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.
- Business Organisations – 30 credits
- Business Operations – 30 credits
- IT Skills – 10 credits
- Study Skills – 10 credits
- English for Academic Purposes Level 6.2 – 20 credits
- English for Academic Purposes Level 6.3 – 20 credits
- English for Academic Purposes Level 6.1 – 20 credits
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.
Number of hours in teaching activities: 360 hours – 30%
Number of hours in independent learning: 840 hours – 70%
Find out more about the structure, learning outcomes, compulsory and optional modules in this course.
What qualifications do you need?
We welcome UK and international students and consider all applicants on an individual basis.
- Age 18+
- 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
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
Common equivalent english language qualifications
All stated English tests are acceptable for admission for both home/EU and international students for this programme:
- CAE (Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English): 176 overall; no sub-test less than 169
- CPE (Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English): 176 overall; no sub-test less than 169
- Trinity College London Integrated Skills in English: ISEII with the minimum of a Pass in all sub-tests
- PTE Pearson Academic English: An overall score of 54 with no element below 51 (for programmes that require IELTS 6.0 with no element below 5.5). An overall score 61 with no element below 51 (for programmes that require IELTS 6.5 with no element below 6.0)
- TOEFL IBT*: 78; no sub-test less than 17
For further information on English Language qualifications accepted click here.
For applicants who do not meet the minimum English language requirements above, there is an option to apply for the pre-sessional English language programme combined with chosen degree programme. Find out more here.
Up to 1 Year – Full-time
Start dates in January, May and September
Upon successful completion students can enter the University’s BA (Hons) International Business programme and complete Honours Degree in 2 years 8 months.
Fees for 2021
International (non-EU) Students
Apply now through our online application system. Before applying, you should check that you meet our entry requirements, and you should have all your supporting documents ready.
The first step is to create a profile. Then, after submitting your completed application, you will be required to upload your supporting documents listed in our documents checklist page.
Most courses don’t have a formal closing date, but they will close when they are full; apply early to avoid disappointment.
Alternatively, if you would like further information or guidance, enquire with us to speak with one of our admissions advisers.
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