Foundation year courses

The courses listed below are correct for 2016 entry. We are currently undergoing a review of all foundation courses for 2017 entry and will update this list as soon as possible.

If your course is not listed please contact the admissions team at ug.ambs@manchester.ac.uk with details of your syllabus, timetable and assessment and grading criteria.

Institution

Standard Offer

BSc Accounting offer

Access to HE

60 credits overall in the Access to Higher Education course, with 45 credits at Level 3. Of those 45, 30 credits with a Distinction grade, plus further 15 credits with a grade Merit. In addition, applicants should have GCSE in English Language at grade B or IELTS 6.5 with no component below 6, or equivalent. Where GCSE Mathematics/English is not at grade B then 6 credits of Mathematics/English must be taken at level 3 and passed at Merit or higher.

FOR BSc Accounting: 60 credits overall in the Access to Higher Education course, with 45 credits at Level 3. and all 45 credits at Distinction. Where GCSE Mathematics is not at grade A then 9 credits of Mathematics must be taken at level 3.In addition, applicants should have GCSE in English Language at grade B or IELTS 6.5 with no component below 6, or equivalent. Where GCSE Mathematics/English is not at grade B then 6 credits of Mathematics/English must be taken at level 3 and passed at Distinction or higher for Maths and Merit for English.

Abbey College, Birmingham

75% overall in the International foundation Programme plus IELTS 6.5 overall with no component below 6

80% overall in the IFY with a minimum of 75% in Maths plus IELTS 6.5 overall with no component below 6

Abbey College, Cambridge

70% overall in the International foundation Programme plus IELTS 6.5 overall with no component below 6

75% overall in the International foundation Programme plus IELTS 6.5 overall with no component below 6

Abbey College, Manchester

75% overall in the International foundation Programme plus 6.5 IELTS with no component below 6.

80% overall in the IFY with a minimum of 75% in Maths plus 6.5 IELTS overall with no component below 6.

Bath Academy (David Game)

Grades AAB in your Major modules, plus 6.5 at IELTS with no compnent below 6.

Grades AAA in your Major modules with a minimum of 75% (or grade A) in Math plus 6.5 at IELTS with no compnent below 6.

Bell School College Cambridge

70% overall in the University Foundation programme plus 6.5 IELTS with no component below 6

75% overall in the University Foundation programme plus 6.5 IELTS with no component below 6

Bellerby's College

70% in the Bellerbys Business Foundation Programme with a minimum of 65% in Maths plus IELTS 6.5 overall with no component below 6

75% in the Bellerbys Business Foundation Programme with a minimum of 70% in Maths plus IELTS 6.5 overall with no component below 6

Bellerby's College - IT STREAM - can only be accpted for ITMB Programmes

70% in the Bellerbys IT Foundation Programme with a minimum of 65% in Maths plus IELTS 6.5 overall with no component below 6

Cannot accept for Accounting

Birkbeck University of London, London Foundation Campus (Cambridge Education Group)

70% overall in the London Foundation Campus International Foundation Year plus IELTS 6.5 overall with no component below 6

75% overall in the London Foundation Campus International Foundation Year plus IELTS 6.5 overall with no component below 6

Birmingham Foundation Academy Programme

65% in each compulsory module: Academic English and Study Skills 1 and 2, Business and the Market and Quantitative Methods for Business Economics

70% in each compulsory module: Academic English and Study Skills 1 and 2, Business and the Market and Quantitative Methods for Business Economics

Bradford University - Foundation Year in Social Sciences and Management

70% overall in the foundation Programme plus IELTS for Overseas and GCSE for home

75% overall in the foundation Programme plus IELTS for Overseas and GCSE for home

Bridge House College (Nigeria)

AAB in Major Modules plus IELTS 6.5 overall with no component below 6

AAA in Major Modules plus IELTS 6.5 overall with no component below 6

British Study Centres Oxford

Overall Distinction in your Foundation Year plus IELTS 6.5 overall with no component below 6

Cannot accept for Accounting

Brooke House College Foundation Course

Overall Distinction in your Foundation Course from Brooke House College plus IELTS 6.5 overall with no component below 6

Cannot accept for Accounting

Brunel

Overall 70% with no less than 70% in Maths in Semester 1 and 70% in Statistics in Semester 2 from your International Foundation Year at Brunel University plus IELTS 6.5 overall with no component below 6

