Undergraduate BA (Hons)

Business with International Foundation Year

Improve your English language, research and study skills and prepare for entry on to a full-time undergraduate business course.

Business with International Foundation Year

Course Overview

  • Institution code

  • Main location

    Headingley Campus Beckett Park
  • Attendance

  • Duration

    4 Years
  • Start date

    18 Sep 2023

If English is not your first language, this subject-specific international foundation year will give you the necessary English language ability and expertise to study an undergraduate degree in business within UK higher education. Applicants requiring a Student Visa will not be eligible for this integrated course and instead should apply for the non-integrated International Foundation Year.

As part of your course, you’ll:

  • Develop intercultural awareness and self-confidence
  • Work on your communication, maths, research and study skills 
  • Increase skills in presentation, time management, problem-solving and planning
  • Discover some of the fundamental principles of business and management 
  • Develop your knowledge of the role businesses play in the economy
  • Familiarise yourself with business operations during classroom seminars
  • Research existing organisations using a range of case studies
  • Work individually and in groups to explore information and show analysis through presentations and reports
  • Gain an understanding of British culture and universities, through a series of lectures and seminars

We’ll help you improve your study skills through projects, essays and practical exercises. You’ll be assessed by a mixture of coursework and classroom tests in reading, writing, speaking and listening. 

Academic support
You’ll be given access to online self-study resources and matched with a personal tutor who will offer you guidance throughout the course.

Like minds
You’ll study some parts of the course with British students, while other sessions will be with fellow international students.

Guest lectures
A range of guest speakers will provide unique and insightful views and opinions on how best to settle into the UK and how to achieve the most from your time at university.

Class study
In semester one, there will be 16.50 hours classroom-based, daytime study per week, as well as a recommended 15 hours per week of self-study.

In semester two, there will be a minimum of 15 hours classroom-based, daytime study per week, depending on your subject route, as well as a recommended 15 hours per week of self-study. 

Your class timetable will be provided at induction. All classes take place during the working week from Monday to Friday at any time between 09:00 and 18:00. There will be no classes on national holidays (Monday 3 May, Monday 31 May and Monday 30 August 2021).

Class size
Maximum 23 students, except in the Researching Contemporary Britain lectures and some subject module classes, which will be determined in the pathway Schools.

Degree progression
On completion of this course, you’ll automatically progress to study on an undergraduate degree in your chosen subject area. You’ll also be awarded a Foundation Certificate. As such, this course is the first year of a four-year integrated degree programme.

Why study Business with International Foundation Year at Leeds Beckett University...

  1. Gain an understanding of British culture and universities
  2. Gain a practical understanding of business
  3. Complete a course accredited by the British Council for teaching English
  4. Work both in groups and individually to boost your confidence and develop your team skills
  5. Upon completion, gain automatic entry to your chosen course
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