International Foundation in Business, Economics, Society and Culture

Introduction

Overview

Preparing students for direct entry to Year 1 of an undergraduate degree in a range of subjects ranging from Accounting and Finance to History of Art at UEA.

On campus and online study options
This program is available to study either on campus or online – giving students the flexibility to choose what’s best for them.

If your student starts online, they’ll have the opportunity to transfer to an on-campus program the following term. They’ll need to meet any visa requirements and demonstrate good attendance and performance during their studies online.

If your student applies for an Online Extended program, they’ll be offered an Online Academic English plus online or on-campus academic pathway study plan.

Key information

  • Demonstrate entrepreneurial talent by making real profits with real money.
  • Produce and direct a TV commercial.
  • Create a marketing strategy for a local heritage venue.
  • Take part in lively debates about topics of national interest such as election results and immigration.

Fast facts

Class duration

  • English classes per week: 6-8 hours
  • Subject module classes per week: 12 hours + 1 hour helpdesk
  • Average total per week: 20 hours

Classes are held Monday to Friday between 8.30am-6.30pm, excluding bank holidays.

Class Size

Maximum class size for English language teaching 17

Award

International Foundation Certificate (RQF Level 3) from UEA.

Teaching

Teaching methods

  • Lectures.
  • Seminars.
  • Workshops.
  • Group projects and presentations.
  • Practical exercises.

Why University of East Anglia?

  • Many degrees available with an optional year in industry or year abroad.
  • Progress to a degree with accreditation from relevant professional bodies.
  • Top 20 in the UK for Accounting and Finance, Business Studies, and Economics (The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020).

Student success

94% Passed
94% Eligible

Take a look at our student progression results in International Foundation in Business and Administrative Studies areas in 2018-19.

Passed: % of those who completed their pathway

Eligible: % eligible to progress to the University of East Anglia of those who passed

Start Dates September January
Program length 3 Terms

Entry requirements

Age requirement

16

Academic requirements

Completion of 12 years of schooling (or the local equivalent to meet the same standard) with good grades.

English language entry requirements

3 Terms: IELTS 5.0 (with a minimum of 5.0 in Writing and Reading and 4.5 in all other subskills) or equivalent.

Dates & fees

September 2022 start
(3 Terms)

Mon 26 September 2022 - Fri 16 December 2022
Mon 9 January 2023 - Fri 24 March 2023
Mon 10 April 2023 - Fri 2 June 2023


January 2023 start
(3 Terms)

Mon 9 January 2023 - Fri 31 March 2023
Tue 11 April 2023 - Fri 30 June 2023
Mon 10 July 2023 - Fri 25 August 2023


Modules

A total of 120 credits must be earnt to successfully complete the pathway programme.

Term 1 modules

Credit value

Academic English and Study Skills

40 Credits

Economics

10 Credits

Foundation Mathematics

20 Credits

Introduction to Business

10 Credits

Professional and Communication Skills

20 Credits

Society and Culture

20 Credits

Progression

P
 =  Placement option available
A
 =  Study abroad option available

Degree subject

Final level %

English level %

Additional requirements

Accounting and Finance with a Year Abroad-BSc (Hons)

A

65%

65%

Minimum 50% in all modules. Minimum English 55% in all components


Accounting and Finance with a Year in Industry-BSc (Hons)

P

65%

65%

Minimum 50% in all modules. Minimum English 55% in all components.


Accounting and Finance-BSc (Hons)

65%

60%

Minimum 50% in all modules. Minimum English 55% in all components.


Accounting and Management with a Year Abroad-BSc (Hons)

A

65%

65%

Minimum 50% in all modules. Minimum English 55% in all components


Accounting and Management with a Year in Industry-BSc (Hons)

P

65%

65%

Minimum 50% in all modules. Minimum English 55% in all components.


Accounting and Management-BSc (Hons)

65%

65%

Minimum 50% in all modules. Minimum English 55% in all components.


American History-BA (Hons)

A

60%

65%

Minimum English 55% in all components. Minimum grade of 55% in Society and Culture module


American Studies with a Year Abroad-BA (Hons)

A

60%

65%

Minimum English 55% in all components. Minimum grade of 55% in Society and Culture module.


American Studies-BA (Hons)

A

60%

65%

Minimum English 55% in all components. Minimum grade of 55% in Society and Culture module.


