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Business

This nine-month course aims to provide you with the knowledge and understanding required to succeed in undergraduate study of business related subjects.

Distinctive features

  • If you choose to study accounting, a number of classes at undergraduate level are taught by practising accountants currently working for global firms such as PwC, KPMG and Grant Thornton
  • Business Management students gain a thorough knowledge of the main disciplines relevant to management and business together with an appreciation of the different operational areas involved in business organisations
  • Economics students learn to anticipate financial market behaviour with real data in our state-of-the-art Trading Room

Key facts

  • Next intake: September 2019
  • Duration: 9 months
  • Mode: Full-time
  • Fee: £15,650
  • Accreditation: BALEAP

English language requirement

IELTS 5.5 (Academic) for UKVI,  (Minimum subscores: 4.0 in all areas)

Course structure

This is a nine-month full-time course, consisting of 120 credits. All modules are compulsory.

ModuleCreditsTerm
Business Studies20 creditsAutumn & Spring
Quantitative Methods for Business20 creditsAutumn & Spring
English for Academic Purposes20 creditsAutumn & Spring
British Social and Cultural Environment10 creditsAutumn
Integrated Study Skills10 creditsAutumn
English Language & Study Skills 110 creditsAutumn
English Language & Study Skills 210 creditsSpring
Introduction to Management10 creditsSpring
Foundations of Economics10 creditsSpring

Progression

Explore the subject areas and courses you can progress to from the Business programme:

Accounting and Finance courses

Cardiff University offers the opportunity to be taught by practising accountants currently working for global firms such as PwC, KPMG and Grant Thornton and to undertake a professional placement in your third year which can help kick start your professional training,

Applicants from the International Foundation Programme must achieve at least 50% in each module.

Business Management courses

We offer a range of programmes for students who want to pursue a career in business and management reflecting the breadth of our research expertise and current developments in the business world.

Applicants from the International Foundation Programme must achieve at least 50% in each module.

Economics courses

An Economics degree at Cardiff University provides you with a thorough understanding of economic analysis and aims to stimulate you to value this analysis in understanding economic problems and a wider range of social and political issues. Studying Economics provides a rigorous training that can be a useful foundation for future careers.

Applicants from the International Foundation Programme must achieve at least 50% in each module.

Costs

Tuition fees

Tuition fees for the International Foundation Programme (IFP) in 2019/20 are £15,650 and are payable in three instalments.

Accommodation

We have a range of residences to suit your needs and budget. Find out more on our accommodation pages.

Living costs

Cardiff is one of the most affordable cities in the UK. See how far your money goes by using our simple living costs calculator.

Scholarships

In recognition of the outstanding talent of many international students, we offer highly prestigious scholarships to attract and reward the best students.

Our 2019 International Foundation Programme Scholarship offers funding to non-sponsored international students on the International Foundation Programme in 2019/20.

Qualifying recipients will receive an award of £2000 in the form a tuition fee discount.

International applicants holding offers for our International Foundation Programme will be automatically considered for the Scholarship. You do not need to submit a separate application for the award.

If you meet, or exceed, the conditions of your offer, or if you are holding an unconditional offer, you will automatically be awarded the offer as a tuition fee discount.

Only self-funding international students are eligible and you must be confirmed as an overseas student for fee-paying purposes. The scholarship is not open to students who are in receipt of funding from external bodies such as local Government, charities or private organisations.

For more information, please see the International Scholarship pages