The International Foundation Year - Business Route fully prepares international students for entry onto a wide range of business-related undergraduate degree programmes.
It may suit you if you are an international student with the potential and motivation to succeed, but currently without the formal qualifications for entry to one of our undergraduate degree programmes.
Our International Foundation Year - Business Route guarantees all students who pass with the required grades, progression onto a range of business-related degree programmes at the University.
The International Foundation Year - Business Route is a one-year foundation year (level 0) programme taught at National Qualification Framework (NQF) level 3. This level 0 programme provides a firm grounding in the subjects required for the students intended undergraduate degree programmes. Those who successfully complete the International Foundation Year by achieving specific grades are admitted to level 1 of one of a wide range of business-related undergraduate degree programmes offered by the University of Leeds. For a list of these degree programmes please see the International Foundation Year website.
The course is a 9-month, 3-term programme. It runs from September to mid-June of the next year. You will study academic study skills as well as subject specific content. Subject specific modules are taught by Leeds University academic staff and tailored to your chosen degree, so you can be sure that you are fully prepared to start your degree programme.
Read about the degree programmes you can progress to.
These are typical modules/components studied and may change from time to time. Read more in our Terms and conditions.
Your subject-specific modules will depend on the degree you plan to progress to.
Entry requirements, fees and applying
For entry to programmes below degree level we are only able to accept English Language qualifications which are listed as UKVI approved SELT's and taken in approved test centres.
Read about specific countries' entry requirements
English language requirements
IELTS 6.0 overall, with no less than 5.0 in each component. For entry to programmes below degree level we can only accept English Language qualifications which are UKVI approved SELTs (Secure English Language Tests) and taken in approved test centres.
How to apply
Read about applying for the International Foundation Year programme.
UK/EU: Not applicable
International: £17,500 (total)
Additional cost information
There may be additional costs related to your course or programme of study, or related to being a student at the University of Leeds. Read more about additional costs
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