L103 with placement
4 years full-time
5 years full-time with placement
The Brunel Economics and Mathematics with an Integrated Foundation Year gives individuals looking to change careers or return to education the knowledge and skills they need to enter one of our economics and finance undergraduate programmes.
Once you have successfully completed your foundation year, with the grades required for your chosen degree course, you can progress directly into Level 1 of that degree – there’s no need to re-apply via UCAS.
The BSc courses linked to this foundation year are:
Accreditation by ACCA, CIMA and ICAEW is available on selected BSc courses.
Whether it's been a while since you last studied, you want to improve on your previous academic performance, or you’re just ready to try something new, your foundation year gives you the basics needed to go on and graduate with a full degree.
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The foundation year is designed to improve your skills in economics and maths to the level required to begin BSc degrees in economics and finance.
This course can be studied 4 years full-time or 5 years full-time with placement, starting in September.
This course has a placement option. Find out more about work placements available.
Please note that all modules are subject to change.
Read more about the structure of undergraduate degrees at Brunel.
Our aim is to teach you ‘employable knowledge’, which can be applied to real-world situations giving you the skills you need to find the right role after you graduate. Therefore, you’ll be well prepared for work, especially if you undertake a work placement. Securing economics and finance degree jobs is highly competitive so we’ll support you to gain a strong foundation in the skills employers are looking for. We offer opportunities within the Department of Economics and Finance as well as through the University’s Professional Development Centre (PDC) to help you build skills and experience.
Our graduates are employed in many fields, with roles at NatWest (Financing Futures), PricewaterhouseCoopers and KPMG, the Treasury and Bank of England. Within industry, graduates are working at businesses like BP, Xerox and Marks and Spencer.
In addition 5 GCSEs at grade C or above including Mathematics and English Language are required.
Please check our Admissions pages for more information on other factors we use to assess applicants as well as our full GCSE requirements and accepted equivalencies in place of GCSEs.
If you require a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK, you must prove knowledge of the English language so that we can issue you a Certificate of Acceptance for Study (CAS). To do this, you will need an IELTS for UKVI or Trinity SELT test pass gained from a test centre approved by UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) and on the Secure English Language Testing (SELT) list. This must have been taken and passed within two years from the date the CAS is made.
You can find out more about the qualifications we accept on our English Language Requirements page.
Should you wish to take a pre-sessional English course to improve your English prior to starting your degree course, you must sit the test at an approved SELT provider for the same reason. We offer our own BrunELT English test and have pre-sessional English language courses for students who do not meet requirements or who wish to improve their English. You can find out more information on English courses and test options through our Brunel Language Centre.
Please check our Admissions pages for more information on other factors we use to assess applicants. This information is for guidance only and each application is assessed on a case-by-case basis. Entry requirements are subject to review, and may change.
£1,385 placement year
Fees quoted are per year and may be subject to an annual increase. Home undergraduate student fees are regulated and are currently capped at £9,250 per year; any changes will be subject to changes in government policy. International fees will increase annually, by no more than 5% or RPI (Retail Price Index), whichever is the greater.
Fees for EU applicants – For entry in 2022/23 academic year, eligible EU applicants will have the same tuition fees as UK students to continue our support during this transition period. These fees will be applied for the duration of the course.
More information on any additional course-related costs.
See our fees and funding page for full details of undergraduate scholarships available to Brunel applicants.
Economics and Mathematics with an Integrated Foundation Year is hosted by our Department of Mathematics, which has a well-established reputation for student achievement and success.
Our staff have national and international reputations for their research, publications and applied work. This means that your education will be comprehensive, inspiring and truly up-to-date.
Your studies will consist of lectures, tutorial group work and one-to-one supervision from a member of staff.
Should you need any non-academic support during your time at Brunel, the Student Support and Welfare Team are here to help.
Modules are assessed by combinations of coursework and examination.
Read our guide on how to avoid plagiarism in your assessments at Brunel.
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