Lifelong Learning Centre

BSc Business Studies With Foundation Year

University of Leeds Business School

If you would like to study Business at university, but do not currently meet the admissions criteria for direct entry to a degree, then this extended degree is for you.

Key Information

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Course duration:
4 years

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Where to apply:
Apply via UCAS

Contact number:
0113 343 3212

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Programme Catalogue:
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BSc Business Studies is a four year extended degree. It is designed for applicants who do not currently meet the admissions criteria for direct entry to a degree and who can benefit from a programme that begins with two years of intensive, well-structured support. The programme is part of the University’s commitment to inclusion and widening participation. This is reflected in the prioritisation of applicants (see entry criteria).

If you wish to study business but you are not sure yet which area to specialise in then this could be the programme for you!

The programme allows you to spend the first two years in a highly supportive environment within the Lifelong Learning Centre. During this time you will study a range of business-related modules and you will be taught in relatively small class sizes by teaching staff from the Lifelong Learning Centre. These first two years allow you to develop a good understanding of different aspects of business management and also to develop the academic and study skills necessary to progress to an undergraduate degree at the University of Leeds.

On successful completion of the first two years of study you will progress directly onto Level Two of your chosen degree programme in the Leeds University Business School (LUBS). You can choose to follow a degree pathway in either BSc Accounting and Finance; BSc Management or BA Human Resource Management. Your choice of optional modules will depend on which route you wish to follow.

As a student at a prestigious research intensive university you will have access to all the facilities and wide-ranging opportunities you would expect from a Russell Group institution. What’s more, the Leeds curriculum means that, whatever your choice of subject, study at Leeds is a well-rounded educational experience and our Leeds for Life initiative encourages you to consider how to make the best use of your time here to progress your personal and professional development.