University Foundation Programme – UFP

Business & Finance

Course Overview

The University Foundation Programme (UFP) Business & Finance Foundation Pathway is an intensive one year foundation course, which will prepare you for a wide range of Business or Finance bachelor degrees.

The UFP Business and Finance Foundation course will educate students in the practices of commerce. Students will learn the fundamentals of numeracy, communication and computer skills in the first term. Students will then begin to specialise in their subject area by picking their relevant modules in terms two and three.

The UFP London Campus is based in the City of London, one of the world’s leading centres for commerce and global finance. UFP students who study in London or Bath have unequalled opportunities on their doorstep and a strong UK degree in Business or Finance will equip students with the skills and experience needed to succeed in any organisation.

Course Modules

In the first term students complete the three minor modules. In terms 2 and 3, students choose three major modules from a selection of subjects.

Minor Modules:

Compulsory subjects:

  • Mathematics
  • Information Technology
  • Communication Skills/IELTS

Major Modules:

Choose three of the following:

  • Accounting
  • Economics
  • Further Mathematics
  • Further Computing
  • Business Organisation
  • Quantitative Methods

Teaching & Assessment

The Business & Finance foundation course is continually assessed, thus removing the pressure of an end of year examination. There will be mid-term examinations throughout the course and an end-of-term examination for each module. In addition, students are required to complete coursework. We offer a university approved syllabus which fully prepares students for their undergraduate studies. Our teachers are highly qualified and are specialists in their field. The exceptional standard of education allows students to make a smooth transition to undergraduate degree level.

Course Term Dates

Start in September or January

There are two start dates for our foundation courses – September and January.

Depending on when prospective students finish their senior school studies, they have the option of beginning their course sooner or slightly later. Both complete in time for a September start at university the following year.


Holidays vary depending on when students start the course.

Those starting the University Foundation Programme in September, will have a 3-week holiday over Christmas, and a 2-week holiday over Easter.

Those starting in January will have a 2-week holiday over Easter.

Degree Course Subjects

Our foundation course offers progression to almost all Business & Finance university degree courses including:

  • Accounting
  • Accounting & Economics
  • Accounting & Finance
  • Actuarial Science
  • Banking and Finance
  • Business Administration
  • Business Economics
  • Business Management
  • Economics
  • Economics & Accountancy
  • Event Management
  • Hotel Management
  • Investment & Financial Risk Management
  • Leisure Marketing
  • Business Finance
  • Business IT
  • Business Studies
  • Business Studies & Marketing
  • Development Economics
  • Digital Marketing
  • e-Commerce
  • Management & Marketing
  • Money, Banking & Finance
  • Marketing
  • Property Valuation & Finance
  • Risk Analysis & Insurance

University Destinations

One of the unique aspects of the University Foundation Programme (UFP) Business & Finance Foundation Course is the very high level of individual support and advice that students receive. We have a proven track record of placing our students in top-ranking universities including:

Brunel University London
Queen Mary University of London
Cardiff University
City, University of London
Goldsmiths University
King’s College, London
Loughborough University
Oxford Brookes University
Regent’s University, London
Royal Holloway, University of London
The University of Liverpool
The University of Nottingham
University of Manchester
University of Westminster, London
University of Southampton
University of York
Lancaster University
University of Reading
Durham University

Entry Requirements

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Help and Support

If you don't have suitable qualification(s) please contact us directly to learn more. Please note that if English isn't your first language, you must take an IELTS exam and meet a minimum requirement of 5.5.

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Make an application for entry to our one year foundation programme.


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The University Foundation Programme (UFP) is a department of David Game College. Established in 1974, David Game College has become one of the leading Independent Sixth Form Colleges in London for 13-22 year olds.

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