Your pathway to the first year of a business, law or social studies degree The programme includes academic modules, study skills and English language training, providing complete preparation for your undergraduate degree. Learn about the importance of financial management, and the operational and strategic challenges facing the businesses Gain understanding of the concepts and models of micro-economic and macro-economic analysis Develop core mathematical skills that will be relevant to your undergraduate degree Gain business skills, including decision-making and problem solving For Law, you will study the English legal system, the mechanics of the legal process, justice and those who administer it. Core modules Business, Marketing, Management and Public Relations To develop your understanding of both the operational and strategic problems facing the business enterprise in the modern market economy, with particular reference to marketing management, advertising and public relations (PR). This module will advance students’ knowledge of management processes and themes in contemporary business management. Economics This module will provide you with an understanding of the principles of economics and a sound foundation for further study of the subject within a business or law related degree. You will be taught a combination of micro-economic and macro-economic content, drawing on local, national and international contexts. You will be able to identify economic concepts and theories in a range of contexts and appreciate their value and limitations in explaining real-world phenomena. English Skills for University Study These modules are designed to develop your English communication skills and to ensure you learn a range of study skills, including writing and reading strategies, presentation and seminar participation, organisation of time and materials, meeting deadlines and responding to feedback. By the end of the course we would expect you to be able to take notes and write essays in English. You should also have the confidence to give presentations, answer follow-up questions and contribute to seminar discussions. Introduction to Business The aim of this module is to introduce you to the key concepts of business studies. It will help you to develop an understanding of both the operational and strategic problems facing the business enterprise in the modern market economy. This module considers the practical aspects of setting up, establishing and running a business and looks at the external influences that could have a major impact on business success. Introduction to Law This module will introduce you to the concept of law as a subject and the role of law in society. It will also introduce you to the principles which underpin the English legal system, the mechanics of the legal process, justice in a wider sense, and the personnel who administer it. Maths for Business This module aims to provide you with the basic knowledge of mathematics for progression to a degree programme in business related subjects. You will also acquire an understanding of the fundamental concepts of business maths using a selection of real-world applications. The module will enable you to establish a firm foundation in mathematical applications for finance and accountancy. Project Study You will complete a self-study project on a topic that you will take, in consultation with your tutor, from the academic discipline that you will subsequently study at degree level. This will also include computer skills. The Law of Contract and Consumer Protection To introduce students to basic legal principles and practice in contract law and consumer protection. Students will also receive an introduction to the principles, issues and legislations relating to contract and consumer protection. Optional modules Please note: students wanting to progress to the Financial Accounting degree must study the Introduction to Financial Accounting module. International Law, International Relations and Globalisation To provide students with knowledge and an understanding of politics and business in an ever globalized world. The module will address the key challenges, issues and approaches to politics as a global activity, and business in a globalized market. Introduction to Financial Accounting To provide a basic knowledge of financial mathematics for progression to a degree programme in business related subjects, and to establish a firm foundation in mathematical applications for finance and accountancy. Study Plans IELTS Length Sep - Dec Jan - Mar Apr - Jun Jun - Aug Sep 4.5 (minimum of 4 in all skill areas) 2 Semesters Start your degree 4.5 (minimum of 4 in all skill areas) 2 Semesters International Foundation Year Vacation Entry requirements General entry requirements English language: Academic IELTS for UKVI overall 4.5* (min 4.0 in writing) Nationality: Available to international and EU students Age: 17+ Country specific entry requirements Academic entry requirements Good high school graduation grades or equivalent academic study. Please see below. If you have any questions, please contact us. Country Qualification Bangladesh Successful completion of High School Certificate at an average grade of 50% Bahrain Tawjahiya (secondary school leaving cert) average grade 60% or above, including relevant subjects China (Mainland) Successful completion of Senior High 2 at an average grade of 70% or Senior High 3 at an average of 65% or above China (Hong Kong) Successful completion of the HKCEE with 4 x E's in academic subjects or Form 5 in a minimum of 3 academic subjects (grades will be assessed on a case by case basis) or HKDSE with minimum grades 222 in relevant subjects China (Macau) Successful completion of Form 5 or Senior Middle 2 with an average grade of 60% Ghana Successful completion of the West African School Certificate (WAEC) with grades 1-8 in 4 relevant subjects India Successful completion of Standard 10 with 65% or Standard 10+1 with 55% Indonesia Successful completion of SMU 2/Sikolah Menegah with a average of 7.0 Iran Successful completion of High School Diploma (3 years) with passes in 4 relevant subjects Japan Successful completion of Kotogakko with a GPA of 2.0 Jordan Successful completion of Tawjihi with average of 50% in 4 relevant subjects Kazakhstan Successful completion of ATTESTAT/Certificate of Secondary Education Kuwait Shahadat-al-thanawia-al-a'ama (General Secondary School Leaving Certificate) average grade 60% or above, including relevant subjects Korea Korean high school graduation equivalency exam - 60%+ including relevant subjects Libya Successful completion Secondary Education Certificate with average of 60% Malaysia SPM school: Form 5, Term 2 or Mid-Year transcript - Grades of A- C achieved in 4 subjects to include English and Maths Mexico Successful completion of Bachillerato with average grade of 65% Morocco Successful completion of Diplôme du Baccalauréat with grade average of 10 Myanmar High School Diploma: 60% PLUS 1 year of further study Nigeria Successful completion of West African School Certificate (WAEC) or Senior School Certificate with grades 1-8 in 4 relevant subjects Oman Thanawiya Amma (School Leaving Certificate) average grade 60% or above, including relevant subjects Pakistan Successful completion of High Secondary Certificate (50%) or SSC (65%) Qatar Successful completion of Thanawaya Aam Qatari with average grade 60% Russia Successful completion of ATTESTAT/Certificate of Secondary Education with a GPA of 3.5 Saudi Arabia Successful completion of Tawjihi with average of 60% in 4 relevant subjects Singapore Form 5: Term 2 or Mid-Year transcript - Grades of A- C achieved in 4 subjects to include English and Maths Taiwan Successful completion of Senior High 2 at an average grade of 60% or Senior High 3 at an average of 55% and passes in 4 or more subjects Thailand Successful completion Mathayom 6 with a GPA of 2.0 in relevant subjects Turkey Successful completion of Deviet Lisen Bitirme Diplomasi or High School year 3 - minimum overall grade 45%, including relevant subjects UAE Successful completion of Tawjihi with average of 60% Ukraine Successful completion of ATTESTAT/Certificate of Secondary Education with a GPA of 4.5 Vietnam Successful completion of Year 12 with a GPA of 6.0 Other qualifications The Diploma of the International Baccalaureate (IB Diploma) and the Diploma Programme Course (IB Certificate) 20 / 40 UCAS points IGCSE/GCSE/O-Levels 4 passes at A-C in relevant subjects (excluding native language). new grades 9-4 in English and Maths. Progression degrees Successful completion of this programme leads to a range of undergraduate degrees at LJMU, subject to achieving the required grades.