What will I learn?

Overview

The International Foundation Programme at Solent University is designed specifically to support you in the transition from an overseas High School education, to undergraduate study in the UK. Alongside language development units, you will also build your confidence and independence, developing your study skills. The inclusion of subject-specific pathways prepare you for your chosen subject area, enabling you to familiarise yourself with some of the theories and terminology that you can expect to encounter at undergraduate level.

This particular pathway develops your knowledge and skills in business and management, with particular focus on external business pressures and management theory.

WHAT WILL I STUDY

With substantial English language development support, this International Foundation Programme will enhance your confidence and independence, alongside building your study skills, fully preparing you for UK academic culture. The International Foundation Programme - Business and Management Pathway equips you with the essential skills to maximise your learning in a wide range of disciplines, from business and management to marketing and accounting.

Investigating the business world through multiple lenses, you will develop an understanding of the environment in which business operate and the role different functions within a business play. The pathway also introduces management theories practically, approaching business operations through the role of a manager.

WHAT DOES THIS COURSE LEAD TO

Subject to successfully meeting the above, you will be able to progress on to the following programmes from the International Foundation Programme - Business and Management Pathway:

  • BA (Hons) Accountancy and Finance
  • BA (Hons) Adventure and Outdoor Management
  • BA (Hons) Business Management
  • BA Events Management
  • BA (Hons) Festival and Event Management
  • BA (Hons) Football Business Management
  • BA (Hons) Football Studies
  • BA (Hons) Health and Fitness Management (available from September 2019)
  • BA (Hons) International Air Travel and Tourism
  • BA International Tourism Management

WHAT YOU'LL STUDY

If you are studying the 2 Term programme, you will study Terms One and Two. If you are studying the 3 Term programme, you will study all Terms detailed below.

TERM ZERO
All units are 0 credits.

  • Understanding Texts – academic reading and vocabulary development
  • Academic Communication – listening and speaking in an academic context
  • Academic Communication – writing in an academic context
  • Language in Context

TERMS ONE & TWO
All units are 20 credits, unless otherwise stated.

  • Developing and Using Language in an Academic Context (40 credits)
  • Maximising Academic Potential
  • Mastering Grammar and Vocabulary
  • The Business Environment
  • Management Fundamentals

Study options

Full Time (9 months)

Tuition fees
3 term programme: £12,000

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected October 2020

Venue

Solent University

East Park Terrace,

Southampton,

SO14 0YN, England

Full Time (6 months)

Tuition fees
2 term programme: £9,500

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected October 2020

Venue

Solent University

East Park Terrace,

Southampton,

SO14 0YN, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students need to have Good High School Grades, or equivalent. IELTS 5.5 with no component less than 5.0 in each band, or equivalent.

For international students

Academic Requirements: 12 or 13 years of schooling dependent on the education system in your country. English language requirements: For 2 term - IELTS minimum 5.0 overall with a minimum of 4.5 in each individual component from a UKVI Approved Centre. For 3 Term - IELTS minimum 4.5 overall with a minimum of 4.0 in each individual component from a UKVI Approved Centre
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About this uni

Solent University Pathway strives to transform students into confident, skilled and knowledgeable individuals.

  • Pathways to undergraduate degree courses
  • Based at Solent University in Southampton
  • STEM, creative and business programmes
  • 2 and 3 term options available