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BUSINESS WITH FOUNDATION YEAR (BSC)

Birkbeck, University of London

  • October, 2020 Start Date

  • 4 years Duration

  • Full Time Study Mode

  • £34075.00 Course Fee

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Course Description

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. 

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...

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Course Content

For the Foundation Year, you take the 30-credit Level 3 module Fundamentals of Study: Learning through the Global City, and six Level 4 modules worth 15 credits each.

If you successfully complete these modules, you will automatically advance on to the three-year, full-time evening study BSc Business. 

FOUNDATION YEAR CORE MODULES

  • Fundamentals of Study: Learning through the Global City
  • Leadership and Team Building
  • Managing Change
  • Mathematics for Business
  • Strategy and Business Planning
  • The Modern British Economy
  • Understanding Organisations

For the Foundation Year, you take the 30-credit Level 3 module Fundamentals of Study: Learning through the Global City, and six Level 4 modules worth 15 credits each. If you successfully complete these modules, you will automatically advance on to the three-year, full-time evening study BSc Business.  FOUNDATION YEAR CORE...

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Available Dates

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Birkbeck, University of London

Full Time, 4 years

October, 2020

£34075.00

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Entry Requirements

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.

UCAS TARIFF POINTS

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The UCAS tariff score is applicable to you if you have recently studied a qualification that has a UCAS tariff equivalence. UCAS provides a tariff calculator for you to work out what your qualification is worth within the UCAS tariff.

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.

INTERNATIONAL ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

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.

If you don’t meet the minimum IELTS requirement, we offer pre-sessional English courses, foundation programmes and language support services to help you improve your English language skills and get your place at Birkbeck.

Visit the International section of our website to find out more about our English language entry requirements and relevant requirements by country.

VISA REQUIREMENTS

If you are not from the European Economic Area (EEA) and/or Switzerland and you are coming to study in the UK, you may need to apply for a visa.

The visa you apply for varies according to the length of your course:

  • Courses of more than six months' duration.
  • Courses of less than six months' duration.
  • Pre-sessional English language courses.

International students who require a Tier 4 visa should apply for our full-time courses (with the exception of modular enrolment certificates of higher education and graduate certificates), as these qualify for Tier 4 sponsorship. If you are living in the UK on a Tier 4 visa, you will not be eligible to enrol as a student on Birkbeck's part-time courses (with the exception of some modules).

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...

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Assessment Methods

Assessment is an integral part of your university studies and usually consists of a combination of coursework and examinations, although this will vary from course to course - on some of our courses, assessment is entirely by coursework. The methods of assessment on this course are specified below under 'Methods of assessment on this course'. You will need to allow time to complete coursework and prepare for exams.

Where a course has unseen written examinations, these may be held termly, but, on the majority of our courses, exams are usually taken in the Summer term, during May to June. Exams may be held at other times of the year as well. In most cases, exams are held during the day on a weekday - if you have daytime commitments, you will need to make arrangements for daytime attendance - but some exams are held in the evening. Exam timetables are published online.

Assessment is an integral part of your university studies and usually consists of a combination of coursework and examinations, although this will vary from course to course - on some of our courses, assessment is entirely by coursework. The methods of assessment on this course are specified below under 'Methods of assessment on this course'. You will need to allow time to complete...

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