Extended International Foundation Year in Business, Economics, Law and Social Sciences*

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The Business, Economics, Law and Social Sciences Extended International Foundation Year provides the subject knowledge, language proficiency and study skills you need to progress to degree study at the University of Surrey in a related field.

*Subject to approval

Core units

Academic English Skills

Academic English Skills aims to provide you with thorough training in the language and related academic skills which will enable you to best achieve your academic potential at University. These skills include the processes of academic writing, effective and extensive reading strategies, effective participation in seminars and delivery of presentations, and listening to and recording information effectively from lectures. You will also develop the accuracy and range of written and spoken language required to use language effectively and appropriately, with clarity and confidence in an academic context.

Subject-specific units

Business Studies 1 & 2

These units will provide an understanding of the nature and scope of business in society. You will look at the key issues facing new business and best management processes with units focussed on effective management and corporate social responsibility.

Economics 1 & 2

These units will introduce you to the basics of economics, from the behaviour of individuals to the national and global economy. Students will gain a better understanding of free market and the role of government in economy.

Elective units

To complete your Extended International Foundation Year programme you will also study one of the following elective units:

Accounting 1 & 2

During these units you will learn about the role of accounting in business and the need for financial information. You will learn about the different formats for presenting accounting information and the regulatory framework for presenting accounting information.

OR

Law 1 & 2

In these units you will look at the core principles, rules, concepts and structure of the English Legal System, Contract Law, Consumer Protection and the Tort of Negligence. These units will provide an understanding of how to cite legal authority and use legal reasoning to analyse problems.

Progression Routes

You will need to take an IELTS test at the end of the Extended International Foundation Year and achieve the required scores. If you are progressing to your degree in September 2017, the below grades are for guidelines only and are subject to change.

Places on Hospitality or Tourism degrees are limited and will be allocated on a case-by-case basis following an interview. Interviews will be conducted by a Senior Lecturer from the School of Management or the ISC Head of Centre during the second semester of your Foundation programme. If you are not offered a place on the Hospitality or Tourism degree you will still be able to progress to other Business and Management degrees, subject to achieving the academic and English progression grades.

