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International Foundation Year in Economics & Management

Modules

English Skills for Academic Study 1, 2, 3
You will develop your English communication skills and learn a range of study skills, including writing and reading strategies, presentation and seminar participation, organisation of time and materials, meeting deadlines and responding to feedback. You will then be able to use English language in your own academic work, give presentations and contribute to seminar discussions, take notes from lectures, plan and write wellstructured academic essays.

Core Mathematics
This module contains algebra and statistics. You will develop your knowledge and understanding of mathematical terms and techniques and apply these to solving problems. Students opting to do BSc degrees will study Core Mathematics module and take the Core Mathematics final exam. In addition, students will also need to take the Pure Mathematics 1 final exam. Students will be offered extra support to do this.

Project Study, including Computing (word-processing) Skills
You will complete a self-study project on a topic of your choice that relates to the degree programme that you will undertake.

Business and the Modern Market Economy
You will study the operational and strategic problems facing business people in the modern market economy. You will focus on a wide range of issues, such as management, human resource practice, marketing and ethical aspects.

Economics 1
You will gain an understanding of economics systems, types of goods, allocation of resources, elasticity, price controls, types of markets, cost and revenue, economies of scale and market failure.

Economics 2
You will look at aggregate demand and aggregate supply, economic policies, inflation, unemployment, international trade and development economics.

Globalisation and Global Issues
You will be introduced to the study and analysis of problems, issues and dynamics that have come to shape contemporary political life and society at the international, transnational and global levels. You will consider the cause and effects of globalisation.

Introduction to Financial Accountancy
You will study double entry bookkeeping, preparation of trial balances, profit and loss statements, depreciation, limited companies, manufacturing accounts and interpretation of accounts.


