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International Foundation Programme (Business) | UWS

Overview

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.

Entry Requirements

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.

Year 1

  • 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

Course details

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.

Year 1

Core:

  • 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

Optional:

  • 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.

Course Structure

Find out more about the structure, learning outcomes, compulsory and optional modules in this course.

Course Structure (17/18)

Undergraduate Tuition Fees

London Campus 2018/19

International (Non-EU)

£10,600 per year of study

More on current & future tuition fees

Additional Costs & Sources of Funding

The cost of attending university is an investment in your future career.

In addition to tuition fees and living expenses, some courses involve extra costs like study materials, field trips, equipment and uniforms.

Fortunately, there is a great deal of financial support available to help students meet the cost of their study. This ranges from:

  • statutory government loans to pay for tuition fees
  • scholarships for Scottish, EU and International (non-EU) students
  • bursaries to help towards living expenses

The sections below provide details of additional costs that your course may involve along with any financial support that may be available.

You can also find additional information in our Undergraduate Money, Fees & Funding section.

Additional Costs

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.

Find out how much it will cost you to study at UWS as an undergraduate student.

Funding for Scottish Students

Scottish students studying at undergraduate level at UWS are entitled to various funds and support towards tuition fees and living costs.

Find out more.

Funding for English, Welsh & Northern Irish Students

English, Welsh and Northern Irish students studying at undergraduate level at UWS are entitled to various funds and support towards tuition fees and living costs.

Find out more.

Funding for EU Students

EU students studying at undergraduate level of UWS may be eligible for SAAS funding, as well as support to meet the costs of childcare and various sources of additional funding.

Find our more.

Funding for International Students

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.

Find out more.

Other Financial Support

Discretionary & Childcare Funds

UWS administer a range of discretionary and childcare funds. These are designed to support students who are experiencing financial difficulty or struggling to meet the costs of childcare.

Find out more.

Benefits & Tax Credits

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.

Find out more.

Additional Financial Support

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.

Find out more.

Money & Debt Advice

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.

Find out more.

How to apply

Full-time (domestic & EU/EEA)

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 deadline for the 2018/19 entry was 15 January 2018, 18:00 (UK time). For some courses it is  still be possible to apply beyond this period, subject to suitable vacancies remaining. The final deadline for late applications with UCAS course choices is 30 June 2018, 18:00 (UK time). If you have missed the last deadline, you might be able to apply via ‘Clearing’ if the course you are interested in has remaining places for this session.

Please refer to our Undergraduate Application Guide for domestic & EU/EEA to find more information on when and how to apply to study at UWS.

Apply on UCAS

Full-time (non-EU/non-EEA), Part-time & Online (all students), Erasmus & International Exchange

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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