Foundation Certificate for Business, Law and Social Sciences

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Foundation Certificate for Business, Law and Social Sciences:

Getting an education in one of the fields of Business, Law or Social Science is a great way to develop a broad and widely applicable set of skills, and gain a strong understanding of how societies organise and function. On this course, you will gain the academic tools you’ll need to succeed at university, and to go on to start a successful career.

On completion they can seek career opportunity in various fields such as:

  • Business Manager
  • Criminologist
  • Economist
  • Financial Trader
  • Journalist
  • Lawyer
  • Property Developer

Personal development activities

Culture and activities We’ll help you have a hugely beneficial cultural and social experience, as well as encourage you to explore different activities, crafts and more. You might learn about the local history and culture, or develop your wider subject knowledge and understanding of related industries.

Digital and employability skills

Outside of your academic learning, you’ll also be taught skills that will be useful at university and later in life. You'll receive help in making the most of your creativity, improving your communication and developing your digital skills. We’ll also help you build a CV, portfolio and online profile to empower you after you graduate.

Social network

Forming a strong social network can be very beneficial, even if it’s just to discuss and debate ideas. Not only will you get to know your classmates, you’ll also have opportunities to join professional bodies, and network with students and industry professionals: something that can be really helpful when you go on to start a career.

All students study these modules to gain a solid base of skills:

Modules for 2 terms

  • English for Academic Purposes
  • Extended Project

You’ll also take 3 of the following modules that best fit your degree and career goals (for progression to some degrees, the University will require you to take particular modules):

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Mathematics
  • People, Culture and Society
  • Statistics

Modules for 2.5 and 3 terms

You’ll also study these modules if your English level is below UKVI IELTS 5.5:

  • English for Academic Study 3
  • Independent and Collaborative Study
  • Reading and Writing 3
  • Speaking and Listening 3

Or if you have at least UKVI IELTS 5.5, or do not need to take an IELTS test, you’ll study these modules:

  • Critical Reading, Writing and Reasoning for Higher Education
  • Independent and Collaborative Study
  • Preparatory Statistics
  • UK Society and Culture

Modules for 3.5 and 4 terms

  • English for Academic Study 2
  • Reading and Writing 2
  • Speaking and Listening 2
  • Study Skills Preparation

This course leads to the following degrees:

  • BSc (Hons) Accounting
  • BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance
  • BA (Hons) Accounting and Management

Additional entry requirements

Academic Entry Requirements: Good high school grades or equivalent, with relevant subjects. English language: For 2 terms: UKVI IELTS score is 5.5 (no less than 4.5 in any skill); For 2.5 terms: UKVI IELTS score is 5.0 (no less than 4.0 in any skill); For 3 terms : UKVI IELTS 4.5 (no less than 4.0 in any skill) For 3.5 and 4 terms: UKVI IELTS score is 4.0 in all skills.

Course info
Start Date: Sun 01st September 2019
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Bristol, BS16 1QY


10.5 months, 12 months, 6 months + 2 more


Full time


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From: £12,590

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