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International Foundation in Business and Humanities - Art History and Curating, Pre-Bachelor

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    Application Deadline
  • 9 months
Manchester, United Kingdom
The International Foundation in Business and Humanities - Art History and Curating programme from INTO Manchester is a preparation degree designed for students who don’t yet meet the language scores or academic requirements for direct entry to their desired programme. 
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The International Foundation in Business and Humanities - Art History and Curating programme from INTO Manchester allows you to start earning academic credits towards your academic programme while advancing your skills in order to satisfy the university requirements.  

Benefits offered by the International Foundation include: 

  • Advance your academic and English language skills 

  • Receive support in your first year of studies 

  • Graduate in the same amount of time as local students 

  • Customized curriculum lasting one or more semester, depending on your needs 

  • Classes with small numbers of students encourage more student-teacher interaction 

What to expect from studying this Business and Humanities programme

A large part of the student population is interested in studying a degree in Business because of the diverse and versatile set of skills it helps the develop. You will have the option to specialize in areas such as Entrepreneurship, Finance, Marketing, International Business, or Human Resource Management and other topics that have to do with the performance of a succesful company, small business or start-up.  

Business programmes are generally very practice oriented, relying on many real-life case studies and learning from the experience of succesful managers.  

Also, the Humanities component teaches you how culture grows and transforms, and the major events that shaped our human society. You will develop creative and critical thinking. Become part of the discussion and the force of change that will shape our future and create a medium for discourse, idea exchange and the development of new ideas. By understanding the various aspects that make us human, you learn to bridge the gap and the differences between different cultures, and focus on the things we have in common, instead of our differences. Teaching is an important component of Humanities, as once you will develop your knowledge of human culture you are responsible for sharing this knowledge with others, creating awareness and educating.  

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 9 months
    • Duration description

      2 to 4 terms

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

Programme Structure

Core Modules:

  • English for Academic Purposes and Study Skills
  • Information Communication Technologies (ICT)

    Specialist Modules:

    • Business Studies
    • Mathematics
    • Economics
    • Government and Politics

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    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

  • Academic requirements: Completion of 12 years of schooling (or local equivalent to meet the same standard) with good grades.
  • Age requirements: 16 years and above

English language requirements: 

  • Extended: IELTS 4.5 (with a minimum of 4.5 in writing) or equivalent. 
  • Accelerated: IELTS 6.0 (with a minimum of 6.0 in writing) or equivalent.
  • Standard: IELTS 5.0 (with a minimum of 5.0 in writing) or equivalent.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16255 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16255 GBP per year and a duration of 9 months.
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  • Tuition fees start from £15,650 depending on the chosen duration.

Living costs for Manchester

  • 645 - 1200 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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