The Business, Economics, Law and Social Sciences International Foundation Year provides the subject knowledge, language proficiency and study skills you need to progress to degree study at the University of Surrey in a related field.
Academic English Skills Academic English Skills aims to provide you with thorough training in the language and related academic skills which will enable you to best achieve your academic potential at University. These skills include the processes of academic writing, effective and extensive reading strategies, effective participation in seminars and delivery of presentations, and listening to and recording information effectively from lectures. You will also develop the accuracy and range of written and spoken language required to use language effectively and appropriately, with clarity and confidence in an academic context.
Business Studies 1 & 2 You will look at the operational and strategic problems facing business people in the modern market economy. These units will focus on a wide range of issues, such as management and ethical aspects. Economics 1 & 2 These units introduce you to the basics of economics; economic systems, types of goods, the allocation of resources, elasticity, price controls, types of markets, cost and revenue, economies of scale and market failure.
To complete your Foundation Year programme you will also study one of the following elective units: Accounting 1 & 2 These units provide you with a sound foundation in the principles of financial accounting. Learn about ratio analysis, double entry book-keeping, preparation of trial balances, profit and loss statements, depreciation, limited companies, manufacturing accounts and the interpretation of accounts. OR Law 1 & 2 During these units, you will learn about law, the relationship between law, justice and morality; the sources of law, including British and European Union (EU) legislation and the doctrine of precedent; the Civil and Criminal Courts and the role of Judiciary.
Places on Hospitality or Tourism degrees are limited and will be allocated on a case-by-case basis following an interview. Interviews will be conducted by a Senior Lecturer from the School of Management or the ISC Head of Centre during the second semester of your Foundation programme. If you are not offered a place on the Hospitality or Tourism degree you will still be able to progress to other Business and Management degrees, subject to achieving the academic and English progression grades.
Age on entry
You must be 18 on progression to your undergraduate degree at the University
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Last updated October 23, 2017