Overall 70% with no less than 70% in Maths in Semester 1 and 70% in Statistics in Semester 2 from your International Foundation Year at Brunel University plus IELTS 6.5 overall with no component below 6

Cardiff University IFP

Overall Distinction (65%) in the International Foundation Programme plus IELTS 6.5 overall with no component below 6

70% overall for Accounting plus IELTS 6.5 overall with no component below 6

CATS: Canterbury, London, Cambridge

AAB in Core Modules from CATS College International Foundation Year including Maths or Further Maths, excluding English plus 6.5 IELTS with no component below 6

AAA in Core Modules from CATS College International Foundation Year including Maths or Further Maths, excluding English plus 6.5 IELTS with no component below 6

Chichester College

75% overall in Foundation course plus IELTS 6.5 overall with no component below 6

80% overall in Foundation course plus IELTS 6.5 overall with no component below 6

Concord International

70% overall in the ABE Certificate in Business Management course plus IELTS 6.5 overall with no component below 6

75% overall in the ABE Certificate in Business Management course plus IELTS 6.5 overall with no component below 6

Coventry University

70% overall in Foundation course plus IELTS 6.5 overall with no component below 6

75% overall in Foundation course plus IELTS 6.5 overall with no component below 6

David Game, London. International Foundation Programme

Grades AAB in your Major modules and no less than A in Minor Module Maths, plus IELTS 6.5 overall with no component below 6

Grades AAA in your Major modules and no less than A in Minor Module Maths, plus IELTS 6.5 overall with no component below 6

Durham International Foundation year

70% overall in Foundation course plus IELTS 6.5 overall with no component below 6

75% overall in Foundation course plus IELTS 6.5 overall with no component below 6

Education First (EF) University Preparation (Cambridge, London, Oxford, Manchester)

70% in the EF University Preparation programme and no less than 70% in the three specialise/elective courses plus IELTS 6.5 overall with no component below 6

75% in the EF University Preparation programme and no less than 80% in the three specialise/elective courses plus IELTS 6.5 overall with no component below 6

Exeter University (Eng Lang Centre) - Cannot accept pure sciences route

75% OVERALL in the University of Exeter International Foundation Year in English Language & Business Studies with no less than 70% in each module and 70% in Maths plus IELTS 6.5 overall with no component below 6

80% OVERALL in the University of Exeter International Foundation Year in English Language & Business Studies with no less than 75% in each module and 75% in Maths plus IELTS 6.5 overall with no component below 6

Exeter University (INTO)

Overall average of 70% in the INTO Exeter IFY plus IELTS 6.5 overall with no component below 6

Overall average of 75% in the INTO Exeter IFY plus IELTS 6.5 overall with no component below 6

Greenwich University

70% overall in Foundation course plus IELTS 6.5 overall with no component below 6

75% overall in Foundation course plus IELTS 6.5 overall with no component below 6

Highbury College, Portsmouth

Overall A in Highbury College International Foundation Programme plus IELTS 6.5 overall with no component below 6

Cannot accept for Accounting

Insearch Essex

Average of 70% overall in Cert of HE in Business plus IELTS 6.5 overall with no component below 6

Average of 75% overall in Cert of HE in Business plus IELTS 6.5 overall with no component below 6

International University Foundation Programme

STUDENTS MUST HAVE GCSE B MATHS AND 12 YEARS OF EDUCATION THEN OFFER IS: AAB in the following electives: Accounting, Economics and Business Studies and no less than C in any subject plus IELTS 6.5 overall with no component below 6

STUDENTS MUST HAVE GCSE A MATHS AND 12 YEARS OF EDUCATION THEN OFFER IS: AAA in the following electives: Accounting, Economics and Business Studies and no less than C in any subject plus IELTS 6.5 overall with no component below 6

INTO Manchester NCUK

AAB in the INTO Manchester NCUK Foundation Course including Maths plus EAP B with no less than B in writing and reading and no less than C in any other component.

AAA in the INTO Manchester NCUK Foundation Course including Maths plus EAP B with no less than B in writing and reading and no less than C in any other component.

     

Kent University Fondation Programme

70% overall including Maths module plus IELTS 6.5 overall with no component below 6

75% with no modules below 65% plus IELTS 6.5 overall with no component below 6

Kings Colleges Advanced Foundation. (Oxford, London and Bournemouth).

