Foundation Year

Your university journey starts here

If you want to study a business-related degree at university then the Business Foundation Year at BSC London is the perfect pathway for you.

This course combines our core English for Academic Purposes module with modules in Business Studies, Economics and Maths and guarantees you entry to one of our partner universities.

Contact us today to start your career with the Business Foundation Year.

If you don't meet the entry requirements for this course we recommend you take a look at the Extended Foundation Programme.

Business Foundation Year details

Start date

10 January 2022

Course duration

7 months (29 weeks tuition and exam inc holidays)



Average tuition

25 hours a week

Entry requirements

IELTS 5.0 & country specific high school scores

Minimum age


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Your future. Your choice.

Upon successful completion of the Business Foundation Year, students are guaranteed a minimum of
2 conditional offers and 1 unconditional offer from NCUK universities. Contact us today to start your journey.

Why study a Foundation Year in Business?

For international students, applying to study Business, Marketing or Management overseas can sometimes be overwhelming. For this reason, many students find taking a foundation year to be incredibly beneficial for a number of reasons:

  • You'll receive expert support applying to study Business in the UK and around the world.
  • Dedicated modules to help you develop your academic English.
  • Enhance your skills in Business, Economics and Maths.
  • Gain an understanding of UK teaching styles, research methods and lecture environments.
  • Get guaranteed entry to an NCUK university upon successful completion of the course.
  • Study in London- an international business hub.

Who is the course for?

  • International students who would like to study for their degree in the UK.
  • Students interested in taking a business-related course after their Foundation Year.
  • Students who would like to keep their options open to business subjects and international relations.
  • Students who consider themselves to be strong in business and economics.

Find out more

Download the Guide to see where your Business Foundation Year could take you.

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Student Outcomes

“My English has been improved as a result of this programme.

I was able to interact with different cultures and nations, while also cooperating and collaborating within groups.”

Anton, Ukraine, BSC International Foundation Year Student, City University London, BSc Accounting and Finance (with professional placement)

Student Case Study

“I chose to study at the University of Leeds because its business-related subjects are well-known in the industry. The ranking is quite high in a number of different ranking systems.”

Wa Shing Chung, NCUK International Foundation Year, University of Leeds, BA (Hons) Management with Marketing

Student Case Study

“Everyone at my NCUK University has been very friendly and helpful. I get lots of information and support from the staff.”

Wanying Liu, Queen Mary University of London, BScEcon (Hons) Economics and Finance

Student Outcomes

"Everything they teach you, you will need in the first or second semester of university!

Everything I learned on my foundation year course, everything I learnt in class - it all made my life so much easier!"

Abdul from Mozambique - Business Foundation Year at BSC London
Now studying Accounting and Finance at Aston University

What degrees can you apply for?

While this course is intended to prepare you for a degree in Business Studies, it can be used to apply for a vast range of subjects including:

  • Marketing
  • Business & Management
  • Management
  • Fashion
  • Economics
  • International Relations

Contact us today to start your journey. For a full list of progression courses, please visit the NCUK website.