The extended programme is designed for students whose qualifications do not meet the standard entry requirements for BA Hons programmes. It is the first year of a four-year extended degree programme. During this additional first year you will be introduced to a variety of business-related subjects and learning skills to enable you to take advantage of further study.

Students who successfully complete the core and option courses can transfer to other BA Hons programmes within the university at the end of the foundation year. This must be agreed with your tutor and the relevant admissions tutor. Students follow one of three pathways. This determines the type of programme they may study in subsequent years.

Business pathway - students can progress on to BA Hons Business Administration, BA Hons Project Management, BA Hons Business Technology Management, BA Hons Business Administration with Marketing or BA Hons Business Administration with Accounting and Finance.
Architecture pathway - students can progress on to BA Hons Architecture, BA Hons Graphic and Digital Design, BA Hons 3D Digital Design and Animation or BA Hons Landscape Architecture.
Humanities pathway - students can progress on to any of a wide range of degree programmes in English, drama, philosophy, history, politics, language, law, sociology, criminology, or cultural studies subjects.

The aims of the programme are:

  • To ensure that you have the confidence and competence to operate in an academic environment, through extended competence with information technology and abilities to communicate ideas to others
  • To develop your ability to analyse and conduct research into a variety of subject matters seeking insights and drawing supportable conclusions
  • To develop knowledge in a given subject area, depending upon pathway choice, involving detail and breadth of study coupled with the ability to build and test hypotheses.
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Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline January 15
Tuition fee
  • GBP 9000 Year (EEA)
  • GBP 10350 Year (Non-EEA)
  • GBP 10350 Year (International)

EU/Home: £9,000 International: £10,350

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Start date September  2015
Duration full-time 12  months
Languages Take an IELTS test
  • English
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Full-time

Course Content

Business/Humanities Pathways

  • Introduction to Business Principles (30 credits)
  • IT Essentials (30 credits)
  • Learning and Communication skills (30 credits)
  • Foundation Year Project [Humanities focused] (30 credits)

Architecture Pathway

  • Introduction to Business Principles (30 credits)
  • IT Essentials (30 credits)
  • Design and Communication 1 (15 credits)
  • Design and Communication 2 (15 credits)
  • Learning and Communication skills (30 credits)

English Language Requirements

To study at this university, you have to speak English. We advice you to

take an IELTS test.
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Applicants should have:

160-180 UCAS points

PLUS at least three GCSEs at grade C or above (including English and mathematics) or equivalent qualifications.

Work Experience

No work experience is required.

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