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International Foundation in Business, Hospitality and Tourism

Prepare for direct entry to Year 1 of an undergraduate degree in a range of subjects including Accounting and Finance, Computing, Events Management, Geography, Law and Physical Education at the University of Gloucestershire.

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

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

2 Terms: IELTS 4.5 (with a minimum of 4.5 in all subskills) or equivalent.

3 Terms: IELTS 4.5 (with a minimum of 4.0 in all subskills) or equivalent.

Age requirements: 16 years and above

All students commencing courses on a published September start date must be 16 years old by 01 September of that calendar year. All students commencing courses for the January start date must be 16 by 01 September of that academic year. For example, students starting in January 2019 must be 16 by 01 September 2018.

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
Scholarships

Find out if you qualify for one of our pathway scholarships.

When you continue to your degree at the University of Gloucestershire you may also qualify for a progression scholarship worth up to £2,000.

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


Dates and prices

Choose your:
Start date:
Course length:

Class information

Class hours:

18 hours per week minimum

Class size: 16
Class duration:

Standard:

  • English classes per week: 6 hours
  • Subject module classes per week: 12 hours
  • Average total per week: 18 hours

6 month:

  • English classes per week: 9 hours
  • Subject module classes per week: 15 hours
  • Average total per week: 24 hours

Integrated:

  • English classes per week: 6 hours
  • Subject module classes per week: 12 hours
  • Average total per week: 18 hours

Morning and afternoon classes are held Monday to Friday between 09.00 - 19.15 excluding [bank holidays](https://www.gov.uk/bank-holidays "Bank holidays”).


Where will it take me?

Featured progression degree
INTO International students discuss their work

If you want a career in accountancy or finance, this degree is for you.

You’ll develop your understanding in all aspects of accounting, from financial markets and institutions to the global business environment. You can even choose to specialise in topics such as taxation principles and practice, corporate accountability and social and environmental accounting.

You’ll have the opportunity to shadow a financial consultant and work with a regional accountancy firm and within a large corporate department, providing you with the contacts and experience that will make you career-ready.

The degree is designed to lead to maximum exemptions from professional exams including ICAEW, ACCA, CIMA and AIA. So, when you graduate, you’ll have a headstart on the road to becoming a fully qualified accountant.


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?

Assessment is both formal and informal. Informally you will receive advice and feedback throughout your programme from your teachers. You will also be assessed through a combination of examinations at the end of each term, and coursework, which may include written assignments, practical exercises, group and individual research projects, presentations and problem-solving exercises.

Study one (or more) term(s) 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 4.0 (with a minimum of 4.0 in all subskills) or equivalent.

Age requirements: 16 years and above

All students commencing courses on a published September start date must be 16 years old by 01 September of that calendar year. All students commencing courses for the January start date must be 16 by 01 September of that academic year. For example, students starting in January 2019 must be 16 by 01 September 2018.

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
Scholarships

Find out if you qualify for one of our pathway scholarships.

When you continue to your degree at the University of Gloucestershire you may also qualify for a progression scholarship worth up to £2,000.

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 23 August 2019 4 Terms £16,550
1 July 2019 5 June 2020 4 Terms
-
23 September 2019 21 August 2020 4 Terms
-

Class information

Class hours:

18 hours per week minimum

Class size: 16
Class duration:

Standard:

  • English classes per week: 6 hours
  • Subject module classes per week: 12 hours
  • Average total per week: 18 hours

6 month:

  • English classes per week: 9 hours
  • Subject module classes per week: 15 hours
  • Average total per week: 24 hours

Integrated:

  • English classes per week: 6 hours
  • Subject module classes per week: 12 hours
  • Average total per week: 18 hours

Morning and afternoon classes are held Monday to Friday between 09.00 - 19.15 excluding [bank holidays](https://www.gov.uk/bank-holidays "Bank holidays”).


Where will it take me?

Featured progression degree
INTO International students discuss their work

If you want a career in accountancy or finance, this degree is for you.

You’ll develop your understanding in all aspects of accounting, from financial markets and institutions to the global business environment. You can even choose to specialise in topics such as taxation principles and practice, corporate accountability and social and environmental accounting.

You’ll have the opportunity to shadow a financial consultant and work with a regional accountancy firm and within a large corporate department, providing you with the contacts and experience that will make you career-ready.

The degree is designed to lead to maximum exemptions from professional exams including ICAEW, ACCA, CIMA and AIA. So, when you graduate, you’ll have a headstart on the road to becoming a fully qualified accountant.


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?

