Foundation Year

Attention new students! Please find your  Module Selection

Guides available for download below, and video overviews of modules: 

These module selection guides provide you with important information about your course and the modules you will need to select. You will need to choose your modules by Tuesday 22 September 2020. The guides below will tell you how to make your module choices.

Please click the links to download the appropriate guide for your course:

We also have a video playlist featuring overviews of each module, explained by the module leaders. Take a look at the YouTube playlist to find out more about your modules here.


Welcome from the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programmes

Congratulations on achieving a place at Aston University. I would like to welcome you and assure you that your time at Aston will be challenging, exciting and rewarding.

The Foundation Year programmes are designed to give you the opportunity for personal development and to provide you with the fundamental knowledge and skills you will need in your future studies and career.’t be misled by the word ‘Foundation’ in the name of the programmes;are challenging courses and your success will depend to a large extent on a strong personal commitment - so in the final analysis, the onus is on you to succeed. It is essential that you fully participate in lectures and tutorials and that you engage with assessments and get them done on time.The most successful students are the ones who study outside of the timetabled classes and adopt a ‘professional’ attitude to their studies.This means they structure their time, know when assignments are due, fully engage with the programme and know who to contact if they need some assistance.

Should you wish to discuss any academic matter regarding the subjects you are learning, our academic teaching staff provide office hours which you can book through the web calendar (WAS). Other sources of support can be found by following the links below, but we hope you take the chance to use the office hours to get to know the academic staff who will be teaching you and discuss your progress with them.

In order to have automatic progression onto the degree programme of your choice, there are certain academic criteria you will have to meet. You will be told what the criteria are for each degree programme and you can also find them on Blackboard.

Finally, it is important to balance your time at Aston between studying and recreation, so alongside the challenges of academic study I would encourage you to join one of the many clubs and societies offered by the Student’s Union.

Dr. Sukhvinder Singh Phull

Associate Dean, Undergraduate Programmes -

For a welcome from the Programme Director for your specific foundation programme, please use the links below: