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Foundation Year

A free one-year course designed to offer a stepping stone to Cambridge
Three young women in a corridor with paintings, holding their hands out and smiling

Murray Edwards is delighted to be one of the participating colleges in the Cambridge Foundation Year Programme for the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. The Cambridge Foundation Year is a free and fully-funded one-year residential course designed to offer a stepping stone to Cambridge for young people who have experienced educational disadvantage.

If you want to study courses in the Arts, Humanities or Social Sciences, are ordinarily resident in the UK, and circumstances have prevented you from realising your academic potential, this is an opportunity not to miss.

Students will have the option of studying here at Murray Edwards or one of the other participating Colleges, and will benefit from the community, support and academic stimulation this offers, which is intrinsic to the Cambridge experience.

Further information on applying to the Foundation Year Programme and the programme’s course structure and content may be found on the Foundation Year website. If you have more questions about studying the programme at Murray Edwards specifically then contact our admissions team at