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King’s International Foundation - Mathematics & Business Management

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Key information

Course type:
Foundation
Study mode:
Full-time
Duration:
1 year
Application status:
Open
Extended start date:
12 August 2024
Start date:
23 September 2024
Priority deadline:
29 February 2024

This pathway is designed for students interested in degrees in economics, business and maths. In addition, successful students could pursue a degree in Geography & Environmental Science, Psychology or PPE. Read the ‘Degree eligibility’ tab below carefully for the range of degrees that this will prepare you to study.

What does this course cover?

The King's International Foundation provides a structured journey for you to enter into a range of undergraduate degrees at King’s, or at another university in the UK. Up to 90% of students met their entry conditions to progress to King’s for undergraduate study over the last five years.

You will learn essential skills to prepare you for the demands of undergraduate study including:

  • Critical thinking
  • Essay writing
  • Exam techniques
  • Presentation skills

By the end of the programme, you will have improved your overall academic skills, your academic language and have a more detailed understanding of your chosen academic subject area.

During the first semester, you will receive dedicated support to apply for your degree.

Base campus

Strand Campus

Located on the north bank of the River Thames, the Strand Campus houses King's College London's arts and sciences faculties.

Accounting & Finance BSc

3-4 years / Full time

Business Management BSc

Three / four years (Optional Placement Year available) / Full time

Economics BSc

Three years / Full time

Economics & Management BSc

Three years (four years with placement) / Full time

International Management BSc

Four years / Full time

Mathematics & Philosophy BSc

3 years or 4 years with Study Abroad option / Full time

Mathematics with Management & Finance BSc

Three years or four years with a year abroad / Full time

Psychology BSc

Three years (or four years with a year abroad or a professional placement year) / Full time

Subject Requirements

Required subjects
Mathematics

Accepted national school qualifications

International School qualifications - important information

A levels

No entry available.

AS levels

Grades BBB in three AS-levels excluding Critical Thinking/ English General Paper/ General Studies/ Global Perspectives & Research and including B in Mathematics

Advanced Placement Tests (College Board)

No entry available

Advanced Placement Tests (College Board) and the ACT

Not accepted for entry

Advanced Placement Tests (College Board) and the SATR

Not accepted for entry

American High School Diploma

GPA of 3.2 on a 4.0 scale over the last two years of high school including 3.2/4.0 in the final year of high school in Mathematics

International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma

No entry available.

International Baccalaureate Certificates

555 in three International Baccalaureate Certificates including Maths (taken at standard or higher level

International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme (IBCP)

A grade of ‘Pass’ in the core component and 55 in two IB Diploma Programme Certificates including 5HL or 5SL in an IB Certificate in Mathematics

Students that need a visa

If you need to apply for a Student Visa to study in the UK, we can only accept IELTS and Pearson results that have been provided by test centres approved by UK Visas and Immigration: IELTS for UKVI (Academic) and PTE (Academic) UKVI are only valid if taken within two years before the start date of your chosen programme of study. You can find a list of approved test centres on the UKVI website.

(*please see note below regarding English Language Entry Requirements for the King's International Foundation programme and Extended King's International Foundation programme.)

Students who don't need a visa

Test King's International Foundation* Extended King's International Foundation*
Cambridge Exams 169 overall with a minimum of 160 in each skill 162 overall with a minimum of 154 in each skill
IELTS Academic 6.0 overall with no skill below 5.5 From 5.5 overall with no skill below 5.0, to 6.0 overall, with no skill below 5.5
Pearson Test of English (Academic) 59 overall with a minimum of 54 in each communicative skill 54 overall with a minimum of 46 in each communicative skill
TOEFL iBT Institution code: 0394 80 overall with a minimum of 20 in each skills 72 overall with a minimum of 17 in writing/speaking and 15 in listening/reading
Trinity College London Integrated Skills in English (ISE) Level III with pass in each skill Level II with pass in each skill

 

*Students who exceed this requirement will be transferred to the King's International Foundation programme, which starts on 23 September 2024. Students who exceed this English language requirement and still want to be considered for the Extended King's International Foundation will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis by the Admissions Tutor.

Teaching

As a full-time, 120-credit programme, all students undertake a minimum of 15 hours of live, face-to-face study on the programme, in addition to an average 20 hours of self-study a week. This includes preparation for live sessions, revision, homework, completion of assignments and any other work set by your teachers.

The programme is typically taught through a combination of lectures, seminars, classes and practicals. We use a delivery method that ensures students have a rich, exciting experience from the start. Face-to-face teaching will be complemented and supported with innovative technology so that students also experience elements of digital learning and assessment.