Archaeology, Anthropology and Art History-BA (Hons)

60%

65%

Minimum English 55% in all components. Minimum grade of 55% in Society and Culture module.


Business Analytics and Management with a Year Abroad-BSc (Hons)

A

65%

65%

Minimum 50% in all modules. Minimum English 55% in all components.


Business Analytics and Management with a Year in Industry-BSc (Hons)

P

65%

65%

Minimum 50% in all modules. Minimum English 55% in all components.


Business Analytics and Management-BSc (Hons)

65%

65%

Minimum 50% in all modules. Minimum English 55% in all components.


Business Economics with a Placement Year-BSc (Hons)

P

60%

60%

Minimum of 50% in all modules. 55% in each English component.


Business Economics with a Year Abroad-BSc (Hons)

A

60%

60%

Minimum of 50% in all modules. 55% in each English component.


Business Economics-BSc (Hons)

60%

60%

Minimum of 50% in all modules. 55% in each English component.


Business Finance and Economics with a Placement Year-BSc (Hons)

P

60%

60%

Minimum of 50% in all modules. 55% in each English component.


Business Finance and Economics with a Year Abroad-BSc (Hons)

A

60%

60%

Minimum of 50% in all modules. 55% in each English component.


Business Finance and Economics-BSc (Hons)

60%

60%

Minimum of 50% in all modules. 55% in each English component.


Business Finance and Management with a Year Abroad-BSc (Hons)

A

65%

65%

Minimum 50% in all modules. Minimum English 55% in all components


Business Finance and Management with a Year in Industry-BSc (Hons)

P

65%

65%

Minimum 50% in all modules. Minimum English 55% in all components.


Business Finance and Management-BSc (Hons)

65%

65%

Minimum 50% in all modules. Minimum English 55% in all components.


Business Information Systems with a Year in Industry-BSc (Hons)

P

60%

65%

Minimum English 55% in all components.


Business Information Systems-BSc (Hons)

60%

60%

Minimum English 55% in all components.


Business Management with a Year Abroad-BA (Hons)

A

65%

65%

Minimum 50% in all modules. Minimum English 55% in all components


Business Management with a Year in Industry-BA (Hons)

P

65%

65%

Minimum 50% in all modules. Minimum English 55% in all components.


Business Management-BA (Hons)

65%

60%

Minimum 50% in all modules. Minimum English 55% in all components.


Business and Human Resource Management with a Year Abroad-BA (Hons)

A

65%

65%

Minimum 50% in all modules. Minimum English 55% in all components.


Business and Human Resource Management with a Year in Industry-BA (Hons)

P

65%

65%

Minimum 50% in all modules. Minimum English 55% in all components.


Business and Human Resource Management-BA (Hons)

65%

65%

Minimum 50% in all modules. Minimum English 55% in all components.


Cognitive Psychology with a Year Abroad-BSc (Hons)

A

60%

65%

Minimum English 55% in all components. Foundation Mathematics 60% or Mathematics (FPE/FMA) 50% or Numerical & Analytical Skills 50%.


Cognitive Psychology-BSc (Hons)

60%

60%

Minimum English 55% in all components. Foundation Mathematics 60% or Mathematics (FPE/FMA) 50% or Numerical & Analytical Skills 50%.


Cognitive Psychology-MSci

70%

65%

Mathematics 65%. Minimum English 60% in all components.


Computer Systems Engineering with a Year in Industry-BEng (Hons)

P

50%

65%

Foundation Mathematics 60% and Foundation Economics 50%. Minimum English 55% in all components.


Computer Systems Engineering-BEng (Hons)

50%

60%

Foundation Mathematics 60% and Foundation Economics 50%. Minimum English 55% in all components.


Computing Science with a Year in Industry-BSc (Hons)

P

50%

65%

Foundation Mathematics 60% and Foundation Economics 50%. Minimum English 55% in all components.


Computing Science-BSc (Hons)

50%

60%

Foundation Mathematics 60% and Foundation Economics 50%. Minimum English 55% in all components.


Computing Science-MComp

A

60%

65%

Foundation Mathematics 65% and Foundation Economics 60%. Minimum English 55% in all components.


