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Foundation Programmes

The School of Agriculture, Policy and Development (SAPD) is delighted to offer a number of foundation programmes.

The Foundation Year at Reading aims to provide thorough foundational knowledge and general key skills to prepare you to join one of our established programmes. This is an excellent opportunity for students who may not have the required entry requirements to join the University as an undergraduate, and offers a direct pathway onto a variety of courses within a fully-integrated programme.

Programmes on offer

Science foundation:

Business and Marketing foundation (new for 2021):

International foundation programmes (new for 2021): 

Length of programmes: Four years full-time

Typical entry requirements: All applications are dealt with on an individual basis by the Admissions Tutor. For personalised advice on your eligibility for our foundation courses, please click here.

You will be taught by a combination of lectures, tutorials, practical/ field classes and workshops, and will be able to access the full range of facilities and support throughout the programme. 

You are guaranteed a place on your chosen programme upon successful completion of the Foundation Year to a satisfactory level, and receive the same options as those who join the University directly as an undergraduate. This includes courses with a placement year or study abroad options.


If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to ask us your questions at

Looking for 2021/22 courses?

If you would like to start studying a Foundation programme in the School of Agriculture, Policy and Development at the University of Reading in 2021, please view our 2021/22 undergraduate courses.


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