Undergraduate course

Business Degrees with Foundation Year BA (Hons)

Find out more about studying Business Degrees with Foundation Year at York St John University.

Our Business Degrees with Foundation Year ensure you have the core knowledge and skills to start your academic journey. You'll be well-equipped for your studies and have a strong knowledge-base from which to build and excel in your chosen course.

  • Available in Clearing
  • Location – York campus
  • Duration – 4 years full-time | 5 years full-time including a Placement Year and Study Abroad options
  • Start date – September 2019
  • School – York Business School

Minimum Entry Requirements

    48 UCAS points

    1 GCSE in English Language at grade C/4 or above (or equivalent)

Tuition Fees

    UK and EU 2019-20 £9,250 per year

    International 2019-20 £12,750 per year

York Business School

Course overview

All undergraduate degrees within the York Business School come with the opportunity to study a foundation year.  Each foundation year is an integrated part of the degree programme and extends the 3 years of the traditional degree to 4 years.

The foundation year will suit those students who do not meet the standard entry criteria for the 3 year programme, but who wish to have the benefit of a University experience rather than study at College. 

The programmes will suit mature learners returning to education as well as students completing level 3 (A level / BTEC etc) qualifications.  In particular it may also suit students who lack confidence in their preparedness for University study.

As this is a University Course full Student Loans are available in the same way as they are for any of our 3 year degree programmes.  It is also possible for students to undertake a year in industry, although this will increase the degree length to five years.

Business courses available with Foundation Year

Accounting & Finance with Foundation Year

UCAS Code: N4N4

Business Management with Foundation Year

UCAS Code: NN22

Digital Marketing & Data Analytics with Foundation Year

UCAS Code: N117

Events & Experience Management with Foundation Year

UCAS Code: N802

Fashion Marketing with Foundation Year

UCAS Code: N119

Financial & Investment Management with Foundation Year

UCAS Code: N123

Human Resource Management with Foundation Year

UCAS Code: N110

International Business with Foundation Year

UCAS Code: N126

Management & Entrepreneurship with Foundation Year

UCAS Code: N109

Marketing with Foundation Year

UCAS Code: N107

Sports Business Management with Foundation Year

UCAS Code: N888

Tourism & Destination Management with Foundation Year

UCAS Code: N804


Course structure

Level 1


All students take four modules:

  • Business Enterprise
  • Developments in Business and Society
  • Foundations of Economic and Financial Analysis
  • Academic Skills and Personal Development

These modules are designed to provide the grounding in the knowledge the students require in order for them to progress on any of our degree programmes, while also providing the opportunity for students to transfer across our portfolio of courses.

Assessments are contextualised (where possible) to suit your subject area to ensure relevance to your programme of study.

Entry Requirements


The minimum entry requirements for this course are:

48 UCAS Tariff points


GCSE English Language at grade C or above (or equivalent)

Calculate your tariff points.

Terms and conditions

Our terms and conditions, policies and procedures contain important information about studying at York St John University. These can be accessed through our Admissions webpages.

Fees and funding

To study for an undergraduate degree with us, you will need to pay tuition fees for your course. How much you pay will depend on whether you're a UK & EU student or an international (non-EU) student. Tuition fees are charged for each year of your course.

Find out more about funding for Foundation Year and/or Placement Year by visiting the Funding Advice pages of our website. York St John offer special reductions to students graduating from York St John University Undergraduate degrees in 2019 and continuing directly onto Postgraduate study. Find out more about discounts and scholarships. There may also be some additional costs to take into account throughout your studies, including the cost of accommodation

Tuition fees

Home / EU students

The York St John University tuition fee for the 2019 entry to Foundation Degree, BA and BSc, PGCE Primary and Secondary and UG Health Programme degrees is £9,250 per year for UK/EU, Jersey, Guernsey and Isle of Man students.

Tuition fees may be subject to inflation in future years.

Overseas students

The York St John University tuition fee for the 2019 entry to Foundation Degree, BA and BSc, PGCE degrees is £12,750 per year for international students.

Tuition fees may be subject to inflation in future years.

Funding your course

Additional costs and financial support


Whilst studying for your degree, there may be additional costs related to your course. This may include purchasing personal equipment and stationery, books and optional field trips.


For more information on tuition fee reductions and additional costs for studying abroad, please visit our study abroad webpages.



View our accommodation webpages for detailed information on accommodation and living costs.


Help and advice on funding your studies at York St John is available through our Money Advice service.

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Skye Pickorer

Business and Economics BA (Hons)

I wanted to go to a university that was quite small but also had a good student experience in a vibrant city. I chose York St John University because it seemed like a really nice place to study and the talks with lecturers on the Open Day were good. I am currently enjoying the Responsible Business module of my course as it discusses issues that have a political, philosophical, sociological and economic nature.

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