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International Foundation Year

Business, Hospitality, Law, Management, Marketing, Transport & Logistics

Summary

The International Foundation Year in Business, Hospitality, Law, Management, Marketing, Transport & Logistics prepares international students for progression to degrees in fields such as Accountancy, Finance and Marketing.

You will study core modules which are general skills subjects and route modules which are specific and important for your academic development.

Core modules

English and Skills for University Study (ESUS 1, 2 & 3)

You will develop your English communication skills and learn a range of study skills, including writing and reading strategies, presentation and seminar participation, organisation of time and materials, meeting deadlines and responding to feedback.

When you have completed these modules you will be able to take notes and write essays in English. You should also have the confidence to five presentations, answer follow-up questions and contribute to seminar discussions.

Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS)

Personal, Learning and Critical Thinking Skills are essential skills for work and learning, and will prepare you to confidently enter university and later working life. The six groups of skills are:

  • Independent enquirers
  • Creative thinkers
  • Reflective learners
  • Team workers
  • Self-managers
  • Effective participators

This module is assessed by a project that focuses on your chosen degree subject and is an essential component of the International Foundation Year Programme.

Core Mathematics

In this module you will focus on basic topics and methods in Numerical Techniques, Algebra, Calculus, Statistics and Probability with a view to strengthening your background knowledge and improving your skills in handling and presenting data.

Route modules

Investigating Business

You will develop an understanding of how businesses develop and adapt in a changing economic and business climate. You will be able to demonstrate that you can apply knowledge of the different forms of ownership and control to a specific business context and explain the reasons for change. You will also understand the role of different stakeholders and their competing, and changing objectives. You will be able to explain the reasons for reasons for growth or decline of industrial sectors and be able to analyse location decisions, including some international comparisons.

The Competitive Business Environment

This module gives you the opportunity to consider some of the external influences that affect businesses and other organisations. By applying your learning to real business scenarios you will learn that businesses rarely have any control over these influences. You will also analyse how a business or industry has responded to competitive influences.

Legal and Financial Environment

In this module you will develop knowledge, understanding and skills of how business organisations are affected by the law. You will explore the main types of legislation and consider how business activities are constrained by relevant legislation. You will also demonstrate the ability to interpret summary financial information and make judgements about business performance, including profit and loss statements, cash flow forecasts and balance sheets.

Degree Progression

Degree Programmes Award Overall Grade English Grade
Accountancy BA 40% 50%
Accountancy and Finance BA 40% 50%
Accountancy with Financial Services BA 40% 50%
Advertising and Marketing Communications BA 40% 50%
Air Transport and Logistics Management BSc 40% 50%
Behavioural Sciences BSc 40% 50%
Business and Human Resource Management BA 40% 50%
Business and Journalism BA 40% 50%
Business Information Management BA 40% 50%
Business Management BA 40% 50%
Business Management and Leadership BA 40% 50%
Business Management with Finance BA 40% 50%
Business Operations Management BA 40% 50%
Business Studies BA 40% 50%
Business Studies with Environmental Management BA 40% 50%
Business Studies with Financial Services BA 40% 50%
Childhood Studies BA 40% 50%
Criminology BSc 40% 50%
Economics MSc 40% 50%
Events Management BA 40% 50%
Global Business Management BA 40% 50%
Health and Community Development BSc 40% 50%
Hospitality Business Management BA 40% 50%
Hospitality Business Management with a Modern Language BA 40% 50%
Information and Communication Technology BSc 40% 50%
International Business BA 40% 50%
International Politics BSc 40% 50%
Law (Exempting) Master of Law and Practice (MLP), inc. LLB LLB 40% 50%
Law and Business BA 40% 50%
Marketing MSc 40% 50%
Marketing with Public Relations BA 40% 50%
Politics BA/BSc 40% 50%
Politics and Criminology BSc 40% 50%
Politics with Contemporary History BSc 40% 50%
Politics with Sociology BSc 40% 50%
Psychology BSc 40% 50%
Psychology with Counselling BSc 40% 50%
Psychology with Criminology BSc 40% 50%
Religion and Education BA 40% 50%
Sociology BSc 40% 50%
Sociology and Psychology BSc 40% 50%
Sociology with Criminology BSc 40% 50%
Sports Promotion and Marketing BA 40% 50%
Supply Chain Management BSc 40% 50%
Transport and Logistics Management BSc 40% 50%
Travel and Tourism Management BA 40% 50%
Youth and Community Work BA 40% 50%