International Foundation in Business*

Pre-degree - UCA Epsom - 2019


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This course focuses on exploring innovation and problem solving in the context of creative business. Covering key business, management and marketing skills, you’ll emerge from the course with the confidence and understanding to take your education to the next level.

You’ll engage in a series of independent and group projects, working on live briefs and developing essential business and communication skills. With a very practical approach, you’ll have the opportunity to experiment with photography, visual communication, design-thinking and fashion. After exploring the range of pathways within creative business, we will support you in choosing which area you’d like to specialise in at undergraduate level.

With frequent visits to cities such as London and Oxford, as well as trips to the south coast of England and to Amsterdam, you will experience a range of creative businesses first-hand, discovering what makes the UK such an important place to study creative business and why our country has a world-renowned reputation in the creative industries.

As part of our Diploma 2 Degree scheme, successful completion of all units means that you are guaranteed progression to study one of our undergraduate courses within our Business School for the Creative Industries.

*This course is subject to validation.

Length of study:

24 taught weeks, full-time

Campus:

UCA Epsom

Start month:

September

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Entry year(s):

2019

Entry requirements:

12 years of schooling (with good grades)

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Next event

20 Feb 2019

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Course details

  • Stage 1

    Introduction to Creative Business and Management
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    English for Academic Purposes, Research and Study Skills
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    Contextual Studies for Creative Business and Management
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  • Stage 2

    Introduction to Marketing, Communication and Branding
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    English for Academic Purposes, Research and Study Skills
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    Contextual Studies for Creative Business and Management
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  • Stage 3

    Final Major Project
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  • Fees

    Find out all about the fees for studying with us, as well the financial support you may be entitled to:

Facilities

Business facilities include: dedicated studios and study areas, digital media suites equipped with Macs and PCs, programmed with specialist software such as Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Dreamweaver and After Effects and a modern library with a wealth of books, journals, special collections and online resources.

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Dates & fees

Our International Foundation in Business course is made up of three terms of eight taught weeks, plus two reading weeks.

 

Course

Start date

End date

Cost (Standard fee)

Cost (Discounted fee)

International Foundation in Business

23 September 2019

17 April 2020

£12,340

£11,850

If you choose to pay your fees in full before you enrol for your course, you will pay the discounted fee. If you choose to pay after you enrol, or pay in instalments, you will pay the standard fee.

Discounts for progressing students

All full cost (non-EU) students who successfully complete the International Foundation and progress to a UCA undergraduate course will receive a 10% discount on the standard listed tuition fee for the first academic year of their undergraduate course. If the tuition fees are paid in full before enrolment, an additional 4% discount is applied

Entry requirements

Minimum entry requirements

12 years of completed secondary school study with satisfactory grades – please see our equivalent qualifications page for specific requirements for your country.

English language requirements

IELTS 5.0 (with the minimum of 4.5 in each component).

If your IELTS scores are lower than this, you could consider our International Foundation with 5 weeks English (IELTS 4.5 with 4.5 in writing and 4.0 in other components), or our International Foundation with 10 weeks English (IELTS 4.0 with 4.0 in each component).

You can also find out more information on our Pre-sessional English page.

How to apply

Apply online

All applications for this course should be made direct to UCA, using the online application form:

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Already applied to UCA?

If you have already applied for another course with us and would now like to apply for the International Foundation in Business, please email us with the following information:

  • Your full name
  • Your student number or date of birth
  • The name of the course: International Foundation in Business.

Key facts about the course

  • Specialist preparation

    A student-to-staff ratio of 15:1 means a high level of tutor interaction, so you can develop at your own pace. You will learn and practice specific art, design and business vocabulary in preparation for your undergraduate course. The course is highly practical, engaging you in key skills through group and individual projects. Alongside these core skills you will be given tasks developing not only your English skills but also your presentation, communication, essay writing and referencing skills.

  • English language & study skills

    Support for the development of academic English skills is available throughout the course. You will develop your English language and academic study skills through an integrated programme which will prepare you for undergraduate level study. We also offer Insessional English as additional support through our LSS.

  • Teaching methods & tutor engagement

    Teaching methods include studio work, one-to-one tutorials, lectures, seminars and workshops. We will introduce you to a wide range of approaches in business, communication, marketing and creative practices. Assessment methods will range from presentations and critiques to project reviews.

  • Academic support

    There are opportunities for you to informally discuss any points raised in lectures or seminars through personal tutorials. You will also receive individual support and professional advice on personal and academic issues, including your next steps in your choice of studies or career. We will also support you in applying to UCA for your BA (Hons) degree course and will offer advice and guidance on visa applications and other pastoral matters.

  • Next steps

    Successfully completing all parts of the International Foundation in Business course means that you are guaranteed progression to study one of our undergraduate courses within our Business School.

    A key part of this course is working with you to identify the direction of your future studies. By working on a variety of different projects, you will be guided and supported to find the most appropriate undergraduate course to study after you complete the course.

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