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International Foundation in Business and Humanities

Preparing you for an undergraduate degree in a variety of subjects at leading UK universities, in areas such as Finance, Management, Law, Politics and Sociology, and more.

Course features

  • Develop the knowledge and skills for your chosen degree through a specialist pathway.
  • Guaranteed university placement for all successful students. Find out more about our money back guarantee.
  • Benefit from smaller class sizes than at university, meaning you'll have more time with your teachers.
  • Adapt to studying in the UK thanks to university-style teaching for subject-based modules.
  • Guidance with your university applications, so you choose the best degree for you.
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A quality-assured university programme, validated by NCUK.

Key facts

Course length: 2 - 4 Terms (5 - 12 months)
Start dates: January, March, June, September
Fees: From £15,075
Academic requirements:

Completion of 12 years of schooling (or local equivalent to meet the same standard) with good grades.

English language requirements: From: IELTS 4.5 or equivalent
Award:

International Foundation Certificate (RQF Level 3) from NCUK.

Course options:
  • Accelerated (2 term programme)
  • Standard (3 terms, our popular 9 month programme.)
  • Extended (4 terms, contains an additional term of English language.)
A quality-assured university programme, validated by NCUK.

Your course options

View detailed course content by selecting one of the options below:

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

2 Terms: UKVI IELTS 6.0 (with a minimum of 6.0 in writing) or equivalent.

3 Terms: UKVI IELTS 5.0 (with a minimum of 5.0 in writing) or equivalent.

Age requirements: 16 years and above
All students commencing courses on a published September start date must be 17 years old by 31 December of that calendar year. For all other start dates, students must be 17 years old by 31 December of the preceding calendar year.
Academic requirements:

Completion of 12 years of schooling (or local equivalent to meet the same standard) with good grades.

Don't meet the English language level?
Apply for our Academic English course
Scholarships

Find out if you qualify for one of our pathway scholarships

All students are welcome to apply, no matter what your background or financial circumstance.


Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Fees
10 September 2018 14 June 2019 3 Terms £15,075
7 January 2019 30 August 2019 3 Terms £15,075
4 March 2019 30 August 2019 2 Terms £15,075

Class information

Class hours:

24 hours per week (20 hours per week during Term 1)

Class size: 20
Class duration:

Typically held Monday to Friday between 08.00 - 19.00 excluding bank holidays. However, there may be instances where classes need to be held outside these times due to unforeseen circumstances.



What will I study?

All students complete modules tailored to your chosen degree subjects.

Please note that the module descriptions shown are for the 2018/19 academic year.

How will I be assessed?

Progress is monitored by continuous assessment of coursework and by the use of class tests. The final grade for each unit is based on a mixture of coursework and end-of-course examinations.

Basic information will be delivered in lectures, while the individuals' understanding of the subject and their ability to utilise the information will be supported by tutorial work and by extensive e-learning provision - which will also enhance the presentational style of lectures.

Assessment will be by:

  • regular coursework - assignments, unit tests, experimental reports, computer use etc
  • mid-course and end-of-course examinations

All students who pass are guaranteed a conditional place on a relevant undergraduate degree at an appropriate NCUK university.

To gain entry to any NCUK university, you must pass all subject modules. You will also need to have a sufficient command of English.

Some degree courses will require minimum grades in specific subjects. University admissions staff may also take into account previous academic attainment.

Develop both your academic knowledge and English language skills in just nine months.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

2 Terms: UKVI IELTS 6.0 (with a minimum of 6.0 in writing) or equivalent.

3 Terms: UKVI IELTS 5.0 (with a minimum of 5.0 in writing) or equivalent.

Age requirements: 16 years and above
All students commencing courses on a published September start date must be 17 years old by 31 December of that calendar year. For all other start dates, students must be 17 years old by 31 December of the preceding calendar year.
Academic requirements:

Completion of 12 years of schooling (or local equivalent to meet the same standard) with good grades.

Don't meet the English language level?
Apply for our Academic English course
Scholarships

Find out if you qualify for one of our pathway scholarships

All students are welcome to apply, no matter what your background or financial circumstance.


Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Fees
10 September 2018 14 June 2019 3 Terms £15,075
7 January 2019 30 August 2019 3 Terms £15,075
4 March 2019 30 August 2019 2 Terms £15,075

Class information

Class hours:

24 hours per week (20 hours per week during Term 1)

Class size: 20
Class duration:

Typically held Monday to Friday between 08.00 - 19.00 excluding bank holidays. However, there may be instances where classes need to be held outside these times due to unforeseen circumstances.



