We are making swift strides towards our aim of becoming London’s number one university for sport. The Foundation Year is designed to give you the essential skills you will need to make a success of completing the sports degree of your choice so you become the strong and independent learner that you need to be in order to succeed at undergraduate level.

Why choose UEL?


Knowledge to succeed

Gain the crucial knowledge and experiences needed to succeed on one of our undergraduate degrees


Flexible choices

Change onto another eligible course if you change your mind after one year


Community feel

Experience a unique community feel, developed by close working relationships between staff and students.


Growth and development

Extensive range of student backgrounds to help in your personal growth and development.

How it works


Choose one of our BSc Sports degrees that include a foundation year

Complete your foundation year

After you’ve completed your foundation year you can move to any eligible degree

Complete your chosen BSc course

Complete your chosen BSc (Hons) degree, leading to many employment opportunities. You could even study on one of our postgraduate degrees

Sports courses available with a foundation year

BSc (Hons) Sports Coaching and Performance (West Ham United Foundation)

Become the highly qualified coach you've always wanted, design training programmes and analyse performance, with the expertise of West Ham United.

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BSc (Hons) Sports Therapy

If you want to work with injured athletes and help them back to full fitness and competition, this course is for you.

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BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science

Study the role of physiology, psychology and nutrition in human performance; receive the education of a multi-disciplinary sports scientist.

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BSc (Hons) Sport Physical Education and Development

Get into the sports industry, study sport and physical education and development, and benefit from our inclusive approach to sport and PE.

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Having been out of education for a number of years I thought my chances of going to university was non-existent, then I discovered the Foundation course in Health, Sport and Bioscience which would allow me to go on and study at degree level. The Foundation course was a great entry into the subject I love and gave me the confidence boost I needed to get back into education.

Charlotte King

Respiratory Physiologist

Our Foundation Year courses are perfect for you, if you...

  • Need some extra education to meet the entry requirements for an undergraduate degree
  • Are not sure if university life is the right path for you
  • Are thinking of re-training and would like an introduction to the area
  • Have been away from education for a long time, or have an incomplete education history
  • Are an international student wanting a year to acclimatise to a new country and settle in.

Contact us

If you want to know more about our sport foundation courses, get in touch via the email below - we're always happy to help!

E-Mail Dr. Kara-Aretha Graham