St Mary's University, Twickenham
Business Management with Foundation Year BA (Hons)
St Mary's University, Twickenham

Key Course Facts

Course Description

Our undergraduate degrees with a foundation year are an alternative entry route into university for those without more traditional qualifications or grades, or are entering university after a notable period of time out of education.

The programme offers support and guidance in developing the skills required for degree-level study.

The foundation year will focus specifically on communication (oral and written), critical thinking, research, independent study, digital and employability skills.

The modules are designed to embed the development of these skills within the broad areas of business, communications, humanities and social sciences.

Students will study and research the fundamental principles of the business environment, and the functioning of global cities and the economics of globalisation. Successful completion of the foundation year will allow progression onto our Business Management programme

Accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI).

Student Reviews

Below you can see course specific reviews for 31 graduates of Business Management with Foundation Year BA (Hons) at St Mary's University, Twickenham for each of the survey questions in comparison to the average for all UK degree courses in Business and Management.

Overall student satisfaction
73 /100
31 total respondents

Primarily based on data from undergraduate degree students.

The NSS is commissioned by the Office for Students


Salary of Graduates of Business Management with Foundation Year BA (Hons) at St Mary's University, Twickenham

Important: Salary data below is not course specific, but contains data of all students of Business Management with Foundation Year BA (Hons) at the university. Due to data collection methodology, salary data is mainly based on data related to undergraduate students.

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £24500 £27500 £33000
25-75 percentile range £21000 - £27000 £21000 - £33500 £26000 - £42500

Salary of all UK Graduates of Business and Management

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £24026 £24753 £28961
25-75 percentile range £20138 - £29220 £18376 - £32529 £21291 - £39327

What You Will Learn

Programme content: As a student of Business Management with Foundation Year, BA (Hons) you will study the following course modules.

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3


Jobs & Career Perspectives

15 months after graduation, graduates of this course were asked about what they do and, if they are working, about their current job and their perspectives.

Current jobs

Job in line with future plans

Utilise skills from studies

Work is meaningful

Required skill level of job after 15 months

% Skilled jobs

Jobs of graduates of this course (15 months after graduation)

Example below based on all graduates of Business Management with Foundation Year BA (Hons) at St Mary's University, Twickenham

20% Managers, directors and senior officials
15% Business and public service associate professionals
10% Administrative occupations
5% Skilled trades occupations
5% Elementary occupations
5% Web and Multimedia Design Professionals
5% Teaching Professionals
5% Finance Professionals
5% Business and Financial Project Management Professionals
5% Sports and fitness occupations

You will be assessed in a variety of ways to test knowledge, understanding and skills development throughout your degree. The programme uses a broad range of assessments including business reports, essays, practical exercises, presentations, case studies, examinations, seminar performance and simulation exercises. As well as traditional exam-based assessments and coursework, the programme makes use of online technology, such as building wikis and online seminar discussion.

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Minimum Required UCAS Tariff

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for this course

Qualification requirements

Mature applicants with no formal qualifications will be considered on a case-by-case basis

English language requirements

test Grade Additional Details
IELTS (Academic) 6 6.0 with no element below 5.5
Do you not fulfill the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements?
Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still be able to join Business Management with Foundation Year, BA (Hons).


Tuition Fees Business Management with Foundation Year BA (Hons)

EU £9250 year 1
England UK £9250 year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 year 1
Scotland £9250 year 1
Wales £9250 year 1
Channel Islands £9250 year 1
International £12250 year 1

Average student cost of living in the UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

How to apply

Application deadline:

January 1, 2024

This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.

Possible Entry Points:

  • Foundation

University Rankings

Positions of St Mary's University, Twickenham in top UK and global rankings.

Rankings of St Mary's University, Twickenham in related subject specific rankings.


    • #71 
    • #89 
    Business & Management Studies
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 13 June, 2022]

See all university rankings of St Mary's University, Twickenham

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About St Mary's University, Twickenham

St Mary’s University is a publicly funded, formally Roman Catholic education institution situated in Twickenham, London. This university is best known for the impressive selection of sport and wellbeing degrees that they have on offer, but applicants can also expect to find degrees based on Catholic Education. The Twickenham campus is smaller than that of most other universities that can be found in and around London, and for that reason could be more suited to that learner which truly excels in an environment that isn’t excessively crowded, and where they can consult knowledgeable and experienced tutors easily without long waiting times.

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Where is this programme taught

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