What will I study?

All students complete modules tailored to your chosen degree subjects.

Please note that the module descriptions shown are for the 2018/19 academic year.

How will I be assessed?

Progress is monitored by continuous assessment of coursework and by the use of class tests. The final grade for each unit is based on a mixture of coursework and end-of-course examinations.

Basic information will be delivered in lectures, while the individuals' understanding of the subject and their ability to utilise the information will be supported by tutorial work and by extensive e-learning provision - which will also enhance the presentational style of lectures.

Assessment will be by:

  • regular coursework - assignments, unit tests, experimental reports, computer use etc
  • mid-course and end-of-course examinations

All students who pass are guaranteed a conditional place on a relevant undergraduate degree at an appropriate NCUK university.

To gain entry to any NCUK university, you must pass all subject modules. You will also need to have a sufficient command of English.

Some degree courses will require minimum grades in specific subjects. University admissions staff may also take into account previous academic attainment.

Study one term of English before continuing on to your academic pathway programme. Perfect if you need to improve your English level by 0.5 IELTS point.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

UKVI IELTS 4.5 (with a minimum of 4.5 in writing) or equivalent.

Age requirements: 16 years and above
All students commencing courses on a published September start date must be 17 years old by 31 December of that calendar year. For all other start dates, students must be 17 years old by 31 December of the preceding calendar year.
Academic requirements:

Completion of 12 years of schooling (or local equivalent to meet the same standard) with good grades.

Don't meet the English language level?
Apply for our Academic English course
Scholarships

Find out if you qualify for one of our pathway scholarships

All students are welcome to apply, no matter what your background or financial circumstance.


Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Fees
25 June 2018 14 June 2019 4 Terms £19,525
24 September 2018 30 August 2019 4 Terms £19,505

Class information

Class hours:

24 hours per week (20 hours per week during Term 1)

Class size: 20
Class duration:

Typically held Monday to Friday between 08.00 - 19.00 excluding bank holidays. However, there may be instances where classes need to be held outside these times due to unforeseen circumstances.



What will I study?

All students complete modules tailored to your chosen degree subjects.

Please note that the module descriptions shown are for the 2018/19 academic year.

How will I be assessed?

Progress is monitored by continuous assessment of coursework and by the use of class tests. The final grade for each unit is based on a mixture of coursework and end-of-course examinations.

Basic information will be delivered in lectures, while the individuals' understanding of the subject and their ability to utilise the information will be supported by tutorial work and by extensive e-learning provision - which will also enhance the presentational style of lectures.

Assessment will be by:

  • regular coursework - assignments, unit tests, experimental reports, computer use etc
  • mid-course and end-of-course examinations

All students who pass are guaranteed a conditional place on a relevant undergraduate degree at an appropriate NCUK university.

To gain entry to any NCUK university, you must pass all subject modules. You will also need to have a sufficient command of English.

Some degree courses will require minimum grades in specific subjects. University admissions staff may also take into account previous academic attainment.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

2 Terms: UKVI IELTS 6.0 (with a minimum of 6.0 in writing) or equivalent.

3 Terms: UKVI IELTS 5.0 (with a minimum of 5.0 in writing) or equivalent.

Age requirements: 16 years and above
All students commencing courses on a published September start date must be 17 years old by 31 December of that calendar year. For all other start dates, students must be 17 years old by 31 December of the preceding calendar year.
Academic requirements:

Completion of 12 years of schooling (or local equivalent to meet the same standard) with good grades.

Don't meet the English language level?
Apply for our Academic English course
Scholarships

Find out if you qualify for one of our pathway scholarships

All students are welcome to apply, no matter what your background or financial circumstance.

Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Fees
10 September 2018 14 June 2019 3 Terms £15,075
7 January 2019 30 August 2019 3 Terms £15,075
4 March 2019 30 August 2019 2 Terms £15,075

Class information

Class hours:

24 hours per week (20 hours per week during Term 1)

Class size: 20
Class duration:

Typically held Monday to Friday between 08.00 - 19.00 excluding bank holidays. However, there may be instances where classes need to be held outside these times due to unforeseen circumstances.

What will I study?

All students complete modules tailored to your chosen degree subjects.

Please note that the module descriptions shown are for the 2018/19 academic year.

How will I be assessed?

Progress is monitored by continuous assessment of coursework and by the use of class tests. The final grade for each unit is based on a mixture of coursework and end-of-course examinations.