You will be assigned a personal tutor to provide you with the opportunity to periodically take stock of your learning academic progress and general well-being as you progress through your studies.

The first term of the blended programme will be studied online where you will be expected to participate in online and self-directed study tasks, flexibly, for up to 35 hours per week. During the online component of the course, classes will include a combination of self-directed interactive learning units, live online lessons, and collaborative tasks.

Assessment

The nature of assessment varies by module. Most modules are assessed through a combination of coursework and final examinations. The type of assessment may include:

  • Essays
  • Exams
  • Presentations
  • Practical laboratory examinations

See each module page for more details.

Modules

You will study the following required modules on this course:

*You will either study English for Academic Purposes or Academic Expression & Critical Thinking, depending on your level of English when you start the course.

All modules support your critical thinking skills development as they encourage you to analyse concepts and develop reasoned arguments within your chosen subject area.

Please note: King’s College London reviews the modules offered on a regular basis to provide up-to-date, innovative and relevant programmes of study. Therefore, modules offered may change. We suggest you keep an eye on the course finder on our website for updates.

Deposit

Upon accepting an offer for the King’s International Foundation programme you are required to pay a deposit of £5,500 to secure your place by the deadline which will be stated in your offer. If you do not pay the deposit or provide evidence of financial sponsorship by the deadline stated in your offer, your offer will expire, and Kings reserves the right not to reinstate the offer.

This deposit is payable when you firmly accept an offer (unconditional or conditional) to study with us, and will be offset against your tuition fees when you join King’s.

Payments are made online through the King's Apply portal.

All students need to pay the deposit, except for sponsored students. If you are being sponsored by an employer or your government for example, you will need to provide a valid Financial Guarantee letter. Please contact our Admissions team if you have any questions.

Application fee

£75

Our King’s International Foundation programmes will require a non-refundable application fee before you can submit your application to be considered. This step is built in to the application process. Please note that payment of an application fee is not a guarantee that you will receive an offer for your chosen programme as many of our programmes are competitive.

If you decide to apply to more than one programme which charges an application fee, you will need to pay for each application submitted. Please note, applicants are only permitted to have one active King’s International Foundation programme at any time, therefore, if you submit more than one application, the King’s Admissions team will contact you to ask which application you wish to remain, and any other applications will be rejected. The application fee is non-refundable.

Please ensure that you read the information about your chosen programme carefully before applying.

Note: If you receive an offer, our Kings International Foundation programmes will also require a deposit payment to secure your place. This is in addition to the application fee, however, the deposit is used as a partial payment of the tuition fees upon enrolling. Your offer letter will include details of any deposit you must pay, deadlines, and payment methods. You should not make a deposit payment unless instructed to as part of an offer.

Can I apply to more than one Kings International Foundation programme at King's?

You can only be holding one active application for a Kings International Foundation programme at any time. Therefore, if you apply for one programme and are made unsuccessful or withdraw, then you can at that time then submit a new application for another King’s international Foundation programme, subject to that programme being open to new applications. You will need to pay for the new application submitted.

Can I change my programme?

If your application has not yet had a decision, then if you change your mind after submitting an application, and before a decision has been made, then you should contact the Admissions team via King’s Apply to request the change of programme. If a programme remains open to new applications, the Admissions team will be able to switch your application to the new programme without payment of a new application fee. Please note, this is not a guarantee that you will receive an offer for the new programme, as many of our programmes are competitive. If you request to switch programmes, your date of application submission will be considered the date on which the request is submitted.

If your application has been made unsuccessful, you would need to submit a new application for another King’s international Foundation programme, subject to that programme being open to new applications. You will need to pay for the new application submitted.

If you are holding an offer, then your offer is specific to the specific King’s International Foundation programme applied for, as will be detailed in your offer letter (if an offer is made). Before enrolment:

  • if you wish to be considered for a different programme of study you will need to submit a new application through King's Apply, and be considered alongside other applicants for that programme.
  • if you wish to change to a different mode of study e.g. Extended to Standard, or Blended to Non-Blended (where applicable) on the same programme, please contact the Admissions Office through the King's Apply portal for advice. A request does not guarantee that the change can be permitted.

Once your application has been set-up for enrolment onto the programme, there is no guarantee that you will be able to change your programme or mode of study: however Student Services can provide advice on internal transfer procedures.

Additional costs/expenses

In addition to your application and tuition fees, you can also expect to pay for:

  • Accommodation and living costs
  • Travel costs for travel around London and between campuses
  • Books if you need your own copy or are required for your module
  • Clothing for optional course related events and competitions
  • Library fees and fines
  • Society membership fees

Please see our student Terms and Conditions for further fee details, including our refund policy.

