International Foundation in Business and Finance


The International Foundation in Business, Law and Social Sciences will prepare you for your chosen undergraduate degree.

Key information

  • You're guaranteed entry to your chosen degree when you pass your course at the International College at the required level, with good attendance.
  • You’ll study on campus and have access to university facilities.
  • You’ll benefit from expert teaching and support services.
  • College staff are experienced with international students, and are ready to support you in any way you need. They'll help you settle into your new home, and make sure you're equipped with the skills you need to succeed in your studies.
  • During your pathway course, you'll be able to stay in University accommodation conveniently located close to the College and the campus, as well as the city centre. You'll have easy access to your classes and all the attractions of the city.
  • York is a brilliant mix of old and new. A historic city with many cultural attractions, like York Minster and St Mary's Abbey, it also has all the modern amenities you need, like high street and independent shops, cafes, restaurants and a thriving nightlife.

Entry requirements

Age requirement
Academic requirements
High school diploma; Minimum 3.0 GPA (out of 5.0).
English language entry requirements
2 Terms: IELTS 5.5

Dates & Fees

September 2023 start
(2 Terms)
Mon 18 September 2023 - Fri 10 May 2024


Compulsory Modules
Business and Management
Introduction to Economics
Language and Study Skills 2


 =  Placement option available
 =  Study abroad option available
Final level
English level
Additional requirements

BA (Hons) Business and Management

BA (Hons) Business and Management (with a year in industry)

BA (Hons) German and Linguistics (with a year abroad)

BA (Hons) Italian and Linguistics (with a year abroad)

BA (Hons) Linguistics with French

BA (Hons) Linguistics with German

BA (Hons) Linguistics with Italian

BA (Hons) Linguistics with Spanish

BA (Hons) Spanish and Linguistics (with a year abroad)

BSc (Hons) Accounting, Business Finance and Management

BSc (Hons) Accounting, Business Finance and Management (with a year in industry)

BSc (Hons) Business and Management

BSc (Hons) Business and Management (with a year in industry)

BSc (Hons) Marketing

BSc (Hons) Marketing (with a year in industry)