Basic information will be delivered in lectures, while the individuals' understanding of the subject and their ability to utilise the information will be supported by tutorial work and by extensive e-learning provision - which will also enhance the presentational style of lectures.

Assessment will be by:

  • regular coursework - assignments, unit tests, experimental reports, computer use etc
  • mid-course and end-of-course examinations

All students who pass are guaranteed a conditional place on a relevant undergraduate degree at an appropriate NCUK university.

To gain entry to any NCUK university, you must pass all subject modules. You will also need to have a sufficient command of English.

Some degree courses will require minimum grades in specific subjects. University admissions staff may also take into account previous academic attainment.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

2 Terms: UKVI IELTS 6.0 (with a minimum of 6.0 in writing) or equivalent.

3 Terms: UKVI IELTS 5.0 (with a minimum of 5.0 in writing) or equivalent.

Age requirements: 16 years and above
All students commencing courses on a published September start date must be 17 years old by 31 December of that calendar year. For all other start dates, students must be 17 years old by 31 December of the preceding calendar year.
Academic requirements:

Completion of 12 years of schooling (or local equivalent to meet the same standard) with good grades.

Don't meet the English language level?
Apply for our Academic English course
Scholarships

Find out if you qualify for one of our pathway scholarships

All students are welcome to apply, no matter what your background or financial circumstance.

Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Fees
10 September 2018 14 June 2019 3 Terms £15,075
7 January 2019 30 August 2019 3 Terms £15,075
4 March 2019 30 August 2019 2 Terms £15,075

Class information

Class hours:

24 hours per week (20 hours per week during Term 1)

Class size: 20
Class duration:

Typically held Monday to Friday between 08.00 - 19.00 excluding bank holidays. However, there may be instances where classes need to be held outside these times due to unforeseen circumstances.

What will I study?

All students complete modules tailored to your chosen degree subjects.

Please note that the module descriptions shown are for the 2018/19 academic year.

How will I be assessed?

Progress is monitored by continuous assessment of coursework and by the use of class tests. The final grade for each unit is based on a mixture of coursework and end-of-course examinations.

Basic information will be delivered in lectures, while the individuals' understanding of the subject and their ability to utilise the information will be supported by tutorial work and by extensive e-learning provision - which will also enhance the presentational style of lectures.

Assessment will be by:

  • regular coursework - assignments, unit tests, experimental reports, computer use etc
  • mid-course and end-of-course examinations

All students who pass are guaranteed a conditional place on a relevant undergraduate degree at an appropriate NCUK university.

To gain entry to any NCUK university, you must pass all subject modules. You will also need to have a sufficient command of English.

Some degree courses will require minimum grades in specific subjects. University admissions staff may also take into account previous academic attainment.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

UKVI IELTS 4.5 (with a minimum of 4.5 in writing) or equivalent.

Age requirements: 16 years and above
All students commencing courses on a published September start date must be 17 years old by 31 December of that calendar year. For all other start dates, students must be 17 years old by 31 December of the preceding calendar year.
Academic requirements:

Completion of 12 years of schooling (or local equivalent to meet the same standard) with good grades.

Don't meet the English language level?
Apply for our Academic English course
Scholarships

Find out if you qualify for one of our pathway scholarships

All students are welcome to apply, no matter what your background or financial circumstance.

Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Fees
24 September 2018 30 August 2019 4 Terms £19,505
25 June 2018 14 June 2019 4 Terms £19,525

Class information

Class hours:

24 hours per week (20 hours per week during Term 1)

Class size: 20
Class duration:

Typically held Monday to Friday between 08.00 - 19.00 excluding bank holidays. However, there may be instances where classes need to be held outside these times due to unforeseen circumstances.

What will I study?

All students complete modules tailored to your chosen degree subjects.

Please note that the module descriptions shown are for the 2018/19 academic year.

How will I be assessed?

Progress is monitored by continuous assessment of coursework and by the use of class tests. The final grade for each unit is based on a mixture of coursework and end-of-course examinations.

Basic information will be delivered in lectures, while the individuals' understanding of the subject and their ability to utilise the information will be supported by tutorial work and by extensive e-learning provision - which will also enhance the presentational style of lectures.

Assessment will be by:

  • regular coursework - assignments, unit tests, experimental reports, computer use etc
  • mid-course and end-of-course examinations

All students who pass are guaranteed a conditional place on a relevant undergraduate degree at an appropriate NCUK university.

To gain entry to any NCUK university, you must pass all subject modules. You will also need to have a sufficient command of English.

Some degree courses will require minimum grades in specific subjects. University admissions staff may also take into account previous academic attainment.

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