What will I study?
This programme will offer a route into the university’s pathway programmes at level 3 (the International Foundation Programme) and level 6 (Graduate Certificate in Business / Graduate Diploma in Business). If you have a lower levels of English at IELTS 4.0 overall (no sub score lower than 4.0), this programme will enable you to develop your language skills over 1, 2 or 3 semesters and then progress to your chosen pathway programme.
Students could undertake the following routes:
- 1 semester of EUS + 3 semester International Foundation Programme
- 1 semester of EUS + 2 semester International Foundation Programme
- 1, 2 or 3 semesters of EUS + Graduate Certificate in Business
- 1, 2 or 3 semesters of EUS + Graduate Diploma in Business
The programme will provide two bands
- Band 1 – If you have IELTS 4.0 or 4.5 (from a UKVI approved centre)
- Band 2 – If you have IELTS 5.0, 5.5 or 6.0 (from a UKVI approved centre)
At the end of each semester you will either progress on to the next EUS semester or move on to your target pathway programme.
Teaching and assessment
The programme is designed to provide a solid foundation to studying in a British university and you will benefit from staff who are used to supporting international students through this important transition.
Teaching and learning is carried out through seminars, lectures, tutorials and workshops, totalling between 16-20 hours per week. In addition, you will be expected to spend 15-20 hours a week on independent study through self-directed learning. Teaching and self-directed learning also makes use of the University’s electronic learning portal (Blackboard) where you will have access to a range of learning materials and you will be encouraged to use the technology in preparation for your future studies.
You will be taught by module tutors to support your academic needs. In addition to this, you will be allocated a guidance tutor at the start of the programme. Your guidance tutor is your first point of contact for anything outside of the classroom that affects your learning. You will meet your guidance tutor at the start of each semester for a formal meeting. In-between this you can arrange to meet them at any point and they may also contact you if they need to meet you. All conversations with the guidance tutor are confidential and they will always be the first point of contact should you need them.
Assessments take place through a mix of group presentations, oral examinations, written assignments and exams.