Foundation Certificate in Business, Hospitality, Tourism and Social Sciences

The foundation course in business, hospitality, tourism and social sciences is designed to prepare international students for a range of undergraduate degrees at the University of Brighton which fall within these subject groups.

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Through a combination of English language support, academic skills classes and specific subject modules, this preparation course will ensure that you are well prepared for university-level study in the UK.

 

Students who specialise in business, hospitality or tourism will have the option of progressing to the International Year One in Business at the International College before moving on to year 2 of an undergraduate degree at the University of Brighton, or progressing directly to year 1 of a degree at the university.

The University of Brighton is ranked 12th in the UK for undergraduate Hospitality, Leisure, Recreation and Tourism degrees. The Times / Sunday Times University Guide 2015

 

Core modules

  • Language for Study 2
  • Language for Study 3
  • Skills for Study 1
  • Skills for Study 2
  • Skills for Study 3
  • Economics in an International Context
  • Introduction to Social Sciences
  • Statistics for the Social Sciences

Business, hospitality and tourism pathway modules

  • Business and the Business Environment
  • Business Enterprise

Social sciences pathway modules

  • Introduction to Legal Principles and Systems
  • The Individual, State and Society

The modules above apply to students on a two-term foundation course. Students who choose a longer course will study additional English language modules.

Business, Hospitality and Tourism pathway

BSc (Hons) Accounting and Finance
BSc (Hons) Business
BSc (Hons) Business Management
BSc (Hons) Business Management with Economics
BSc (Hons) Business Management with Finance

BSc (Hons) Business Management with Human Resource Management
BSc (Hons) Business Management with Marketing
BSc (Hons) Business with Economics
BSc (Hons) Business with Finance
BSc (Hons) Business with Human Resource Management
BSc (Hons) Business with Marketing
BSc (Hons) Finance and Investment
BSc (Hons) International Business
BA (Hons) International Event Management#
BA (Hons) International Hospitality Management#
BA (Hons) International Tourism Management#
LLB (Hons) Law with Business
LLB (Hons) Law with Criminology
BSc (Hons) Marketing
BSc (Hons) Marketing Management
BA (Hons) Retail Management#
BA (Hons) Retail Marketing#

Social Sciences pathway

BSc (Hons) Applied Psychology*
BA (Hons) Applied Psychology and Criminology*
BA (Hons) Applied Psychology and Sociology*
BA (Hons) Criminology
BA (Hons) Criminology and Sociology*
BA (Hons) Early Childhood Education and Care
BA (Hons) Education
BA (Hons) Geography
BSc (Hons) Geography
BA (Hons) Journalism §
BA (Hons) Politics*
BA (Hons) Social Science*
BSc (Hons) Social Policy and Practice
BA (Hons) Sociology
BSc (Hons) Sport Business Management#
BA (Hons) Sport Studies#
BA (Hons) Sport Journalism§

*Courses are delivered on the University of Brighton’s Falmer Campus.
§Courses are delivered on the University of Brighton’s Hastings Campus.
#Courses are delivered on the University of Brighton’s Eastbourne Campus.

Start date

We have various start dates throughout the year. See our term dates page or your specific course term dates for details.

Course length

Course length varies from 2 – 4 terms.

Academic entry requirements

Successful completion of minimum 11 years of education.
For some countries we require completion of 12 years of education.

English language entry requirements

You will need to show proof of your English language ability by taking an IELTS (International English Language Testing System) exam.

Academic and language support

UK universities demand a very high level of English from all international students. Students at the University of Brighton International College receive academic and language support throughout their university preparation course to help improve their English and academic skills.

 

Foundation Certificate in Business, Hospitality, Tourism and Social Sciences – Spring 2016

Current English language level* Enrolment start date Course length
5.5 with no less than 4.5 in any skill 15 February 2016 2 terms

 

Foundation Certificate in Business, Hospitality, Tourism and Social Sciences – Summer 2016

Current English language level* Enrolment start date Course length
5.5 with no less than 4.5 in any skill 16 May 2016 2 terms
5.0 with no less than 4.0 in any skill 11 July 2016 2.5 terms
4.5 with no less than 4.0 in any skill 31 May 2016 3 terms
4.5 with no less than 4.0 in any skill 11 July 2016 3.5 terms
5.0 with no less than 4.0 in any skill 11 July 2016 3.5 terms
4.0 with no less than 4.0 in any skill 31 May 2016 4 terms
4.5 with no less than 4.0 in any skill 31 May 2016 4 terms

* All scores are IELTS.

 

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