Introductory course information
Award: Foundation Year Business
Awarding body: Kingston University
N222- Business Management with Business Experience
N121- International Business with Business Experience
N591- Marketing and Advertising with Business Experience
N421- Accounting and Finance with Business Experience
N292- Real Estate Management with Business Experience
Location of study:
Foundation Year- Kingston Hall Road, Kingston College.
Followed by three years of study at Kingston University.
Foundation Year (Level 3) is one year (full time).
Then three years (full time) at Kingston University (Levels 4, 5 and 6)
Students who complete the four year course successfully will receive a degree from Kingston University
Academic year dates: 18 September 2019 - 15 May 2020
Days of the week: You will be expected to attend for 3 days a week. At present this is TBC. The two days of the week that you do not need to attend (TBC) will be free for studies and for part-time work commitments.
Timetables: Timetables will be available to you on the first day of the Induction programme, which will be 19 September 2019.
References from an official email address (ie. NOT Outlook, Gmail, Yahoo, etc.) This can be from your previous institution if you were a student in the last 4 years or from a line manager if you are currently working.
International Student Entry Requirements
IELTS 6.0 or equivalent English Language Certificate. All Kingston College HE courses are taught in English. You must be able to demonstrate a level of English equivalent to IELTS 6.0 (no less than 5.5 in any element).
- Professional and Personal Skills for Business (Core, 30 credits): This module provides students with a strong foundation of academic and transferable skills for their further studies at Kingston University. Learners will consider their future careers and how to build their employability skills. Students also have the opportunity to apply their learning in a capstone project where they will research a topic of particular interest.
- Applying Business and Numerical Concepts (Core, 30 credits): This module provides students with the basics of mathematics, statistics and finance relating to business. There is usage of spreadsheets (microsoft excel) and an understanding of some basic accounting concepts is also developed. A problem-centric approach is taken to allow students to apply mathematical techniques and accounting concepts.
- Introduction to Business Law (Core, 30 credits): The main aim of this module is to give students a general understanding of the principal areas of English Law that may be encountered in business. Key topics include business liabilities under criminal and civil law; methods of resolving business disputes; enforceable contracts; basic principles of employment law; and the rights and responsibilities of employers and employees in the workplace.
- Marketing and Customer Care (Core, 30 credits): This module will allow students to consider the role of marketing and customer service within different types of organisations (both non-profit and profit-making). Learners will consider the application of the extended marketing mix, the importance of customer satisfaction and retention, as well as key concepts such as segmentation in customer relationship management.
Teaching and Learning
You are taught through a combination of lectures and practical sessions. In addition, you have timetabled meetings with your personal tutor. You will have access to computer labs and library facilities throughout your course.
When not attending lectures, seminars and other timetabled sessions you will be expected to continue learning independently through self-study. Typically, this will involve reading, working on individual and group projects, undertaking research in the library, preparing coursework assignments and presentations, and preparing for examinations. Your independent learning is supported by a range of excellent facilities, including the library, the Undergraduate Centre, and our computer laboratories.
The course provides you with opportunities to test your understanding of the subject informally before you complete the formal assessments that count towards your final mark. Assessment methods include written assignments and a range of coursework assessments such as assignment reports, online tests, presentations and written tests/examinations. The grades from formal assessments count towards your module mark;
All assessments are spread across the year to make the workload manageable.
Your overall workload consists of class contact hours, independent learning, and assessment activity, the following information gives an indication of how much time you will need to allocate to different activities at each level of the course.
Our Academic Support Team provides help in the following areas:
- study skills (including reading, note-taking and presentation skills)
- written English (including punctuation and grammatical accuracy)
- academic writing (including how to reference)
- research skills (in conjunction with the library)
- critical thinking and understanding arguments
- revision, assessment and examination skills (including time management).
Our Student Support Services help students with additional needs resulting from disabilities such as sensory impairment or learning difficulties such as dyslexia. Link
You will be taught by an experienced teaching team whose expertise and knowledge are closely matched to the content of the modules on the course. The team includes senior academics, professional practitioners with industry experience.
Course Costs and Financial Support
Fees: For the academic year 2019-20 the tuition fees for this course are:
- UK/EU students: £7800
- Overseas/International students: £TBC
The following course-related costs are included in the fees:
- Awarding body fees (Home/EU students)
- annual printing allowance/consumables
The following course-related costs are not included in the fees:
- Awarding body fees (International Students)
- additional printing over and above the annual allowance
- the cost of books that you might wish to purchase.
Accommodation and living costs are not included in the fees: This information can be obtained from our Accommodation page.
Sources of financial support: You may be eligible to apply for additional support. Details can be obtained from our Money to Study page.
Bursaries, scholarships and prizes: The College also provides a number of scholarships and prizes for undergraduate students, for which you may be eligible to apply. Some of these are available to students on any course, and some have specific conditions. You can check your eligibility for these types of financial support, along with their value and application deadlines, at our Scholarships, Bursaries and Prizes page.
Careers and Progression
Ayan Shah-Khan - Business +Ayan studied BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Business at Kingston College and previously attended DLD College London. He is in his first year at UCL studying BSc (Hons) Information Management for Business. What was college life like? I didn't really know what to expect but was pleasantly surprised… Read More