The University of Westminster works in partnership with Kaplan International College London (KIC London) to offer innovative and flexible pathway programmes to a number of undergraduate and postgraduate business courses at Westminster.

Depending on your current level of education, you may choose from the following:

  • Foundation Certificate in Business (leading to Year One at BSc, BA level)
  • Graduate Diploma in Business (leading to Year One at MA, MSc, MBA level)

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About the programmes

Foundation Certificate in Business, Law and Social Sciences

The Foundation Certificate is a one-year programme designed to prepare international students for an undergraduate degree course at the University of Westminster.

The foundation certificate is designed to prepare students for undergraduate study. The course covers a range of skills needed to commence a Bachelor's degree with confidence, including note-taking, presentation, avoiding plagiarism, time management, essay writing and much more. English language tuition is also available at various levels should you need it.

In general, entry to the foundation certificate requires students to have passed Grade 12 or equivalent (for specific entry requirements please contact KIC London). They will also need to exhibit English language ability, usually via an IELTS test. The greater a student's proficiency in English, the shorter the programme and the sooner they can progress to a Bachelor's degree.

Course content

The Foundation Certificate is an excellent introduction to studying your chosen subject at Westminster. Alongside the required subject-specific classes, the Certificate offers coaching in essential study skills including essay writing, making presentations and academic English.

Subjects of study include:

  • Introduction to Social Sciences
  • The International Economy
  • Business and the Business Environment
  • Business Enterprise
  • Statistics for the Social Sciences
  • Foundation Mathematics
  • Applied Mathematics

Graduate Diploma in Business, Law and Social Sciences

This course is for international students who do not meet the University of Westminster's entry criteria for direct entry to our business, law and social science related Master's courses. Delivered by Kaplan International College LondonGo to KIC London's Graduate Diploma page (KIC London), the Graduate Diploma is designed to prepare you for postgraduate study.

Course content

The Graduate Diploma course covers a range of study skills that will allow you to enter the Master's degree of your choice with confidence. These include note taking, presentation skills, avoiding plagiarism, time management skills, essay writing and much more. English language tuition is also available at a wide range of levels for students who need it.

Subjects of study include:

  • Aspects of British Society and Culture
  • Research Design and Critique
  • Social Science Principles
  • Research Project
  • Global Corporate Marketing Strategies (Business pathway)
  • Introduction to English, European and International Law (Law pathway)
  • European Liberal Democracy (Social Sciences pathway)

Guaranteed entry

Successful completion of the Foundation Certificate or Graduate Diploma guarantees you a place to study your chosen degree at the University of Westminster. The level of qualification you need to meet will be noted on your offer letter.


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