Pre-Bachelor On Campus

Foundation Year

University of Warwick

48 months
1687 GBP/year
1687 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Foundation Year at the University of Warwick will give you the opportunity to build your knowledge about business, improve some key skills we have found to be important to succeed during the undergraduate degree, and spend a year getting used to the university environment.


The Foundation Year at the University of Warwick provides a diverse programme of events and activities, such as off campus visits to businesses, guest lectures, careers workshops, and service projects, that build your confidence and can be experiences you draw from when you move on to degree level study. 

We realise that there are bright, motivated students who are capable of succeeding on our courses who may not get the chance to because of circumstances beyond their control. 

It is well-known that students from disadvantaged backgrounds do not gain access to higher education at the same rate as other students – not because they cannot succeed, but because of barriers that make it difficult to prove they can. We believe strongly in facilitating access to these students.

The Foundation Year students have done, and continue to do, amazing things. We would miss out on some truly incredible students if we did not have our Foundation Year course, and our entire school is improved when we have a student body that reflects the rich diversity of backgrounds that exist outside of our walls. 

If you think you might be one of these students, someone who is motivated and eager to learn, but has not met our standard admissions criteria, please review our Foundation Year entry criteria and pages to learn more about the course.

WBS CareersPlus

The dedicated CareersPlus team provides specialised careers services solely for Warwick Business School students including:

  • 1-2-1 careers coaching
  • Career planning and preparation workshops
  • Employer events
  • Work placements and internships

Student Careers & Skills

In addition, you will have access to the University of Warwick’s Centre for Student Careers & Skills who also provide advice, skills workshops, access to job vacancies and further opportunities to meet employers on campus. 

Events organised throughout the year include the Business, Finance & Consultancy Fair, Investment Banking Uncovered, Careers in Advertising, Marketing and PR, Careers in Digital Communications, Careers in Politics and Government plus many more. 

Programme Structure

Courses include

  • Academic Practice
  • Advanced Mathematics
  • Foundations of Business
  • Intermediate Mathematics
  • Statistics
  • Accounting & Finance
  • Business Consulting
  • Management of Global Risks
  • Problem Solving in Organisations

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines




90 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A levels: Complete and pass three full A Levels excluding General Studies and Critical Thinking
  • GCSEs: B/6 in GCSE English Language, B/6 in GCSE Mathematics and C/4 in five other GCSE subjects. Applicants with grade C/4 in GCSE English Language and grade B/6 in GCSE English Literature will also be considered
  • International Baccalaureate: Completion of three subjects at Higher Level and three subjects at Standard Level, achieving a minimum of 24 points
  • BTEC: Completion of BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma, to at least pass standard 
  • Other qualifications e.g. Complete and pass the Scottish Advanced Highers.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    1687 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6750 GBP for the full programme during 48 months.
  • National

    1687 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6750 GBP for the full programme during 48 months.

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
Living costs

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


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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