The following courses are  offered with a January  2023  start:

Please visit the course pages for further information and to apply.

If you have  further questions please  ask your question via Ask Us a Question and we  will get back to you asap.

The foundation year offers an innovative new pathway into your degree. It is the first part of a four-year degree programme. It provides an alternative route for those unable to meet the traditional entry requirements for a three-year degree, and for those looking to build their confidence and academic skills. It will prepare you for your degree studies in a supportive and stimulating learning environment.

Whether you are looking to develop or change your career path, or you took a break from education after leaving school, or coming straight out of education and want to widen your career opportunities an undergraduate degree with foundation year could be the opportunity waiting for you.

You will begin with an exploration of education and society, before moving onto consider  including identity, being human and the digital world. Over the course of the year, you will build the skills and experience to prepare you for your chosen degree.

The following courses are offered with a Foundation Year:

Accounting and Finance (with Foundation Year)*

Applied Writing (with Foundation Year)

Business Management (with Foundation Year)*

Counselling, Mental Health and Wellbeing (with Foundation Year)

Counselling Studies and Working With Children Young People and Families (with Foundation Year) 

Criminology (with Foundation Year) 

Drama, Theatre and Applied Performance (with Foundation Year) 

Early Childhood Education and Care (with Foundation Year) 

English (with Foundation Year) 

Forensic Psychology (with Foundation Year)

Health and Social Care (with Foundation Year) 

History (with Foundation Year) 

Law (with Foundation Year)

Primary Education (3-11) with QTS (with Foundation Year)

Psychology (with Foundation Year) 

Psychology and Childhood Studies (with Foundation Year) 

Psychology and Counselling Studies (with Foundation Year) 

Sport and Exercise Science (with Foundation Year)

Sport Coaching (with Foundation Year) 

Studies in Primary Education (with Foundation Year) 

Theology and Philosophy (with Foundation Year) 

Working with Children Young People and Families (with Foundation Year) 

Youth and Community Work (with Foundation Year) 

*Please note that the modules offered for the BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance with Foundation Year and BA (Hons) Business Management with Foundation Year routes will differ from the modules offered for our other Foundation Year routes, please visit the individual subject  pages.

Newman’s masters-level provision is specifically for educational professionals, teachers, lecturers and others working in educational settings in support roles in recognition of the importance of sustained professional development.

Our Masters provision will be run online, with some face to face tutorials where required. The on-campus elements will vary depending on each tutor and will be discussed with students beforehand. 

We offer the generic MA Education and also specialist routes: Education MA Catholic School Leadership Education MA Early Childhood Education and Care Education MA Higher Education Education MA Inclusion and Special Educational Needs and Disability Education MA Leadership and Management Education MA Learning and Teaching Education MA Mentoring and Coaching Education MA Research in Education Education MA Safeguarding

All the above have a separate stand alone PG Cert course:- PG Cert Early Childhood Education and Care PG Cert Higher Education PG Cert Inclusion and Special Educational Needs and Disability PG Cert National Award for SEN Coordination PG Cert Leadership and Management in Education PG Cert Learning and Teaching in Education PG Cert Mentoring and Coaching in Education PG Cert Research in Education PG Cert Catholic School Leadership PG Cert Safeguarding

The generic PGCert for the MA Education is titled: PG Cert Professional and Academic Learning in Education

Email ma-education@newman.ac.uk for more information.