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International Foundation Programme: Business Pathway, Pre-Bachelor

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    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
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Overview

International Foundation Programmes are full-time courses designed to prepare international students for direct entry to most British Universities. 

The programmes are usually delivered over one year commencing at the beginning of each September. However, most of the pathways can also be undertaken over 18 months or two years for those students who would suit a slower pace or have not completed the right level of education in their home country.

The programme

Students can choose to substitute either Accounting and Economics for Advanced Mathematics or Business for Advanced Mathematics if they prefer.

Students will develop a critical understanding of organisations, markets, competition, global economies and added value.

Typical university courses accessed by this pathway include Finance and Accounting, Economics, Business Management, International Business, Banking and Marketing.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Key Skills Maths
  • Research & Presentation Skills
  • ICT
  • IELTS
  • Business Start-up
  • Business Planning
  • Business Law
  • Markets & Market Failure
  • Managing the Economy
  • The Global Economy
  • Management Accounting
  • Financial Accounting
  • Further FInancial Accounting

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • Resume
  • Personal Statement
  • Letter of Recommendation
  • Official Transcripts

Tuition Fee

  • International

    29952 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 29950 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Birmingham

  • 765 - 1140 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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