Business Studies with Foundation Year at University of Leeds - UCAS

Course summary

If you would like to study for a degree in accounting and finance, banking and finance, business management with marketing, human resource management, economics, international business, management, international business and finance or international business and marketing at university, but don’t currently meet the typical entry requirements for direct entry to a degree, then this extended degree is for you (subject to meeting our additional entry criteria). The foundation year will give you an understanding of the key aspects of business studies. You’ll study a range of subjects, including innovation and enterprise, marketing and organisational behaviour, as well as specialist modules depending on your choice of pathway. On successful completion of the foundation year, and subject to meeting the specific requirements for progression, you’ll continue to year two of your chosen degree course at Leeds University Business School. The foundation year course is designed specifically for students from a widening participation background, and therefore does not accept students with previous higher education experience, including other foundation years. The foundation year is taught by the Lifelong Learning Centre. The Lifelong Learning Centre provides a supportive environment to help you make the transition to degree-level study. We’ll work with you during your foundation year to provide guidance and help to identify the degree pathway most appropriate for you.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Grade C/4 or above in GCSE English and maths, or equivalent. Applicants interested in following the Accounting and Finance, Banking and Finance or Economics pathway will need GCSE maths at grade B/6 or above (or equivalent). Applicants interested in following the Business Management with Marketing pathway will need grade B/6 or above in GCSE English and GCSE maths at grade C/4. Applicants interested in following the International Business and Finance pathway will need grade C/4 in GCSE English and GCSE maths at grade B/6. Applicants interested in following the International Business and Marketing pathway require grade B/6 in GCSE English and GCSE maths grade C/4. Applicants must live permanently in the UK and meet at least one of the following additional entry criteria: * Your permanent address is in a neighbourhood with low progression to higher education. * You attended a school which achieved less than the national average of 5 A*- C passes at GCSE. * You grew up in public care. We actively encourage applications from mature students. Further consideration will be given to the life experience of mature applicants and the circumstances in which they gained prior qualifications. Please mention on your personal statement the area you want to progress to.

Student Outcomes

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
Go onto work and study

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Business Studies with Foundation Year at University of Leeds - UCAS