70% overall including Maths in the Kings Colleges advanced foundation course plus IELTS 6.5 overall with no component below 6

75% overall in the Kings Colleges including Maths module at no less than 65% plus IELTS 6.5 overall with no component below 6

King's School, Oxford

70% overall in King's School Foundation Course plus IELTS 6.5 overall with no component below 6

75% overall in Foundation course plus IELTS 6.5 overall with no component below 6

Lancaster University Foundation Year Programme

70% overall in Foundation course plus IELTS 6.5 overall with no component below 6

75% overall in Foundation course plus IELTS 6.5 overall with no component below 6

Lancaster University Study Centre: International Foundation Year

70% overall in Foundation course plus IELTS 6.5 overall with no component below 6

75% overall in Foundation course plus IELTS 6.5 overall with no component below 6

Leeds Metropolitan University (IFS)

70% overall in the Leeds Metro Uni IFS plus IELTS 6.5 overall with no component below 6

75% overall in the Leeds Metro Uni IFS plus IELTS 6.5 overall with no component below 6

Leeds University Foundation

Achieve 70% in the Leeds University Foundation plus IELTS 6.5 overall with no component below 6

Achieve 75% in the Leeds University Foundation plus IELTS 6.5 overall with no component below 6

Lincoln College

Distinction overall plus IELTS 6.5 overall with no component below 6

Cannot accept for Accounting

Liverpool International College (Kaplan) cannot accept if no predicted grades or reference issued.

Average of 70% in Liverpool International College IFY plus IELTS 6.5 overall with no component below 6

Average of 75% in Liverpool International College IFY plus IELTS 6.5 overall with no component below 6

London College of Int Business Studies

Overall distinction plus IELTS 6.5 overall with no component below 6

Cannot accept for Accounting

London School of Economics (LSE) International Foundation Programme

65% overall with no less than 65% in Maths and Stats compulsory modules plus IELTS 6.5 overall with no component below 6

70% overall with no less than 70% in Maths and Stats compulsory modules plus IELTS 6.5 overall with no component below 6

Loughborough College - Business and Maths

Overall Distinction in Business and Maths International foundation programme plus IELTS 6.5 overall with no component below 6

Cannot accept for Accounting

Manchester College

70% overall in Foundation course plus IELTS 6.5 overall with no component below 6

75% overall in Foundation course plus IELTS 6.5 overall with no component below 6

MLS International Foundation Diploma

Obtain 70% overall in the MLS International Foundation Diploma plus IELTS 6.5 overall with no component below 6

Obtain 75% overall in the MLS International Foundation Diploma plus IELTS 6.5 overall with no component below 6

MMU Foundation Course

Average 70% in the Foundation Course plus IELTS 6.5 overall with no component below 6

Average 75% in the Foundation Course plus IELTS 6.5 overall with no component below 6

Monash University Foundation Year

75% OVERALL in the Monash University International Foundation Year with no less than 70% in each module and 70% in Maths plus IELTS 6.5 overall with no component below 6

80% OVERALL in the University of Exeter International Foundation Year with no less than 75% in each module and 75% in Maths plus IELTS 6.5 overall with no component below 6

NCUK Malaysia

No less than 5 IGCSE and SPM at grade B including Maths and English; Standard IFY for applicants with iGCSE and Extended IFY (XIFY) for applicants with SPM; Re IFY and XIFY  we require AAA (for Accounting) and AAB (for other management programmes), including Maths and any 2 from Politics, Economics, Business and Management. Re EAP, at least B.

No less than 5 IGCSE and SPM at grade B including Maths and English; Standard IFY for applicants with iGCSE and Extended IFY (XIFY) for applicants with SPM; Re IFY and XIFY  we require AAA (for Accounting) and AAB (for other management programmes), including Maths and any 2 from Politics, Economics, Business and Management. Re EAP, at least B.

