Our BA/BSc (Hons) Business and Management (with Integrated International Foundation Year and Professional Practice Year) is a five year degree programme, specifically designed to provide international students with the English language and creative skills before they embark on year one of a degree. Your fourth academic year would then include a year in industry placement. Make an impact on global business organisations with the practical skills, industry experience and entrepreneurial spirit you'll gain on our BA/BSc Business and Management degree course. Our course, taught at the Business School for the Creative Industries, aims to make you a world-leading creative professional in a sector that is undergoing substantial growth. Each unit of the course will prepare you for a range of career opportunities in the creative business sector, and you'll have the opportunity to specialise in one of five industry areas - Fashion, Games, Music, Cosmetics and Beauty or Lifestyle. In Year 1, you’ll be introduced to the fundamentals of marketing, finance and accounting, and learn about project and operations management. You’ll also understand the importance of management and organisation behaviours, and learn about launching your own enterprise. As well as developing knowledge and skills in e-commerce, you’ll gain an understanding of law within the creative industries in your second year, as well as international business practice. You’ll develop your own business management style and ideally undertake a work placement. In your final year, you will learn about business strategy, conduct thorough research and gain a deep understanding of sustainability and business ethics. You’ll complete your studies with your final project, which will either evolve from your experience working for an organisation or can be delivered as a business plan or consultancy project. Related courses
- BA/BSc (Hons) Arts & Cultural Management (with Integrated International Foundation Year and Professional Practice Year)
- BA/BSc (Hons) Events & Festivals Management (with Integrated International Foundation Year and Professional Practice Year)
- BA/BSc (Hons) Fashion & Business Management (with Integrated International Foundation Year and Professional Practice Year)
- BA/BSc (Hons) Music & Business Management (with Integrated International Foundation Year and Professional Practice Year)
For our students coming from a non-UK educational background, UCA has an Integrated International Foundation Year to bring students from around the world to one hub of creativity. This is based at UCA Epsom and delivered by UCAIC. This year of preparatory study is designed to give you the skills you’ll need to start your degree in the best possible way – with confidence, solid knowledge of creative practice, study skills and the English speaking and writing skills you’ll need to succeed. You’ll explore a range of creative techniques and develop your portfolio, with your chosen subject in mind. We’ll work with you throughout the year to ensure you’re on the right track and give you the tools to achieve your highest potential on your degree. If you opt to complete a professional practice year, this will take place in year three. You will undertake a placement within the creative industries to further develop your skills and CV. While on your Professional Practice Year, you will be required to pay a reduced tuition fee for that year. This fee will be determined using government funding regulations. Based on current regulations, we expect this to be a maximum of 20% of the tuition fee rate that you are charged for your second year of study. You will also incur additional travel and accommodation costs during this year. The University will provide you with further advice and guidance about this as you approach your Professional Practice Year.
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.
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You have the option to study your integrated international year at UCA Epsom or UCA Farnham. We‘ll ask you confirm your preferred campus once we’ve received your application. The integrated international foundation year at Epsom is delivered by staff from the UCA International College. The integrated international foundation year at Farnham is delivered by UCA staff. Regardless of the campus you select, you will then progress onto your main course at UCA Epsom at the end of your integrated international foundation year.
For further information on how to apply to UCA: https://www.uca.ac.uk/study-at-uca/applying-to-uca/
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Additional entry requirements
An audition/portfolio review is not required for this course.
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6||Listening 5.5, Reading 5.5, Speaking 5.5, Writing 5.5|
We require evidence of your English language ability to meet the requirements for your course. If you're a Home student and studied in the UK, we require GCSE English at a minimum grade C/4 (or Functional Skills English/Key Skills Communication Level 2). If you’re an EU student and studied a European qualification, we may accept the English Language score from your main qualification - please review your country from the list on our website to see whether we will accept it: https://www.uca.ac.uk/international-study/equivalent-qualifications/ If your qualification is not on this list, we accept the following English language qualifications: IELTS (overall score 6.0), TOEFL ibt (overall score 88), PEARSON PTE Academic (overall 55), Cambridge Proficiency Exam (overall score 169), Cambridge Advanced Exam (overall score 169). If you need a Tier 4 student visa to study in the UK, you will need to take an IELTS test, and achieve an overall score of 6.0 and a minimum score of 5.5 for each element (Listening, Reading, Speaking, Writing).
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250*||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250*||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£16950*||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.
Additional fee information
At UCA we have a number of scholarships and fee discounts available to assist you with the cost of your studies. Further details can be found via our Scholarships page: https://www.uca.ac.uk/study-at-uca/scholarships/ and our Financial Support page: https://www.uca.ac.uk/study-at-uca/fees-finance/financial-support/
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