International Foundation Programme (Business)





1 year full-time

Start date

May 2021, Sept 2021


The International Foundation Programme (Business) offered at UWS London Campus will equip students with the core knowledge, skills and qualifications required to support undergraduate degree study. Successful completion enables students, for example, to enter into the University’s BA Hons International Business and complete their degree studies over 2 years 8 months.

The International Foundation programme is designed around three distinct areas:

Core business subjects, English language modules and study skills modules have 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.

This programme aims to be the starting point in a student’s journey to becoming a true, 21st century graduate.

About the course

You will be taught by lecturers, senior lecturers and other associated staff, some of whom are regarded as international and world-leading experts in their fields, undertaking important research in their areas of expertise.

Course modules

  • Business Organisations
  • Business Operations
  • IT Skills
  • Study Skills
  • English for Academic Purposes level 6.2
  • English for Academic Purposes level 6.3

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.

What qualifications do you need?

We welcome UK and EU students and consider all applicants on an individual basis.

  • Age 17+
  • Applicants may also be considered with other academic, vocational or professional qualifications deemed to be equivalent

English language requirements

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)

  • Overall score 6.0
  • No sub-test less than 5.5
  • Applicants with IELTS 4.5 with no component less than 4.0 will be required to undertake a three term programme
  • Applicants with IELTS 5.0 with no component less than 4.5 will be required to undertake the two term programme


The Foundation programme is of 1 year’s duration and has intakes in May/Sept 2021 and is offered on a rolling basis. (An additional entry point is offered in July for the 2021 intake only.) Upon successful completion students can enter into the University’s BA (Hons) International Business programme and complete Honours degree studies over an additional 2 years 8 months of study.

Fees for 2021

UK/EU Students


International (non-EU) Students


At the time of writing, the International Foundation Programme (Business) course fees for September 2021 may be subject to revision.

Enquire now

All students should apply directly to the University through our online application system. Before you apply, you should check that you meet our entry requirements and you should have all your supporting documents ready.

The first stage of the process is to create a profile; you don’t have to complete the application in one session – you can complete it in stages by saving each section and return to complete it at a later date.

You will need to upload documents with your applications, which may include transcripts and degree certificates.

Most courses don’t have a formal closing date, but they will close when they are full; apply early to avoid disappointment. There may also be funding deadlines that apply to you.

Before you begin your application, it is important to read the application step-by-step guide for a smooth process.

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