Network Foundation

65% with no less than 65% in both Maths and Economics. Plus IELTS of 6.5 overall and no less than 6 in each component

70% with no less than 70% on both Maths and Economics. Plus IELTS of 6.5 overall and no less than 6 in each component

Newcastle College (upon Tyne)

Two Distinctions and one Credit in the HEFC, plus IELTS 6.5 overall with no component below 6

Three Distinctions in the HEFC, plus IELTS 6.5 overall with no component below 6

Newcastle University (INTO)

Average 70% overall in the INTO Foundation programme with 65% in Maths plus IELTS 6.5 overall with no component below 6

Average 75% overall in the INTO Foundation programme with 65% in Maths plus IELTS 6.5 overall with no component below 6

Nottingham University (CELE)

Overall Distinction in Foundation Programme plus IELTS 6.5 overall with no component below 6

Cannot accept for Accounting

Nottingham: Central College Nottingham International Foundation in Economics and Management or Business. Will accept Accounting

The Central College Nottingham International Foundation in Economics and Management with overall 70% and 70% in maths plus IELTS 6.5 overall with no component below 6

The Central College Nottingham International Foundation in Economics and Management with overall 75% and 75% in maths for BSc Accounting plus IELTS 6.5 overall with no component below 6

Oxford Brookes

70% overall in the International Foundation Diploma, plus IELTS 6.5 overall with no component below 6

75% overall in the International Foundation Diploma, plus IELTS 6.5 overall with no component below 6

Queen Mary University of London

CHECK THE SUBJECTS BEFORE MAKING THE OFFER. 70% overall in the International Foundation Diploma, plus IELTS 6.5 overall with no component below 6

CHECK THE SUBJECTS BEFORE MAKING THE OFFER. 75% overall in the International Foundation Diploma, plus IELTS 6.5 overall with no component below 6

Reading University

Overall Distinction in Uni of Reading IFP plus IELTS 6.5 overall with no component below 6

75% overall in the International Foundation Diploma, plus IELTS 6.5 overall with no component below 6

Sheffield International College - Cannot accept Journalism route

70% overall in the Sheffield International College International Foundation Year with no less than 65% in Maths plus IELTS 6.5 overall with no component below 6

75% overall in the Sheffield International College International Foundation Year with no less than 70% in Maths plus IELTS 6.5 overall with no component below 6

SOAS ICC Foundation programme School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), London

Achieve a minimum of 65% in each unit including Quantitative Methods For Business And Economics and an overall average of 67% in the SOAS ICC Foundation programme. Plus 6.5 IELTS with no component below 6.

Achieve a minimum of 75% in each unit including Quantitative Methods For Business And Economics and an overall average of 77% in the SOAS ICC Foundation programme. Plus 6.5 IELTS with no component below 6.

Southampton University

70% overall in Foundation course plus IELTS 6.5 overall with no component below 6

87% overall in your Foundation course with 87% in further Maths, 87% in Macroeconomic Principles and 87% in Macroeconomic Principles. Plus IELTS 6.5 overall with no component below 6

St Andrews University , Scotland

70% overall in the St Andrews University Foundation Programme plus IELTS 6.5 overall with no component below 6

75% overall in the St Andrews University Foundation Programme plus IELTS 6.5 overall with no component below 6

St Andrews, Cambridge

Distinction overall in the St. Andrews Business Foundation Course plus IELTS 6.5 overall with no component below 6

75% overall in the St Andrews University Foundation Programme plus IELTS 6.5 overall with no component below 6

St Clare's, Oxford

Grades AAB in the University Foundation Course plus IELTS 6.5 overall with no component below 6

Grades AA Ain the University Foundation Course plus IELTS 6.5 overall with no component below 6

St Michaels College, Tenbury Wells

Overall grade A in Foundation programme with a minimum of grade B in Maths. Plus IELTS 6.5 overall with no component below 6

Cannot accept for Accounting

Stratford Upon Avon

68% in the Stratford International Foundation Year with no less than 65% in each module and 65% in Maths plus IELTS 6.5 overall with no component below 6

72% in the Stratford International Foundation Year with no less than 70% in each module and 70% in Maths plus IELTS 6.5 overall with no component below 6

Taylor's College Foundation

An average of 80% in final examinations plus IELTS 6.5 overall with no component below 6 (GCSE MATHS OR EQUIVALENT REQUIRED)

An average of 83% in final examinations plus IELTS 6.5 overall with no component below 6 (GCSE MATHS OR EQUIVALENT REQUIRED)

Tsinghua University (Global Academic Pathway Business Stream)

Completion of the Tsinghua University (Global Academic Pathway) Business Stream with an overall average of 80% and an average of at least 85% for Introduction to Algebra and Calculus and 80% in each of the following modules: Elementary Business Studies; semester 2: Introduction to Accounting and Finance; Fundamentals of Economics.

