Foundation Programme - Cardiff School of Management

Foundation Programme: Cardiff School of Management

Key Facts

UCAS Codes: Please refer to the following degree programme web pages for the relevant UCAS code and apply for year '0' on the UCAS website:

Business and Management:
Business & Management Studies - BA (Hons)

Fashion Marketing Management - BA (Hons)

International Business Management - BA (Hons)

Marketing Management - BA (Hons)

Accounting, Economics and Finance:
Accounting - BA (Hons)

Accounting & Finance - BA (Hons)

Business Economics - BA (Hons)

Economics - BSc (Hons)
International Economics & Finance - BSc/BScEcon (Hons)

Computing and Information Systems:
Business Information Systems - BSc (Hons)

Computer Games Design & Development - BSc (Hons)

Computer Science - BSc (Hons)

Software Engineering - BSc (Hons)

Tourism, Hospitality and Events:
Events Management - BA (Hons)

International Hospitality Management - BA (Hons)

International Tourism Management - BA (Hons)

Place of Study: 
Llandaff Campus

School:
Cardiff School of Management

Course Length: The foundation year will take one year (full-time) to complete, with an additional three or four (sandwich) years of full-time study required to complete the chosen degree programme.

Course Overview

This course is intended for students wishing to enrol on a three-year honours degree programme in Cardiff School of Management (CSM), who fall into one of the following categories:

1. Students who have not achieved the required A-level (or equivalent) points score.

2. Mature students who have been out of the formal education system for some time.

​Course Content​​

The foundation year will include the study of the following areas:

  • Academic Skills 
  • Information Technology
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Business and Management Studies
  • Finance​

The course links with the following honours degree programme areas delivered within the Cardiff School of Management. As such, students following the foundation route will take an extra year to complete their honours degree.

Business and Management:
Business & Management Studies (with specialist pathways) - BA (Hons) 
Fashion Marketing Management - BA (Hons)
International Business Management - BA (Hons)
Marketing Management - BA (Hons)

Accounting, Economics and Finance:
Accounting - BA (Hons)
Accounting & Finance - BA (Hons)
Business Economics - BA (Hons)
Economics - BSc (Hons)
International Economics & Finance - BSc/BScEcon (Hons)

Computing and Information Systems:
Business Information Systems - BSc (Hons)
Computer Games Design & Development - BSc (Hons)
Computer Science - BSc (Hons)
Software Engineering - BSc (Hons)

Tourism, Hospitality and Events:
Events Management - BA (Hons)
International Hospitality Management (with specialist pathways) - BA (Hons)
International Tourism Management (with specialist pathways) - BA (Hons)​​

Learning & Teaching

A variety of teaching delivery methods are used in this course including, lectures, group work, seminars and workshops. You will study six modules. Each module will have 48 hours of timetabled hours (contact time) and 152 hours for self study / independent learning time.

Independent learning is supported by our virtual learning environment (Moodle). Further support is available from your Module leader / seminar tutor, programme director, year tutor and the personal tutoring team

Assessment

​​Assessments on this course include examinations, coursework, presentations, reports, in class tests, practical exercises, library project, portfolio and diary.
Preparation and support available for assessment include revision sessions and personal tutoring.

Employability & Careers​

The programme links with the three-year honours degree programmes delivered within the Cardiff School of Management.

For specific information on employability and careers linked to these degree programmes, please refer to the individual course pages.

Entry Requirements​ & How to Apply

Please note: The following entry requirements relate to September 2017 entry and use the new UCAS tariff.  Please refer to our Entry Requirements for further information on the new tariff, or contact Admissions if you have any questions.

​Applicants must have a minimum of five GCSE passes including English Language and Mathematics at grade C or above (grade 4 or above for applicants holding newly reformed GCSEs in England)​ and 32 UCAS Tariff Points (or equivalent).

Candidates who do not possess normal minimum entry qualification are interviewed and considered individually by members of the course team on the basis of their prior learning or working background.

If you need further guidance on entry requirements, please​ either contact Admissions or refer to the UCAS Course Search​.

International Applicants:
Before making an application, international students (those outside of the EU), should contact the International Office at Cardiff Met to discuss the necessary procedures in relation to studying with us. For further information visit www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/international.

Selection Procedure:
Selection is normally made on the basis your UCAS application form and interview.

How to Apply:​ Applications for this course should be made online to UCAS at www.ucas.com. For further information please visit our How to Apply pages at www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/howtoapply​.

Contact Us

For general enquiries please contact the Admissions Team on 029 2041 6044 or email askadmissions@cardiffmet.ac.uk.

For course specific enquiries, please contact the programme leader, Jane Levy 
Email: jlevy@cardiffmet.ac.uk
Tel: 029 2041 7156​ ​


Full terms and conditions in relation to accepting an offer to study at Cardiff Metropolitan University can be found by visiting www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/terms