Birkbeck's BSc Business with Foundation Year provides a perfect route to study for those who do not meet the entry requirements for direct entry to an undergraduate business degree, who do not feel they are quite ready for an undergraduate degree, or who are returning to study after a significant break and need extra help and support. The Foundation Year helps build confidence and provides skills to study successfully at undergraduate level. It also provides you with a strong foundation in the main subject area of business. Upon successful completion of the Foundation Year, you will automatically progress to our three-year, full-time, evening study BSc Business. The BSc focuses on the different functional areas of business and will provide you with a solid foundation for a career in business management. This course is distinctive in its flexibility and it moves from generic business skills early on to more specialist knowledge as the programme progresses. We also offer part-time Foundation Year degrees which allow you to spread out your Foundation Year studies over two years. As the 'Foundation Year' is made up of 120 credits, as a part-time student you can take 60 credits in each of your first and second years before starting the main four-year BSc Business. This means that you can take six years to complete the part-time degree with Foundation Year. Highlights
- Our Foundation Year degrees will fully prepare you for undergraduate study and are ideal if you returning to study after a gap, or if you have not previously studied the relevant subjects, or if you didn't achieve the grades you need for a place on your chosen undergraduate degree.
- Based in the School of Business, Economics and Informatics, the Department of Management is an internationally recognised centre of excellence in teaching, research and consultancy in the broad field of management.
- Our academic staff are active researchers, as well as enthusiastic teachers, and regularly publish cutting-edge articles in the world's leading journals.
- We have particular research strengths in international business and strategy, the management of innovation and entrepreneurship, human resource management, corporate governance, sport management and marketing, as well as financial management and accounting.
- We engage in significant collaborative research and have excellent contacts with many public and private sector organisations, professional bodies and researchers at other academic institutions.
- human resources officer
- management consultant
- corporate investment banker
- marketing executive.
For information about course structure and the modules you will be studying, please visit Birkbeck’s online prospectus.
In-class tests, unseen formal exams, group and individual presentations, written essays and a research project/dissertation.
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available
If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English, our usual requirement is the equivalent of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Test) score of 6.5, with not less than 6.0 in each of the sub-tests. We also accept other English language tests.
We welcome applicants without traditional entry qualifications as we base decisions on our own assessment of qualifications, knowledge and previous work experience. We may waive formal entry requirements based on judgement of academic potential.
Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course
Additional entry requirements
Institutions Own Test (IOT)
Applicants who do not hold grade C or grade 4 GCSE-level English and mathematics may be required to carry out a skills audit at a selection evening, which comprises English and mathematics. This audit assesses an applicant’s potential to cope with, and benefit from, a particular programme of study.
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Fees and funding
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