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What to Study in Foundation Year?

What to Study in Foundation Year?

Compare to A Level, the Foundation Year program is a shorter (one year) course, which is more targeted and focused. Instead of studying three or four areas, it allows students to focus on one or two subjects enabling a deeper understanding of these areas of study.

Foundation Year program consists of core academic modules and a choice of different subject routes (streams), each carefully designed to focus on the academic areas most useful to your future study intentions. These routes lead directly to a range of specific degree courses at university. There are Law foundation program prepares you for law degrees, Business foundation program for business degrees, Science foundation program for science degrees and etc. You will only focus on your chosen degree and do not need to study subjects which are unrelated to it.

Foundation Year Course Sample Curriculum

These are sample modules for a typical law foundation year program:

  • English language and study skills
  • Political Institutions & Concepts
  • Modern British Politics
  • International Politics
  • The English Legal System
  • Contract Law
  • Tort Law

JACK StudyAbroad Comments: This law foundation curriculum is not easy by any means but you don’t have to study unrelated subjects (e.g. math or science) – it’s perfect if you are determined to study LLB, International Relations or Politics. 

These are sample modules for a typical business foundation year program:

  • Business Start-up & Human Resource Management
  • Marketing & Operations Management
  • Introduction to Accounting
  • Microeconomics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Business Mathematics

Since you are focusing on academic modules which are relevant to your future degree choice at university, studies have shown that Foundation Year graduates usually perform better when study in the university.

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