Assessment is both formal and informal. Informally you will receive advice and feedback throughout your programme from your teachers. You will also be assessed through a combination of examinations at the end of each term, and coursework, which may include written assignments, practical exercises, group and individual research projects, presentations and problem-solving exercises.

Combining your pathway with your chosen degree, you can apply for one visa for the full duration of your programme.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

IELTS 5.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 in all subskills) or equivalent.

Age requirements: 16 years and above

All students commencing courses on a published September start date must be 16 years old by 01 September of that calendar year. All students commencing courses for the January start date must be 16 by 01 September of that academic year. For example, students starting in January 2019 must be 16 by 01 September 2018.

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
Scholarships

Find out if you qualify for one of our pathway scholarships.

When you continue to your degree at the University of Gloucestershire you may also qualify for a progression scholarship worth up to £2,000.

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


Dates and prices

Choose your:
Start date:
Course length:

Class information

Class hours:

18 hours per week minimum

Class size: 16
Class duration:

Standard:

  • English classes per week: 6 hours
  • Subject module classes per week: 12 hours
  • Average total per week: 18 hours

6 month:

  • English classes per week: 9 hours
  • Subject module classes per week: 15 hours
  • Average total per week: 24 hours

Integrated:

  • English classes per week: 6 hours
  • Subject module classes per week: 12 hours
  • Average total per week: 18 hours

Morning and afternoon classes are held Monday to Friday between 09.00 - 19.15 excluding [bank holidays](https://www.gov.uk/bank-holidays "Bank holidays”).


Where will it take me?

Featured progression degree
INTO International students discuss their work

If you want a career in accountancy or finance, this degree is for you.

You’ll develop your understanding in all aspects of accounting, from financial markets and institutions to the global business environment. You can even choose to specialise in topics such as taxation principles and practice, corporate accountability and social and environmental accounting.

You’ll have the opportunity to shadow a financial consultant and work with a regional accountancy firm and within a large corporate department, providing you with the contacts and experience that will make you career-ready.

The degree is designed to lead to maximum exemptions from professional exams including ICAEW, ACCA, CIMA and AIA. So, when you graduate, you’ll have a headstart on the road to becoming a fully qualified accountant.


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?

Assessment is both formal and informal. Informally you will receive advice and feedback throughout your programme from your teachers. You will also be assessed through a combination of examinations at the end of each term, and coursework, which may include written assignments, practical exercises, group and individual research projects, presentations and problem-solving exercises.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

2 Terms: IELTS 4.5 (with a minimum of 4.5 in all subskills) or equivalent.

3 Terms: IELTS 4.5 (with a minimum of 4.0 in all subskills) or equivalent.

Age requirements: 16 years and above

All students commencing courses on a published September start date must be 16 years old by 01 September of that calendar year. All students commencing courses for the January start date must be 16 by 01 September of that academic year. For example, students starting in January 2019 must be 16 by 01 September 2018.

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
Scholarships

Find out if you qualify for one of our pathway scholarships.

When you continue to your degree at the University of Gloucestershire you may also qualify for a progression scholarship worth up to £2,000.

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

Dates and prices

Choose your:
Start date:
Course length:

Class information

Class hours:

18 hours per week minimum

Class size: 16
Class duration:

Standard:

  • English classes per week: 6 hours
  • Subject module classes per week: 12 hours
  • Average total per week: 18 hours

6 month:

  • English classes per week: 9 hours
  • Subject module classes per week: 15 hours
  • Average total per week: 24 hours

Integrated:

  • English classes per week: 6 hours
  • Subject module classes per week: 12 hours
  • Average total per week: 18 hours

Morning and afternoon classes are held Monday to Friday between 09.00 - 19.15 excluding [bank holidays](https://www.gov.uk/bank-holidays "Bank holidays”).

Where will it take me?

Featured progression degree
INTO International students discuss their work

If you want a career in accountancy or finance, this degree is for you.

You’ll develop your understanding in all aspects of accounting, from financial markets and institutions to the global business environment. You can even choose to specialise in topics such as taxation principles and practice, corporate accountability and social and environmental accounting.

You’ll have the opportunity to shadow a financial consultant and work with a regional accountancy firm and within a large corporate department, providing you with the contacts and experience that will make you career-ready.

The degree is designed to lead to maximum exemptions from professional exams including ICAEW, ACCA, CIMA and AIA. So, when you graduate, you’ll have a headstart on the road to becoming a fully qualified accountant.

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?

