University of Huddersfield International Study Centre

Business, Management & Law

About this route

The International Foundation Year in Business, Management & Law will prepare you for an undergraduate degree in fields such as accounting, finance, law, marketing and logistics.

You will study core modules, which are general skills subjects, and optional modules such as media campaigns tailored to your chosen area of study, all of which are important for your academic development.

Why study Business, Management & Law?

  • Engage with local businesses, employers and University departments to make connections before starting your undergraduate degree
  • Choose from career-focused, professional degrees with a high graduate employment rate
  • Gain even more employability skills outside of your classes with our integrated CareerAhead activities
  • Benefit from unique pathway opportunities designed to give you the skills and knowledge valued by industry
  • Gain the practical knowledge you need to succeed with the Huddersfield Business School Placement Unit, which won Best University Placement Service at the NUE awards in 2017.

Choose to focus on either:

  • Business, Law & Social Studies
  • Social & Behavioural Sciences

Pathway modules

Academic English Skills aims to provide you with thorough training in the language and related academic skills, enabling you to best achieve your academic potential at University. These skills include the processes of academic writing, effective and extensive reading strategies, effective participation in seminars and delivery of presentations, and listening to and recording information effectively from lectures. You will also develop the accuracy and range of written and spoken language required to use language effectively and appropriately, with clarity and confidence in an academic context.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Academic: Good high school graduation grades or equivalent
English language: Academic IELTS for UKVI 4.5 (minimum of 4.0 in writing), or equivalent*
Age on entry: 17+ (in the September or October of the academic year you begin your course at the International Study Centre)

Visit our entry requirements page for a complete list of country-specific requirements.

*If you do not need a Tier 4 visa, or are exempted in another way, we can accept equivalent proof of English.

Course length: 2 semesters 
Entry points: September and January

Term dates:

September 2019:
Semester 1: 23/09/2019 - 31/01/2020
Semester 2: 10/02/2020 - 05/06/2020

January 2020:
Semester 1:  13/01/2020 - 08/05/2020
Semester 2:  11/05/2020 - 07/08/2020

IELTS March June Aug Sept Dec Jan Feb May June Aug Sept
4.0 (4.0 in all skills)   1 term ELP IFY semester 1 IFY semester 2 Holiday Start your undergraduate degree
3.5 (3.5 in all skills)   2 term ELP IFY semester 1 IFY semester 2
4.0 (4.0 in all skills)   1 term ELP

To learn more about course costs visit our fees page.

Progress to Huddersfield

This programme can lead to one of the undergraduate degrees listed below (subject to meeting the grades outlined). These degrees are subject to change.

Degree Programmes Award Overall Grade English Grade
Accountancy BA (Hons) 40% 50%
Accountancy and Finance BA (Hons) 40% 50%
Accountancy with Financial Services BA (Hons) 40% 50%
Advertising and Marketing Communications BA (Hons) 40% 50%
Air Transport and Logistics Management BSc (Hons) 40% 50%
Behavioural Sciences BSc (Hons) 40% 50%
Business and Human Resource Management BA (Hons) 40% 50%
Business Data Analytics BA (Hons) 40% 50%
Business Management BA (Hons) 40% 50%
Business Management and Leadership BA (Hons) 40% 50%