As the global business environment continues to become increasingly competitive and challenging, businesses need to be more innovative, take more risks and develop sustainable business models that serve their customers and have a positive impact on society’s wellbeing.
Our Business Degrees with Foundation Year ensure you have the core knowledge and skills to start your academic journey. You'll be well-equiped for your studies and have a strong knowledge-base from which to build and excel in your chosen course.
- York St John University
- Course fees
- 2019 - 2020: Home & EU students: £9,250 per annum, International (non EU) students: £12,750 per annum
- 4 years full-time | 5 years full-time including a Placement Year and Study Abroad options
- Study Abroad
- Yes - see our study abroad web pages for more information
- Start date
- September 2019
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 & Business Management with Foundation Year
UCAS Code: N1N3
Accounting & Finance with Foundation Year
UCAS Code: N4N4
Business & Economics with Foundation Year
UCAS Code: N1L3
Business Information Management with Foundation Year
UCAS Code: P1N5
Business Information Technology with Foundation Year
UCAS Code: N1I4
Business Management with Foundation Year
UCAS Code: NN22
Business Management and Human Resource Management with Foundation Year
UCAS Code: NN28
Business Management and Finance with Foundation Year
UCAS Code: N2N8
Business Studies with Foundation Year
UCAS Code: N1W8
Economics and Finance with Foundation Year
UCAS Code: L1N4
Events and International Hospitality Management with Foundation Year
UCAS Code: N822
Events Management with Foundation Year
UCAS Code: N825
International Business Management with Foundation Year
UCAS Code: N122
International Hospitality Management with Foundation Year
UCAS Code: N864
International Tourism and Hospitality Management with Foundation Year
UCAS Code: N836
Marketing Management with Foundation Year
UCAS Code: N501
Marketing and Events Management with Foundation Year
UCAS Code: N5N8
Marketing and International Hospitality Management with Foundation Year
UCAS Code: N503
Sports Management with Foundation Year
UCAS Code: N883
Sports Marketing Management with Foundation Year
UCAS Code: NN84
Tourism Management with Foundation Year
UCAS Code: N831
Tourism Management & Marketing with Foundation Year
UCAS Code: NN87
Tourism & Events Management with Foundation Year
UCAS Code: N5N9
Not sure which Business course to take? You can decide at the end of your second year.
York Business School run a wide range of fantastic courses, but don’t worry if you are not sure which area to study. We can offer you a flexible option and give you time to decide.
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.
Further information on this course is available in the programme specification. Please note that the programme specification relates to course content that is currently being studied by students at the University. For new programmes, the programme specification will be made available online prior to the start of the course.
York St John University works hard to create an inclusive environment for all our students. We offer a range of disability advice services to assist students throughout their studies.
The minimum entry requirements for this course are:
48 UCAS Tariff points
GCSE English Language at grade C or above (or equivalent)
*Please note that all foundation courses with French require an A level in the subject. The with langauge courses are not appropriate for those who are native speakers of that langauge.
Terms and conditions
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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.
UK & EU 2019 / 20
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 2019 / 20
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.
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