Foundation degree or Honours degree – What’s right for you?

Thursday December 5, 2019

foundation degree or bachelor degree

When it comes to choosing which degree you’d like to study at university, there are a number of options available. In this blog we’re going to explain the difference between a foundation degree and an honours degree to help you make the right choice. 

Honours degree

A three-year full honours bachelor’s degree is a great choice if you’re looking to gain a full Level 6 qualification. With a higher UCAS tariff, this type of degree is perfect for you if you prefer a more theoretical approach to your studies combined with significant elements of practice. After graduating, you’ll be able to progress onto a postgraduate course or start your creative career.

Foundation degree 

A foundation degree is delivered in just two years of full-time study, and you’ll graduate with a Level 5 qualification.

They’re widely recognised qualifications in their own right and can help you get the career you want in the creative industries, but quicker than a full honours degree. Foundation degrees are designed to be industry-relevant and are endorsed by industry, offering you the opportunity to frame your practical experience alongside more academic aspects of the course.

Topping-up your Foundation degree

What’s great about a foundation degree is that on successful completion of your two years of study you have the flexibility to either go straight into industry or top-up to a full honours degree.

At Confetti, the majority of our foundation degrees have a full honours equivalent course – so you can choose to top-up with us or apply to another university.

Browse through our courses below:

Have a look at our degree courses and once you choose one, have a look at our how to apply section to help you through the process. If you’d like to experience our creative courses in person, book onto an open day and explore our campus.