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Foundation Certificate for Business, Law and Finance, Pre-Bachelor

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    Application Deadline
  • 12 months

This Pre-Bachelor Offers


The Foundation Certificate for Business, Law or Finance prepares you for an undergraduate degree at Bournemouth University, and helps you qualify for entry to bachelor's 1st year. You’ll study a range of modules to help you: 

  • Develop your academic skills
  • Improve your subject knowledge
  • Raise your English language level

Programme Structure

All students study the following modules to gain a solid base of skills:

  • English for Academic Purposes
  • Extended Project

You’ll also take 3 of the following that best fit your degree and career goals:

  • Contemporary Global Issues
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Logical and Critical Thinking
  • Mathematics

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:

  • English for Academic Study 3
  • Independent and Collaborative Study
  • Reading and Writing 3
  • Speaking and Listening 3

Or, if you have at least UKVI IELTS 5.5, or do not need to take an IELTS test, you'll study these modules:

  • Critical Reading, Writing and Reasoning for Higher Education
  • Digital Applications
  • Independent and Collaborative Study
  • UK Society and Culture

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:

  • English for Academic Study 2
  • Reading and Writing 2
  • Speaking and Listening 2
  • Study Skills Preparation

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-rounded experience.

            Detailed Programme Facts

            • Programme intensity Full-time
              • Full-time duration 12 months
              • Duration description
                The Foundation Certificate course length is 2 to 4 terms. Your course length will be confirmed during the admission process.
            • Languages
              • English
            • Delivery mode
              On Campus

            English Language Requirements

            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.

              Schedule IELTS

            General Requirements

            In general, entry to the Foundation Certificate for Business, Law or Finance requires you to have completed high school. Specific entry requirements will vary depending on the education system in your country, as well as your progression degree subject. Your Kaplan representative will be able to specify, or you can contact us for more details.

            You will need to show proof of your English language ability by taking a UKVI IELTS exam. For this Foundation Certificate, you will need to have a minimum English language level of 4.0.

            Tuition Fee

            • International

              12230 GBP/year
              Tuition Fee
              Based on the original amount of 12230 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
            • EU/EEA

              12230 GBP/year
              Tuition Fee
              Based on the original amount of 12230 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
            We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
            • 2 terms - £12,230
            • 3 terms - £13,230
            • 4 terms - £18,100

            Living costs for Bournemouth

            • 700 - 1000 GBP/month
              Living Costs

            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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