International Foundation Year
Business, Hospitality, Management, Marketing, Law, Social Studies, and Transport & Logistics
About this course
You will study core modules to gear up your general skills, and route modules which are specific and important for your academic development in the degree field that you choose, be it Business or Law.
English and Skills for University Study (ESUS) 1, 2 and 3
Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS)
You will develop an understanding of how businesses develop and adapt in a changing economic and business climate. You will be able to demonstrate that you can apply knowledge of the different forms of ownership and control to a specific business context and explain the reasons for change. You will also understand the role of different stakeholders and their competing, and changing objectives. You will be able to explain the reasons for reasons for growth or decline of industrial sectors and be able to analyse location decisions, including some international comparisons.
The Competitive Business Environment
This module gives you the opportunity to consider some of the external influences that affect businesses and other organisations. By applying your learning to real business scenarios you will learn that businesses rarely have any control over these influences. You will also analyse how a business or industry has responded to competitive influences.
Legal and Financial Environment
In this module you will develop knowledge, understanding and skills of how business organisations are affected by the law. You will explore the main types of legislation and consider how business activities are constrained by relevant legislation. You will also demonstrate the ability to interpret summary financial information and make judgements about business performance, including profit and loss statements, cash flow forecasts and balance sheets.
Good high school graduation grades or equivalent academic study.
IB - 20 UCAS points
A/AS levels - 40 UCAS points
IGCSE - 4 passes at A-C in relevant subjects.
English Language level:
IELTS - 4.5 (with a minimum of 4.0 in writing)
TOEFL (internet based test) - Listening 12, Reading 09, Speaking 17, Writing 13
Pearson test of English (PTE) - 41 across all skills (36 acceptable for writing)
English Language preparation:
If you need to improve your level of English language to the required standard, additional English language training is available at the International Study Centre
1 term English Language Preparation + IFY = IELTS 4.0
2 term English Language Preparation + IFY = IELTS 3.5
Age: students are usually 17 years old and above.
See entry requirements page for more information.
Please see the fees page for more information.
Tuition fees excludes accommodation and other supplements.
How to Apply
Note that you will be required to submit copies of all relevant academic transcripts and certificates of English language qualifications.
Your degree choice after this course
This International Foundation Year can lead to a range of degrees including:
- Accountancy & Finance
- Advertising & Marketing Communications
- Behavioural Sciences
- Business Management and Leadership
- Business Studies
- Business Administration & Management
- Construction and Project Management
- Health and Community Studies
- Hospitality Management
- International Business
- International Politics
- Law and Business
- Psychology with Counselling
- Sociology and Psychology
- Sports Promotion and Marketing
- Tourism & Tourism Management
- Transport & Logistics Management
See the full list of progression degrees here