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Foundation Certificate for Business, Law and Social Sciences (3 terms)



What will I learn?

Foundation Certificate for Business, Law and Social Sciences

For entry to the 1st year of an undergraduate degree at the University of Liverpool. Your course length is determined mainly by your English language level (UKVI IELTS score or accepted equivalent).

All students take a set of common or similar modules to gain key skills for university. If your course is longer than 2 terms, you’ll take extra modules focusing on one or more of English language, academic skills and basic subject knowledge.

Common modules taken by all students:
> English for Academic Purposes
> Extended Project

You will also take 1 to 3 of the following modules that fit your degree and career goals :

> Business Organisations and Management
> Contemporary Global Issues
> Entrepreneurship
> Intermediate Mathematics
> Logic and Critical Thinking
> Mathematics
> People, Culture and Society
> Statistics

Students wishing to progress to an Architecture degree will also take:

> Creative Practice and Portfolio

Extra support:

Students with at least UKVI IELTS 5.5: you can study a 2.5 or 3-term course that typically includes Enhancement modules to maximise your university preparation:

> Critical Reading, Writing and Reasoning for
Higher Education
> Independent and Collaborative Study

Plus up to 2 of these 3 modules:
> Digital Applications
> Preparatory Mathematics
> Preparatory Statistics

Which department am I in?

Liverpool International College

Study options

Full Time (9 months)

Tuition fees
£20,025.00 (US$ 24,830) per year
The fee for 2022/23 entry is: £20,025.00 and the fee for 2023/24 entry is: £21,420.00

This is a fixed fee
Start date

June 2023, September 2023, October 2023, June 2024


Liverpool International College

Sir Alastair Pilkington Building,

Mulberry Street,



L69 7SH, England

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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