Business with Marketing Foundation

Business with Marketing Foundation

Many global leaders in marketing, advertising, events and public relations are from the UK. If you want to study in a creative hub of activity in the business and marketing world, the UK is the place to be. On this programme you'll learn about the marketing principles of the business world. It's taught at our college in London, a centre of quality and entrepreneurship.

You'll study 18-25 hours per week in class. Studying core Foundation modules and tailored Business with Marketing modules. Core Foundation modules develop your academic and English language skills. The modules tailored for Business with Marketing students are below.

Where will this Foundation take me?

This Foundation will prepare you for a wide variety of undergraduate degrees at UK universities in areas of marketing, media, advertising and business management. For example: Economics at City University London, Economics and Business with East European Studies at University College London, Media, Culture and Society at University of Surrey.

Destination universities

You can explore a selection of university destinations that Foundation students can choose from here.

Foundation key facts

Minimum age: 16.5+
Course length: 3 or 3.5 terms
Start dates: September, October, January. See term dates
Entry requirements: Satisfactory completion of secondary or high school education. 4 GCSEs at C or above.
English language requirements: IELTS 4.5, or IELTS 5.0 for a January start.
Location: London
Tuition fees per term: London: £7,120

Prepare for Foundation in October (3.5 term)

Start in October and you will have an extra one half of a term to prepare for the Foundation programme in January. You will receive extra English classes, extra university guidance and have more time to develop study skills.

Course modules

Introduction to Accounting

Learn to create and maintain bookkeeping accounts, income statements and balance sheets for varying company structures, interpret accounts and cash budgets; learn and understand accounting concepts.

Economics 2

Macroeconomics – develop an understanding of aggregate demand and aggregate supply, economic policies, inflation, unemployment, international trade and development economics.

Business Mathematics

Develop basic algebra skills, learn about indices and logarithms, and their practical use and interpretation; develop an understanding of basic statistics, linear programming and basic calculus.

Marketing Principles

Learn core marketing principles and techniques; gain experience of market research; analyse and evaluate marketing strategies.

Marketing Strategies

Develop an understanding of advertising, promotions, digital marketing, public relations, events management and sponsorship.

Marketing Campaigns

Plan and produce a group-based practical project involving research, production and evaluation of a marketing campaign.

Core modules

Foundation English Skills 1

Develop the ability to read academic texts, write short academic texts, take notes from written and oral sources and use spoken English to discuss a variety of topics.

Foundation English Skills 2

Improve all the abilities in FES1, developing greater accuracy, speed, cohesion, organisation and presentation.

Foundation English Skills 3

Develop academic English skills for university. This continually assessed course module includes an extended research essay based on an aspect of British culture, debates and discussions, listening, note-taking and summarising as well as oral presentation.

Computer Information Technology

Improving IT literacy and creativity using MS Office, Business and Media applications; develop internet research skills.



GCSEs are taken as a course of study before taking A levels or a Foundation pathway. Our GCSE Pathway programme offers students from the age of 14 years an early opportunity to establish the language, learning and cultural skills they need to succeed in the highly competitive world of higher education.

A Levels

Bellerbys Cambridge students in a Foundation Media class at the College

A Levels are British qualifications, accepted by all universities in the UK and recognised in the USA and Australia. Students who are with us for five or six terms will typically study up to four A Levels. This gives you a world of choice. Students typically study three or four subjects with exams at the end of two years.


Bellerbys London Star Student Mark Lee

A one-year course for international students that builds specialist subject knowledge and language and study skills. It is more focussed than A Levels making it good preparation for university. It is recognised for entry onto a range of degree programmes at more than 70 universities in the UK.