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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: n/a
  • Foreign: $ 11.3k / Module
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English
  • StudyQA ranking:
  • 2286pts.
  • Duration:
  • 9 months


    The International Foundation in Business, Hospitality and Tourism* combines academic study, intensive English language teaching and study skills to prepare you for entry into the first year of a university degree in the UK.

    Please note: This new course replaces the International Foundation in Accounting and Information Systems, International Foundation in Business Management and Law, and International Foundation in Hospitality, Events and Tourism. Students with an offer for January 2015 in one of these courses will be transferred to this new programme.

    Detailed Course Facts

    Tuition fee
    • GBP 11250 Module (International)
    Start date January,June,September 2015 Duration full-time 9 months Languages Take an IELTS test
    • English
    Delivery mode On Campus Educational variant Part-time, Full-time Intensity Flexible

    Course Content

    Core modules:

    • English Language for Foundation Study
    You will develop your overall English language level, including your grammar and vocabulary, as well as your specific skills in reading, listening, writing and speaking, which will prepare you for further academic study.
    • Academic Skills for Foundation Study
    Through this module you will be supported in applying academic skills in the context of your chosen subject area. You will learn how to interpret and analyse a range of subject-related information, structure and plan academic work, find and use relevant resources, and communicate effectively using appropriate academic conventions.

    Specialist modules:

    • Introduction to Accounting
    The module will introduce you to accounting, and enable an understanding of its development and function in the world of business. It will introduce key concepts, terms and conventions in accounting, and will enable you to record, describe and analyse key accounting transactions from the perspectives of a variety of users of financial information.
    • The World of Business
    An introduction to the key dimensions of business through the introduction of different types of organisations, common business structures, the key functions of a business, including marketing, finance and human resource management, the roles of managers and
    other departments in the co-ordination of these functions, to ensure the delivery of business objectives is considered.
    • Operational Skills for Hospitality, Events and Tourism
    This module introduces you to a range of practical skills and attributes that a manager in the leisure industries will need in order to accomplish tasks effectively. You will develop an understanding of the relationships between event operations and the event experience, as well as an appreciation of the operational constraints under which managers are engaged.
    • Investigating the Leisure Industries
    You will be introduced to the size and scope of those industries that make up the leisure sector within the UK, namely the hospitality, events, sports and tourism industries, and the diverse nature and variety of those sectors.
    • Introduction to Law and Legal Systems
    In this module the main principles and structures of English law are introduced.
    You will study sources of the law and the process of law making in England and Wales, including the European Union and how this compares to other legal systems. By the end of the module you will be able to apply your knowledge to a given scenario, and communicate outcomes clearly, using the correct legal terminology.

    UK requirements for international applications

    Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).

    Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.

    All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.


    English Language Requirements

    IELTS band : 4

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

    take an IELTS test. More About IELTS


    You need to have completed 12 years of schooling (or the local equivalent to meet the same standard) with good grades.

    Work Experience

    No work experience is required.

    Related Scholarships*

    • Academic Excellence Scholarship

      "The Academic Excellence Scholarship can provide up to a 50 % reduction in tuition per semester. These scholarships will be renewed if the student maintains superior academic performance during each semester of their 3-year Bachelor programme. The scholarship will be directly applied to the student’s tuition fees."

    • Access Bursary

      Bursary for UK students all subjects where the variable tuition fee rate is payable.

    • Alumni Bursary

      Alumni Bursary for UK Undergraduate students

    * The scholarships shown on this page are suggestions first and foremost. They could be offered by other organisations than University of Gloucestershire.


    How is the programme validated?

    It is validated and quality assured by the University of Gloucestershire. Successful completion of the International Foundation programme leads to the award of Certificate in Foundation Studies (National Qualification Framework Level 3), which is welcomed as an entry qualification both at the University of Gloucestershire and many other UK universities.

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