Fast track your Business, Management, Economics and Finance degree

The Kings Foundation is a uniquely rigorous one-year pre-university programme.

It is based on A-levels and recognised by the broadest range of quality UK universities.

This course is for:
  • Academically strong students who want to study a Business, Management, Economics or Finance related degree at a UK university.
  • Students who have completed 11 or 12 years of school in their home country (at least GCSE equivalent).

The programme

Key facts

Entry requirements

  • Academic: Successful completion of at least 11 or 12 years of schooling (at least GCSE equivalent) 
  • English language: Minimum IELTS 5.5 or equivalent level 
  • Minimum age: 16.5

Start dates

  • September and January


  • Average 21 hours per week, plus homework and private study


  • 1 academic year (3 terms)

Learning outcomes

  • Raise academic qualifications to UK university entrance level
  • Raise English to university level
  • Develop learning and self-study skills for degree level
  • Develop specialist subject expertise

You will study Business, Economics and Mathematics plus the ‘Core’ Communication & Study Skills and Data Handling & Statistics Modules.

Student success

Graduates of our Foundation recently progressed to:

  • Business Studies at Lancaster University
  • Economics at the University of Warwick
  • Business and Management at Durham University
  • International Business at Loughborough University
  • Marketing at the University of Southampton
  • Economics and Finance at the University of Bristol
  • Accounting and Finance at the University of Leeds

SerraSerra from Turkey

Serra graduated in Business and Management at Durham University after completing the Foundation with us

"My English was already quite good when I came to Kings but it's completely different from the education system I was used to and I had no idea how to write essays or how to do an academic presentation — now I realise how essential it is."

AssetAsset from Kazakhstan

Asset graduated in Economics and International Relations at University of St Andrews after completing the Foundation with us.

"Studying with Kings helped me to become much more mature and more confident.

I've learnt a lot of skills from the wonderful teachers and I've made a lot of new friends. And it's just amazing to study at a British university now."

MehmetMehmet from Turkey

Mehmet is studying Business Management at Royal Holloway, University of London after completing the Foundation with us.

"We have a lot of one-on-one time with the teachers because we have small classes and it’s easier to learn that way actually.

All of the teachers are really helpful, I’m really grateful for that. Outside of class time they help with assignments and other stuff — university applications and all of that."

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