Computing and Creative Technologies with a Year in Industry-BSc

P

50%

60%

Minimum 60% in Foundation Maths and 50% in Economics. Minimum 55% in all English components


Computing and Creative Technologies-BSc

50%

60%

Minimum 60% in Foundation Maths and 50% in Economics. Minimum 55% in all English components


Creative Writing and Literature-BA (Hons)

60%

65%

Successful submission of a portfolio of seven pages of the applicant's creative writing (poetry, prose, or scriptwriting). Minimum of 55% in Society and Culture module. Minimum of 55% in all English components.


Developmental Psychology with a Year Abroad-BSc (Hons)

A

60%

65%

Minimum English 55% in all components. Foundation Mathematics 60% or Mathematics (FPE/FMA) 50% or Numerical & Analytical Skills 50%.


Developmental Psychology-BSc (Hons)

60%

60%

Minimum English 55% in all components. Foundation Mathematics 60% or Mathematics (FPE/FMA) 50% or Numerical & Analytical Skills 50%.


Developmental Psychology-MSci

70%

65%

Mathematics 65%. Minimum English 60% in all components.


Drama-BA (Hons)

60%

65%

Minimum English 55% in all components. Minimum grade of 55% in Society and Culture module. Successful audition required.


Economics and Finance-BSc (Hons)

60%

60%

Minimum of 50% in all modules. 55% in each English component.


Economics with Accountancy with a Placement Year-BSc (Hons)

P

60%

60%

Minimum of 50% in all modules. 55% in each English component.


Economics with Accountancy with a Year Abroad-BSc (Hons)

A

60%

60%

Minimum of 50% in all modules. 55% in each English component.


Economics with Accountancy-BSc (Hons)

60%

60%

Minimum of 50% in all modules. 55% in each English component.


Economics with a Placement Year-BSc (Hons)

P

60%

60%

Minimum of 50% in all modules. 55% in each English component.


Economics with a Year Abroad-BSc (Hons)

A

60%

60%

Minimum of 50% in all modules. 55% in each English component.


Economics-BSc (Hons)

60%

60%

Minimum of 50% in all modules. 55% in each English component.


Education with a Year Abroad-BA (Hons)

A

55%

65%

Minimum English 60% in all components.


Education-BA (Hons)

A

55%

60%

Minimum English 55% in all components.


English Literature with Creative Writing-BA (Hons)

60%

65%

Minimum English 55% in all components. Minimum grade of 55% in Society and Culture module. Successful submission of a portfolio of five pages of the applicant's creative writing (poetry, prose, or scriptwriting).


English Literature-BA (Hons)

60%

65%

Minimum English 55% in all components. Minimum grade of 55% in Society and Culture module.


Film and Television Production-BA (Hons)

60%

65%

Minimum English 55% in all components. Minimum grade of 55% in Society and Culture module.


Film and Television Studies-BA (Hons)

60%

60%

Minimum English 55% in all components. Minimum grade of 55% in Society and Culture module.


Geography and International Development with a Year Abroad-BA (Hons)

A

60%

65%

Minimum English 55% in all components. Foundation Mathematics 60% or Mathematics (FPE/FMA) 50% or Numerical & Analytical Skills 50%.


Geography and International Development-BA (Hons)

60%

65%

Minimum English 55% in all components. Foundation Mathematics 60% or Mathematics (FPE/FMA) 50% or Numerical & Analytical Skills 50%.


Geography-BA (Hons)

60%

65%

Minimum English 55% in all components.


History and Film Studies-BA (Hons)

60%

65%

Minimum English 55% in all components. Minimum grade of 55% in Society and Culture module.


History and Politics-BA (Hons)

60%

60%

Minimum English 55% in all components. Minimum grade of 55% in Society and Culture module.


History of Art with Gallery and Museum Studies-BA (Hons)

60%

65%

Minimum English 55% in all components. Minimum grade of 55% in Society and Culture module.


History of Art-BA (Hons)

60%

65%

Minimum English 55% in all components. Minimum grade of 55% in Society and Culture module.


History-BA (Hons)

60%

65%

Minimum English 55% in all components. Minimum grade of 55% in Society and Culture module.


Intercultural Communication with Business Management-BA (Hons)

55%

60%

Minimum English 55% in all components.


International Business Management with a Year Abroad-BA (Hons)

A

65%

65%

Minimum 50% in all modules. Minimum English 55% in all components.


International Business Management with a Year in Industry-BA (Hons)

P

65%

65%

Minimum 50% in all modules. Minimum English 55% in all components.


