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Undergraduate Foundation Programme Business, Economics, Finance and Management ONCAMPUS Reading



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Who is this programme designed for?

This programme is designed to prepare international students, who have completed senior secondary education, for entry to undergraduate studies at one of our partner universities. All students who successfully complete the UFP are guaranteed placement on a suitable programme of undergraduate study. The UFP is set at level 3, which is equivalent to A-level standard in the UK.

How long will I study for?

This programme lasts one academic year (nine months). The year is divided into three terms of seven to eight teaching weeks and one reading week. You will undertake up to 25 hours of classroom-based study per week.

What will I study?

This programme includes English and three academic subject modules. English will be integrated into the teaching of academic subjects, as well as being taught separately if you need additional support to develop your English language. There are five academic pathways to choose from and you will study the pathway most suited to your chosen progression degree. Academic skills relevant to the specific subject area will be taught to fully prepare you for university study. The pathways are: Business, Economics, Finance and Management, Engineering and Sciences, Humanities and Social Sciences, Life Sciences and Art and Design.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed at regular intervals throughout the programme to ensure you are making the progress required to successfully complete the programme. Full assessment of the programme will take place in the final term. Assessment methodologies are aligned to those that will be experienced in the University environment, and include project work, essays, presentations and unseen examinations.

• Economics and Finance This module is focussed on Economic theory across the globe, how accounting works, and mathematical skills needed to understand how businesses work and performance is monitored. The main topics of this module are: economic theory, the business’s costs, revenues and profits, break-even analysis, budgets, cash flow analysis, and accounting and finance.

• Business Behaviours This module is focussed on how organisations are developed, how people interact in business environments, and laws which affect how businesses are run. The main topics of this module are: entrepreneurship, legal structures, organisational structure, recruitment and selection, motivation, and business law.

• Skill for Business Skills for Business, is about developing transferable skills such as data collation and analysis (surveys, basic statistical techniques used in business), using case studies to evidence arguments, seminar speaking skills, developing argument in written forms, collaborating in group work such as debates, using academic papers to write essays, accurate referencing techniques, how to set up a business. The main topics of this module are: market research, CSR and Ethics (this material will be used to allow you to practice the transferable skills listed), business planning and presentation skills.

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study Undergraduate Foundation Programme Business, Economics, Finance and Management.

Full Time (9 months)

Tuition fees

£16,785 for 9 months. All programmes are subject to a £300 registration fee and a £2,200 refundable deposit which is offset against the first term's fees.


24 Sep, 07 Jan, 16 Sep, 06 Jan, 05 Jan



G01 Greenbank Building,

London Road,


RG1 5AQ, England

Entry requirement for international students

Minimum age: 17+. Students need to have an IELTS score of 5.0 or equivalent (with no single element less than 4.5).

* Please check with your chosen school for the exact entry requirements for your programme.

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