International Foundation in Business, Finance, Economics and Marketing

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International Foundation in Business, Finance, Economics and Marketing:

The International Foundation prepares you for direct entry to Year 2 of your Scottish undergraduate degree. You'll focus on developing your academic and undergraduate research skills, as well as improving your English language abilities. During the programme you'll cover everything you need in order to progress successfully to your degree programme, providing you meet your progression requirements.

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 our affiliate partner universities in Scotland. 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.
  • 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.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed in each module both formally and informally. Assessment is designed to help you build on your success and meet the requirements for entry to your degree. Marks from the International Foundation programme do not count towards the final degree, but they help the University assess your abilities in your chosen field of study. You will be assessed by a combination of examinations and coursework.

Award:Certificate of Higher Education (SCQF Level 7) from the University of Stirling.

What will I study?

Core Modules:

  • Core Mathematics and Statistics
  • English Language for Academic Purposes
  • ICT, Research and Study Skills
  • Introduction to British Culture and Society

Specialist Modules:

  • Economics
  • Introduction to Business
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Principles of Accounting
  • Principles of Computing
  • Understanding Media

Additional entry requirements

Academic requirements: Completion of 12 years of schooling (or local equivalent to meet the same standard) with good grades. Age requirements: 17 years and above; All students commencing courses for the September start date must be 17 years old by 01 September of that calendar year. For the June intake of the Extended Foundation, students must be 17 before registering at the Centre. For all other start dates, students must be 17 years old by 01 September of the preceding calendar year, therefore they must have turned 18 before 01 September of the year they progress to university.

Awarding body

University of Stirling

Course info


Start Date: Mon 23rd September 2019
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Stirling, FK9 4LA


1 year, 9 months


Full time


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From: £15,650

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