Degree Programmes Award Overall Grade English Grade
Accounting and Finance BSc (Hons) 65% IELTS 6.5 with no skill below 6
Applied Languages (French and German) BA (Hons) 65% IELTS 6.5 with no skill below 6
Applied Languages (French and Spanish) BA (Hons) 65% IELTS 6.5 with no skill below 6
Applied Languages (German and Spanish) BA (Hons) 65% IELTS 6.5 with no skill below 6
BMus Creative Music Technology BMus (Hons) 65% IELTS 6.5 with no skill below 6
BMus Creative Music Technology with Digital Media Arts BMus (Hons) 65% IELTS 6.5 with no skill below 6
BMus Creative Music Technology with Film Studies BMus (Hons) 65% IELTS 6.5 with no skill below 6
Business and Retail Management BSc (Hons) 65% IELTS 6.5 with no skill below 6
Business Economics BSc (Hons) 65% IELTS 6.5 with no skill below 6
Business Management BSc (Hons) 65% IELTS 6.5 with no skill below 6
Business Management (Entrepreneurship) BSc (Hons) 65% IELTS 6.5 with no skill below 6
Business Management (Human Resource Management) BSc (Hons) 65% IELTS 6.5 with no skill below 6
Business Management (Marketing) BSc (Hons) 65% IELTS 6.5 with no skill below 6
Business Management and French BA (Hons) 65% IELTS 6.5 with no skill below 6
Business Management and German BA (Hons) 65% IELTS 6.5 with no skill below 6
Business Management and Spanish BA (Hons) 65% IELTS 6.5 with no skill below 6
Creative Writing BA (Hons) 65% IELTS 6.5 with no skill below 6
Criminology BSc (Hons) 65% IELTS 6.5 with no skill below 6
Criminology & Sociology BSc (Hons) 65% IELTS 6.5 with no skill below 6
Dance BA (Hons) 65% IELTS 6.5 with no skill below 6
Dance with Film Studies BA (Hons) 65% IELTS 6.5 with no skill below 6
Dance with Theatre and Performance BA (Hons) 65% IELTS 6.5 with no skill below 6
Digital Media Arts BA (Hons) 65% IELTS 6.5 with no skill below 6
Digital Media Arts with Creative Writing BA (Hons) 65% IELTS 6.5 with no skill below 6
Digital Media Arts with Dance BA (Hons) 65% IELTS 6.5 with no skill below 6
Digital Media Arts with Film Studies BA 65% IELTS 6.5 with no skill below 6
Digital Media Arts with Theatre and Performance BA (Hons) 65% IELTS 6.5 with no skill below 6
Economics BSc (Hons) 65% IELTS 6.5 with no skill below 6
Economics and Finance BSc (Hons) 65% IELTS 6.5 with no skill below 6
Economics and Mathematics BSc (Hons) 65% IELTS 6.5 with no skill below 6
English Literature BA (Hons) 65% IELTS 6.5 with no skill below 6
English Literature and French BA (Hons) 65% IELTS 6.5 with no skill below 6
English Literature and German BA (Hons) 65% IELTS 6.5 with no skill below 6
English Literature and Spanish BA (Hons) 65% IELTS 6.5 with no skill below 6
English Literature with Film Studies BA (Hons) 65% IELTS 6.5 with no skill below 6
English Literature with Politics BA (Hons) 65% IELTS 6.5 with no skill below 6
English Literature with Psychology BA (Hons) 65% IELTS 6.5 with no skill below 6
English Literature with Sociology BA (Hons) 65% IELTS 6.5 with no skill below 6
Film and Video Production Technology BA (Hons) 65% IELTS 6.5 with no skill below 6
Film Studies BA (Hons) 65% IELTS 6.5 with no skill below 6
French with Dance BA (Hons) 65% IELTS 6.5 with no skill below 6
French with Digital Media Arts BA (Hons) 65% IELTS 6.5 with no skill below 6
French with English Literature BA (Hons) 65% IELTS 6.5 with no skill below 6
French with Film Studies BA (Hons) 65% IELTS 6.5 with no skill below 6
French with Politics BA (Hons) 65% IELTS 6.5 with no skill below 6
French with Psychology BA (Hons) 65% IELTS 6.5 with no skill below 6
French with Sociology BA (Hons) 65% IELTS 6.5 with no skill below 6
French with Theatre and Performance BA (Hons) 65% IELTS 6.5 with no skill below 6
German with Dance BA (Hons) 65% IELTS 6.5 with no skill below 6
German with Digital Media Arts BA (Hons) 65% IELTS 6.5 with no skill below 6
German with English Literature BA (Hons) 65% IELTS 6.5 with no skill below 6
German with Film Studies BA (Hons) 65% IELTS 6.5 with no skill below 6
German with Politics BA (Hons) 65% IELTS 6.5 with no skill below 6
German with Psychology BA (Hons) 65% IELTS 6.5 with no skill below 6
German with Sociology BA (Hons) 65% IELTS 6.5 with no skill below 6
German with Theatre and Performance BA (Hons) 65% IELTS 6.5 with no skill below 6
International Business Management BSc (Hons) 65% IELTS 6.5 with no skill below 6
International Events Management BSc (Hons) 65% IELTS 6.5 with no skill below 6
International Hospitality & Tourism Management BSc (Hons) 65% IELTS 6.5 with no skill below 6
