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Course summary

A Degree with a Foundation Year gives you guaranteed entry to an Undergraduate course. Whether you’re returning to learning and require additional help and support to up-skill, or if you didn’t quite meet the grades to pursue an Undergraduate course, our Degrees with Foundation Year provide a fantastic entry route for you to work towards a degree level qualification. With our guidance and support you’ll get up to speed within one year, and will be ready to seamlessly progress on to undergraduate study at Bedfordshire. The Foundation Year provides an opportunity to build up your academic writing skills and numeracy, and will also cover a range of subject specific content to fully prepare you for entry to an Undergraduate degree. This is an integrated four-year degree, with the foundation year as a key part of the course. You will need to successfully complete the Foundation Year to progress on to the first year of your bachelor’s degree. Why study a degree with a Foundation Year?

  • Broad-based yet enough depth to give you credible vocational skills
  • Coverage of a variety of areas typically delivered by an expert in this area
  • Gain an understanding of a subject before choosing which route you wish to specialise in
  • Great introduction to further study, and guaranteed progression on to one of our Undergraduate degrees
  • The degrees offering a Foundation Year provide excellent preparation for your future studies.
During your Foundation Year you will get the opportunity to talk to tutors about your degree study and future career aspirations, and receive guidance on the most appropriate Undergraduate course to help you achieve this; providing you meet the entry requirements and pass the Foundation Year.

Modules

• Accounting For Business (AAF016-1) Compulsory • Foundations Of Business Communication (BBS003-1) Compulsory • Foundations Of Business Management (BBS013-1) Compulsory • Intercultural Competence In Business (MAR013-1) Compulsory • Law For Business Managers (LAW011-1) Compulsory • Principles Of Marketing (MAR001-1) Compulsory • Economics For Business (AAF036-2) Compulsory • Entrepreneurship And Leadership Of Business Ventures (BSS018-2) Compulsory • Human Resource Management (SHR018-2) Compulsory • Intercultural Management In Business (MAR015-2) Optional • Managerial Accounting And Finance (AAF037-2) Optional • Marketing Planning (MAR002-2) Optional • Sustainable Business Management (BSS017-2) Optional • International Business Management (BSS044-3) Compulsory • Research Methods In Business Practice (BSS057-3) Compulsory • Specialist Project (Business Management) (BSS045-3) Compulsory • Strategy And Change Management (BSS013-3) Compulsory • Digital Business Management (BSS041-3) Optional • Management And Administration Of Operations (BSS042-3) Optional Every effort is made to ensure this information is accurate at the point of publication on the UCAS website. For the most up-to-date information, please refer to our website.

Assessment method

Assessment takes a variety of forms, including essays and reports, portfolios, individual and group presentations (individually assessed), research proposals and exams. Many of the assessments tend to be focused on employability thus tend to be based on real case studies, project work, and other employability focused activities. Most units include elements of individual and group work to reflect the type of work undertaken in business and management. Assessment focuses on tasks that develop vocational skills, underpinned by subject knowledge, requiring higher levels of cognition in the later years of the course. Assessment becomes more nuanced and more demanding in Levels 5 & 6 with the expectation that students will be increasingly able to create their own subject specific knowledge.


How to apply

Application codes

Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Applicants with other qualifications will be considered. If you would like to check that your qualifications will be accepted please contact the university.


Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

For information on the 2024 fees please refer to our website, https://www.beds.ac.uk/howtoapply/money/fees/
Business Management with Foundation Year at University of Bedfordshire - UCAS