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Foundation Certificate (Business)

Leading To BSc Urban Planning

This International Foundation Year prepares international students for guaranteed entry1 to undergraduate degrees in Business at The University Of the West of England. On successful completion, you can progress directly to the first year of a range of degree programmes, including BSc Urban Planning. See Progression Options below for full details.

  • Why Choose This Course?
    • Guaranteed entry to an undergraduate degree at The University of the West of England after only one year.
    • The University of the West of England is rated GOLD for Teaching Excellence by the Department for Education (2019).
    • Strong focus on employability and engagement in practical research and projects to tackle real world problems.
    • Fantastic learning facilities including the largest robotics laboratory in the UK.
    • Live in a vibrant, cosmopolitan harbour-side city with great sites and a rich cultural and social heritage.

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Course Specification

The Foundation Certificate (Business) is a comprehensive programme of academic subjects, study skills and English language. It is specially designed for international students who want to study an undergraduate degree at The University Of the West of England, but do not have the academic qualifications or English level required for direct entry.

On successful completion of this course, you can progress to the first year of selected bachelor's degrees at the The University Of the West of England.

Study Options

  • 2 Terms
    2 terms starting Jan, Sep
  • 2.5 Terms
    2.5 terms starting Jul, Nov
  • 3 Terms
    3 terms starting Jun, Sep

Entry Requirements

Academic Completion of high school with good grades, equivalent to 5 IGCSE grades A* - C in relevant subjects (excluding native language).
English 2 Terms
English level equivalent to IELTS 5.5 (4.5+ in all skills).
2.5 Terms
English level equivalent to IELTS 5.0 (4.0+ in all skills).
3 Terms
English level equivalent to IELTS 5.0 (4.0+ in all skills).

Note: EU citizens are accepted onto this course.

Start Dates And Progression

The table below lists the next available start dates and the date you will progress to a degree on successful completion of this course.

2 Terms

Start Date End Date Progress
Jan 2021 Aug 2021 Sep 2021
Sep 2021 Jun 2022 Sep 2022

2.5 Terms

Start Date End Date Progress
Nov 2020 Aug 2021 Sep 2021
Jul 2021 Jun 2022 Sep 2022

3 Terms

Start Date End Date Progress
Jun 2021 Jun 2022 Sep 2022
Sep 2021 Aug 2022 Sep 2022

Progression Options

  • BA Accounting & Finance
  • BA Banking & Finance
  • BA Business & Events Management
  • BA Business & Human Resource Management
  • BA Business & Management
  • BA Business Management & Leadership
  • BA Business Management With Economics
  • BA Business Management With Marketing
  • BA International Business
  • BA Marketing
  • BA Accounting & Management
  • BA Business & Law
  • BA Business Management & Law
  • BA Geography & Planning
  • BA Geography & Tourism
  • BA Property Development & Planning
  • BSc Building Surveying
  • BSc Information Technology Management For Business
  • BSc Real Estate
  • BSc Accounting
  • BSc Business Computing
  • BSc Construction Project Management
  • BSc Urban Planning

1 Entry is guaranteed for students who achieve the minimum grades required for progression.

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