International Hospitality Management BSc (Hons) 65% IELTS 6.5 with no skill below 6
International Politics BA (Hons) 65% IELTS 6.5 with no skill below 6
International Tourism Management BSc (Hons) 65% IELTS 6.5 with no skill below 6
Law LLB (Hons) 65% IELTS 6.5 with 6.5 R & Wr, 6 in other skills
Law with Criminology BA (Hons) 65% ELTS 6.5 with 6.5 R & Wr, 6 in other skills
Law with International Studies BA (Hons) 65% ELTS 6.5 with 6.5 R & Wr, 6 in other skills
Liberal Arts BA (Hons) 65% IELTS 7.0 with no less than 6.5 in all subskills
MBus Business Management Mbus (Hons) 70% IELTS 6.5 with no skill below 6
MBus Business Management (Entrepreneurship) Mbus (Hons) 70% IELTS 6.5 with no skill below 6
MBus Business Management (Human Resource Management) Mbus (Hons) 70% IELTS 6.5 with no skill below 6
MBus International Business Management MBus (Hons) 70% IELTS 6.5 with no skill below 6
MBus International Business Management MBus (Hons) 70% IELTS 6.5 with no skill below 6
MBus International Hospitality Management MBus (Hons) 70% IELTS 6.5 with no skill below 6
MBus International Tourism Management Mbus (Hons) 70% IELTS 6.5 with no skill below 6
Media Studies with Dance BA (Hons) 65% IELTS 6.5 with no skill below 6
Media Studies with Digital Media Arts BA (Hons) 65% IELTS 6.5 with no skill below 6
Media Studies with English Literature BA (Hons) 65% IELTS 6.5 with no skill below 6
Media Studies with Film Studies BA (Hons) 65% IELTS 6.5 with no skill below 6
Media Studies with French BA (Hons) 65% IELTS 6.5 with no skill below 6
Media Studies with German BA (Hons) 65% IELTS 6.5 with no skill below 6
Media Studies with Spanish BA (Hons) 65% IELTS 6.5 with no skill below 6
Media Studies with Theatre and Performance BA (Hons) 65% IELTS 6.5 with no skill below 6
Media, Culture and Society BSc (Hons) 65% IELTS 6.5 with no skill below 6
Music BA (Hons) 65% IELTS 6.5 with no skill below 6
Musical Theatre BA (Hons) 65% IELTS 6.5 with no skill below 6
Performance Technologies and Production BA (Hons) 65% IELTS 6.5 with no skill below 6
Politics BA (Hons) 65% IELTS 6.5 with no skill below 6
Politics and Economics BSc (Hons) 65% IELTS 6.5 with no skill below 6
Politics and Sociology BSc (Hons) 65% IELTS 6.5 with no skill below 6
Politics with Creative Writing BA (Hons) 65% IELTS 6.5 with no skill below 6
Politics with English Literature BA (Hons) 65% IELTS 6.5 with no skill below 6
Politics with French BA (Hons) 65% IELTS 6.5 with no skill below 6
Politics with German BA (Hons) 65% IELTS 6.5 with no skill below 6
Politics with Psychology BSc (Hons) 65% IELTS 6.5 with no skill below 6
Politics with Spanish BA (Hons) 65% IELTS 6.5 with no skill below 6
Psychology BSc (Hons) 65% IELTS 6.5 with no skill below 6
Sociology BSc (Hons) 65% IELTS 6.5 with no skill below 6
Sociology with Creative Writing BA (Hons) 65% IELTS 6.5 with no skill below 6
Sociology with Psychology BSc (Hons) 65% IELTS 6.5 with no skill below 6
Spanish with Dance BA (Hons) 65% IELTS 6.5 with no skill below 6
Spanish with Digital Media Arts BA (Hons) 65% IELTS 6.5 with no skill below 6
Spanish with English Literature BA (Hons) 65% IELTS 6.5 with no skill below 6
Spanish with Film Studies BA (Hons) 65% IELTS 6.5 with no skill below 6
Spanish with Politics BA (Hons) 65% IELTS 6.5 with no skill below 6
Spanish with Psychology BA (Hons) 65% IELTS 6.5 with no skill below 6
Spanish with Sociology BA (Hons) 65% IELTS 6.5 with no skill below 6
Spanish with Theatre and Performance BA (Hons) 65% IELTS 6.5 with no skill below 6
Theatre and Performance  BA (Hons) 65% IELTS 6.5 with no skill below 6
Theatre and Performance with Creative Writing BA (Hons) 65% IELTS 6.5 with no skill below 6
Theatre and Performance with Dance BA (Hons) 65% IELTS 6.5 with no skill below 6
Theatre and Performance with Digital Media Arts BA (Hons) 65% IELTS 6.5 with no skill below 6
Theatre and Performance with Film Studies BA (Hons) 65% IELTS 6.5 with no skill below 6
These degrees and grades are subject to change.
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Course length

Three semesters

Intakes

September

Age on entry

You must be 18 on progression to your undergraduate degree at the University

Entry requirements

"[The ISC] helped me be more confident in presentations, projects and coursework."

Kenneth Obinugwu from Nigeria

Studied Business, Economics, Law and Politics International Foundation Year

Progressed to BSc Economics with Finance