Assessment is both formal and informal. Informally you will receive advice and feedback throughout your programme from your teachers. You will also be assessed through a combination of examinations at the end of each term, and coursework, which may include written assignments, practical exercises, group and individual research projects, presentations and problem-solving exercises.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

IELTS 4.0 (with a minimum of 4.0 in all subskills) or equivalent.

Age requirements: 16 years and above

All students commencing courses on a published September start date must be 16 years old by 01 September of that calendar year. All students commencing courses for the January start date must be 16 by 01 September of that academic year. For example, students starting in January 2019 must be 16 by 01 September 2018.

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
Scholarships

Find out if you qualify for one of our pathway scholarships.

When you continue to your degree at the University of Gloucestershire you may also qualify for a progression scholarship worth up to £2,000.

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 23 August 2019 4 Terms £16,550
1 July 2019 5 June 2020 4 Terms
-
23 September 2019 21 August 2020 4 Terms
-

Class information

Class hours:

18 hours per week minimum

Class size: 16
Class duration:

Standard:

  • English classes per week: 6 hours
  • Subject module classes per week: 12 hours
  • Average total per week: 18 hours

6 month:

  • English classes per week: 9 hours
  • Subject module classes per week: 15 hours
  • Average total per week: 24 hours

Integrated:

  • English classes per week: 6 hours
  • Subject module classes per week: 12 hours
  • Average total per week: 18 hours

Morning and afternoon classes are held Monday to Friday between 09.00 - 19.15 excluding [bank holidays](https://www.gov.uk/bank-holidays "Bank holidays”).

Where will it take me?

Featured progression degree
INTO International students discuss their work

If you want a career in accountancy or finance, this degree is for you.

You’ll develop your understanding in all aspects of accounting, from financial markets and institutions to the global business environment. You can even choose to specialise in topics such as taxation principles and practice, corporate accountability and social and environmental accounting.

You’ll have the opportunity to shadow a financial consultant and work with a regional accountancy firm and within a large corporate department, providing you with the contacts and experience that will make you career-ready.

The degree is designed to lead to maximum exemptions from professional exams including ICAEW, ACCA, CIMA and AIA. So, when you graduate, you’ll have a headstart on the road to becoming a fully qualified accountant.

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?

Assessment is both formal and informal. Informally you will receive advice and feedback throughout your programme from your teachers. You will also be assessed through a combination of examinations at the end of each term, and coursework, which may include written assignments, practical exercises, group and individual research projects, presentations and problem-solving exercises.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

IELTS 5.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 in all subskills) or equivalent.

Age requirements: 16 years and above

All students commencing courses on a published September start date must be 16 years old by 01 September of that calendar year. All students commencing courses for the January start date must be 16 by 01 September of that academic year. For example, students starting in January 2019 must be 16 by 01 September 2018.

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
Scholarships

Find out if you qualify for one of our pathway scholarships.

When you continue to your degree at the University of Gloucestershire you may also qualify for a progression scholarship worth up to £2,000.

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

Dates and prices

Choose your:
Start date:
Course length:

Class information

Class hours:

18 hours per week minimum

Class size: 16
Class duration:

Standard:

  • English classes per week: 6 hours
  • Subject module classes per week: 12 hours
  • Average total per week: 18 hours

6 month:

  • English classes per week: 9 hours
  • Subject module classes per week: 15 hours
  • Average total per week: 24 hours

Integrated:

  • English classes per week: 6 hours
  • Subject module classes per week: 12 hours
  • Average total per week: 18 hours

Morning and afternoon classes are held Monday to Friday between 09.00 - 19.15 excluding [bank holidays](https://www.gov.uk/bank-holidays "Bank holidays”).

Where will it take me?

Featured progression degree
INTO International students discuss their work

If you want a career in accountancy or finance, this degree is for you.

You’ll develop your understanding in all aspects of accounting, from financial markets and institutions to the global business environment. You can even choose to specialise in topics such as taxation principles and practice, corporate accountability and social and environmental accounting.

You’ll have the opportunity to shadow a financial consultant and work with a regional accountancy firm and within a large corporate department, providing you with the contacts and experience that will make you career-ready.

The degree is designed to lead to maximum exemptions from professional exams including ICAEW, ACCA, CIMA and AIA. So, when you graduate, you’ll have a headstart on the road to becoming a fully qualified accountant.

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?

Assessment is both formal and informal. Informally you will receive advice and feedback throughout your programme from your teachers. You will also be assessed through a combination of examinations at the end of each term, and coursework, which may include written assignments, practical exercises, group and individual research projects, presentations and problem-solving exercises.

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