Work towards degree-level study with the Business Foundation Programme, which combines academic and real-word business theories to teach you the skills and knowledge required to embark on an undergraduate programme in this field.
Taught by staff who have a significant experience both in academic and real-world business scenarios, the course will enhance your understanding of business theories and concepts, ensuring your knowledge is aligned to the needs of the wider international business community. You’ll learn about the standard business areas of business management, business sectors, human resource management, marketing, and finance as well as English and study skills.
The full-time course lasts either two or three trimesters depending on your English language skills, and uses a range of teaching and assessment methods which ensure the learning outcomes are achieved.
What qualifications do you need?
We welcome UK and international students and consider all applicants on an individual basis.
If your qualifications are not listed here please see our academic requirements by country page, which gives the minimum entry requirements for a range of international qualifications.
Age 17+ and non-EU/non-EEA
Equivalent of 72 UCAS tariff points from equivalent SCQF Level 5 qualifications
Applicants may also be considered with other academic, vocational or professional qualifications deemed to be equivalent
English Language Requirements
Student with IELTS 4.5 with no component less than 4.0 need to do the 3 trimester programme
Students with IELTS 5.0 with no component less than 4.5 need to do the 2 trimester
You will be taught by lecturers, senior lecturers and other associated staff, some of which are regarded as international and world-leading experts in their fields, undertaking important research in their areas of expertise.
Business Organisations - 30 credits
Study Skills - 10 credits
English for Academic Purposes Level 6.2 - 20 credits
Business Operations - 30 credits
IT Skills - 10 credits
English for Academic Purposes Level 6.3 - 20 credits
English for Academic Purposes Level 6.1 - 20 credits
Number of hours in teaching activities: 360 hours - 30%
Number of hours in independent learning: 840 hours - 70%
Teaching & Assessment
Assessment is carried out through a combination of written exams, presentations, case studies, portfolio building and assignments over each academic level of the degree programme.
Find out more about the structure, learning outcomes, compulsory and optional modules in this course.
Students on certain degrees will incur some additional costs not covered by their tuition fees. These could be for things like specialist equipment, study materials, work placements, graduation, membership of relevant organisations or costs related to carrying out fieldwork.
For students on course with an element of fieldwork, there may also be extra costs for travel and accommodation.
Please contact the course leader for details of the additional costs associated with this course.
Tuition Fees* & Living Cost Support
Tuition Fees & Additional Costs
Tuition fees are calculated based on where you are from and what you are studying. Some courses also involve additional costs, such as mandatory field trips, equipment or studying abroad.
There are several scholarship and incentive schemes available to international students studying at undergraduate level at UWS, as well as support to meet the costs of childcare and various sources of additional funding.
Becoming a student can have an impact on your entitlement to certain benefits. It may mean you are no longer eligible to claim a benefit you have been receiving, or your new income from student funding may affect the amount you are able to receive.
If there isn’t a statutory source of funding for you or your course, or you are in need of additional financial support, you may wish to consider more alternative sources of funding such as trust funds and scholarships.
Choosing to become a student can have a big impact on your budget and you may need to reassess your spending to account for a reduced income. We’ve put together some guidance to help you manage your money and make the right financial choices for you and your family.
All UK and EU applicants for undergraduate study, not applying through an agent or partner, should apply through UCAS (Universities and Colleges Admissions Service)
The on-time application deadline for 2020/21 entry is 20 January 2019, 18:00 (UK time). For some courses it may still be possible to apply beyond this period, subject to suitable vacancies remaining. The final deadline for late applications via UCAS is 30 June 2020, 18:00 (UK time). Beyond this deadline, you may be able to apply via ‘UCAS Clearing’ if the course you are interested in has remaining places.
Students from non-EU/non-EEA countries can apply directly to UWS via our dedicated online application system. The latest we can process your application is 6 weeks before the course start date to allow for visa processing times. For more information on when and how to apply to study at UWS please refer to our International Undergraduate Application Guide.
For part-time & online study, you should apply directly to the University through our online application system, not through UCAS. Please select the part-time mode of study when submitting your application. Before you begin your application, it is important to read the part-time application step-by-step guide for a smooth process.
To come to UWS as a visiting student on a study abroad or exchange programme, you must apply entirely through our online system.
An ATAS certificate is not required for overseas students applying for this course.
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