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:
All students study the following modules to gain a solid base of skills:
You’ll also study modules in one of the following pathways. This is determined by your degree subject.
3-term Enhancement modules
If you're studying the 3-term Enhancement Foundation Certificate, you'll also take:
Plus one of the following modules, as decided by the College:
Always verify the dates on the programme website.
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
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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.
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.