What does this course cover?

The King's International Foundation provides a structured journey for you to enter into a range of undergraduate degrees at King’s, or at another university in the UK. Up to 90% of students met their entry conditions to progress to King’s for undergraduate study over the last five years.

You will learn essential skills to prepare you for the demands of undergraduate study including:

  • Critical thinking
  • Essay writing
  • Exam techniques
  • Presentation skills

By the end of the programme, you will have improved your overall academic skills, your academic language and have a more detailed understanding of your chosen academic subject area.

During the first semester, you will receive dedicated support to apply for your degree.

Base campus

Strand Campus

Located on the north bank of the River Thames, the Strand Campus houses King's College London's arts and sciences faculties.

Accounting & Finance BSc

3-4 years / Full time

Business Management BSc

Three / four years (Optional Placement Year available) / Full time

Economics BSc

Three years / Full time

Economics & Management BSc

Three years (four years with placement) / Full time

International Management BSc

Four years / Full time

Mathematics & Philosophy BSc

3 years or 4 years with Study Abroad option / Full time

Mathematics with Management & Finance BSc

Three years or four years with a year abroad / Full time

Psychology BSc

Three years (or four years with a year abroad or a professional placement year) / Full time

Subject Requirements

Required subjects
Mathematics

Accepted national school qualifications

International School qualifications - important information

A levels

No entry available.

AS levels

Grades BBB in three AS-levels excluding Critical Thinking/ English General Paper/ General Studies/ Global Perspectives & Research and including B in Mathematics

Advanced Placement Tests (College Board)

No entry available

Advanced Placement Tests (College Board) and the ACT

Not accepted for entry

Advanced Placement Tests (College Board) and the SATR

Not accepted for entry

American High School Diploma

GPA of 3.2 on a 4.0 scale over the last two years of high school including 3.2/4.0 in the final year of high school in Mathematics

International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma

No entry available.

International Baccalaureate Certificates

555 in three International Baccalaureate Certificates including Maths (taken at standard or higher level

International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme (IBCP)

A grade of ‘Pass’ in the core component and 55 in two IB Diploma Programme Certificates including 5HL or 5SL in an IB Certificate in Mathematics

Students that need a visa

If you need to apply for a Student Visa to study in the UK, we can only accept IELTS and Pearson results that have been provided by test centres approved by UK Visas and Immigration: IELTS for UKVI (Academic) and PTE (Academic) UKVI are only valid if taken within two years before the start date of your chosen programme of study. You can find a list of approved test centres on the UKVI website.

(*please see note below regarding English Language Entry Requirements for the King's International Foundation programme and Extended King's International Foundation programme.)

Students who don't need a visa

Test King's International Foundation* Extended King's International Foundation*
Cambridge Exams 169 overall with a minimum of 160 in each skill 162 overall with a minimum of 154 in each skill
IELTS Academic 6.0 overall with no skill below 5.5 From 5.5 overall with no skill below 5.0, to 6.0 overall, with no skill below 5.5
Pearson Test of English (Academic) 59 overall with a minimum of 54 in each communicative skill 54 overall with a minimum of 46 in each communicative skill
TOEFL iBT Institution code: 0394 80 overall with a minimum of 20 in each skills 72 overall with a minimum of 17 in writing/speaking and 15 in listening/reading
Trinity College London Integrated Skills in English (ISE) Level III with pass in each skill Level II with pass in each skill

 

*Students who exceed this requirement will be transferred to the King's International Foundation programme, which starts on 23 September 2024. Students who exceed this English language requirement and still want to be considered for the Extended King's International Foundation will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis by the Admissions Tutor.

Teaching

As a full-time, 120-credit programme, all students undertake a minimum of 15 hours of live, face-to-face study on the programme, in addition to an average 20 hours of self-study a week. This includes preparation for live sessions, revision, homework, completion of assignments and any other work set by your teachers.

The programme is typically taught through a combination of lectures, seminars, classes and practicals. We use a delivery method that ensures students have a rich, exciting experience from the start. Face-to-face teaching will be complemented and supported with innovative technology so that students also experience elements of digital learning and assessment.

You will be assigned a personal tutor to provide you with the opportunity to periodically take stock of your learning academic progress and general well-being as you progress through your studies.

The first term of the blended programme will be studied online where you will be expected to participate in online and self-directed study tasks, flexibly, for up to 35 hours per week. During the online component of the course, classes will include a combination of self-directed interactive learning units, live online lessons, and collaborative tasks.

