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Are you passionate about business? Looking for an alternative route onto a full-time business degree? Southampton Solent’s Business Foundation Year will help you take your first step into higher education, broadening your industry knowledge and enabling you to enrol on a related undergraduate degree programme.
Solent University’s Business Foundation Year is a direct entry point to one of our business-related undergraduate degree programmes, such as marketing, business management or accountancy and finance.
The foundation year is ideal for those who are looking at an alternative route into higher education, or who wish to update or broaden their knowledge before progressing onto a full undergraduate degree.
The course aims to help students develop a strong foundation of business knowledge, alongside academic and transferable skills to ensure they get the most out of their degree-level studies.
Want to build your business knowledge to progress on to a full degree at Solent? The Business Foundation Year will help you build your academic skills, providing you with a platform to pursue a business-related undergraduate degree.
Successful completion of the Business foundation year will provide a pathway to the Accountancy and Finance degree.
Whether you dream of becoming an accountant, investment broker or financial advisor, this full-time degree will help equip you with the skills you’ll need to get your career off to a great start.
This programme aims to help students to take advantage of these graduate jobs by providing them with a solid understanding of the industry, the opportunity to pursue work experience and the chance to engage with specific areas of finance that interest them. Students on the BA (Hons) Accountancy and Finance course study intensively, looking at both national and international markets to ensure a firm understanding of the global economy.
The curriculum itself is partly based around first hand advice and real life examples of working in the industry. Not only does this better prepare students for their working life, it also ensures that staff and students are keeping up to date with the latest developments in this fast moving industry.
Our accrediting institutions can provide students with support and guidance both during and after their degree. This support has helped past students to secure year-long work placements, which every students is given the opportunity to undertake between the second and third years of their degree.
Solent is a place of study for students from all over the world. Learning with colleagues from a wide range of different backgrounds helps to emulate real working practises and brings new points of view to discussions and debates.
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!
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
English language requirements Applicants who do not have English as their first language will be required to demonstrate an approved level of proficiency in the use of the English language. The agreed minimum requirements for this course are: IELTS minimum 5.5 overall with a minimum of 5.0 in each individual component TOEFL IBT minimum 80 with a minimum of 19 in each individual component-TOEFL is only valid for EU students or equivalent. Qualifications are checked before enrolment, and international students must bring their original certificates or certified copies when coming to study at the University. The University also offers a pre-sessional English programme for international students who wish to improve their level of English before starting a degree course. Note to all international students requiring a visa: All international applicants need to be aware that the English language requirements to attend Southampton Solent University, and the English language requirements to obtain a visa from the Home Office, may be different. This means that if you meet the Southampton Solent University language requirement to gain a place on the course, you may still have to meet additional requirements to be granted with a visa by the Home Office. We strongly advise all applicants to visit the Home Office website which outlines all the requirements for a successful visa application and to take a look at this PDF document https://www.solent.ac.uk/international/documents/language-entry-criteria.pdf which outlines both Solent University and Home Office requirements for a number of language tests.
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English language requirements
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|TOEFL (iBT)||71.0||with a minimum of 19 in in each individual component- TOEFL is only valid for EU students|
Fees and funding
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Additional fee information
Bursaries and scholarships Southampton Solent University offers a range of bursaries and scholarships that provide financial assistance or waive fees for tuition or accommodation. Each bursary https://www.solent.ac.uk/finance/grants-bursaries-scholarships/bursaries or scholarship https://www.solent.ac.uk/finance/grants-bursaries-scholarships/scholarships has specific eligibility criteria. Check out our bursaries and scholarships pages to find out more.
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