Completion of the Tsinghua University (Global Academic Pathway) Business Stream with an overall average of 90% and an average of at least 95% for Introduction to Algebra and Calculus and 90% in each of the following modules: Elementary Business Studies; semester 2: Introduction to Introduction to Accounting and Finance; Fundamentals of Economics.

University of London - International Foundation Programme

Achieve a minimum of 65% overall and no less than 60% in Maths and Statistics in the University of London IFP. Plus IELTS 6.5 overall with no component below 6.

Achieve a minimum of 75% overall and no less than 70% in Maths and Statistics in the University of London IFP. Plus IELTS 6.5 overall with no component below 6.

University College London (Language Centre) MUST BE TAKING UPCH NOT ENGINEERING STREAM UPCSE

70% overall in the UPCH Foundation programme plus IELTS 6.5 overall with no component below 6

75% overall in the UPGH Foundation programme plus IELTS 6.5 overall with no component below 6

University of East Anglia

70 % overall in the International foundation Programme plus IELTS 6.5 overall with no component below 6

80% overall in the International foundation Programme plus IELTS 6.5 overall with no component below 6

University of Edinburgh - HSS International Foundation Programme

70% overall in the HSS Foundation programme plus IELTS 6.5 overall with no component below 6

75% overall in the HSS Foundation programme plus IELTS 6.5 overall with no component below 6

Warwick University IFP (Previously the Higher Education Foundation Programme)

Two Distinctions at no less than 70% and in the three Credits at no less than 60% including at least a 60% in English and 60% in maths plus 6.5 IELTS with no component below 6

Three Distinctions at no less than 75% two Credits at no less than 60% including at least 60% in English and at least 65% in maths plus 6.5 IELTS with no component below 6

York College

75% in the level 3 subjects in the York College IFP plus IELTS 6.5 overall with no component below 6

78% in the level 3 subjects in the York College IFP plus IELTS 6.5 overall with no component below 6

     
 FOUNDATION COURSES NOT ACCEPTED:-

Atlantic Language University

Bournemouth University International College (Kaplan)

Bristol University IFY

Level 4 and 5 BTEC/Higher Nationals in Business

Camosun College

City School of Languages IFY

Hull Business School

INTO Glasgow

Leeds City College

Manchester International College

NCC Education Foundation Year, Didsbury

Queens University, Belfast

Shandong University

Sheridan College

Singapore-Integrated Programme-Nat Uni Singapore (NUS) High Sch of Maths & Science Dip

UIBE (International Foundation Program at University of International Business and Economics)

Glasgow International College - Foundation or Pre-Masters

University of Wolverhampton

WIC International Foundation Programme at Beijing no.80 High School.

Cambridge Seminars

Lancaster Programme at English Department Beijing Foreign Studies University

City of Bath College of FE

King's College London (KCL)

Sun Yat Sen University - International Foundation Course

Kings College Foundation programme

Gloucestershire College

Kaplan International College - Foundation Year (FY) and IYO in business

Shanghai International Study University -International Foundation

INTO London

NCUK - REGENT INTERNATIONAL SCHOOLS MALAYSIA

London Foundation Campus - Foundation Campus International Diploma in Business and Management

Exeter University (English Language Centre) - MBS DO NOT ACCEPT PURE SCIENCES ROUTE

University of Wales - International Foundation year Programme Business/Law pathway

UCLAN (University of Central Lancashire)

Cambridge International Diplomas (CIE)

International Islamic University Malaysia IFY

Excel College, Manchester

Buckswood St George's, Pre-University Education, Hastings

INTO University of East Anglia -London

University of Wales - International Foundation year Programme Business/Law pathway

School of English & International Studies Beijing Foreign Studies University (Lancaster Uni)

Excel College, Manchester

NCC IFY New College Manchester

Leeds International Study Centre IFY

East & West International Education IFC

University of Bath International Foundation Year

School of International Studies Sun Yat-sen University (East & West International Education IFC)

Nanjing University of Science and Technology (East & West International Education IFC)

Delter-Telfort International Business Institute IBF

*We are currently reviewing our entry requirements and the details below may be subject to change, please consider this before making your application. We will update the website with the 2016 entry requirements as soon as possible.