International Business Management-BA (Hons)

65%

65%

Minimum 50% in all modules. Minimum English 55% in all components.


International Development Management with a Placement Year-BA (Hons)

P

60%

65%

Minimum English 55% in all components. Foundation Mathematics 60% or Mathematics (FPE/FMA) 50% or Numerical & Analytical Skills 50%.


International Development Management with a Year Abroad-BA (Hons)

A

60%

65%

Minimum English 55% in all components. Foundation Mathematics 60% or Mathematics (FPE/FMA) 50% or Numerical & Analytical Skills 50%.


International Development Management-BA (Hons)

60%

65%

Minimum English 55% in all components. Foundation Mathematics 60% or Mathematics (FPE/FMA) 50% or Numerical & Analytical Skills 50%.


International Development and the Environment with Overseas Placement-BSc (Hons)

P

60%

65%

Minimum English 55% in all components. Foundation Mathematics 60% or Mathematics (FPE/FMA) 50% or Numerical & Analytical Skills 50%.


International Development and the Environment with a Year Abroad-BSc (Hons)

A

60%

65%

Minimum English 55% in all components. Foundation Mathematics 60% or Mathematics (FPE/FMA) 50% or Numerical & Analytical Skills 50%.


International Development and the Environment-BSc (Hons)

60%

65%

Minimum English 55% in all components. Foundation Mathematics 60% or Mathematics (FPE/FMA) 50% or Numerical & Analytical Skills 50%.


International Development with Anthropology with Overseas Placement-BA (Hons)

P

60%

65%

Minimum English 55% in all components. Foundation Mathematics 60% or Mathematics (FPE/FMA) 50% or Numerical & Analytical Skills 50%.


International Development with Anthropology with a Year Abroad-BA (Hons)

A

60%

65%

Minimum English 55% in all components. Foundation Mathematics 60% or Mathematics (FPE/FMA) 50% or Numerical & Analytical Skills 50%.


International Development with Anthropology-BA (Hons)

60%

65%

Minimum English 55% in all components. Foundation Mathematics 60% or Mathematics (FPE/FMA) 50% or Numerical & Analytical Skills 50%.


International Development with Economics with Overseas Placement-BA (Hons)

P

60%

65%

Minimum English 55% in all components. Foundation Mathematics 60% or Mathematics (FPE/FMA) 50% or Numerical & Analytical Skills 50%.


International Development with Economics with a Year Abroad-BA (Hons)

A

60%

65%

Minimum English 55% in all components. Foundation Mathematics 60% or Mathematics (FPE/FMA) 50% or Numerical & Analytical Skills 50%.


International Development with Economics-BA (Hons)

60%

65%

Minimum English 55% in all components. Foundation Mathematics 60% or Mathematics (FPE/FMA) 50% or Numerical & Analytical Skills 50%.


International Development with Overseas Placement-BA (Hons)

P

60%

65%

Minimum English 55% in all components. Foundation Mathematics 60% or Mathematics (FPE/FMA) 50% or Numerical & Analytical Skills 50%.


International Development with Politics with Overseas Placement-BA (Hons)

P

60%

65%

Minimum English 55% in all components. Foundation Mathematics 60% or Mathematics (FPE/FMA) 50% or Numerical & Analytical Skills 50%.


International Development with Politics with a Year Abroad-BA (Hons)

A

60%

65%

Minimum English 55% in all components. Foundation Mathematics 60% or Mathematics (FPE/FMA) 50% or Numerical & Analytical Skills 50%.


International Development with Politics-BA (Hons)

60%

65%

Minimum English 55% in all components. Foundation Mathematics 60% or Mathematics (FPE/FMA) 50% or Numerical & Analytical Skills 50%.


International Development with a Year Abroad-BA (Hons)

A

60%

65%

Minimum English 55% in all components. Foundation Mathematics 60% or Mathematics (FPE/FMA) 50% or Numerical & Analytical Skills 50%.


International Development-BA (Hons)

60%

60%

Minimum English 55% in all components. Foundation Mathematics 60% or Mathematics (FPE/FMA) 50% or Numerical & Analytical Skills 50%.


International Relations and Politics-BA (Hons)

60%

65%

Minimum English 55% in all components. Minimum grade of 55% in Society and Culture module


International Relations with Modern History-BA (Hons)

60%

65%

Minimum English 60% in all components. Minimum grade of 55% in Society and Culture module.


