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International Foundation Business and Technology
BA (Hons) or BSc (Hons)
This foundation course is classed as an integral part of a 4-year degree and on successful completion you will graduate with a BA or BSc (Hons) degree in a subject area such as business and management, computing, or hospitality, leisure and tourism. Click 'Progression and degree options' below for a list of degrees you can study afterwards.
It is suitable for international, EU and British students who do not currently meet the entry requirements for their chosen bachelor's at Oxford Brookes.
You will develop your study skills and critical thinking skills before beginning your degree course. The course will also increase your knowledge and confidence in using English for academic purposes. There is not an 'English language' component of the course. However, for international students who need to raise their English level, we will consider successful completion of the foundation as bringing your language level to what is required for your degree.
How to apply
If you are applying through UCAS, you will need to use the following details:
Institution code: O66
Course code: NJ19
Institution code name: OXFD
Short form of course: BSc/IFB
For assistance with your application contact our admissions team on firstname.lastname@example.org
Apply online directly to Oxford Brookes. January entry is not available to British or EU students due to government funding regulations.
Tier 4 visas for international students
If you are an international student and need a Tier 4 student visa to enter the UK, then you will get a CAS (Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies) for four years which will cover your foundation year and your three-year full-time degree course.
Be aware that BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying and Commercial Management or BSc (Hons) Construction Project Management include a compulsory year-long work placement so last four years. If you wish to do one of these courses after your foundation, inform the admissions team at email@example.com as your CAS will need to be issued for five years to cover the whole period of study.
We cannot issue a CAS for five years if the degree course you wish to progress to does not have a compulsory work placement.
Students wishing to take a work placement on a degree where this is optional would need to renew their visa at home before beginning their degree. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for the best advice.
Questions about fees?
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Questions about fees?
After the foundation year you will pay fees for the relevant undergraduate course.
If you are an EU (including British) student you can apply for a Tuition Fee Loan from the UK government for the whole duration of your degree including the foundation year.
Due to UK Government funding regulations, we unfortunately cannot accept UK/EU students on to this course in January. You are welcome to apply for our International Foundation Diploma, but no government funding is available for these courses. Please contact us on email@example.com if you have any questions about this.
* Whilst these inflationary fee increases in tuition fees from has been announced by the UK government, they are still subject to formal parliamentary approval and the University meeting expectations in the new Teaching Excellence Framework. Further information is available in the Minister of State for Universities and Science's written statement from 21 July 2016. They are also subject to OFFA's approval of the University's access statement.
**The fees that EU/EEA students starting courses at UK universities after the UK has formally left the EU are required to pay will depend on what is agreed as part of the UK's exit negotiations. Please see www.brookes.ac.uk/about-brookes/news/brexit-faqs/ for the most up-to-date information.
Financial support and scholarships
Learning and assessment
This course is designed for students from a range of educational backgrounds who need an additional year of study prior to their undergraduate degree. You should take this course if any of the following apply to you:
- You have less than 13 years of schooling
- You need to improve your academic skills and English to join an undergraduate course
- You haven't met the entry requirements for direct entry on to the first year of a degree
The course is classed as an integral part of a 4-year degree, and takes place before the first year of your chosen degree. After your total four years of study (five if you take a work placement or additional year studying abroad) you will graduate with a BA or BSc (Hons) degree in the same way as your classmates on your specific degree.
This foundation course can be tied with a range of our excellent degrees in subject areas such as business and management, accounting and finance, computing, or hospitality, leisure and tourism.
Guaranteed progression: You will progress automatically to your degree once you pass your foundation year with 40%. You can choose the degree you want to study when you apply or during your course. We can help you decide.
This foundation can prepare you for a range of outstanding degrees at Oxford Brookes University including:
- Business and Management courses
- Computing courses
- Hospitality Management
- Real Estate and Construction courses
If you do not see the degree you want to study in this list, please see our other international foundation courses.
We will give you advice on the best course for you and help you to apply for your chosen undergraduate course at Oxford Brookes or another British university. There are lectures and seminars on British higher education, and individual help with your application from staff here at Oxford Brookes.
If you would like to check your eligibility to study an undergraduate course, please contact the admissions team on firstname.lastname@example.org or call +44 (0) 1865 483040 for further information.
Programme Changes: On rare occasions we may need to make changes to our course programmes after they have been published on the website.
For more information, please visit our Changes to programmes page.