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International Foundation Diploma

University College Birmingham
1 year
Full time
Diploma / certificate
Scholarships available

About this program

International Foundation Diploma

If you are interested in one of our higher education courses in business, marketing, hospitality or tourism management, our International Foundation Diploma will prepare you for degree-level study by providing you with an introduction to the world of business while developing your English language and study skills.

Designed for international students who have completed high school but don’t have qualifications equivalent to A-levels, this one-year course provides an introduction to business and management and the important skills that can be applied directly to the industry. You will also undertake a range of industry-related assignments in preparation for higher education study and develop your expertise in areas such as managing tasks, problem solving, communication and group work.

In addition to learning the English language study skills you will need for degree level, you will be encouraged to undertake part-time work during your course in order to further improve your English and develop your knowledge of business and marketing.

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Admission requirements

This course is designed for students who have completed high school but do not have qualifications equivalent to A-levels. International applicants must possess a UKVI Secure English Language Test (SELT) equivalent to at least IELTS 5.0 (with a minimum of 4.5 in each element).

For more information, please visit the University website.

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Program content

  • English and Study Skills A
  • English and Study Skills B
  • Foundation Management
  • Foundation Studies in Finance
  • Foundation Studies in Marketing
  • Introduction to Business Organisations

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.


Cost Sept 21 / Jan 22: £9,000 (per semester)


  • Improve your English – Gain the oral and written english language skills you need for degree-level study through our teaching modules and part-time work opportunities
  • Boost your Skills – Start building your knowledge of business and management for further study and future work in industry

Continuing studies

This diploma is designed to enable your progression onto a degree-level course by improving your English and study skills.

On completing this course, you could progress onto one of our undergraduate degrees, such as Business Enterprise BA (Hons)/FdA or other courses in the fields of business, marketing, hospitality and tourism management.

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About this institute

University College of Birmingham 

Based in the heart of the UK’s second-biggest city, University College Birmingham is a specialist university which is highly respected by employers and industry for providing career-focused education and training. Most of our undergraduate and postgraduate degrees are accredited by the University of Birmingham,...

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Why study at University College Birmingham

Why Choose Us?

Your choice of college or university will play an important part in shaping your career and fulfilling your ambitions.

It’s crucial you pick a place that feels right for you – and where you will be happy. It needs to be a university that will help you achieve your goals; a place you can trust.

So why choose University College Birmingham? Where shall we begin…?

The first thing you need to know is that UCB is a compact, specialist institution in the heart of England’s biggest regional city. Birmingham has the buzz of a major city without the inflated London price tag.

The University is big on vocational courses – the majority of which are accredited by the University of Birmingham – and big on linking academic theory to modern workplace skills. It’s also big on you. Our size and teaching philosophy means the focus is on each individual student. At University College Birmingham, you will never be a face in the crowd.

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University College Birmingham

UCB; Summer Row
B3 1JB Birmingham
United Kingdom

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