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Smiling international students in London

Course Overview

This qualification has been designed with NCUK university partners to prepare international students for first year entry to undergraduate degree courses. Studying in small classes with Regent College before they start their degree will give students the confidence they need before they start their degree course. Studying the NCUK International Foundation Year Business, that is equivalent to A Levels and IB in 9 months, instead of 2 years, will prepare students for study at undergraduate level in English-language universities.

Studying this qualification will also enhance English language abilities, enabling students to communicate and study effectively and confidently at undergraduate level. Taught by expert faculty and mentors in the industry, students will gain transferable skills and will also develop into independent, autonomous learners.

NCUK has a dedicated Student Counselling Support team, who will help students with everything they need, such as guiding them with degree course selections and applications.

Why study this course?

  • Get a qualification equivalent to A Levels and IB in 9 months instead of 2 years
  • The degree enables you to enter an undergraduate degree even if you do not hold traditional qualifications.
  • Expert faculty & mentors from academia and industry, from a variety of disciplines.
  • Learn the knowledge and transferable skills required for successful study at undergraduate level in an NCUK University.
  • Enhance English language abilities

Course details

  • Location

  • Duration

    1 year
  • Fees

    £ 15,450 per year (Overseas)
  • Timetable

    In-person, Central London


  • Business Studies and Economics modules End of Semester 1 Test (10%)
  • Coursework (20%)
  • Final Examination (70%)
  • Mathematics module End of Semester 2 Test (30%)
  • Final Examination (70%)
  • EAP (50% coursework, 50% exams)
  • Formative Assessment (FAS)
  • Non-assessed – ED.TIC self-development programme/SCOPE/EAP/Current Affairs Forum (CAF)

Learning Outcomes

  • Students will be encouraged to seek relevant work experience opportunities and to prepare their Curriculum Vitae
  • Use English confidently in an academic environment and demonstrate a proficiency in English language to a standard of at least NCUK EAP ‘C’ grade.
  •  Make effective use of a range of generic and subject-specific study skills.
  • Demonstrate knowledge in subject-specific areas at a level suitable for undergraduate university entry.
  • Demonstrate learning through a range of assessment methods that prepare for the expectations of university degrees.
  • Students will be made aware of the transferable skills and behaviours they have developed through their studies.

Entry Requirements

Standard entry requirements:

Normally, students entering the standard IFY (two-semester, full-time study programme) are expected to have successfully completed 12 years of school education to a defined level and have an English language level of at least IELTS 5.0 or equivalent.

 Non-standard applicant requirements:

  • Acceptable alternative English language qualifications are also given on the entry requirements page on the NCUK website.

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