University of Surrey International Study Centre
The Business, Economics, Law and Social Sciences 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.
During the International Foundation Year you will study a core unit of general subject skills, subject-specific units and elective units, which are carefully designed for your academic development.
If you need to improve your English language to reach the required level for your International Foundation Year, you can take our English Language Preparation programme.
Academic English Skills aims to provide you with thorough training in language and related academic skills, enabling 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.
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.
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.
To complete your International Foundation Year programme you will also study one of the following elective units:
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.
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.
This programme can lead to one of the undergraduate degrees in the table below. Grades and progression degrees are guidelines and subject to change.
Please note there may be additional entry criteria and/or an audition or Interview may be required for entry onto the following programmes: Music, Creative Music Technology, Dance, Musical Theatre, Acting, Actor-Musician, Theatre Production, Tonmeister and Modern Languages. Applicants for Musical theatre, Acting and Actor-Musician are also required to pay an audition fee. For further information, please refer to the relevant page on our website: https://www.surrey.ac.uk/undergraduate or contact the Admissions team – firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note for progression degrees requiring a language students will need previous experience of the language to A-level standard (Grade B or above) before joining the ISC. DELF (B2) can be accepted in place of A-level French to demonstrate language proficiency, TestDaf (TDN3) or Goethe-Zertifikat (B2) can be accepted in place of A-level German to demonstrate language proficiency. 60/100 overall with 15/25 in each category, DELE (B2) can be accepted in place of A-level Spanish to demonstrate language proficiency. 60/100 overall including 30/50 in each category. Three A-levels or equivalent academic qualifications would still be required. The ab initio pathway is also available where Spanish has not been taken at A-Level. It is provided for those with A-level B in a non-native language. Previous study of Spanish doesn't exclude applicants but those with GCSE Spanish D or below will be referred to the Admissions Tutor for a decision.
Course length: Two semesters
Entry points: January and September
Semester 1: 24/09/2018 - 01/02/2019
Semester 2: 04/02/2019 - 31/05/2019
Semester 1: 07/01/2019 - 10/05/2019
Semester 2: 13/05/2019 - 23/08/2019
Age: you must be at least 17 years old to study at the International Study Centre and progress to the University.
Visit our entry requirements page for a list of academic, English language and country-specific entry requirements.
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