International Foundation Programme in Business and Management

Entry Year: 2019

2 study options

International Foundation Programme in Business and Management FdCert

Key information

Degree
FdCert
Duration
1 years
Start
September 2019
UCAS code
Y2GG
Institution code
Q50
Entry Requirements
Full entry requirements
UK/EU fees
18,100
International fees
18,100
Funding information

International Foundation Programme In Business and Management January Start FdCert

Key information

Degree
FdCert
Duration
1 years
Start
January 2020
UCAS code
Y2GH
Institution code
Q50
Entry Requirements
Full entry requirements
UK/EU fees
18,100
International fees
18,100
International Foundation Programme in Business and Management
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Overview

Get the skills and experience you need to study an undergraduate degree in business management, marketing or accounting.

This programme provides international and EU students with a direct route to undergraduate study. All modules are taught by our expert academic staff, and you’ll have full access to student facilities, including welfare, library, social and sport.

Once you pass the foundation year, you are guaranteed a place on an undergraduate degree in the School of Business and Management at Queen Mary, with pathways to management, marketing or accounting. You can also apply to other UK universities after your foundation year, and you’ll get a high level of support with your UCAS application.

You’ll gain a solid foundation in the main theories of business and organisational behaviour, as well as developing your skills in analysis, problem solving and decision-making. You’ll have the option to learn a foreign language, as well as improving your ability to use academic English effectively at undergraduate level.

Structure

Start your International Foundation Programme (IFP) in either September or January.

Year 1

Compulsory

  • English Language and Study Skills
  • Independent Study Project
  • Introduction to Business and Management
  • Management
  • Marketing or Accounting for Business Decisions

Choose one from

  • Film studies: Introduction to Film Studies; European and American Art Cinema
  • French: French Language and Culture I; French Language and Culture II
  • Geography: Introduction to Human Geography; The Human Geography of London
  • History: 20th century European History I: 1900-1945; 20th century European History II: 1945-1990
  • International relations and politics: Introduction to Politics; Introduction to International Relations
  • Japanese: Japanese Language and Culture I; Japanese Language and Culture II
  • Literature: Introduction to English Literature; Introduction to American Literature
  • Spanish: Spanish Language and Culture I; Spanish Language and Culture II

Please note that all modules are subject to change.

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Testimonial

The Business Management programme is unique in the wide scope of modules available in second and third years. I founded a society, ‘Queen Mary Business and Enterprise Society’, with my acquired knowledge and skills.

Teaching and Facilities

Teaching and learning

You'll receive approximately 15 to 28 hours of weekly contact time, in the form of lectures and seminars. You will be encouraged to contribute to seminars through pair work, group work, discussion, presentation and case studies.

You'll also need to carry out a further two to three hours of independent study per module.

Assessment

Assessment includes a combination of class tests, coursework, and a final exam. Coursework includes a written report, a portfolio and a presentation.

Resources and facilities

The School offers excellent on-campus resources to aid your studies, including:

  • a purpose-built media suite designed to support student entrepreneurship
  • the Queen Mary library
  • online resources to help you develop your academic English, specially developed for Queen Mary students.

Entry requirements

International Foundation Programme in Business and Management - FdCert

You need:

  • a good High School leaving certificate
  • a reference from a teacher
  • a personal statement indicating your preferred pathway.

For full details of requirements for individual countries, see the International Foundation Programme entry requirements.

International Foundation Programme In Business and Management January Start - FdCert

You need:

  • a good High School leaving certificate
  • a reference from a teacher
  • a personal statement indicating your preferred pathway.

For full details of requirements for individual countries, see the International Foundation Programme entry requirements.

Non-UK students

We accept a wide range of European and international qualifications in addition to A-levels, the International Baccalaureate and BTEC qualifications. Please visit International Admissions for full details.

English language

Find out more about our English language entry requirements, including the types of test we accept and the scores needed for entry to the programme.

You may also be able to meet the English language requirement for your programme by joining a summer pre-sessional programme before starting your degree.

Further information

See our general undergraduate entry requirements.

Funding

Loans and grants

UK students accepted onto this course are eligible to apply for tuition fee and maintenance loans from Student Finance England or other government bodies.

Scholarships and bursaries

Queen Mary offers a generous package of scholarships and bursaries, which currently benefits around 50 per cent of our undergraduates.

Scholarships are available for home, EU and international students. Specific funding is also available for students from the local area. International students may be eligible for a fee reduction. We offer means-tested funding, as well as subject-specific funding for many degrees.

Find out what scholarships and bursaries are available to you.

Support from Queen Mary

We offer specialist support on all financial and welfare issues through our Advice and Counselling Service, which you can access as soon as you have applied for a place at Queen Mary.

Take a look at our Student Advice Guides which cover ways to finance your degree, including:

  • additional sources of funding
  • planning your budget and cutting costs
  • part-time and vacation work
  • money for lone parents.

Career opportunities

The International Foundation Programme (IFP) in Business and Management offers a route to undergraduate degrees across both disciplines.

Recent graduates have gone on to gain degrees in:

  • Accounting
  • Business Management
  • Marketing.

Career support

All Queen Mary students have access to the Careers and Enterprise Centre, who can offer:

  • specialist advice on choosing a career path
  • support with finding work experience, internships and graduate jobs
  • feedback on CVs, cover letters and application forms
  • interview coaching.

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About the School

The School of Languages, Linguistics and Film is friendly and collaborative, bringing a vibrant range of disciplines together. We teach and research on subjects from practical filmmaking to postmodern literature, and from experimental neurolinguistics to Brazilian Portuguese.

This year, Russian and French students have produced plays in their language, linguistics students have presented their research at conferences and film students have directed, shot and edited many short films.

Our work engages the local community through workshops, research projects and public events. We are visited by poets, novelists and outside experts, and we make the most of our location, forging strong links with London’s cultural institutions.

In the 2017 National Student Survey, French and Hispanic Studies received overall satisfaction ratings of 100 per cent – top in the UK. Satisfaction among linguistics students was at 92 per cent. German was ranked first in London and Hispanic Studies and Russian in the top five by the Complete University Guide 2018.

Why Queen Mary?

Fifth in the UK for percentage of research ranked 4* and 3* (REF 2014)

5th in the UK

Fifth in the UK for percentage of research ranked 4* and 3* (REF 2014)

Russell Group

Member of the Russell Group of leading UK universities

Global top 50

Global top 50

English, drama, and law ranked in the global top 50 (QS Subject rankings 2018)