Business and Media

International Foundation Year students can choose from Business or Media subject routes, and a range of degree options.

Core Modules

Academic English Skills
Academic English Skills aims to provide you with thorough training in the language and related academic skills which will enable you to best 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.

Additional Core Modules for Business Students

Business Studies 1
This module examines the modern business world and working practices. In addition to individual activities, group learning and role-plays will be used to develop an appreciation of management and leadership.

Legal and Political Environment
This module explores political and legal systems and the function they perform in the modern world. You will also review how systems attempt to bring resolution via political or legal means and learn about different types of business activities and organisations.

Route-specific Modules for Business Students

Business Studies 2
You will learn about the multi-disciplinary nature of business. Two main areas of study are marketing and operations management. We look to broaden your knowledge base and teach you how to work in teams.

Economics
This module focuses on economic and business concepts. In addition to acquiring knowledge, you will be taught analytical skills that will enable you to apply an economic analysis and viewpoint in many different situations, ranging from local to international.

Accounting
This module will take you from the fundamental recording of financial transactions to the preparation and analysis of final accounts. It will include individual and group work to reflect the modern business world.

Route-specific Modules for Media Students

Media 1
By studying news media and its role in society you should develop an understanding of key media concepts relating to representations, institutions, audience, and values and ideology.

Media 2
The focus of this module is film and television – developing an understanding of visual language and filmmaking techniques. Media concepts relating to narrative, genre and authorship will be developed.

Media 3
With a focus on advertising, this module will employ your practical media skills to produce a moving image advert. Elements of marketing will be involved as well as ethical aspects relevant to the media.

Route-specific modules for Social Science Students

Economics
This module focuses on economic and business concepts. In addition to acquiring knowledge, you will be taught analytical skills that will enable you to apply an economic analysis and viewpoint in many different situations, ranging from local to international.

International Relations
This module examines historical developments and current issues within International Relations. It explores key issues including the nation state, order and power, globalisation, and conflict and crisis. The theories and concepts introduced provide an essential toolkit to understand and interpret the modern world.

Thinking About Society: Critical Approaches
Exploring themes including gender, inequality, the family and crime, this module introduces critical approaches that will help you to discover how the social sciences enable perspectives that allow the world to be viewed in new and imaginative ways.

Successful completion of this course leads to the first year of the following degrees:

Degree programmes Award Overall grade English grade
Accountancy and Finance
BA (Hons)
40%
50%
Advertising and Marketing
BA (Hons)
40%
50%
Business and Finance
BA (Hons)
40%
50%
Business and Management
BA (Hons)
40%
50%
Business and Marketing
BA (Hons)
40%
50%
Business with English BA (Hons) 40% 50%
Business Studies
BA (Hons)
40%
50%
Criminology BA (Hons)
40%
50%
Criminology and Social Policy
BA (Hons)
40%
50%
Events Management
BSc (Hons)
40%
50%
Film and Television
BA (Hons)
40%
50%
History
BA (Hons)
40%
50%
International Business Management
BA (Hons)
40%
50%
International Relations
BA (Hons)
40%
50%
International Relations and Politics BA (Hons) 40% 50%
International Tourism Management
BA (Hons)
40%
50%
Law
LLB
40%
50%
Law and Criminology
LLB
40%
50%
Marketing Management
BA (Hons)
40%
50%
Media Production
BA (Hons)
40%
50%
Politics
BA (Hons)
40%
50%
Politics and Social Policy
BA (Hons)
40%
50%
Social Policy
BA (Hons)
40%
50%
Sociology
BA (Hons)
40%
50%

 

These degrees and grades are subject to change.