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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 provide 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.
Our Foundation Year programmes 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.
Upon successful completion of the Foundation Year, you will automatically progress to our three-year, full-time evening study BSc Business.
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.
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
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
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This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
If you are an EU or International student and you are interested in this programme, please contact our International Team for advice and guidance.
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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.
Applicants will normally be expected to have grade C or new grade 4 in GCSE-level English and mathematics. Applicants who do not hold this level of qualification 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.
Alternative entry routes
The Certificate of Higher Education in Management offers an entry route, with exemption of up to 90 credits of the degree if you successfully complete designated modules to an appropriate standard, although you will still need to complete modules from the first year of the degree programme that are not covered by the certificate.
Fees and funding
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|EU||£9,250 *||Year 1|
|International||£13,675 *||Year 1|
|England||£9,250 *||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250 *||Year 1|
|Scotland||£9,250 *||Year 1|
|Wales||£9,250 *||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.