Progression degree options

Degree Programmes Award Overall Grade Module Requirements ESUS 3 Requirement
Accounting and Finance** BSc (Hons) 65% 65% Core Maths 60%
American Literature and Culture (minor only) BA (Hons) n/a
n/a
n/a
American History and Politics (minor only) BA (Hons) n/a
n/a
n/a
Ancient History and Archaeology  BA (Hons) 65% n/a  60%
Ancient History and
History 
BA (Hons) 65% n/a 60%
Applied Psychology BSc (Hons) 70% n/a 60%
Archaeology** BA (Hons) 65% n/a 60%
Banking and Finance BA (Hons) 65% 65% Core Maths  60%
Banking and Finance BSc (Hons) 65% 65% Pure Maths 1 60%
Business Economics BA (Hons) 65% 65% Core Maths 60%
Business Economics  BSc (Hons)  65% 65% Pure Maths 1  60% 
Computer Science MComp 65% 65% Pure Maths 1 50%
Computer Science BSc (Hons) 65% 65% Pure Maths 1 50%
Computing BSc (Hons) 65% 60% Pure Maths 1 50%
Computing with Management  BSc (Hons) 65% 60% Pure Maths 1 50%
Contemporary History BA (Hons) 65% n/a 60%
Creative Writing (minor only) BA (Hons) n/a
n/a
n/a
Criminology BA (Hons) 65% n/a 60%
Corporate Social Responsibility and Ethics (minor only) BA (Hons) n/a
n/a
n/a
Deviance and Society (minor only) BA (Hons) n/a
n/a
n/a
Economics BA (Hons) 65% 65% Core Maths 60%
Economics BSc (Hons) 65% 65% Pure Maths 1 60%
Economics and Accounting BA (Hons)
65%
65% Core Maths
60%
Economics and Accounting
BSc (Hons)
65%
65% Pure Maths 1
60%
Education (minor only) BA (Hons) n/a
n/a
n/a
English and French Law  LLB/Maitrise 75% A-level or equivalent (grade B or above) in French 70%
English Language (minor only)  BA (Hons)  n/a
n/a
n/a
English Literature (minor only) BA (Hons) n/a
n/a
n/a
Enterprise (minor only) † BA (Hons) n/a
n/a
n/a
European Studies   BA (Hons) 65% A-level grade B or equivalent qualification in French, Italian or Spanish 60%
Film and Media Studies BA (Hons) 65% n/a 60%
Film Studies (major/minor only)  BA (Hons) 65% n/a 60%
Film Studies and the Visual Arts BA (Hons) 65% n/a 60%
Financial Economics  BA (Hons) 65% 65% Core Maths 60%
Financial Economics BSc (Hons) 65% 65% Pure Maths 1 60%
French and Italian  BA (Hons) 65% A-level grade B or equivalent qualification in French or Italian 60%
French and Spanish   BA (Hons) 65% A-level grade B or equivalent qualification in French or Spanish 60%
French Language (Advanced) (minor only) ‡
BA (Hons)  n/a
n/a
n/a
French Language (Beginners) (minor only)
BA (Hons)  n/a
n/a
n/a
French Studies (Advanced) (major only) BA (Hons) 65% n/a
60%
French Studies (Beginners) (major only)  BA (Hons)  65% n/a
60% 
Geography  BA (Hons) 65% n/a 60%
Geography  BSc (Hons) 65% n/a 60%
Gender Studies (minor only) BA (Hons) n/a
n/a
n/a
Global Studies (major/minor only) BA (Hons) 65% n/a
60%
History**  BA (Hons) 65% n/a 60%
History and American Studies  BA (Hons) 65% n/a 60%
History and Archaeology BA (Hons) 65% n/a 60%
History and Politics  BA (Hons) 65% n/a 60%
History of Art ** BA (Hons) 65% n/a 60%
Human Development (minor only) †
BA (Hons) n/a
n/a
n/a
Human Geography  BA (Hons) 65% n/a 60%
Human Resource Management (major/minor only) BA (Hons)  65% n/a
60%
International Communication
and Culture 
BA (Hons) 65% n/a 60%
International Relations** BA (Hons) 65% n/a 60%
International Relations and History BA (Hons) 65% n/a 60%
Italian and Spanish  BA (Hons) 65% A-level grade B or equivalent qualification in French, Italian or Spanish 60%
Italian Language (Beginners) (minor only)  BA (Hons) n/a
n/a
n/a
Italian Language (Advanced) (minor only) ‡
BA (Hons) n/a
n/a
n/a
Italian Studies (Advanced) (major only)  BA (Hons) 65% n/a
60%
Italian Studies (Beginners) (major only)  BA (Hons) 65% n/a
60%
Law  LLB (Hons) 75% n/a 70%
Law and Criminology  LLB (Hons) 75% n/a 70%
Law with a Modern Language  LLB (Hons) 75% A-level or equivalent (grade B or above) in either French, Italian or Spanish
70%
Law with Politics  LLB (Hons) 75% n/a 70%
Leadership and Management (minor only) †
BA (Hons) n/a
n/a
n/a
Leisure, Sport and Consumption (minor only)  BA (Hons) n/a
n/a
n/a
Marketing (minor only)  BA (Hons)  n/a
n/a
n/a
Managing Innovation, Science and Technology (minor only)  BA (Hons) n/a
n/a
n/a
Management Studies (Finance)  BA (Hons) 65% n/a 60% overall, 50% WR, 40% other skills 
Management Studies (Marketing) BA (Hons) 60% n/a 60% overall, 50% WR, 40% other skills 
Management Studies (Organisation Studies)  BA (Hons) 65% n/a 60% overall, 50% WR, 40% other skills 
Management Studies**  BA (Hons) 65%  n/a 60% overall, 50% WR, 40% other skills 
Management Studies and Economics  BA (Hons) 65% 65% Core Maths 60%
Management Studies with Politics  BA (Hons) 65% n/a 60%
Media and Communication  BA (Hons) 65% n/a 60%
Media and Society  BA (Hons)  65% n/a 60%
Media Studies (major/minor only)  BA (Hons) 65% n/a
60%
Migration and Development (minor only) BA (Hons) n/a
n/a
n/a
Modern Language Studies  BA (Hons) 65% A-level grade B or equivalent qualification in French, Italian or Spanish
60%
Modern Languages and Translation  BA (Hons) 65% A-level grade B or equivalent qualification in French, Italian or Spanish  60% 
Modern Languages with Film Studies  BA (Hons) 65% A-level grade B or equivalent qualification in French, Italian or Spanish  60% 
Modern Languages with Management  BA (Hons) 65% A-level grade B or equivalent qualification in French, Italian or Spanish  60% 
Modern Languages with Management and EFL  BA (Hons) 65% n/a 60%
Modern Languages with Translation  BA (Hons) 65% A-level grade B or equivalent qualification in French, Italian or Spanish  60% 
Politics**  BA (Hons) 65% n/a 60%
Politics and Economics  BA (Hons)  65% 65% Core Maths 60%
Politics and Sociology  BA (Hons)  65%  n/a  60%
Psychology  BSc (Hons)  70% n/a 60%
Psychology with Cognitive Neuroscience BSc (Hons)  70% n/a 60%
Psychology with Sociology  BSc (Hons)  70% n/a 60%
Science and Culture (minor only) BA (Hons)       
Sociology** BA (Hons) 65% n/a 60%
Social Research in Practice (minor only) BA (Hons) n/a
n/a
n/a
Spanish and Latin American Studies (Advanced) (major only) BA (Hons)  65% n/a
60%
Spanish and Latin American Studies (Beginners) (major only) BA (Hons) 65% n/a
60%
Spanish Language (Advanced) (minor only) ‡
BA (Hons) n/a
n/a
n/a
Spanish Language (Beginners) (minor only)
BA (Hons) n/a
n/a
n/a
Statistics (minor only)
BA (Hons)  n/a
70% in core maths n/a
Translation and Interpreting BA (Hons) 65% Native or near-native speakers of English will need to demonstrate a level of proficiency in Chinese or Arabic which will enable them to engage effectively with the programme of study.  Those who do not have a formal language qualification, such as an A-Level,  may take the University’s own test of Chinese or Arabic proficiency  60% 

** Available as major/minor

† Classes will take place during the evening

Specific progression requirements:

‡ A-level grade B or equivalent qualification in a foreign language

These degrees and grades are subject to change. Not all major/minor combinations are possible - for details please see www.le.ac.uk/pathways