International Foundation in Business, Finance, Economics and Marketing

General

Program Description

Prepare for direct entry to Year 2 of an undergraduate degree in a wide range of subjects including Accounting, Business, Economics, Finance, Management and Marketing at the University of Stirling.

With this pathway, you'll also have the opportunity to progress to one of seven other leading Scottish universities - if you choose this option, you may progress to Year 1 or Year 2 of your degree, depending on the university you choose.

Course features

  • A specialist programme helping you to develop the knowledge and skills for your chosen degree.
  • Study academic modules that reflect the first year of your chosen degree.
  • Guaranteed university placement for all successful students - find out more about our money back guarantee.
  • Our class sizes are smaller than you’ll typically experience at university – so you'll have more time with your teachers.
  • You will have university-style lessons for subject-based modules, to help you adapt to the studying in the UK.
  • Guidance with your university application, ensuring you choose the best degree for you.

Key course facts

  • Course length: 3-4 Terms
  • Start dates: 2018: September; 2019: January, June, September; 2020: January
  • Fees: From £15,075
  • Class hours: 21 hours per week on average
  • Class size: 16
  • Class duration:
    • English classes per week: 6 hours
    • Subject module classes per week: 15 hours
    • Average total per week: 21 hours

Classes are held Monday to Friday between 9.00am-5.30pm, excluding bank holidays.

  • Award: Certificate of Higher Education (SCQF Level 7) from the University of Stirling.
  • Course options:
    • Standard (3-term, 9-month programme)
    • Extended (Contains an additional term(s) of English language.)

Entry requirements

Standard

  • Academic requirements: Completion of 12 years of schooling (or the local equivalent to meet the same standard) with good grades.
  • English language requirements: IELTS 5.0 (with a minimum of 4.5 in all subskills) or equivalent.
  • Entry requirements additional information: If you're intending to progress to the University of Stirling, you may qualify for entry to our Integrated Programme.
  • Age requirements: 16 years and above. All students commencing courses for the September start date must be 16 years old by 01 September of that calendar year. For the June intake of the Extended Foundation, students must be 16 before registering at the center. For all other start dates, students must be 16 years old by 01 September of the preceding calendar year, therefore they must have turned 17 before 01 September of the year they progress to university.

Extended

  • Academic requirements: Completion of 12 years of schooling (or the local equivalent to meet the same standard) with good grades.
  • English language requirements: IELTS 4.5 (with a minimum of 4.0 in all subskills) or equivalent.
  • Entry requirements additional information: If you're intending to progress to the University of Stirling, you may qualify for entry to our Integrated Programme.
  • Age requirements: 16 years and above. All students commencing courses for the September start date must be 16 years old by 01 September of that calendar year. For the June intake of the Extended Foundation, students must be 16 before registering at the center. For all other start dates, students must be 16 years old by 01 September of the preceding calendar year, therefore they must have turned 17 before 01 September of the year they progress to university.


*Please note that the prices for courses due to commence in the academic year 2019 – 2020 have not yet been confirmed. The prices that are shown for the current academic year of 2018 – 2019 will be subject to an increase of up to a maximum of 4%. As soon as the prices for 2019 – 2020 are confirmed they will be updated so please continue to check here for the most up to date information*.

Last updated September 2018

About the School

Often described as one of the most beautiful campuses in the UK, the University of Stirling campus is unique. Set within a 330-acre estate with its own loch and castle, surrounded by the beautiful Sco ... Read More

Often described as one of the most beautiful campuses in the UK, the University of Stirling campus is unique. Set within a 330-acre estate with its own loch and castle, surrounded by the beautiful Scottish countryside. This creates a relaxed, peaceful atmosphere. And with 11,000 students, you'll feel a big part of the community there. You'll find the INTO Centre at the heart of campus, just minutes away from the main University of Stirling library, sports centre and Students’ Union. Read less