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International Foundation Year - Business, Management and Economics, Pre-Bachelor

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
University rank #151 (ARWU) Brighton, United Kingdom
The International Foundation Year - Business, Management and Economics aims to fully prepare you for starting your chosen undergraduate degree at the University of Sussex, so that you can go on to achieve success at university, in your career and in the world.
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What you will learn

In this International Foundation Year - Business, Management and Economics programme at the University of Sussex you will study a combination of core and subject-specific modules that focus on teaching you the English language, study skills, employability and academic areas most relevant to your chosen degree at Sussex.

Focus on your career

We know that you may already be thinking about your future career, which is why we have integrated a careers element into our academic courses at the ISC. CareerAhead will guide you towards making the right choices and give you the tools you need to stand out in the competitive graduate job market.

Your assessment

We will assess your progress regularly to ensure you are on track to complete your course successfully, so that you can go on to study your chosen degree at Sussex. You’ll take part in exams, seminar discussions, group projects, presentations and essays as part of your overall assessment.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure


  • Academic English Skills
  • CareerAhead
  • Business Accounting and Finance
  • Business Organisation and the Law
  • Business Strategy
  • Core Mathematics
  • Principles of Economics 1
  • Principles of Economics 2

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

English language*
  • Academic IELTS for UKVI 5.0 overall (min 5.0 in writing)*


  • Good High school graduation grades or equivalent. Check the country-specific entry requirements below


  • 17 years of age, or above


  • Only available to international (non-UK and non-EU students)


  • For Engineering route: Student will require either GCSE Mathematics grade 6 or equivalent. For Life Sciences route: Student will require GCSE Biology and Chemistry (or combined science to include biology and chemistry) grade 6 or equivalent.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    17004 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17000 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Living costs for Brighton

  • 815 - 1390 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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


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