This course is offered in partnership with Kingston University and will provide you with the academic and transferable skills needed to study an undergraduate degree in business subjects. You will study at Kingston College for one year and then progress to Kingston University itself to study on one of the following: Business Management, International Business, Marketing & Advertising, Accounting & Finance or Real Estate Management.
Throughout the year long course you will gain an insight into these subjects, allowing you to gain a better idea of which ones you prefer. It will guide you in the direction of a business degree which is of particular interest to you. The Foundation Year will develop your independent study skills and help you to better understand your academic ability, a potential career path and how to develop the skills that employers look for in graduates.
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.
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).
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:
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.
Fees: For the academic year 2019-20 the tuition fees for this course are:
The following course-related costs are included in the fees:
The following course-related costs are not included in the fees:
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.