The Foundation Certificate for Business, Law and Social Sciences prepares you for an undergraduate degree at UWE Bristol, and helps you to qualify for entry to the 1st year of a bachelor's. You'll study a range of modules to help you:
All students study these modules to gain a solid base of skills:
You’ll also take 3 of the following that best fit your degree and career goals (for progression to some degrees the University will require you to take particular modules):
2.5 and 3 term modules
If you take a 2.5 or 3 term course, you'll also study these modules if your English level is below UKVI IELTS 5.5:
3.5 and 4 term modules
If you take a 3.5 or 4 term course, you'll study additional modules to help you reach university:
Personal development activities
During your pathway course, you'll also work on developing your online personal portfolio and practical skills, giving you a truly well-wounded experience.
Always verify the dates on the programme website.
The Foundation Certificate course length is 2 to 4 terms. Your course length will be confirmed during the admission process.
You need the following IELTS score:
Minimum required score:
The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.Get a free IELTS practice test
Entry to the Foundation Certificate generally requires you to have completed high school. Exact entry requirements will vary depending on your country’s education system, as well as your progression degree subject.
You will need to show proof of your English language ability by taking a UKVI IELTS (International English Language Testing System) exam. For the Foundation Certificate in Business, Law and Social Sciences, you will need to have a minimum English language level of 5.5 with no less than 4.5 in any skill.
If you do not meet this English language entry level, but have at least UKVI IELTS 4.0 in all skills, we can offer you a course that includes Extended English and Skills (EES).
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
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