About this course

You will be taught English language, study and academic skills so that you can succeed in your undergraduate degree, as well as your future career once you graduate.

You will study a combination of core and route-specific modules that focus on helping you learn the skills most relevant to the degree you want to study.

Study plans

IELTS Length April-July September-January January-May June-August October
4.0 (4.0 in writing) 3 Semesters       Start your degree
4.0 (4.0 in writing) 3 Semesters      
4.5 (4.5 in writing) 2 Semesters    
4.5 (4.5 in writing) 2 Semesters      
   English Language Preparation    International Foundation Year    Vacation

Assessment

Your work will be assessed regularly through coursework assignments, presentations, essays, case studies and exams.

Where this course will take you

Once you complete the course, and achieve the required grades, you will be able to start your chosen degree at Leeds Beckett University. You can choose from a range of degree options, in areas such as business, law, marketing and public relations.

Course modules

Core modules

Academic English Skills

This module aims to provide you with thorough training in the language and related academic skills, which will enable you to achieve your academic potential at University. These skills include the processes of academic writing, effective and extensive reading strategies, effective participation in seminars and delivery of presentations, and listening to and recording information effectively from lectures. You will also develop the accuracy and range of written and spoken language required to use language effectively and appropriately, with clarity and confidence in an academic context.

Project Study

You will complete a self-study project on a topic you will take in consultation with your tutor. By the end of this module you will be able to produce an extended piece of work in the discipline area of your intended degree course, through an on-going, supervised, self-study approach. The project will utilise a broad range of source material to present a coherent, word-processed piece of work, which combines balanced factual content with a critical commentary.

Core Mathematics for Business

You will develop and demonstrate core mathematical skills, including algebra and statistics, relevant to your undergraduate degree course. You will study core mathematical principles and tools. You will practise your skills through class work and self-study assignments. You will also practise questions similar to the format of those in your exams.

Introduction to Principles of Economics

This module aims to give you an introduction to the principle, concepts and models of micro-economic analysis, providing a framework upon which further economic analysis can be developed. You will be able to apply your knowledge base as well as learn basic skills relating to data analysis and evaluation of economics issues. You will learn about economic principles and basic terminology, goods type, demand and supply, elasticity, market failure and contemporary issues in economics.

Route modules for business and management degree options:

Introduction to Business Studies 

The aim of this module is to help you develop an understanding of both the operational and strategic problems facing the business enterprise in the modern market economy. This module considers the practical aspects of setting up, establishing and running a business and looks at the external influences that could have a major impact on the businesses’ success. You will also learn about motivation theories and operations management.

Advanced Business Studies 

You will continue to develop your understanding of both the operational and strategic problems facing the business enterprise in the modern market economy, with particular reference to marketing management, advertising and public relations (PR).

Introduction to Financial Accounting 

This module will help you establish a sound foundation for future studies in accounting and finance. On completion of the unit, you will be able to maintain financial records, understand accounting systems and prepare periodic financial statements of sole traders, partnerships, and limited companies.

Route modules for law and social studies degree options:

Introduction to Law

This module will prepare you for entry onto LLB Law. This module will also introduce you to the principles that underpin the English legal system, the mechanics of the legal process, justice in a wider sense, and the personnel who administer it.

Advanced Law

This module will prepare you for entry to a first year degree course in law, by introducing you to basic legal principles and practice. You will develop an understanding of the principles, issues and legislation relating to contract and consumer protection.

International Relations

You will be provided with an introduction to the main areas of international relations. At the end of this module you will be able to demonstrate a basic knowledge of international relations, and some familiarity with the leading theories used to analyse this subject matter. You will also be able to deploy research skills and display accurate and concise use of language within this subject area.

Introduction to British Politics

This module will introduce you to the study of Politics through discussion of the main issues in the British political system, and the core concepts used by political scientists and political theorists. This module will provide you with the foundation knowledge necessary to succeed in the Introduction to Law, Advanced Law and International Relations modules.

Progression degrees

This programme can lead to one of the undergraduate degrees in the table below. Grades and progression degrees are guidelines and subject to change.


Degree Programmes Award Overall Grade English Grade Additional Grade
Accounting and Finance BA (Hons) 40% 50% with no less than 40% in all four skills Maths grade 40%
Architectural Technology   BSc (Hons) 40% 50% with no less than 40% in all four skills Maths grade 40%
Architecture BA (Hons) 40% 60% with no less than 40% in all four skills Maths grade 40%
Audio Engineering BSc (Hons) 40% 50% with no less than 40% in all four skills Maths grade 40%
Broadcast Media Technologies   BSc (Hons) 40% 50% with no less than 40% in all four skills Maths grade 40%
Building Surveying   BSc (Hons) 40% 50% with no less than 40% in all four skills Maths grade 40%
Business Accounting with Finance BA (Hons) 40% 50% with no less than 40% in all four skills Maths grade 40%
Business and Management BA (Hons) 40% 50% with no less than 40% in all four skills Maths grade 40%
Business Economics BA (Hons) 40% 50% with no less than 40% in all four skills Maths grade 40%
Business Management with Analytics BA (Hons) 40% 50% with no less than 40% in all four skills Maths grade 40%

Portfolio Required

  • Architecture BA (Hons)
  • Dance BA (Hons)
  • Fashion BA (Hons)
  • Fashion Marketing BA (Hons)
  • Filmmaking BA (Hons)
  • Fine Art BA (Hons)
  • Graphic Design BA (Hons)
  • Illustration BA (Hons)
  • Interiror Architecure & Design BA (Hons)
  • Landscape Architecuture & Design BA (Hons)
  • Music Industries Management BA (Hons)
  • Performing Arts BA (Hons)
  • Product Design BA (Hons)
  • Theatre and Performance BA (Hons)
  • Visual Effects BA (Hons)

ABRSM Grade 5 Theory or equivalent & Portfolio required for pathway programme offer

  • Music Performance & Production BA (Hons)

Course facts 

Length  

2 semesters  

Start options

January or September   

Semester dates

January 2022

Semester 1:
10/01/2022 - 14/04/2022
Semester 2:
03/05/2022 - 29/07/2022

Leeds ISC staff member Nkaepe Olainyi

"My experience of working in finance gives practical application to my maths skills. This is part of the knowledge I seek to transfer to all my students."

Dr Nkaepe Olaniyi

Maths and physics tutor at the International Study Centre

Entry requirements

English language
IELTS 4.5 (minimum 4.5 in writing)

Academic
Good High School graduation grades (view full table)

Age
17+ years of age

Nationality
Course is only available to overseas students (non-UK and non-EU)

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