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International Foundation in Business, Economics, Society and Culture

Prepare for direct entry to Year 1 of an undergraduate degree in a range of subjects ranging from Accounting and Finance to History of Art at UEA.

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 University of East Anglia.

Key facts

Course length: 3 - 4 Terms (7 - 10 months)
Start dates: January, July, September, October
Fees: From £18,195
Academic requirements:

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

English language requirements: From: IELTS 5.0 or equivalent
Award:

International Foundation Certificate (RQF Level 3) from UEA.

Course options:
  • 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 University of East Anglia.

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

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

IELTS 5.5 (with a minimum of 4.5 in all subskills) or equivalent. If the University degree programme you wish to progress to has an English language requirement of IELTS 7.0, we recommend you begin your International Foundation with a minimum of IELTS 6.0.

Age requirements: 16 years and above
** All students must be 17 years old by 15 September of the year they start their degree at UEA.
Academic requirements:

Completion of 12 years of schooling (or the 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.

When you continue to your degree at UEA you may also qualify for a progression scholarship worth £3,000 for each year of your programme.

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 31 May 2019 3 Terms £18,195
7 January 2019 23 August 2019 3 Terms £18,195

Class information

Class hours:

20 hours per week minimum

Class size: 17

Where will it take me?

This course leads to the following degrees:
Featured progression degree
INTO Students carrying out group work

Prepare for a career in marketing, advertising, market research or brand management.

You’ll gain a solid understanding of the key principles of marketing and marketing strategy, and will build your skills in specialist areas such as marketing communications and market research. You’ll learn how principles and theories are applied at leading organisations, and explore the way firms use promotional campaigns in a complex media-driven environment.

Plus, you’ll be able to tailor the degree to your interests by choosing from a selection of optional modules to focus on in your second and third years.


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?

You will be assessed in each module. Assessment is designed to help you build on your success and meet the requirements for entry to the first year of a degree. Grades from the International Foundation programme do not count towards the final degree but they help the University assess your abilities in your chosen field of study.

You are assessed by a combination of examination and course work, which may include:

  • essays
  • reports
  • practicals
  • exercises
  • group and individual research projects
  • portfolios
  • oral presentations
  • seminar discussions
  • class tests
  • problem solving exercises
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:

IELTS 5.0 (with a minimum of 4.5 in all subskills) or equivalent. If the University degree programme you wish to progress to has an English language requirement of IELTS 7.0, we recommend you begin your International Foundation with a minimum of IELTS 6.0.

Age requirements: 16 years and above
** All students must be 17 years old by 15 September of the year they start their degree at UEA.
Academic requirements:

Completion of 12 years of schooling (or the 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.

When you continue to your degree at UEA you may also qualify for a progression scholarship worth £3,000 for each year of your programme.

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


Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Fees
9 July 2018 31 May 2019 4 Terms £22,945
1 October 2018 23 August 2019 4 Terms £23,090

Class information

Class hours:

20 hours per week minimum

Class size: 17

Where will it take me?

This course leads to the following degrees:
Featured progression degree
INTO Students carrying out group work

Prepare for a career in marketing, advertising, market research or brand management.

You’ll gain a solid understanding of the key principles of marketing and marketing strategy, and will build your skills in specialist areas such as marketing communications and market research. You’ll learn how principles and theories are applied at leading organisations, and explore the way firms use promotional campaigns in a complex media-driven environment.

Plus, you’ll be able to tailor the degree to your interests by choosing from a selection of optional modules to focus on in your second and third years.


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?

You will be assessed in each module. Assessment is designed to help you build on your success and meet the requirements for entry to the first year of a degree. Grades from the International Foundation programme do not count towards the final degree but they help the University assess your abilities in your chosen field of study.

You are assessed by a combination of examination and course work, which may include:

  • essays
  • reports
  • practicals
  • exercises
  • group and individual research projects
  • portfolios
  • oral presentations
  • seminar discussions
  • class tests
  • problem solving exercises

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

IELTS 5.5 (with a minimum of 4.5 in all subskills) or equivalent. If the University degree programme you wish to progress to has an English language requirement of IELTS 7.0, we recommend you begin your International Foundation with a minimum of IELTS 6.0.

Age requirements: 16 years and above
** All students must be 17 years old by 15 September of the year they start their degree at UEA.
Academic requirements:

Completion of 12 years of schooling (or the 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.

When you continue to your degree at UEA you may also qualify for a progression scholarship worth £3,000 for each year of your programme.

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 31 May 2019 3 Terms £18,195
7 January 2019 23 August 2019 3 Terms £18,195

Class information

Class hours:

20 hours per week minimum

Class size: 17

Where will it take me?

This course leads to the following degrees:
Featured progression degree
INTO Students carrying out group work

Prepare for a career in marketing, advertising, market research or brand management.

You’ll gain a solid understanding of the key principles of marketing and marketing strategy, and will build your skills in specialist areas such as marketing communications and market research. You’ll learn how principles and theories are applied at leading organisations, and explore the way firms use promotional campaigns in a complex media-driven environment.

Plus, you’ll be able to tailor the degree to your interests by choosing from a selection of optional modules to focus on in your second and third years.

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?

You will be assessed in each module. Assessment is designed to help you build on your success and meet the requirements for entry to the first year of a degree. Grades from the International Foundation programme do not count towards the final degree but they help the University assess your abilities in your chosen field of study.

You are assessed by a combination of examination and course work, which may include:

  • essays
  • reports
  • practicals
  • exercises
  • group and individual research projects
  • portfolios
  • oral presentations
  • seminar discussions
  • class tests
  • problem solving exercises

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

IELTS 5.0 (with a minimum of 4.5 in all subskills) or equivalent. If the University degree programme you wish to progress to has an English language requirement of IELTS 7.0, we recommend you begin your International Foundation with a minimum of IELTS 6.0.

Age requirements: 16 years and above
** All students must be 17 years old by 15 September of the year they start their degree at UEA.
Academic requirements:

Completion of 12 years of schooling (or the 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.

When you continue to your degree at UEA you may also qualify for a progression scholarship worth £3,000 for each year of your programme.

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

Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Fees
9 July 2018 31 May 2019 4 Terms £22,945
1 October 2018 23 August 2019 4 Terms £23,090

Class information

Class hours:

20 hours per week minimum

Class size: 17

Where will it take me?

This course leads to the following degrees:
Featured progression degree
INTO Students carrying out group work

Prepare for a career in marketing, advertising, market research or brand management.

You’ll gain a solid understanding of the key principles of marketing and marketing strategy, and will build your skills in specialist areas such as marketing communications and market research. You’ll learn how principles and theories are applied at leading organisations, and explore the way firms use promotional campaigns in a complex media-driven environment.

Plus, you’ll be able to tailor the degree to your interests by choosing from a selection of optional modules to focus on in your second and third years.

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?

You will be assessed in each module. Assessment is designed to help you build on your success and meet the requirements for entry to the first year of a degree. Grades from the International Foundation programme do not count towards the final degree but they help the University assess your abilities in your chosen field of study.

You are assessed by a combination of examination and course work, which may include:

  • essays
  • reports
  • practicals
  • exercises
  • group and individual research projects
  • portfolios
  • oral presentations
  • seminar discussions
  • class tests
  • problem solving exercises
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