Business with Law Foundation Preparation for related business degrees

The Business with Law Foundation is a new pathway available from September 2015.  

Bellerbys London is our specialist centre for business. The UK's capital city is one of the world's most dynamic commercial and legal centres, making it an inspiring place in which to study business and law. 

During your study breaks you can explore attractions across the financial district and the historic Inns of Court. 

For students considering a career in international trade and logistics, mergers and acquisitions, insurance and underwriting, financial law or international business management, this offers the ideal pathway to help you achieve success.

Business with Law Foundation Course

Once the Business with Law Foundation programme has been successfully completed to the required standard, students can progress to a number of our destination universities.

Key facts…

  • Age: Students are normally 16.5 or over
  • Available: Bellerbys College London 
  • Course length: 3 terms & a 3.5 term starting week commencing 31 October 2016
  • Start dates: September, October and January – see term dates
  • Entry requirements:
    • Satisfactory completion of secondary or high school
    • IELTS 4.5 or equivalent (for the September start) or IELTS 5 or equivalent (for the October and January start).
  • Fees: Please visit our Fees page to calculate your fees
  • Note: Students starting Foundation Preparation Programme in October have the opportunity to become accustomed to their environment and British teaching styles. In the first term, October – December, students benefit from extra preparation in English and critical thinking skills and additional university guidance, as well as being given a supervised self-study enrichment project and taster lessons. Foundation study will begin in January.

This programme combines core Foundation modules with specialist Business, Finance and Management modules and new Business Law modules.

We have a unique approach to educating international students. Specialist subjects and individual attention combined with a structured enrichment programme help you to develop the skills universities and employers are looking for. 

Core modules:

Foundation English Skills 1

Develop the ability to read academic texts, write short academic texts, take notes from writt en and oral sources and use spoken English to discuss a variety of topics.

Foundation English Skills 2

Improve all the abilities in FES1, developing greater accuracy, speed, cohesion, organisation and presentation.

Foundation English Skills 3

Develop academic English skills for university. This continually assessed course module includes an extended research essay based on an aspect of British culture, debates and discussions, listening, note-taking and summarising as well as oral presentation.

Computer Information Technology

Improve IT literacy and creativity using MS Office, Business and Media applications; develop internet research skills.

Specialist modules:

Introduction to Accounting

Learn to draw up double entry book-keeping accounts, income statements and balance sheets for varying company structures, interpret accounts and cash budgets; learn and understand accounting concepts.

Economics 2 ‭Macroeconomics

Develop an understanding of aggregate demand and aggregate supply, economic policies, inflation, unemployment, international trade and development economics.

‭Business Mathematics

Develop basic algebraic skills, indices and logarithms and their practical use and interpretation; develop an understanding of basic statistics, linear programming and basic calculus.

Law 1 The English Legal System

Understand the nature and sources of law and the concepts underlying legal systems; look in detail at the English legal system, considering the different courts and their functions, legal personnel and the legislative process.

Law 2 Contract Law

An introduction to the Law of Contract, the manner in which contracts are formed by way of offer, acceptance and consideration, and how they might be avoided once entered into by parties.

Business Entities and Commercial Law

Gain an understanding of the key legal structures open to business operators; understand, apply and criticise selected legal principles which constitute commercial law, including the sale of goods.

Bellerbys has been helping international students progress to top UK universities for more than 50 years, and 2016 is no different.

Below are the degrees and universities where our Business with Law students have gone on to study.

Degree University
Business Law Coventry University
Law Kingston University
Philosophy, Politics and Economics University of Nottingham

University destinations

Students who successfully complete the Business with Law foundation can apply to the following universities:

  • Bangor University
  • Brunel University
  • City University London
  • Keele University
  • London South Bank University
  • St Mary's University, Twickenham
  • Swansea University
  • University of Sheffield
  • University of Kent
  • University of Leeds
  • University of Liverpool
  • University of Chester
  • University of Westminster

Please note: university entrance requirements can change and successful completion of the programme is no guarantee of admission to that university.

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