International Relations-BA (Hons)

60%

60%

Minimum English 55% in all components. Minimum grade of 55% in Society and Culture module.


Marketing and Management with a Year Abroad-BA (Hons)

A

65%

65%

Minimum 50% in all modules. Minimum English 55% in all components


Marketing and Management with a Year in Industry-BA (Hons)

P

65%

65%

Minimum 50% in all modules. Minimum English 55% in all components.


Marketing and Management-BA (Hons)

65%

60%

Minimum 50% in all modules. Minimum English 55% in all components.


Media Studies-BA (Hons)

60%

60%

Minimum English 55% in all components. Minimum grade of 55% in Society and Culture module.


Media and International Development with Overseas Placement-BA (Hons)

P

60%

65%

Minimum English 55% in all components. Foundation Mathematics 60% or Mathematics (FPE/FMA) 50% or Numerical & Analytical Skills 50%.


Media and International Development with a Year Abroad-BA (Hons)

A

60%

65%

Minimum English 55% in all components. Foundation Mathematics 60% or Mathematics (FPE/FMA) 50% or Numerical & Analytical Skills 50%.


Media and International Development-BA (Hons)

60%

60%

Minimum English 55% in all components. Foundation Mathematics 60% or Mathematics (FPE/FMA) 50% or Numerical & Analytical Skills 50%.


Modern History-BA (Hons)

60%

65%

Minimum English 55% in all components. Minimum grade of 55% in Society and Culture module.


Philosophy and History-BA (Hons)

60%

65%

Minimum English 55% in all components. Minimum grade of 55% in Society and Culture module.


Philosophy and Politics-BA (Hons)

60%

65%

Minimum English 55% in all components. Minimum grade of 55% in Society and Culture module.


Philosophy, Politics and Economics with a Placement Year-BA (Hons)

P

60%

60%

Minimum of 50% in all modules. 55% in each English component.


Philosophy, Politics and Economics with a Year Abroad-BA (Hons)

A

60%

60%

Minimum of 50% in all modules. 55% in each English component.


Philosophy, Politics and Economics-BA (Hons)

60%

60%

Minimum of 50% in all modules. 55% in each English component.


Philosophy-BA (Hons)

60%

65%

Minimum English 55% in all components. Minimum grade of 55% in Society and Culture module.


Politics and Digital Cultures-BA (Hons)

60%

60%

Minimum 55% in Society and Culture module. Minimum 55% in all English components.


Politics and Economics with a Placement Year-BSc (Hons)

P

60%

60%

Minimum of 50% in all modules. 55% in each English component.


Politics and Economics with a Year Abroad-BSc (Hons)

A

60%

60%

Minimum of 50% in all modules. 55% in each English component.


Politics and Economics-BSc (Hons)

60%

60%

Minimum of 50% in all modules. 55% in each English component


Politics-BA (Hons)

60%

60%

Minimum English 55% in all components. Minimum grade of 55% in Society and Culture module.


Psychology with a Year Abroad-BSc (Hons)

A

60%

65%

Minimum English 55% in all components. Foundation Mathematics 60% or Mathematics (FPE/FMA) 50% or Numerical & Analytical Skills 50%.


Psychology-BSc (Hons)

60%

60%

Minimum English 55% in all components. Foundation Mathematics 60% or Mathematics (FPE/FMA) 50% or Numerical & Analytical Skills 50%.


Social Psychology with a Year Abroad-BSc (Hons)

A

60%

65%

Minimum English 55% in all components. Foundation Mathematics 60% or Mathematics (FPE/FMA) 50% or Numerical & Analytical Skills 50%.


Social Psychology-BSc (Hons)

60%

65%

Minimum English 55% in all components. Foundation Mathematics 60% or Mathematics (FPE/FMA) 50% or Numerical & Analytical Skills 50%.


Social Psychology-MSci

70%

65%

Mathematics 65%. Minimum English 60% in all components.


Society, Culture and Media-BA (Hons)

60%

60%

Minimum English 55% in all components. Minimum grade of 55% in Society and Culture module.


Sociology with a Year Abroad-BA (Hons)

A

60%

65%

Minimum English 55% in all components. Minimum grade of 55% in Society and Culture module.


Sociology-BA (Hons)

60%

65%

Minimum English 55% in all components. Minimum grade of 55% in Society and Culture module.