BRUNEL UNIVERSITY | Uxbridge, United Kingdom

The foundation year is designed to help you progress to a challenging and exciting career in economics and finance. Our carefully designed curriculum is particularly suitable for those who want to change direction, perhaps not having taken A-levels in mathematics or economics, and for mature applicants returning to study. You will quickly find that willingness to learn and determination is more important than prior knowledge.

The foundation year is hosted by the Department of Mathematics, to reflect the essential role of mathematics in your subsequent studies. Once you have successfully completed your foundation year with the grades needed for your chosen degree course in the Economics & Finance Department, you progress directly into Level 1 of that degree – there’s no need to re-apply via UCAS.

We look forward to helping you develop your learning and setting you firmly on the way to your chosen career.


  • GCE A-level CDD, preferably including Maths, Economics or Politics.
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma DMM in a related subject.
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma DD in a related subject with an A-Level at grade C preferably in Maths or Physics
  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma D in a related subject with A-Levels grade CC preferably including Maths and Physics
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma 25 points
  • Access Complete and pass Access course with 45 credits at level 3.

In addition 5 GCSEs at grade C or above including Mathematics and English are required.

Please check our Admissions pages for more information on other factors we use to assess applicants as well as our full GCSE requirements and accepted equivalencies in place of GCSEs.

Entry criteria are subject to review and change each academic year.


This specialist programme will teach you the prerequisite skills in economics and finance that are needed for undergraduate degrees.

Brunel University London’s impact on the future wages of its graduates is among the best in the country compared to other universities, according to a new analysis of government data by The Economist (2017).

Economics and Mathematics with an Integrated Foundation Year provides an introduction to a variety of exciting disciplines in economics.

All the degree courses below are linked to Economics and Mathematics with an Integrated Foundation Year:-

  • BSc Economics
  • BSc Economics and Accounting
  • BSc Economics and Business Finance
  • BSc Economics and Management
  • BSc Finance and Accounting

The foundation year will help you clarify where your interests lie.

4 years
Housing :
£ 5000.00 Yearly
Tuition :
£ 16200.00
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