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International Foundation Year - Business

The IFY is designed to prepare international students for undergraduate study at a UK university. You will strengthen your English language skills and develop Business related knowledge.


The International Foundation Year (IFY) in Business is a one-year pathway designed to prepare international students for first year entry to an undergraduate degree course at university in the UK or abroad.

This course will strengthen your English language and academic skills as well as develop subject specific knowledge in Business topics such as Marketing and HR.

By successfully completing our foundation, you are guaranteed access to one of the many NCUK Guaranteed Universities. In addition to these universities, many students have gone onto study at a number of other institutions in the UK and worldwide.

To join this course, you will need to have completed high school and meet the English language requirements. You will need to take a UKVI approved Secure English Language Test (SELT).

English Language Requirements

Course English Language Requirement
Minimum IELTS 4.5 with no less than 5.0 in each component
+6 weeks of PSE IELTS 4.0 with no less than 4.0 in each component
+12 weeks of PSE IELTS 3.5 with no less than 3.5 in each component

What you will study

Alongside core modules, you will study subject-specific
modules that will equip you with a foundation of knowledge
for your chosen field of study.

International Foundation Year at the Oxford Centre

Subject Specific Modules

Mathematics (Business)

This module introduces fundamental mathematical topics and concepts required in a range of
business subjects studied at degree-level. Students will begin to appreciate the importance of mathematics as an aid to understanding and describing abstract ideas.


The overall aim of this module is to introduce the basic economic concepts and principles. Reference is mainly to the UK experience in preparation for studying with British students at university. This module may cover a wide range of micro and macroeconomics.

English for Academic Purposes*

This module gives you an English qualification recognised by universities and can be used for visa purposes. The module aims to develop your English language skills with a focus on Academic English.

*Please note: The English for Academic Purposes is for non-native speakers of English

Important Note

Oxford International Pathway College (OIPC) – Oxford Centre is a recognised NCUK Delivery Centre. The curriculum studied is designed by NCUK. For more information please visit NCUK here.

Key Information



Full course:9 months
Shorter course:6 months


Start Dates

January 2024September 2023


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