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Business and Enterprise (FdA)

Foundation Degree Fd(A)

On this work-based course you will develop the knowledge and skills to prepare you for a career in business or enterprise development. You will receive input from regional and local employers and expert staff, and, drawing on your previous and current work experience, you will develop your understanding of business and innovation principles.

The course is offered at City of Oxford College (part of Activate Learning, and an Associate College Partner of Oxford Brookes), and is designed to allow you to continue working while you study.

Available start dates

September 2019 / September 2020

Teaching location

Activate Learning - City of Oxford College

Course length

  • Full time: 2 years
  • Part time: 3 years (up to a maximum of 6 years)

UCAS code

N102 - City of Oxford College

For full application details, please see the 'How to apply / Entry requirements' section.

Tuition fees

Home/EU - full time off-campus fee: 2018/19: £7,200. 2019/20: £7,350.

Home/EU - part time off-campus fee: 2018/19: £4,500. 2019/20: £5,010.

International - full time off-campus fee: 2018/19: £8,200 2019/20: £9,000

*Please note tuition fees may increase in subsequent years both for new and continuing students.

Oxford Brookes University intends to maintain its fees for new and returning home and EU students at the maximum permitted level.

Please be aware that some courses will involve some additional costs that are not covered by your fees. Specific additional costs for this course, if any, are detailed in the 'This course in detail' window above.

Questions about fees?
Contact Student Finance on:
+44 (0)1865 483088

Funding and scholarships

For general sources of financial support, see:

Specific entry requirements

Entrants to the programme should normally meet one of the following three sets of requirements:

  • a current role in an appropriate workplace setting, and a line manager's letter of support and recommendation (a minimum of two years’ relevant work experience is normally required)
  • a minimum of one pass at A-level or 6-unit Vocational A-level, plus three passes at GCSE (grades A–C), or O-level (grades A–C), or equivalent, normally including Mathematics and English Language
  • a National Certificate or Diploma or other equivalent qualifications, such as GNVQ/NVQ or other Level 3 vocational qualifications, plus three passes at GCSE (grades A–C), or O-level (grades A–C) , or equivalent, normally including Mathematics and English Language
  • Admission with credit: Applicants with prior certificated or experiential learning may be admitted with credit for up to a maximum of 120 credits at Level 4 and 30 credits at Level 5.

Please also see the University's general entry requirements.

English language requirements

Applicants whose first language is not English must also demonstrate that their level of English is acceptable, by achieving a score in a recognised test such as:

  • British Council IELTS - normally minimum level 6.0 overall with a minimum of 6.0 in the reading and writing components.

Please also see the University's standard English language requirements

English requirements for visas

If you need a student visa to enter the UK you will need to meet the UK Visas and Immigration minimum language requirements as well as the University's requirements. Find out more about English language requirements.

How to apply

International applicants

Apply direct »

For full-time study you can also apply through UCAS.

Terms and Conditions of Enrolment

When you accept our offer, you agree to the Terms and Conditions of Enrolment. You should therefore read those conditions before accepting the offer.

Credit transfer

Oxford Brookes operates the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). All undergraduate single modules are equivalent to 7.5 ECTS credits and double modules to 15 ECTS credits. More about ECTS credits.

Find out more

For full details about studying Business and Enterprise, please visit the College website.