International Foundation Programmes

In Business or Law

Award Level 3 Foundation Certificate
UCAS Code Apply direct to The University of Law
Locations London Bloomsbury

1 Year

Next Start

September 2020

Course Fees £11,100 including deposit of £250
  Further information on Business option course fees
Further information on Law option course fees

These programmes will help you develop the academic and linguistic skills required for degree level study. They will also provide you with a basic introduction to the key principles of business or law, to enable you to study these disciplines with confidence.

Students who achieve the following grades will be able to progress to a:

  • Three year BA (Hons) Business Degree or three year BSc (Hons) Business Degree at The University of Law: 50% overall grade and 55% in the English module, in the International Foundation Programme - Business
  • Three year LLB (Hons) Law Degree or LLB (Hons) Law with Business, Criminology, International Business, Government and Politics: 50% overall grade and 60% in the English module in the International Foundation Programme - Law

The International Foundation Programmes are available at our London Bloomsbury campus. Upon successful completion of this programme you can choose to continue your studies at a number of other campuses located throughout the UK. Please see individual course information for more information.

*92% of our full-time UK LLB students graduating in 2017 secured employment or further study within six months of successfully completing their programme.

Open Days

Come and meet us at one of our open days or at a number of our events where you can learn more about careers in Business, Criminology, Law and Policing.

How to apply

Apply direct to the University of Law (not through UCAS).  Please complete the form found here.


Students must be over 18 and have successfully completed secondary education (typically at least 11 years of education) including a pass grade in mathematics at secondary school level or equivalent, plus English language level equivalent to UKVI IELTS 5.0 or above with a minimum of 4.5 in each component.

This course is designed for International students, UK students should instead consider four-year degree programmes with an integrated foundation year.


This course will help you develop the academic and linguistic skills you will need at degree level. You will study some common modules and also learn key business or legal concepts, depending on which degree path you intend to follow.

  Common Modules  Business  Law 
Semester 1

English Language and Study Skills

Practical Numeracy Skills

Introduction to Business Concepts and Skills  Introduction to Legal Concepts and Skills
Semester 2

English Language 2

Research Project

 Business Concepts 2  Legal Concepts 2



This one year course is made up of two semesters consisting of 12 teaching weeks, with one week induction. Students will attend three modules per semester, for each module there will be 6 contact hours per week, making the weekly face-to-face tuition 18 hours in total.


A balanced mixture of coursework, in-class tests and formal examinations will be used to assess and evaluate each student’s progress throughout this programme. Students will be encouraged to work both independently and in teams in order to be fully prepared for their future academic journey and develop the skills required both for individual research and team work.



Course Fee per year


The course fees include core text books, as well as any other supplementary materials used in class, access to a modern and user friendly online learning environment along with online library facilities and learning resources from a variety of professional bodies.

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