Assessment

The nature of assessment varies by module. Most modules are assessed through a combination of coursework and final examinations. The type of assessment may include:

  • Essays
  • Exams
  • Presentations
  • Practical laboratory examinations

See each module page for more details.

Modules

You will study the following required modules on this course:

*You will either study English for Academic Purposes or Academic Expression & Critical Thinking, depending on your level of English when you start the course.

All modules support your critical thinking skills development as they encourage you to analyse concepts and develop reasoned arguments within your chosen subject area.

Please note: King’s College London reviews the modules offered on a regular basis to provide up-to-date, innovative and relevant programmes of study. Therefore, modules offered may change. We suggest you keep an eye on the course finder on our website for updates.

Deposit

Upon accepting an offer for the King’s International Foundation programme you are required to pay a deposit of £5,500 to secure your place by the deadline which will be stated in your offer. If you do not pay the deposit or provide evidence of financial sponsorship by the deadline stated in your offer, your offer will expire, and Kings reserves the right not to reinstate the offer.

This deposit is payable when you firmly accept an offer (unconditional or conditional) to study with us, and will be offset against your tuition fees when you join King’s.

Payments are made online through the King's Apply portal.

All students need to pay the deposit, except for sponsored students. If you are being sponsored by an employer or your government for example, you will need to provide a valid Financial Guarantee letter. Please contact our Admissions team if you have any questions.

Application fee

£75

Our King’s International Foundation programmes will require a non-refundable application fee before you can submit your application to be considered. This step is built in to the application process. Please note that payment of an application fee is not a guarantee that you will receive an offer for your chosen programme as many of our programmes are competitive.

If you decide to apply to more than one programme which charges an application fee, you will need to pay for each application submitted. Please note, applicants are only permitted to have one active King’s International Foundation programme at any time, therefore, if you submit more than one application, the King’s Admissions team will contact you to ask which application you wish to remain, and any other applications will be rejected. The application fee is non-refundable.

Please ensure that you read the information about your chosen programme carefully before applying.

Note: If you receive an offer, our Kings International Foundation programmes will also require a deposit payment to secure your place. This is in addition to the application fee, however, the deposit is used as a partial payment of the tuition fees upon enrolling. Your offer letter will include details of any deposit you must pay, deadlines, and payment methods. You should not make a deposit payment unless instructed to as part of an offer.

Can I apply to more than one Kings International Foundation programme at King's?

You can only be holding one active application for a Kings International Foundation programme at any time. Therefore, if you apply for one programme and are made unsuccessful or withdraw, then you can at that time then submit a new application for another King’s international Foundation programme, subject to that programme being open to new applications. You will need to pay for the new application submitted.

Can I change my programme?

If your application has not yet had a decision, then if you change your mind after submitting an application, and before a decision has been made, then you should contact the Admissions team via King’s Apply to request the change of programme. If a programme remains open to new applications, the Admissions team will be able to switch your application to the new programme without payment of a new application fee. Please note, this is not a guarantee that you will receive an offer for the new programme, as many of our programmes are competitive. If you request to switch programmes, your date of application submission will be considered the date on which the request is submitted.

If your application has been made unsuccessful, you would need to submit a new application for another King’s international Foundation programme, subject to that programme being open to new applications. You will need to pay for the new application submitted.

If you are holding an offer, then your offer is specific to the specific King’s International Foundation programme applied for, as will be detailed in your offer letter (if an offer is made). Before enrolment:

  • if you wish to be considered for a different programme of study you will need to submit a new application through King's Apply, and be considered alongside other applicants for that programme.
  • if you wish to change to a different mode of study e.g. Extended to Standard, or Blended to Non-Blended (where applicable) on the same programme, please contact the Admissions Office through the King's Apply portal for advice. A request does not guarantee that the change can be permitted.

Once your application has been set-up for enrolment onto the programme, there is no guarantee that you will be able to change your programme or mode of study: however Student Services can provide advice on internal transfer procedures.

Additional costs/expenses

In addition to your application and tuition fees, you can also expect to pay for:

  • Accommodation and living costs
  • Travel costs for travel around London and between campuses
  • Books if you need your own copy or are required for your module
  • Clothing for optional course related events and competitions
  • Library fees and fines
  • Society membership fees

Please see our student Terms and Conditions for further fee details, including our refund policy.

Key information

Course type:
Foundation
Study mode:
Full-time
Duration:
1 year
Application status:
Open
Extended start date:
12 August 2024
Start date:
23 September 2024
Priority deadline:
29 February 2024

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