Business and Education Management Foundation Degree

This part-time course has been developed to offer those working within an educational environment who do not have traditional qualifications an opportunity to develop the academic and practical skills that lead to a recognised Foundation Degree qualification. 

Why choose this course?

  • Enables those working within an educational environment, with non-traditional qualifications or experience to build knowledge of the sector
  • Provides you with a route to a full undergraduate degree qualification at Aston
  • You can continue to earn a salary while you study part-time
  • Recommended by the Association of University Administrators (AUA)

3 years part-time 

Specific subject requirements:
Applicants must be employed within a relevant role.

Tuition fees: £3000 per year (2014/5 entry).
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This programme is taught in partnership with Birmingham Metropolitan College.  It is taken over three years on a part-time basis.

The Business and Education Management Foundation degree aims to pull together both theory and practice into part-time study that allows you to continue to work for your employer, earning a salary while you study.

Subject guide & modules

Year 1

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Year 2

The prescribed modules are:

Final Year

The prescribed modules are:

You will experience a range of teaching methods including lectures, tutorials, group-working, case studies and presentations. Traditional teaching is supported by a virtual learning environment that is used to host a range of electronic supporting materials.

Assessment is provided by a mix of coursework and examination.

For further information, see the programme specification (PDF).

This foundation programme will enable you to continue your studies to a higher level and underpin your progression within educational and related settings.

Our foundation degree is designed to also give you a range of transferable and practical skills to help within your career. We make extensive use of group working and presentations to prepare you for the reality of working life. Such work develops your team working and negotiating skills.

Obtaining the Foundation Degree will then also enable you to progress onto the final year of the BSc Business and Professional Studies degree.

All teaching is carried out on the Aston University campus. All students are enrolled with Aston University and Birmingham Metropolitan College and are eligible to use each institutions facilities. Extensive use is also made of our Virtual Learning Environment to help support your studies. 

If you would like to apply for the Business and Education Management Foundation Degree, please contact:

Helen McGuirk
Admissions and Recruitment Co-ordinator
Aston Business School Undergraduate Office
+44 (0) 121 204 3030

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