Coventry University logo
  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: $ 12.3k / Year
  • Foreign: $ 12.3k / Year
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English
  • StudyQA ranking:
  • 4784pts.
  • Duration:
  • 9 months


    This one-year (3 term) programme offers successful studentsguaranteed progression* to Year 2 of a range of business-related degrees at Coventry University. You will live and study your Foundation programme at our state-of-the-art Centre located at the heart of the Coventry University campus.

    The International Diploma Programme offers guaranteed progression* to Year 2 of:

    • BA (Hons) Business Administration or
    • BA (Hons) Business Management.

    Who is this programme designed for? This programme is designed for international students who do not quite have the academic grades and/or English level to start the first year of an undergraduate degree at university, but have a stronger profile than an IFP student.

    All students who successfully complere the IDP are guaranteed progression* to Year 2 of a business-related undergraduate degree at Coventry University. This programme is set at level 4, and is equivalent to the first year of an undergraduate business degree in the UK.

    * Guaranteed progression is subject to meeting the specified entry criteria

    Detailed Course Facts

    Tuition fee
    • GBP 12300 Year (EEA)
    • GBP 12300 Year (Non-EEA)
    Start date January,September 2015 29 September 2014 – 05 June 2015 12 January 2015 – 26 August 2015 Duration full-time 9 months Languages Take an IELTS test
    • English
    Delivery mode On Campus Educational variant Full-time More information Go To The Course Website

    Course Content

    The duration of the programme is one academic year (nine months). The year is divided into three terms of seven to eight teaching weeks, one reading week and an assessment week. You will undertake up to 25 hours of classroom-based study per week.
    What will I study?
    This programme includes nine core modules, taken by all students throughout the course. These modules are English, and eight academic modules relating to business and management. The academic modules are:
    • Business Decision Making
    • Business Environment
    • Business Skills for Proposals and Pitches
    • Managing Financial Resources and Decisions
    • Marketing Intelligence
    • Marketing Principles
    • Organisations and Behaviour
    • Study and Communication Skills for Business

    How will I be assessed?

    You will be assessed by a variety of methods during your time with us. The intention is that you have a chance to experience the full range of assessment methods that you might experience at university when you start the second year of your chosen degree.

    Assessments will normally include coursework, essays, reports and other structured assignments, oral examination and unseen written examinations.

    UK requirements for international applications

    Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).

    Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.

    All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.


    English Language Requirements

    IELTS band : 5.5

    To study at this university, you have to speak English. We advice you to

    take an IELTS test.


    Extended programmes are available if you do not have the required English language level. These programmes last 4 or 5 terms and include English language modules (ELM) followed by the 3 terms of International Diploma required to apply for entry to the second year of your undergraduate degree.

    • Minimum age: 18+
    • Academic entry requirements vary per country. Please visit the programme website for more information.

    Work Experience

    No work experience is required.

    Related Scholarships*

    • Academic Excellence Scholarship

      "The Academic Excellence Scholarship can provide up to a 50 % reduction in tuition per semester. These scholarships will be renewed if the student maintains superior academic performance during each semester of their 3-year Bachelor programme. The scholarship will be directly applied to the student’s tuition fees."

    • Access Bursary

      Bursary for UK students all subjects where the variable tuition fee rate is payable.

    • Alumni Bursary

      Alumni Bursary for UK Undergraduate students

    * The scholarships shown on this page are suggestions first and foremost. They could be offered by other organisations than Coventry University.

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