The Business Foundation Programme offered at UWS London Campus combines academic and real-word business theories to teach you the skills and knowledge required to embark on an undergraduate programme in this field like the BA (Hons) International Business degree available in London.

The International Foundation programme is designed around three distinct areas: Core business subjects, English language modules and study skills modules. The programme has been developed to deliver up-to-date practical and professional skills, underpinned by appropriate academic theory, to produce students who are ready to undertake undergraduate studies.

About the course

The Business Foundation programme is 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.

Upon successful completion students can enter the University’s BA (Hons) International Business programme and complete a Honours Degree in 2 years 8 months.

Trimester 1

  • Communication Skills (20 credits)
  • Study Skills (20 credits)

Trimester 2

  • Professional Development Practice (20 credits)
  • IT Skills (20 credits)

Trimester 3

  • Business Organisations (20 credits)
  • Business Operations (20 credits)

The program modules have been delivered via a hybrid method and the students could experience face-to-face tutorials/ workshops on the London Campus and undertake some classes online. Aula is the virtual environment where all the module materials and discussion channels are available.

Teaching and learning

  • Scheduled learning: 30% (60 hours per module)
  • Independent study: 70% (140 hours per module)

Delivery methods

  • Lectures: 40%
  • Tutorials: 60%

Assessment type

  • Coursework: 40%
  • Exams: 30%
  • Groupwork/Presentations: 20%
  • Portfolio: 10%

Course leader profile

Dr Selman Tetik 5
Dr Selman Tetik
Programme Leader: Business Foundation Programme

Dr Tetik received his PhD in management from Fatih University in 2016. Since 2012, He has been delivering Business and Management modules at Higher Education. He started his career in Turkey as research assistant and then held lecturer position in 2012. He worked for one and half years in Nigeria as Senior lecturer. Prior to joining the UWS as a Lecturer, he delivered business and management modules at Brunel University London as HPL and at Scholars School System (Leeds Trinity University) as Business lecturer.

His research focus is on the Human Resource Management and Organizational Behaviour. More particularly, talent management, employee engagement and human capital are the topics of my research. His other interests include emotional intelligence, team creativity and team performance.

Further information

We welcome international students to apply this programme.

  • Age 18+
  • High School Certificate or equivalent

For applicants whose first language is not English, the University sets a minimum English language proficiency level. The qualifications below must have been gained within two years of the start of your course.

General English language requirements at UWS:

International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic module (not General Training)

Only SELT tests accepted:

  • IELTS (SELT Consortium) –overall 5 with 4.5 minimum in each components
  • PTE (UKVI Academic) – overall 43-49 minimum, with no component below 43
  • Skills for English – overall 5 minimum, with no element below 4.5

For more information on specific English language entry requirements per country as well as alternative qualifications accepted and exemptions, please contact one of our admissions officer.

UWS London provides a comprehensive range of student services dedicated to supporting you at every stage of your academic journey, ensuring your success and well-being throughout your studies.

Tuition fees

Business Foundation Programme

UK (excluding Scotland)
International (including EU)

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