Designed for international students who require a preparatory year prior to undergraduate study, the foundation programme is equivalent in learning to year 13 of the UK education system.
Successful completion of the foundation year will also guarantee you progression onto the Economics BSc (Hons) programme. *You will need 100 credits, an average of at least 60%, at least 60% in Academic English and Study Skills and at least 65% in Quantitative Methods for Business and Economics.
We will ensure you're fully prepared for your undergraduate programme, immersing you in the university environment and giving you dedicated support in your first year in Dubai.
Our Foundation Pathways combines the highest standards of one of Britain’s leading global universities with a fully integrated student experience.
This programme provides students with an understanding of economic concepts, principles and tools, and their application. The programme aims to stimulate students intellectually through the study of economics and to lead them to appreciate its application to a range of problems and its relevance in a variety of contexts. Students should receive a firm foundation of knowledge about the workings of economic systems and develop the relevant skills for the constructive use of that knowledge in a range of settings.
The foundation year of the programme provides an introduction to the programme. The first year develops the main quantitative tools required through the programme. The second year develops a core of Microeconomics, Macroeconomics and Econometrics, alongside more specialised policy-based and theoretical modules. In the final year of the programme, students specialise in a number of theoretical and policy-oriented fields.
On graduating, students will be well prepared to work in a range of graduate careers, for example in banking, finance or general management careers, or to progress to Masters-level study in Economics.