University of Plymouth International College

First year in Business & Management

Jump straight into the first year of your Business degree, but benefit from a supported transition to studying in the UK and extra support with study skills.

If your IELTS score and high school leaving grades exceed the requirements for foundation entry, this option is for you. Teaching takes place at the college during your first year, and at the University during your second year.

Special features

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  Subject Options
First Year Business and Management Pathways BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance
BSc (Hons) Business Management (3 Years)
BSc (Hons) Business Management (2 Years fast-track)
BSc (Hons) Economics
BSc (Hons) Marketing


Ranul's UPIC Story

"They are always there to catch you when you fall, motivate and encourage you especially when your pace slows."

Ranul - Sri Lanka
Foundation in Business and First Year BA (Hons) Economics

Zaid's UPIC Story

"UPIC was very helpful in all ways you can possibly think of, whether you were confused, needed advice or simply were in difficult situations, even if they were not relevant to your studies, the college would never dismiss them..."

Zaid - Palestine/Jordan
First Year BA (Hons) International Business


Fees for 2022/23

International: £15,250

Fees for 2023/24

International: £16,250


Two semesters


January and September*


*Intake for BSc (Hons) Business Management (2 Years fast-track) is only available every September.

Standard modules – all pathways


  • DBS1005 - Business Foundations

    You will build on your knowledge and understanding of business concepts, strategies and models by looking at different types of organisation and a variety of sectors.
    How will I be assessed? 50% coursework, 50% exam

  • DBS1004 - Business Law

  • ILS004 - Interactive Learning Skills and Communication (ILSC)

  • DBS1006 - Introduction to Marketing

  • Organisational Behaviour

  • DBS1003 - Principles of Economics

  • DBS1007 - Principles of ICT

Specialist modules


  • Introduction to Finance and Quantitative Methods

  • Principles of Accounting

Business & Management

  • Business Accounting


  • Economics in Action

  • Interpreting Economic Data


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