received a Gold Award in the Teaching Excellence Framework.


The University of Essex is recognised nationally for excellence in the following areas:

  • Nursing
  • Sports Science
  • American Studies
  • Dance and Drama


UFP and The University of Essex

Find out which Essex University degrees you can enrol on when you graduate from one of UFP’s foundation year courses by checking out the lists below. Please note: progression to the degrees listed below depend on the foundation programme you study with us and meeting the individual entry requirements of the chosen degree.

BSc (Hons) Accounting
BSc (Hons) Banking and Finance
BSc (Hons) Business Management
BSc (Hons) Economics
BSc (Hons) Finance
BSc (Hons) International Business and Finance

BEng (Hons) Communications Engineering
BEng (Hons) Computer Networks
BEng (Hons) Electonic Engineering
BEng (Hons) Mechatronic Systems

BA (Hons) Art History
BA (Hons) English Language and Linguistics
BA (Hons) European Studies
BA (Hons) History
BA (Hons) Journalism and Literature

BSc (Hons) Biological Sciences
BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science
BSc (Hons) Nursing
BSc (Hons) Oral Health Science
BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy

Are you ready to apply?

Make an application for entry to our one year foundation programme.


Have a question?

Feel free to contact our admissions team for assistance.


Download the Prospectus

Learn more about undergraduate degree programmes at UFP.