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International Foundation Year in Business, Economics, Accounting and Finance

Cardiff University International Study Centre

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Course options

  • Qualification

    Access to Higher Education

  • Location

    Cardiff University International Study Centre location

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    24-JAN-22, 16-MAY-22

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

The International Foundation Year prepares you for university with English language and study skills practice, as well as subject-specific teaching. When you complete the programme, you will progress to the first year of your undergraduate degree. This pathway allows you to progress to degrees in subjects including accounting, business management, financial mathematics and many more. You choose a route depending on which undergraduate degree you plan to study. There are three routes: Accounting and Finance, Business, and Economics. Which route you choose impacts the modules you will study.

The best preparation for your career in business

Cardiff University International Study Centre puts you on the path to an exciting future in business. Our International Foundation Year develops your subject knowledge and English language skills, ready for your undergraduate degree. All undergraduate degrees have the option of a professional placement year, giving you the chance to apply your knowledge in a practical setting.

What will I study?

As a student on the this pathway of the International Foundation Year, you will study all of the 'core' modules as well as additional modules depending on which subject route you choose.

Core modules

Academic Practice
Contemporary Business Issues
Mathematics and Statistics

Accounting and Finance modules

Introduction to Accounting and Finance

Business modules

Mathematics and Statistics II
Understanding Organisations and their Environments

Economics modules

Economics of Business and Society

Progress to your degree

After completing your International Foundation Year and achieving the necessary grades, you can transition to your chosen undergraduate degree.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 17,750overall cost

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

Cardiff University International Study Centre

  • Campus address

    Cardiff University International Study Centre location, 4th Floor, Cardiff University Student Union Building, Park Place, Cardiff, Cardiff, CF10 3QN, Wales

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