Business, Management and Law International Foundation Year

Study Business in the UK

Our Business, Management and Law programme will prepare you for a degree in Business, across a range of areas including Business Economics, Accounting, Law and Marketing and Advertising. Many of the progression degrees include work placements and the opportunity to study abroad, for the same fee as a traditional degree.

Combining academic study with professional experience will give you the skills and confidence you need to succeed in your chosen career.


During your International Foundation Year you will study the following four modules:

This module provides you with intensive English language preparation in all the important skill areas including reading, writing, speaking and listening. Here you can discover the necessary academic study skills relevant to starting a degree programme at Kingston University.

As you progress through the module you will be taught a number of English language skills, including:

  • Sentence structure when writing
  • Scanning content for key information
  • Learning how to construct and deliver presentations.

This module focuses on the role of leadership within a business, which will help you understand some of the strategic and operational challenges faced by management. You will also study marketing and human resource management, and learn how to describe and analyse these important functions.

After studying this module you will have an understanding of the English legal system and the main sources of business law. It also covers the structure of the English legal system including the civil court system, the legal process and the personnel who administer it.

The aim of this module is to develop your knowledge of the core concepts, principles and rules of contract law, consumer protection, the tort of negligence, employment law and intellectual property.

This module provides an understanding of financial accounting in relation to accounting procedures and systems used within the UK.

In covering key concepts of both financial accounting and mathematics, you will learn how to:

  • Maintain financial records
  • Prepare and interpret financial accounts
  • Develop essential numerical skills for financial and accounting calculations

Study plans

IELTS Length Jun-Aug Sept-Dec Jan-Mar Apr-Jun Jun-Aug Sept
4.0 4 terms       Start your degree
4.0 4 terms      
4.5 3 terms      
4.5 3 terms      
   International Foundation Year    English Language Preparation    Vacation

Progression degrees

Once you have successfully completed your International Foundation Year and achieved the required progression grades, you will progress to your chosen degree.

Degree Programmes Award Overall Grade English Grade
Accounting and Finance BSc (Hons) 65% 50%
Business Economics BSc (Hons) 60% 50%
Business Management BSc (Hons) 60% 50%
Digital Business BSc (Hons) 60% 50%
Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management BSc (Hons) 60% 50%
International Business BSc (Hons) 60% 50%
Law LLB (Hons) with professional experience LLB (Hons) 65% 50%
LLB International Law LLB (Hons) 65% 50%
Marketing & Advertising BSc (Hons) 60% 50%
Real Estate Management BSc (Hons) 60% 50%

Faris testimonial

Faris, a student at Kingston International Study Centre

“It's really lively here at the International Study Centre. It's diverse and you get to meet a lot of people. I've got friends from all over the world.”

Faris, Saudi Arabia
International Foundation Year in Business, Management and Law
Progressed to BA Marketing Communications and Advertising

Course facts

Students in the library at Kingston International Study Centre

Entry requirements

English Language: IELTS 4.5 overall (with minimum 5.0 in writing and no other element less than 4.0) or equivalent.

Academic: Good high school graduation grades.

Age: Students are usually at least 17 years old.

View country-specific entry requirements.

Course fees

Read more on our fees page

Term Dates

September 2019
Term 1 – 23/09/2019 to 06/12/2019
Term 2 – 06/01/2020 to 13/03/2020
Term 3 – 30/03/2020 to 05/06/2020
January 2020
Term 1 – 06/01/2020 to 13/03/2020
Term 2 – 30/03/2020 to 05/06/2020
Term 3 – 08/06/2020 to 07/08/2020