This Foundation Degree offers a unique opportunity to plan, create and grow a business alongside academic study. Attention is focused on the dynamic and visionary approach to business created by entrepreneurs, and students are encouraged to explore for themselves their own entrepreneurial skills.
The programme is designed to support you in starting your own business, growing an existing business or perhaps developing a new business venture within your employer’s organisation.
You will be given the opportunity to start your own new business venture while studying, which will help to prepare you for employment after graduation.
New York Study Tour
You will have the opportunity to join the annual New York Study Tour, to network with a variety of businesses and large organisations, plus get a behind-the-scenes experience with business and marketing professionals. Previous visits have included CNN, a film production company, a branding company and a start-up food delivery company.
The cost for the 2016 trip will be £915 per student which includes flights, accommodation, breakfast, guided study tours, travel insurance and a trip hoody.
Assessment is varied across the range of modules you study. Your assessments in this course will be predominantly coursework-based which will include business reports, group projects, essays, consultancy projects and presentations.
At stage one the course focuses on the early stages of developing a business venture. You will spend at least eight hours per week learning about the practical application of business principles, such as marketing and funding the new business, together with studying entrepreneurship and key issues in small business management. You are also given guidance in developing as an entrepreneur, with opportunities to meet successful local entrepreneurs and interact with the regional business community. You will have the opportunity to start your own business (or develop an existing one), or work in an existing business to research potential business opportunities. In either case, the project work is customised and learning is supported by the Faculty of Business and Law’s Work Based Learning Team and Enterprise Club, who are deeply involved in advising and transforming new businesses throughout the region. You will have access to a wide range of support services throughout your course.
At stage two you will focus on managing a growing business. Elements include looking after customers, managing money, and small business growth strategies. You will be supported in your personal development, this time with a focus on management skills.
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University of Northampton Highlights
Number of Staff
Number of Students
Number of International Students
Graduation Employment Rate
Student Satisfaction Rate
Academic Programs Offered
Undergraduate and Postgraduate
Mode of Programs Offered
Full time, Part time and Distance
Medium of Instruction
Average Tuition Fee for International Fee
GBP 12,000 - GBP 15,000
Proficiency Test for English Language
IELTS, TOEFL iBT or Pearson PTE
Scholarships, Funds and Loans
University of Northampton Average Tuition Fees And Other Expenses
For all the prospective candidates for the institute, an estimated cost of living in the UK is as cpmipield below.
The tuition fee varies from one course to another. Following are some of the popular courses along with the tuition cost:
BA and BSc Degrees
BSc Podiatry / BSc Occupational Therapy
Sandwich / placement Year
MA or MSc Degrees
Cost of Attendance
Basic list of expenses apart from tuition fee are as follows:
Type of Expenditure
Cost (in GBP, per week)
Accommodation (includes basic facilities)
130 to 300
36 to 52
4 to 14
Books and supplies
Clothing and personal care
16 to 26
University of Northampton Application Process
Basic Admission Requirements
Certified transcripts of high school/college/university
One reference required
Statement of Purpose depicting the interest of the applicant in the chosen course
MBA applicants must also have a proof of work experience
Arts and design applicant must also submit their portfolio
The Result of Language Tests for English Proficiency from all the international applicants. The exams valid are IELTS, TOEFL iBT and Pearson PTE. Following are the minimum scores required in IELTS to gain admission:
6.0 overall and not less than 5.5 in each section
6.5 overall and not less than 5.5 in each section
7.0 overall and not less than 6.5 in each section
When an international student is accepted they are required to pay the deposit fee of GBP 5,000 and will then receive a CAS (Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies) from the University.
Other documents for the visa application process are: