International Pathways Guide 2019-2020 - Bournemouth University

 
International Pathways Guide 2019-2020 - Bournemouth University
International
                             Pathways Guide
                                   2019–2020

Follow your path, your way
International Pathways Guide 2019-2020 - Bournemouth University
Contents   Bournemouth University
                                                                      Why choose Bournemouth University?

                                                                      Get to know
                                                                                                                   04

                                                                      The university                               06
                                                                      The campus                                   08
                                                                      Bournemouth                                  10
                                                                      The students                                 12

                                                                      Global success                               14

                                                                      Your path to Bournemouth
                                                                      Routes to Bournemouth University             18
                                                                      International College                        20
                                                                      Teaching: learn your way                     22
                                                                      Support at every step                        24
                                                                      Accommodation: live your way                 26

                                                                      Your path to an undergraduate degree
                                                                      Undergraduate pathways                       28
                                                                      Choose your undergraduate degree             30

                                                                      Foundation Certificate
                                                                      Business, Law or Finance                     32
                                                                      Computing                                    34
                                                                      Events, Tourism and Hospitality Management   36
                                                                      Media and Communications                     38
                                                                      Science                                      40

                                                                      International Year One
                                                                      Business                                     42
                                                                      Media and Communications                     44

                                                                      Undergraduate pathway course modules         46

                                                                      Your path to a postgraduate degree
                                                                      Postgraduate pathways                        48
                                                                      Choose your postgraduate degree              50

                                                                      Pre-Master’s
                                                                      Business, Law or Finance                     52
                                                                      Events, Tourism and Hospitality Management   54

     Follow your path to Bournemouth University,                      Media and Communications                     56

                                                                      Postgraduate pathway course modules          58
     a diverse and innovative institution in a beautiful
                                                                      Other routes to Bournemouth
     seaside location in the UK. With Kaplan, you can                 Pre-Sessional English                        60
     gain entry to a Bournemouth University degree
                                                                      Start your path
     and join an exciting learning community.                         How to apply                                 64
                                                                      Questions and answers                        66
                                                                      Contact us                                   67

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Why choose
                               Every undergraduate student
                               has the opportunity to do
                                                                                                             Ranked in the

                                                                                                                                               Bournemouth University | Why choose Bournemouth University?
                               a work placement as part
                               of their degree
                                                                                                       top 200
     Bournemouth University?                                                                           young universities

                               93
                                                                                                          in the world
                                      %       of bachelor’s graduates in work or
                                              further education after 6 months
                                                                                                                Times Higher Education
                                              Higher Education Statistics Agency 2016—17                     Young University Rankings 2018­

                                                                                               Home to an

                                                                                               AACSB-accredited
                                                                                               Business School
                                         of research is
                                        of international                               A global university
                                        quality or better                              with students from

                                                                                                             countries
                                         Research Excellence Framework 2014

                                       in the UK for teaching effectiveness
                                       Guardian University Guide 2019

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Bournemouth University | Get to know the university
     the university
                                                                                                                                                                                                  in the UK
                                                                                                                                                                                                Art and Design
                                                                                                                                                                                               Complete University Guide 2019

     Bournemouth University (BU) prides itself on preparing students for life after graduation.
     Its creative atmosphere will inspire you to succeed both during and after your degree.
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                                                                                                  Fantastic facilities                        Excellent teaching
                                                                                                                                                                                                  in the UK
                                                                                                  At BU, you’ll learn with the help of the    At BU, you’ll get a fantastic education.           Business and
                                                                                                  university’s superb facilities. By the      The university is ranked 2nd in the UK             Management
                                                                                                  end of 2020, BU will have invested          for the effectiveness of its teaching           (research impact)
                                                                                                  £200 million in amenities for you.          (Guardian University Guide 2019),            Times Higher Education interpretation of
                                                                                                  These include new lecture theatres,         and its academic staff focus on giving        Research Excellence Framework 2014

                                                                                                  seminar rooms, social spaces and the        students a set of practical skills to help
                                                                                                  £22 million Fusion Building. BU is          prepare them for the world of work.
                                                                                                  also home to the well-known National        In 2017, BU received a Silver award in

                                                                                                                                                                                                      18th
                                                                                                  Centre for Computer Animation, and its      the Teaching Excellence Framework.
                                                                                                  Department of Tourism and Hospitality       This recognises the university’s great
                                                                                                  is recognised as a global leader by the     method of blending teaching, research
                                                                                                  UN World Tourism Organisation.              and professional skills.                            in the UK
                                                                                                                                                                                           Communication and
                                                                                                  Real experience                             Great location                                 Media Studies
                                                                                                  In today’s job market, employers place      BU also benefits from a great location           (overall)
                                                                                                  high value on past work experience.         on England’s beautiful south coast.          Times Higher Education interpretation of
                                                                                                                                                                                            Research Excellence Framework 2014
                                                                                                  Each year, more than 1,000 BU students      The town of Bournemouth is a popular
                                                                                                  take an important step towards their        destination for tourists, with its sunny
                                                                                                  dream career, thanks to a flexible work     weather and sandy beaches, and it’s
                                                                                                  placement that’s part of their degree.      a great place for a student lifestyle.
                                                                                                  By doing a placement, you will have the
                                                                                                  opportunity to gain valuable industry
                                                                                                                                              When you are not studying, you can
                                                                                                                                              enjoy Bournemouth’s many parks,                            3rd
                                                                                                  knowledge and in-depth experience,
                                                                                                  and build strong professional networks
                                                                                                                                              gardens and entertainment venues,
                                                                                                                                              and make the most of the town’s
                                                                                                                                                                                                  in the UK
                                                                                                  for your future career.                     lovely shops and boutiques.                     Hospitality,
                                                                                                                                                                                           Event Management
                                                                                                                                                                                              and Tourism
                                                                                                                                                                                               Guardian University Guide 2019
                                                                                                                                  “I’d like to offer a very warm welcome to any
                                                                                                                                  students thinking of studying here at BU.
                                                                                                                                  Academic excellence and a real care for our
                                                                                                                                  students are at the heart of what we do.
                                                                                                                                  We’ll help you develop as an individual,
                                                                                                                                  and help you make the connections that
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       How can I study at Bournemouth University?                                                                                 will get you ahead in future life.”                             in the UK
       Find out more on page 18 or visit:                                                                                         Professor John Vinney
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Sociology
       kaplanpathways.com/bournemouth-university                                                                                  Vice-Chancellor of Bournemouth University
                                                                                                                                                                                               Guardian University Guide 2019

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Get to know

                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Bournemouth University | Get to know the campus
     the campus
     At Bournemouth University, you’ll love campus life. Its location in fun,
     sunny Bournemouth makes it a great place for you to live and study.
     You’ll have everything you need to succeed during your degree.

                                                                                                                                                            Talbot Campus
                                                                                                                                                            Talbot Campus is just a short bus ride from Bournemouth
                                                               “I love the cultural diversity here.                                                         town centre. It is BU’s largest and liveliest campus, and is
                                                               You can meet people from all                                                                 home to most of the university’s faculties, sports facilities,
                                                               sorts of different countries and                                                             services, cafés, social spaces, Students’ Union and more.
                                                               a variety of cultures. It’s a really
                                                               good way to make me speak
                                                               more English.”
                                                               Necat from Turkey
                                                               MSc International Management

                                                                                                      Get involved
                                                                                                      As a BU student, you’ll have the chance to try
                                                                                                      lots of new activities. There are over 100 clubs
                                                                                                      and societies to choose from, plus a student-run
                                                                                                      radio station, magazine and TV channel. You will
                                                                                                      also have the opportunity to volunteer with
                                                                                                      charities during your degree, and make use of
                                                                                                      all the resources of the university’s excellent
                                                                                                      Students’ Union.

                                                                                                      The best facilities                                   Lansdowne Campus
                                                                                                      BU takes great pride in its exceptional facilities,   Lansdowne Campus is close to Bournemouth town centre
                                                                                                      and you can enjoy access to this wide range           and the beach. Much of BU’s student accommodation is
                                                                                                      of amenities. These include sports facilities,        located here, along with a Students’ Union branch and a
                                                                                                      computer suites, libraries, and study spaces.         library. The campus is just a short walk from the railway
                                                                                                      The university also boasts an industry-standard       station, and there are many shops and restaurants nearby.
                                                                                                      recording studio, food management studios,
                                                                                                      and video game development labs with
                                                                                                      state-of-the-art industry tools.

                                                                                                                                                               Bournemouth is your campus
                                                                                                                                                               This vibrant seaside destination is full of fun
                                                                                                                                                               things to do. Take a look at the next page to
                                                                                                                                                               learn more about life in Bournemouth.

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Life by the sea

     Get to know
                                                                                                                   Bournemouth is famous in the UK for its
                                                                                                                   great beaches and fun seaside attractions.

                                                                                                                                                                                                             Bournemouth University | Get to know Bournemouth
                                                                                                                   There are 11km of sandy beaches to enjoy,

     Bournemouth
                                                                                                                   making Bournemouth popular among both
                                                                                                                   water sports lovers and sunbathers. You can
                                                                                                                   take a walk along Bournemouth Pier, which
                                                                                                                   stretches out across the water, or experience
                                                                                                                   the spectacular Bournemouth Air Festival.
                                                                                                                   The town is also a great place for shoppers,
     Bournemouth is a perfect destination for students. With its many                                              and just a short bus trip away is Castlepoint,
                                                                                                                   one of the largest shopping parks in the UK.
     attractions, beautiful surroundings and excellent transport links,
     this cosmopolitan seaside town offers a truly wonderful lifestyle.

                                                                          Art and creativity
                                                                          In Bournemouth you’ll enjoy a
                                                                          thriving cultural scene. You can visit
                                                                          the varied galleries and exhibitions,
                                                                          or see the world-class Bournemouth
                                                                          Symphony Orchestra. You can take
                                                                          lots of creative inspiration from the
                                                                          town too, from its lovely, relaxing
                                                                          tropical gardens, to unique events
                                                                          such as the Arts by the Sea festival
                                                                          and Candlelight Nights.

                                                                                                                             Top 5 things to do
                                                                                                                         1. Discover the Russell-Cotes
                                                                                                                                  Art Gallery

                                                                                                                     2. Relax on Hengistbury Head Beach

                                                                                                                        3. Take an exciting ride on the
                                                                                                                                 Pier Zipwire

                                                                                                                       4. See a show at Shelley Theatre

                                                                                                                     5. Hire a bike and explore the town

                                                                                                                                                                    Fantastic sports
                                                                                                                                                                    Sports fans will find lots to love
                                                                                                                                                                    about Bournemouth. The town has
                                                                                                                                                                    its own Premier League football club,
                                                                                                                                                                    AFC Bournemouth, which frequently
                                                                                                                                                                    hosts matches against world-famous
                                                                                                                                                                    teams like Manchester United, Chelsea
       Discover more about life in Bournemouth
                                                                                                                                                                    and Arsenal. The town’s location means
       kaplanpathways.com/bournemouth-life                                                                                                                          that you can try kayaking, waterskiing
                                                                                                                                                                    and surfing, and you can even watch
                                                                                                                                                                    the annual Bournemouth Marathon.
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Get to know

                                                                                                                                                           Bournemouth University | Get to know the students
     the students                                    #buproud
                                                                                        #bu #fun

                                                                                         “When I got a place here,
     Bournemouth is an exciting university town,                                         it really raised my
                                                                                                                        #fishandchips #foodie
                                                                                         confidence. The university
     so you can enjoy a fantastic student culture
                                                                                         has been very welcoming
     here. But don’t take our word for it—find out                                       and now I’m ready to explore
     what BU’s students have to say.                                                     the world! I dream about
                                                                                         using my own words to
                                                                                         inspire others.”
                                                                                         Lieke from the Netherlands,
                                                                                         MA Scriptwriting

                                                     #funandgames #friends

                                                                                                                        #beachlife

                                                      “Studying and working
                                                      abroad has been a really
                                                      positive experience for me,                                        “I love the UK lifestyle, and
                                                      and has helped to boost my                                         I’ve found that the people
                                                      confidence. It really helps you                                    here are very kind. It’s also a
                                                      to grow as a person!”                                              really multicultural place.
                                                                                                                         It was my dream to study
                                                      Diman from Bulgaria,              #bournemouth #adventures
                                                                                                                         in Bournemouth, and I’m so
                                                      BA (Hons) Tourism Management
                                                                                                                         happy that I came here.”
                                                                                                                         Azgi from Kazakhstan,
                                                                                         “Some of my favourite           BA (Hons) Business Studies
                                                                                         times have been spent with
                                                                                         friends in my flat, cooking
                                                                                         dinners and watching movies
                                                                                         together. Getting away from
                                                                                         assignments for a while is
                                                                                         always a fun way to spend
                                                                                         weekends in Bournemouth!”
                                                                                         Alex from the USA,
                                                                                         MA 3D Computer Animation

                                                     #lovebournemouth

       See more online                                                                                                  #smile #bournemouth
       Search ‘@BUIntCollege’

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Global success                                                                                                                                     BU success stories

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Bournemouth University | Global success
                                                                                                             Bournemouth University’s graduates from all corners of the globe go on to leave their mark on the world in many ways.
                                                                                                                                  Here are just a few examples of what BU’s brilliant alumni have achieved.

     Students from around the world have studied at Bournemouth University, and many have                                                                            2   China                                      3       India
     gone on to amazing careers. You could follow your path to great things too.                                       1   Brazil
                                                                                                                                                                  Peter Huang                              Naveen Goud Medaram
                                                                                                                   Daniel Coelho
                                                                                                                                                       Deputy Director of the EU-China                      Visual effects artist,
                                                                                                                Federal congressman
                                                                                                                                                     Industrial Technology Transfer Centre                   writer and director

                                                                                                                   4   Myanmar                                   5       Norway                                         6    UK
                                                                                                                    Mya Harman                                   Espen Berg
                                                                                                                                                                                                             Paul Campion
                                                                                                          Marketing executive at Sunseeker,           Musician and founder of the United
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Film director and screenwriter
                                                                                                              a famous yacht company                   Youth Development Organisation

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                                                        Did you know?
                                                        Many BU Media graduates have celebrated
                                                        success at the Oscars or BAFTAs. Amazingly,
                                                        63 graduates worked on films shortlisted          Get off to a flying start                                                                            Bournemouth
                                                        in the Visual Effects category at the 2017        Studying at BU gives you an incredible chance to connect with businesses                             University has
                                                        Oscars alone! Successful films that BU            and find job opportunities from the moment you graduate. The university                              students from

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                                                        alumni have worked on recently include Star       has strong links with many companies, and offers hugely valuable work
                                                        Wars, Harry Potter, The Jungle Book, Alice in     placements during your degree. Past students have worked at:
                                                        Wonderland and Moana, as well as past Oscar       • Adidas           • Disney                         • KPMG
                                                        winners Ex Machina, Interstellar and Inception.   • Apple            • Hilton Hotels                  • Microsoft                             countries worldwide
                                                                                                          • BBC              • Hong Kong Tourism Board        • Panasonic                              (Marked in purple on the map)
                                                                                                          • BMW              • Intel                          • Rolls-Royce
                                                                                                          • Chelsea FC       • JP Morgan                      • Universal Studios

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Your path to

                    Your path to Bournemouth
     Bournemouth

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Routes to Bournemouth                                                                                                                     Foundation Certificate                               International Year One                       Pre-Master’s           Pre-Sessional English

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Your path to Bournemouth | Routes to BU
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               English language
                                                                                                                                                  English language                                     English language                                                    English language
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              entry requirement:
                                                                                                                                                 entry requirement:                                   entry requirement:                                                  entry requirement:
     With Kaplan, you can gain entry to a BU degree through a pathway course                                                                  minimum UKVI IELTS 4.0                               minimum UKVI IELTS 4.0
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           minimum UKVI IELTS 4.5
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        minimum UKVI IELTS 4.0
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            with no less than 4.0 in
     at Bournemouth University International College. You’ll study on campus,                                                                         in all skills                                        in all skills
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    any skill
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               in all skills
     and gain the skills and confidence you need to succeed.                                                                                         Tuition fees:                                        Tuition fees:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Tuition fees:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Tuition fees:
                                                                                                                                                    from £12,590                                         from £12,720                                                          from £960
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 from £13,230
                                                                                                                                                   Course length:                                       Course length:                                                      Course length:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Course length:
     What is a pathway course?                 On-campus pathway courses                                                                           6 to 15 months                                       7 to 15 months
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                6 to 15 months
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             3 to 39 weeks
     If you’ve completed high school or        Foundation Certificate                       Pre-Master’s                                      Subjects and more details:                           Subjects and more details:                                                More details:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Subjects and more details:
     university, but don’t qualify for entry   To qualify for entry to a Bachelor’s         If you have had at least 3 years of higher                  page 28                                              page 28                                                             page 60
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    page 48
     to a degree, you can take a pathway       degree, take a Foundation Certificate.       education or equivalent, a Pre-Master’s is
     course. You will improve your subject     You will be fully prepared for university,   your best option. This can raise your skills
     knowledge, and academic and English       and can progress to the 1st year of your     to the required level for entry to a BU
     language skills, so that you are ready    undergraduate degree at BU.                  postgraduate degree.
     for your degree.
                                               International Year One (IYO)                 Pre-Sessional English
     You’ll study your pathway course at       If you’ve completed high school with         Pre-Sessional English is ideal if you              Undergraduate degree
     Bournemouth University International      good grades, you might qualify to study      qualify academically for entry to an                              Year 1
     College on BU’s Lansdowne Campus.         an IYO. This course combines advanced        undergraduate or postgraduate degree at
     You’re guaranteed entry to a BU degree    university preparation with similar          BU, and just need to improve your level of
     if you pass your pathway course at the    content to that of the 1st year of your      English language. This course can bring
     required level with good attendance.      undergraduate degree. You’ll therefore be    your IELTS score up to the level needed
                                               able to progress straight to the 2nd year.   to start your degree.
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Undergraduate degree
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Year 2

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Postgraduate degree
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Work placement year*
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1-3 years

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Undergraduate degree
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Year 3

                                                                        Watch our video explaining pathway courses                                                                                                                 Graduate
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               with a Bournemouth
                                                                           kpln.org/pathway-course-info                                   * Work placement year is optional for some degrees, and compulsory
                                                                                                                                              for others. For more information, you can find individual degrees at:             University degree
                                                                                                                                              kaplanpathways.com/bournemouth/ug-degrees

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International College
                                                                                                                                                 Be prepared
                                                                                                                                                 At the international college, you’ll be

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Your path to Bournemouth | Bournemouth University International College
                                                                                                                                                 fully prepared for your degree. Our staff
                                                                                                                                                 have years of experience, and the college
                                                                                                                                                 offers a great learning environment for
     At Bournemouth University International College, you can take a pathway course to help                                                      international students. You’ll develop both
                                                                                                                                                 your academic knowledge and your English
     you prepare for, and gain entry to, your degree. With high-quality teaching and exceptional                                                 language skills, so you can begin your
     facilities to use, the college will put you on your path to success.                                                                        university degree with confidence.

                                                                           Our guarantee
                                                                           You’re guaranteed entry to
                                                                           a degree at Bournemouth
                                                                           University if you pass your
                                                                           pathway course at the         Excellent facilities                                                                      University life
                                                                           required level, with good     The international college offers                                                          The international college is located
                                                                           attendance.                   high-tech facilities, including IT                                                        on BU’s Lansdowne Campus, so you
                                                                                                         suites, WiFi access, and bright,                                                          will feel like a university student
                                                                                                         comfortable seminar and tutorial                                                          from day 1 of your pathway course.
                                                                                                         rooms. You can also make use of                                                           You’ll also enjoy access to all of the
                                                                                                         the innovative Knowledge Hub,                                                             university’s resources and facilities
                                                                                                         an informal area for learning                                                             throughout your time at the college,
                                                                                                         activities, with study spaces and                                                         which means you’ll know your way
                                                                                                         rooms for group work.                                                                     around before you start your degree.

                                                                                                         Study in comfort
                                                                                                         In addition, the college is connected
                                                                                                         to a fantastic, ultra-modern student
                                                                                                         residence that you’ll stay in during
                                                                                                         your course. This makes student life
                                                                                                         in Bournemouth comfortable and
                                                                                                         convenient, with an on-site café
                                                                                                         available to you when you need it.
                                                                                                         When you study with us, you’ll be
                                                                                                         made to feel at home!
                                                                                                         Find out more on page 26.

                                                                                                                                                                                  “We’re delighted that you’re thinking of studying
                                                                                                                                                                                  at Bournemouth University International College.
                                                                                                                                                                                  We support students from all around the world,
                                                                                                                                                                                  and are so happy to see them succeed on their
                                                                                                                                                                                  pathway courses with us, and achieve their goal
                                                                                                                                                                                  of progressing to university. We look forward to
                                                                  See more of the college online                                                                                  welcoming you as you take your first step on this
                                                                  kaplanpathways.com/bournemouth                                                                                  life-changing journey!”
                                                                                                                                                                                  Rachel Woodward Carrick
                                                                                                                                                                                  College Director

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Learn

                                                                                                                                                                                 Your path to Bournemouth | Learn your way
                                                                                                                         “Students know they can always come
                                                                                                                         to me for advice or help, and we give

     your way
                                                                                                                         them as much individual attention
                                                                                                                         as we can. Because we are preparing
                                                                                                                         them for university life, our teachers
                                                                                                                         focus on helping students make that
                                                                                                                         academic transition to a degree.

     At Kaplan, we believe that the right teaching, and the right teachers,                                              Personally, I really love seeing my
     can transform your life. The staff at Bournemouth University International                                          students engage with my lessons
                                                                                                                         and watching them become more
     College are passionate about what they do, and committed to giving you                                              confident as they learn!”
     the best possible education.                                                                                        Sabrah Wilson
                                                                                                                         Media and Language and Academic Skills Tutor

     Dedicated teaching                                         A course made for you
     You’ll have frequent meetings with your tutor, where       Your pathway course has been specially designed for
     you can ask any questions you have, while carefully        international students, and will usually allow you to
     timed assessments will help you track your progress        customise what you study to match your interests.
     towards your university degree. We’ll send reports         For instance, you could select some of your modules
     on your attendance, as well as how you’re settling in      based on your personal strengths, and choose a project
     and progressing, to your agent, parents and, where         topic that is related to your degree subject. You will
     applicable, your sponsor and / or guardian, so they can    also receive learning materials before your classes,
     help you work towards your goals.                          allowing you to fully engage in the lesson.

     Everything you need
     The college has superb facilities to create a fantastic       Need additional help?
     learning environment. From modern computer labs to
                                                                   You’ll receive one-to-one tutorials during
     high-quality classrooms, these facilities will allow you
                                                                   your course, but you can always request
     to thrive as you study, and prepare you for university
                                                                   more sessions if you feel you need them.
     and your future career.

                                                                                                                                 Watch a video with top tips from our teachers
                                                                                                                                     kpln.org/teachers-tips

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Support                                      Before you arrive                                Your first week

                                                                                                                                                         Your path to Bournemouth | Support at every step
                                                  Our support starts before you leave home.        Before your classes start, we’ll arrange fun
                                                  We will advise you on the visa process,          welcome activities for you, so you can get
                                                  and send you a pre-arrival information pack      to know other students, college staff and

     at every step
                                                  with lots of helpful details about UK life.      the local area. We’ll also help you with
                                                  If you’re under 18 years old, we can arrange     practical tasks, such as setting up a bank
                                                  the legal guardian you’ll need during your       account and registering with a doctor,
                                                  studies for your well-being.                     so that you’re ready for student life.
     Studying abroad is a big step
     to take, but you’ll receive                  After you arrive                                 On-going support
     our full support while you’re                When you land in the UK, we can meet you         Your welfare is our top priority, and there
     at Bournemouth University                    at the airport and take you straight to your     is 24/7 security at our accommodation
                                                  accommodation in Bournemouth. We want            to ensure your safety while you are
     International College.                       to be sure that you’re happy and comfortable,    studying at the college. We’ll also be
                                                  and that you have the best possible start to     available to help you with anything you
                                                  your Bournemouth experience.                     might need, so don’t be afraid to ask!

                                                  Have fun while you study                         Progressing to your degree
                                                  We’ll organise fun events and activities to      When you complete your pathway course,
                                                  help make sure your time here is rewarding       we’ll help you with the important transition
                                                  and enjoyable. These events might include        onto your degree. We’ll advise you on how
                                                  games nights, dance classes or even a visit      to extend your visa, and explore other study
                                                  to London.                                       options with you if necessary.

                                                                              “My team and I will support you on every step of your
                                                                              educational journey, making sure that your experience
                                                                              is both successful and enjoyable. One of our goals is to
      Learn more and watch videos about                                       ensure that our students have the best time possible in
                                                                              the UK, so we will be here to help you throughout your
      our support services
                                                                              studies at the college.”
        kaplanpathways.com/bournemouth-support
                                                                              Aneta Swiercz
                                                                              Head of College Services at Bournemouth University International College

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Live your way

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Your path to Bournemouth | Live your way
                                                                                                                                                                                     Find out more about accommodation in Bournemouth
                                                                                                                                                                                     kaplanpathways.com/bournemouth/accommodation
     At Bournemouth University International College, you can stay in a secure,
     comfortable student residence. Our purpose-built accommodation is in a
     great location in Bournemouth, so you’ll get the most out of your time here.

                                                                    Guaranteed accommodation
                                                                    You’re guaranteed accommodation
                                                                    while you’re studying your pathway
                                                                    course at Bournemouth University
                                                                    International College.*
                                                                    * On the condition that you pay your tuition deposit,
                                                                       accept your study offer and submit the accommodation
                                                                       booking form before the deadline for your intake.

                                                                                                                              Lansdowne Point                                                      Your home at Lansdowne Point includes:
                                                                                                                              During your international college pathway course, you can stay       • dedicated booking and post-arrival support
                                                                                                                              at our state-of-the-art student residence, Lansdowne Point.          • private bedroom and bathroom
                                                                                                                              It’s ideally located in the same building as the international       • all bills, maintenance and WiFi
                                                                                                                              college itself, close to the centre of the town. With shops,         • shared or private kitchen facilities
                                                                                                                              restaurants and bars on your doorstep, you’ll be able to make        • a variety of room preferences, including under-18
                                                                                                                              the most of student life.                                              and single-gender flats
                                                                                                                                                                                                   • access to common rooms or lounges with some
                                                                                                                                                                                                     entertainment facilities
                                                                                                                              Accommodation availability                                           • access to in-house laundry facilities (usage charges apply)
                                                                                                                              Please note that the exact accommodation available will              • a free starter pack, including bedding and cooking equipment
                                                                                                                              depend on your course start date and length.

                                                                                                                              How to book                                                          Example accommodation prices
                                                                                                                              You can apply for accommodation at the same time that you
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Intake                     Course/contract length                   Guide prices
                                                                                                                              apply for your course.
                                                                                                                              1)	Indicate on the international college application form that                                  2 terms (40 weeks)                       £7,170–£8,450
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Autumn 2019
       Get a bite to eat                                                                                                          you require accommodation.                                                                   3 terms (50 weeks)                       £8,650–£10,350
       Your accommodation in Bournemouth                                                                                      2)	After receiving your study offer, book your accommodation         Spring 2020                2 terms (27–34 weeks)                    £5,083–£7,480
       has a convenient on-site café, serving                                                                                     by completing the accommodation booking form and paying
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Summer 2020                4 terms (64 weeks)                       £11,834–£13,882
       varied food and drink. It’s a great place to                                                                               the holding fee (typically £1,000) when you accept your offer.
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Pricing and contract length examples are an illustration. Confirmed pricing for each intake will
       socialise or simply sit down with a book                                                                               3)	You’ll then receive your accommodation agreement. Read,          be available on our website once the relevant booking period opens.
       and enjoy a cup of coffee!                                                                                                 sign and return this to reserve your room.

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Pathways to undergraduate degrees
     Undergraduate pathways
                                                                                                                                                                               “The course at Kaplan really
                                                                                                                                                                               prepared me for university.
                                                                                                                                                                               The education system in the
                                                                                                                                                                               UK is so different compared
                                                                                                                                                                               to Indonesia, and studying
     You have several pathway course options leading to an undergraduate degree at                                                                                             with Kaplan seemed like an
     Bournemouth University. The one that’s right for you will depend on your academic                                                                                         introduction to university.
                                                                                                                                                                               It helped me with things
     qualifications, English language level and subject preference.                                                                                                            like referencing and other
                                                                                                                                                                               academic skills.”
                                                                                                                                                                               Alifia from Indonesia
                                                                                                                                                                               Followed her path to BA (Hons)
                                                                                                                                                                               Communication and Media

     Foundation Certificate                                            International Year One
     To gain entry to the 1st year of an undergraduate degree.         For entry to the 2nd year of an undergraduate degree.
     Offered for:                                                      Offered in:
     Business, Law or Finance                                page 32   Business                                                                             page 42
     Computing                                               page 34   Media and Communications                                                             page 44
     Events, Tourism and Hospitality Management              page 36
     Media and Communications                                page 38
     Science                                                 page 40

        Foundation           Undergraduate          Undergraduate              Work                        Undergraduate                          Graduate
                                degree                 degree               placement                         degree                              with a
        Certificate                                                            year*                                                             BU degree
                                Year 1                 Year 2                                                 Year 3

       International                                                    * Work placement year is optional for some degrees, and compulsory for others. For more details,
                                                                           you can find individual degrees at: kaplanpathways.com/bournemouth/ug-degrees
         Year One

                                                                                                                                                                            Your path, your way: a course to fit your needs
                                                                                                                                                                            • Your pathway course will have a special combination       • During your course, you’ll have frequent assessments to
                                                                                                                                                                              of modules that’s designed to fit with your degree          check you’re on track to progress to your Bournemouth
                                                                                                                                                                              and career aspirations. This means that your course is      University undergraduate degree.
        What’s the right path for me?                                  Foundation Certificate or International Year One?
                                                                                                                                                                              matched to your unique goals.
        Turn to page 30 to find the undergraduate degree               Visit kaplanpathways.com/degree-finder/bournemouth
        you want, and to see which pathway course or courses           or, if you need help, you can simply get in touch with us                                            • Some of these modules will be taken by you and all
        lead there.                                                    at kaplanpathways.com/bournemouth-contact to find                                                      students on your course. This gives you a solid base of
                                                                       out which course best matches your qualifications.                                                     common study skills that you’ll need at university.          Guaranteed entry
                                                                                                                                                                            • You can also customise your course, in many cases by         You’re guaranteed entry to a BU degree if you
                                                                                                                                                                              choosing some extra modules from a selection. For all        pass your pathway course at the required level,
                                                                                                                                                                              courses, you can choose some project topics based on         with good attendance.
                                                                                                                                                                              your interests and degree subject.

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Choose your

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Pathways to undergraduate degrees | Choose your undergraduate degree
     undergraduate degree
     Find your preferred Bournemouth University undergraduate degree in the tables below,
     and use the key to discover which pathway course is right for you.

                                                                                   Hospitality and Tourism
     Key to pathway courses                                                        Events Management BA (Hons)                                              B E
     Foundation Certificate for:                                                   International Hospitality Management BA (Hons)                           B E
      B Business, Law or Finance                                         page 32   Tourism Management BA (Hons)                                             B E

     C Computing                                                         page 34
                                                                                   Law
     E Events, Tourism and Hospitality Management                        page 36   Entertainment Law LLB (Hons)                                               B
     M Media
            and Communications                                          page 38   Law LLB (Hons)                                                             B
     S Science                                                          page 40
                                                                                   Media
     International Year One in:                                                    Communication and Media BA (Hons)                                        M M
      B Business                                                         page 42   Film BA (Hons)                                                             M
     M Media and Communications                                          page 44   Marketing BSc (Hons)                                                 B   E M
                                                                                   Marketing Communications BA (Hons)                                 B E   M M
                                                                                   Marketing Communications with Advertising BA (Hons)                B E   M M
     Arts and Humanities                                                           Marketing Communications with Public Relations BA (Hons)             E   M M
     English BA (Hons)                                                        M    Media Production BA (Hons)                                                 M
                                                                                   Multimedia Journalism BA (Hons)                                            M
     Business                                                                      Scriptwriting for Film and Television BA (Hons)                            M
     Accounting and Business BA (Hons)                                    B   B    Television Production BA (Hons)                                            M
     Accounting and Finance BA (Hons)                                     B   B
     Accounting and Law BA (Hons)                                         B   B    Science
     Accounting and Taxation BA (Hons)                                    B   B    Archaeological, Anthropological and Forensic Sciences BSc (Hons)           S
     Business Information Technology BSc (Hons)                               C    Biological Sciences BSc (Hons)                                             S
     Business Studies BA (Hons)                                           B   B    Ecology and Wildlife Conservation BSc (Hons)                               S
     Business Studies with Economics BA (Hons)                            B   B    Environmental Science BSc (Hons)                                           S
     Business Studies with Enterprise BA (Hons)                           B   B    Forensic Biology BSc (Hons)                                                S
     Business Studies with Finance BA (Hons)                              B   B    Forensic Investigation BSc (Hons)                                          S
     Business Studies with Human Resource Management BA (Hons)                B    Forensic Science BSc (Hons)                                                S
     Business Studies with Marketing BA (Hons)                            B   B    Geography BSc (Hons)                                                       S
     Business Studies with Operations and Project Management BA (Hons)    B   B
     Economics BA (Hons)                                                  B   B    Social Science
     Finance and Business BA (Hons)                                       B   B    Politics BA (Hons)                                                         M
     Finance and Economics BA (Hons)                                      B   B    Psychology BSc (Hons)                                                      S
     International Business Studies BA (Hons)                             B   B    Sociology BA (Hons)                                                    B   M
     Sports Management BSc (Hons)                                         E   S    Sociology and Anthropology BA (Hons)                                   B   M
                                                                                   Sociology and Criminology BA (Hons)                                    B   M
     Computing                                                                     Social Work BA (Hons)                                              B C E   M
     Computer Networks BSc (Hons)                                             C    Sport Development and Coaching Sciences BSc (Hons)                         S
     Computing BSc (Hons)                                                     C    Sports Psychology and Coaching Sciences BSc (Hons)                         S
     Cyber Security Management BSc (Hons)                                     C
     Forensic Computing and Security BSc (Hons)                               C
     Games Design BSc (Hons)                                                  C                                                                                   Find your degree online
     Games Software Engineering BSc (Hons)                                    C                                                                                   Available degree options may change over time, so visit
     Information Technology Management BSc (Hons)                             C
                                                                                                                                                                  our online degree finder for the most up-to-date list:
     Software Engineering BSc (Hons)                                          C
                                                                                                                                                                  kaplanpathways.com/bournemouth/ug-degrees

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Foundation Certificate for                                                                                                   Your course options

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Foundation Certificate | Business, Law or Finance
     Business, Law or Finance
                                                                                                                                                                                 Minimum UKVI
                                                                                                                                                    Academic entry level                                Course start        Course end        Degree entry     Tuition fees
                                                                                                                                                                                  IELTS score
                                                                                                                                                                                                      September 2019         June 2020
                                                                                                                                                                                5.5 (no less than
                                                                                                                                   2 terms        High school completion                               January 2020                         September 2020      £12,590
                                                                                                                                                                                 4.5 in any skill)                          August 2020
                                                                                                                                                                                                        March 2020
     This pathway course covers varied academic topics, which may encompass Business,
                                                                                                                                                                                5.0 (no less than      October 2019         August 2020     September 2020
     Finance or Law depending on your choice of progression degree. This broad foundation                                          2.5 terms       High school completion
                                                                                                                                                                                 4.0 in any skill)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                £13,635
                                                                                                                                                                                                         July 2020           June 2021      September 2021
     of knowledge will give you a versatile set of skills that will apply to all kinds of careers.                                                                                                    September 2019        August 2020     September 2020
                                                                                                                                                                                4.5 (no less than
     By the end of your course, you’ll be fully prepared for the first year of your university degree.                             3 terms         High school completion
                                                                                                                                                                                 4.0 in any skill)      June 2020            June 2021      September 2021
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                £13,635

                                                                                                                                                                                                        April 2020           June 2021
                                                                                                                                   3.5 terms       High school completion        4.0 in all skills                                          September 2021      £15,920
                                                                                                                                                                                                         July 2020          August 2021

     Example careers: Accountant | Business Manager | Financial Analyst | Lawyer | Marketing Executive | Recruitment Consultant                                                                         March 2020           June 2021
                                                                                                                                   4 terms         High school completion        4.0 in all skills                                          September 2021      £18,640
                                                                                                                                                                                                        June 2020           August 2021

                                                                                                                                  Course modules
                                                                                                                                  (see page 46 for module contents)
                                                                                                                                  2 terms
                                                                                                                                                                                2.5 and 3 terms
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                3.5 and 4 terms

                                                                                                                                  All students study these modules to gain      You’ll also study these modules if your         Study additional modules to help you
                                                                                                                                  a solid base of skills:                       English level is below UKVI IELTS 5.5:          reach university:
                                                                                                                                  • English for Academic Purposes               • English for Academic Study 3                  • English for Academic Study 2
                                                                                                                                  • Extended Project                            • Independent and Collaborative Study           • Reading and Writing 2
                                                                                                                                                                                • Reading and Writing 3                         • Speaking and Listening 2
                                                                                                                                  You’ll also take 3 of the following that      • Speaking and Listening 3                      • Study Skills Preparation
                                                                                                                                  best fit your degree and career goals:
                                                                                                                                  • Contemporary Global Issues                  Or if you have at least UKVI IELTS 5.5,
                                                                                                                                  • Entrepreneurship                            or do not need to take an IELTS test,
                                                                                                                                  • Logic and Critical Thinking                 you’ll study these modules:
                                                                                                                                  • Mathematics                                 • Critical Reading, Writing and Reasoning
                                                                                                                                                                                  for Higher Education
                                                                                                                                                                                • Digital Applications
                                                                                                                                                                                • Independent and Collaborative Study
                                                                                                                                                                                • UK Society and Culture

                                                                                                                                  Personal development activities                                                               Your degree possibilities
                                                                                                                                  During your pathway course, you’ll also work on developing your online personal               See page 30 for specific degrees that this
                                                                                                                                  portfolio and practical skills, giving you a truly well-rounded experience. See page 47       Foundation Certificate can lead to.
                                                                                                                                  for more details.

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Foundation Certificate for                                                                                        Your course options

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Foundation Certificate | Computing
     Computing
                                                                                                                                                                      Minimum UKVI
                                                                                                                                         Academic entry level                                Course start        Course end        Degree entry    Tuition fees
                                                                                                                                                                       IELTS score

                                                                                                                                                                     5.5 (no less than     September 2019         June 2020
                                                                                                                        2 terms        High school completion                                                                    September 2020      £12,590
                                                                                                                                                                      4.5 in any skill)     January 2020         August 2020
                                                                                                                                                                                            October 2019         August 2020     September 2020
     It’s increasingly important for students to get an education in how to utilise computers.                          2.5 terms       High school completion
                                                                                                                                                                     5.0 (no less than
                                                                                                                                                                      4.0 in any skill)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     £13,635
                                                                                                                                                                                              July 2020           June 2021      September 2021
     If you choose to continue your education in Computing, you can expect to gain extremely
                                                                                                                                                                     4.5 (no less than     September 2019        August 2020     September 2020
     valuable technical skills and knowledge, and put your creativity to use. This course will                          3 terms         High school completion
                                                                                                                                                                      4.0 in any skill)      June 2020            June 2021      September 2021
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     £13,635
     fully prepare you for university degrees in the field of Computer Science.                                                                                                              April 2020           June 2021
                                                                                                                        3.5 terms       High school completion        4.0 in all skills                                          September 2021      £15,920
                                                                                                                                                                                              July 2020          August 2021
                                                                                                                                                                                             March 2020           June 2021
                                                                                                                        4 terms         High school completion        4.0 in all skills                                          September 2021      £18,640
     Example careers: Applications Developer | Games Developer | Software Engineer | Systems Analyst | Web Developer                                                                         June 2020           August 2021

                                                                                                                       Course modules
                                                                                                                       (see page 46 for module contents)

                                                                                                                       2 terms
                                                                                                                                                                     2.5 and 3 terms
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     3.5 and 4 terms

                                                                                                                       All students study these modules to gain      You’ll also study these modules if your         Study additional modules to help you
                                                                                                                       a solid base of skills:                       English level is below UKVI IELTS 5.5:          reach university:
                                                                                                                       • English for Academic Purposes               • English for Academic Study 3                  • English for Academic Study 2
                                                                                                                       • Extended Project                            • Independent and Collaborative Study           • Reading and Writing 2
                                                                                                                                                                     • Reading and Writing 3                         • Speaking and Listening 2
                                                                                                                       You’ll also take 3 of the following that      • Speaking and Listening 3                      • Study Skills Preparation
                                                                                                                       best fit your degree and career goals:
                                                                                                                       • Entrepreneurship                            Or if you have at least UKVI IELTS 5.5,
                                                                                                                       • Information Technology                      or do not need to take an IELTS test,
                                                                                                                       • Intermediate Digital Applications           you’ll study these modules:
                                                                                                                       • Mathematics                                 • Critical Reading, Writing and Reasoning
                                                                                                                                                                       for Higher Education
                                                                                                                                                                     • Digital Applications
                                                                                                                                                                     • Independent and Collaborative Study
                                                                                                                                                                     • UK Society and Culture

                                                                                                                       Personal development activities                                                               Your degree possibilities
                                                                                                                       During your pathway course, you’ll also work on developing your online personal               See page 30 for specific degrees that this
                                                                                                                       portfolio and practical skills, giving you a truly well-rounded experience. See page 47       Foundation Certificate can lead to.
                                                                                                                       for more details.

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Foundation Certificate for                                                                                     Your course options

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Foundation Certificate | Events, Tourism and Hospitality Management
     Events, Tourism and
                                                                                                                                                                   Minimum UKVI
                                                                                                                                      Academic entry level                                Course start        Course end        Degree entry    Tuition fees
                                                                                                                                                                    IELTS score

                                                                                                                                                                  5.5 (no less than     September 2019         June 2020
                                                                                                                     2 terms        High school completion                                                                    September 2020      £12,590
                                                                                                                                                                   4.5 in any skill)

     Hospitality Management
                                                                                                                                                                                         January 2020         August 2020

                                                                                                                                                                  5.0 (no less than      October 2019         August 2020     September 2020
                                                                                                                     2.5 terms       High school completion                                                                                       £13,635
                                                                                                                                                                   4.0 in any skill)       July 2020           June 2021      September 2021

                                                                                                                                                                  4.5 (no less than     September 2019        August 2020     September 2020
                                                                                                                     3 terms         High school completion                                                                                       £13,635
                                                                                                                                                                   4.0 in any skill)
     The Tourism and Hospitality industries represent a huge chunk of the global economy.                                                                                                 June 2020            June 2021      September 2021

     An education in this field will help you prepare for an exciting career in anything from                        3.5 terms       High school completion        4.0 in all skills
                                                                                                                                                                                          April 2020           June 2021
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              September 2021      £15,920
     international travel to restaurant management. This course will prepare you for a degree                                                                                              July 2020          August 2021
                                                                                                                                                                                          March 2020           June 2021
     related to Tourism or Hospitality.                                                                              4 terms         High school completion        4.0 in all skills                                          September 2021      £18,640
                                                                                                                                                                                          June 2020           August 2021

     Example careers: Accommodation Manager | Advertising Executive | Events Planner | Hotel Manager | PR Officer   Course modules
                                                                                                                    (see page 46 for module contents)
                                                                                                                    2 terms
                                                                                                                                                                  2.5 and 3 terms
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  3.5 and 4 terms

                                                                                                                    All students study these modules to gain      You’ll also study these modules if your         Study additional modules to help you
                                                                                                                    a solid base of skills:                       English level is below UKVI IELTS 5.5:          reach university:
                                                                                                                    • English for Academic Purposes               • English for Academic Study 3                  • English for Academic Study 2
                                                                                                                    • Extended Project                            • Independent and Collaborative Study           • Reading and Writing 2
                                                                                                                                                                  • Reading and Writing 3                         • Speaking and Listening 2
                                                                                                                    You’ll also take 3 of the following that      • Speaking and Listening 3                      • Study Skills Preparation
                                                                                                                    best fit your degree and career goals:
                                                                                                                    • Contemporary Global Issues                  Or if you have at least UKVI IELTS 5.5,
                                                                                                                    • Entrepreneurship                            or do not need to take an IELTS test,
                                                                                                                    • Logic and Critical Thinking                 you’ll study these modules:
                                                                                                                    • Mathematics                                 • Critical Reading, Writing and Reasoning
                                                                                                                                                                    for Higher Education
                                                                                                                                                                  • Digital Applications
                                                                                                                                                                  • Independent and Collaborative Study
                                                                                                                                                                  • UK Society and Culture

                                                                                                                    Personal development activities                                                               Your degree possibilities
                                                                                                                    During your pathway course, you’ll also work on developing your online personal               See page 30 for specific degrees that this
                                                                                                                    portfolio and practical skills, giving you a truly well-rounded experience. See page 47       Foundation Certificate can lead to.
                                                                                                                    for more details.

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Foundation Certificate for                                                                                                     Your course options

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Foundation Certificate | Media and Communications
     Media and Communications
                                                                                                                                                                                   Minimum UKVI
                                                                                                                                                      Academic entry level                                Course start        Course end        Degree entry    Tuition fees
                                                                                                                                                                                    IELTS score

                                                                                                                                                                                  5.5 (no less than     September 2019         June 2020
                                                                                                                                     2 terms        High school completion                                                                    September 2020      £12,590
                                                                                                                                                                                   4.5 in any skill)     January 2020         August 2020
                                                                                                                                                                                                         October 2019         August 2020     September 2020
     Media and Communications is a fascinating field of study, giving you an insight into how                                        2.5 terms       High school completion
                                                                                                                                                                                  5.0 (no less than
                                                                                                                                                                                   4.0 in any skill)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  £13,635
                                                                                                                                                                                                           July 2020           June 2021      September 2021
     companies, governments, films and media reach their intended audiences. As we have more
                                                                                                                                                                                  4.5 (no less than     September 2019        August 2020     September 2020
     and more means of communication, the study of Media becomes increasingly important.                                             3 terms         High school completion
                                                                                                                                                                                   4.0 in any skill)      June 2020            June 2021      September 2021
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  £13,635
     This course will give you a foundation of skills you’ll need for a related degree, and to start                                                                                                      April 2020           June 2021
     a career in Media.                                                                                                              3.5 terms       High school completion        4.0 in all skills
                                                                                                                                                                                                           July 2020          August 2021
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              September 2021      £15,920

                                                                                                                                                                                                          March 2020           June 2021
                                                                                                                                     4 terms         High school completion        4.0 in all skills                                          September 2021      £18,640
                                                                                                                                                                                                          June 2020           August 2021

     Example careers: Advertising Executive | Cinematographer | Copywriter | Journalist | PR Consultant | Producer | Screenwriter

                                                                                                                                    Course modules
                                                                                                                                    (see page 46 for module contents)
                                                                                                                                    2 terms
                                                                                                                                                                                  2.5 and 3 terms
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  3.5 and 4 terms

                                                                                                                                    All students study these modules to gain      You’ll also study these modules if your         Study additional modules to help you
                                                                                                                                    a solid base of skills:                       English level is below UKVI IELTS 5.5:          reach university:
                                                                                                                                    • English for Academic Purposes               • English for Academic Study 3                  • English for Academic Study 2
                                                                                                                                    • Extended Project                            • Independent and Collaborative Study           • Reading and Writing 2
                                                                                                                                                                                  • Reading and Writing 3                         • Speaking and Listening 2
                                                                                                                                    You’ll also take 3 of the following that      • Speaking and Listening 3                      • Study Skills Preparation
                                                                                                                                    best fit your degree and career goals:
                                                                                                                                    • Contemporary Global Issues                  Or if you have at least UKVI IELTS 5.5,
                                                                                                                                    • Entrepreneurship                            or do not need to take an IELTS test,
                                                                                                                                    • Logic and Critical Thinking                 you’ll study these modules:
                                                                                                                                    • Mathematics                                 • Critical Reading, Writing and Reasoning
                                                                                                                                                                                    for Higher Education
                                                                                                                                                                                  • Digital Applications
                                                                                                                                                                                  • Independent and Collaborative Study
                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK Society and Culture

                                                                                                                                    Personal development activities                                                               Your degree possibilities
                                                                                                                                    During your pathway course, you’ll also work on developing your online personal               See page 30 for specific degrees that this
                                                                                                                                    portfolio and practical skills, giving you a truly well-rounded experience. See page 47       Foundation Certificate can lead to.
                                                                                                                                    for more details.

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Foundation Certificate for                                                                                                      Your course options

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Foundation Certificate | Science
     Science
                                                                                                                                                                                    Minimum UKVI
                                                                                                                                                       Academic entry level                                Course start        Course end        Degree entry    Tuition fees
                                                                                                                                                                                     IELTS score

                                                                                                                                                                                   5.5 (no less than     September 2019         June 2020
                                                                                                                                      2 terms        High school completion                                                                    September 2020      £13,310
                                                                                                                                                                                    4.5 in any skill)     January 2020         August 2020
                                                                                                                                                                                                          October 2019         August 2020     September 2020
     Science remains one of the most important and respected fields of study, encompassing                                            2.5 terms       High school completion
                                                                                                                                                                                   5.0 (no less than
                                                                                                                                                                                    4.0 in any skill)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   £14,415
                                                                                                                                                                                                            July 2020           June 2021      September 2021
     everything from Biology to Psychology. Advances in science are being made every day, so a
                                                                                                                                                                                   4.5 (no less than     September 2019        August 2020     September 2020
     career in a scientific field will put you at the cutting edge of the future. This course will lay                                3 terms         High school completion
                                                                                                                                                                                    4.0 in any skill)      June 2020            June 2021      September 2021
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   £14,415
     the foundation of skills and knowledge you’ll need for a scientific degree at university.                                                                                                             April 2020           June 2021
                                                                                                                                      3.5 terms       High school completion        4.0 in all skills                                          September 2021      £16,820
                                                                                                                                                                                                            July 2020          August 2021
                                                                                                                                                                                                           March 2020           June 2021
                                                                                                                                      4 terms         High school completion        4.0 in all skills                                          September 2021      £19,440
     Example careers: Archaeologist | Biologist | Environmental Consultant | Forensic Scientist | Researcher | Sports Psychologist                                                                         June 2020           August 2021

                                                                                                                                     Course modules
                                                                                                                                     (see page 46 for module contents)
                                                                                                                                     2 terms
                                                                                                                                                                                   2.5 and 3 terms
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   3.5 and 4 terms

                                                                                                                                     All students study these modules to gain      You’ll also study these modules if your         Study additional modules to help you
                                                                                                                                     a solid base of skills:                       English level is below UKVI IELTS 5.5:          reach university:
                                                                                                                                     • Biology                                     • English for Academic Study 3                  • English for Academic Study 2
                                                                                                                                     • English for Academic Purposes               • Independent and Collaborative Study           • Reading and Writing 2
                                                                                                                                     • Extended Project                            • Reading and Writing 3                         • Speaking and Listening 2
                                                                                                                                     • Mathematics                                 • Speaking and Listening 3                      • Study Skills Preparation

                                                                                                                                     You’ll also take 1 of the following that      Or if you have at least UKVI IELTS 5.5,
                                                                                                                                     best fit your degree and career goals:        or do not need to take an IELTS test,
                                                                                                                                     • Entrepreneurship                            you’ll study these modules:
                                                                                                                                     • Information Technology                      • Critical Reading, Writing and Reasoning
                                                                                                                                     • Intermediate Digital Applications             for Higher Education
                                                                                                                                                                                   • Digital Applications
                                                                                                                                                                                   • Independent and Collaborative Study
                                                                                                                                                                                   • UK Society and Culture

                                                                                                                                     Personal development activities                                                               Your degree possibilities
                                                                                                                                     During your pathway course, you’ll also work on developing your online personal               See page 30 for specific degrees that this
                                                                                                                                     portfolio and practical skills, giving you a truly well-rounded experience. See page 47       Foundation Certificate can lead to.
                                                                                                                                     for more details.

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International Year One in                                                                                       Your course options

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                International Year One | Business
     Business
                                                                                                                                                                    Minimum UKVI
                                                                                                                                       Academic entry level                                Course start        Course end        Degree entry    Tuition fees
                                                                                                                                                                     IELTS score

                                                                                                                                     High school completion        5.5 (no less than     September 2019         June 2020
                                                                                                                      2 terms                                                                                                  September 2020      £12,720
                                                                                                                                        with good grades            5.0 in any skill)     January 2020         August 2020
                                                                                                                                                                                          October 2019         August 2020     September 2020
     Studying the business world can be both fascinating and rewarding; after all, most national                      2.5 terms
                                                                                                                                     High school completion
                                                                                                                                        with good grades
                                                                                                                                                                   5.0 (no less than
                                                                                                                                                                    4.5 in any skill)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   £13,950
                                                                                                                                                                                            July 2020           June 2021      September 2021
     economies are primarily made up of the private sector! Business can include everything
                                                                                                                                     High school completion        4.5 (no less than     September 2019        August 2020     September 2020
     from Accounting to Marketing, giving you skills that will be extremely useful when you start                     3 terms
                                                                                                                                        with good grades            4.0 in any skill)      June 2020            June 2021      September 2021
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   £13,950
     a career. This course will allow you to progress directly to the 2nd year of a related degree.                                                                                        April 2020           June 2021
                                                                                                                                     High school completion
                                                                                                                      3.5 terms                                     4.0 in all skills                                          September 2021      £16,280
                                                                                                                                        with good grades                                    July 2020          August 2021

                                                                                                                                     High school completion                                March 2020           June 2021
                                                                                                                      4 terms                                       4.0 in all skills                                          September 2021      £18,940
                                                                                                                                        with good grades                                   June 2020           August 2021
     Example careers: Accountant | Economist | Finance Officer | Investment Banker | Manager | Marketing Executive

                                                                                                                     Course modules
                                                                                                                     (see page 46 for module contents)
                                                                                                                     2 terms
                                                                                                                                                                   2.5 and 3 terms
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   3.5 and 4 terms

                                                                                                                     All students study these modules to gain      You’ll also study these modules if your         Study additional modules to help you
                                                                                                                     a solid base of skills:                       English level is below UKVI IELTS 5.5:          reach university:
                                                                                                                     • Economics                                   • English for Academic Study 3                  • English for Academic Study 2
                                                                                                                     • English for Academic Purposes               • Independent and Collaborative Study           • Reading and Writing 2
                                                                                                                     • Entrepreneurship and Business               • Reading and Writing 3                         • Speaking and Listening 2
                                                                                                                       Development                                 • Speaking and Listening 3                      • Study Skills Preparation
                                                                                                                     • Financial Accounting
                                                                                                                     • Marketing Principles                        Or if you have at least UKVI IELTS 5.5,
                                                                                                                     • Quantitative Methods for Business           or do not need to take an IELTS test,
                                                                                                                                                                   you’ll study these modules:
                                                                                                                     You’ll also take 1 of the following that      • Critical Reading, Writing and Reasoning
                                                                                                                     best fit your degree and career goals           for Higher Education
                                                                                                                     (for progression to some degrees,             • Digital Applications
                                                                                                                     the University will require you to take       • Independent and Collaborative Study
                                                                                                                     a particular module):                         • UK Society and Culture
                                                                                                                     • Business Law
                                                                                                                     • Management Accounting and Financial
                                                                                                                        Management

                                                                                                                     Personal development activities                                                               Your degree possibilities
                                                                                                                     During your pathway course, you’ll also work on developing your online personal               See page 30 for specific degrees that this
                                                                                                                     portfolio and practical skills, giving you a truly well-rounded experience. See page 47       International Year One can lead to.
                                                                                                                     for more details.

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International Year One in                                                                                            Your course options

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     International Year One | Media and Communications
     Media and Communications
                                                                                                                                                                         Minimum UKVI
                                                                                                                                            Academic entry level                                Course start        Course end        Degree entry    Tuition fees
                                                                                                                                                                          IELTS score

                                                                                                                                          High school completion        5.5 (no less than     September 2019         June 2020
                                                                                                                           2 terms                                                                                                  September 2020      £12,720
                                                                                                                                             with good grades            5.0 in any skill)     January 2020         August 2020
                                                                                                                                                                                               October 2019         August 2020     September 2020
     The world of modern media is incredibly complex, and has an enormous influence on our                                 2.5 terms
                                                                                                                                          High school completion
                                                                                                                                             with good grades
                                                                                                                                                                        5.0 (no less than
                                                                                                                                                                         4.5 in any skill)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        £13,950
                                                                                                                                                                                                 July 2020           June 2021      September 2021
     daily lives. That’s why the study of Media and Communications is so important, and why a
                                                                                                                                          High school completion        4.5 (no less than     September 2019        August 2020     September 2020
     degree in the field can give you a huge range of opportunities. This pathway course will allow                        3 terms
                                                                                                                                             with good grades            4.0 in any skill)      June 2020            June 2021      September 2021
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        £13,950
     you to progress directly to the 2nd year of a degree related to Media and similar subjects.                                                                                                April 2020           June 2021
                                                                                                                                          High school completion
                                                                                                                           3.5 terms                                     4.0 in all skills                                          September 2021      £16,280
                                                                                                                                             with good grades                                    July 2020          August 2021

                                                                                                                                          High school completion                                March 2020           June 2021
                                                                                                                           4 terms                                       4.0 in all skills                                          September 2021      £18,940
                                                                                                                                             with good grades                                   June 2020           August 2021
     Example careers: Copywriter | Journalist | Marketing Executive | PR Consultant | Producer | Social Media Executive

                                                                                                                          Course modules
                                                                                                                          (see page 46 for module contents)
                                                                                                                          2 terms
                                                                                                                                                                        2.5 and 3 terms
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        3.5 and 4 terms

                                                                                                                          All students study these modules to gain      You’ll also study these modules if your         Study additional modules to help you
                                                                                                                          a solid base of skills:                       English level is below UKVI IELTS 5.5:          reach university:
                                                                                                                          • Communication Theory                        • English for Academic Study 3                  • English for Academic Study 2
                                                                                                                          • Cross Platform Media                        • Independent and Collaborative Study           • Reading and Writing 2
                                                                                                                          • Digital Essentials                          • Reading and Writing 3                         • Speaking and Listening 2
                                                                                                                          • English for Academic Purposes               • Speaking and Listening 3                      • Study Skills Preparation
                                                                                                                          • Language in Media
                                                                                                                          • Marketing Principles                        Or if you have at least UKVI IELTS 5.5,
                                                                                                                          • Media and Society                           or do not need to take an IELTS test,
                                                                                                                                                                        you’ll study these modules:
                                                                                                                                                                        • Critical Reading, Writing and Reasoning
                                                                                                                                                                          for Higher Education
                                                                                                                                                                        • Digital Applications
                                                                                                                                                                        • Independent and Collaborative Study
                                                                                                                                                                        • UK Society and Culture

                                                                                                                          Personal development activities                                                               Your degree possibilities
                                                                                                                          During your pathway course, you’ll also work on developing your online personal               See page 30 for specific degrees that this
                                                                                                                          portfolio and practical skills, giving you a truly well-rounded experience. See page 47       International Year One can lead to.
                                                                                                                          for more details.

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Undergraduate pathway

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Pathways to undergraduate degrees | Course modules
     course modules
     Find out what you'll study in your course modules in the summaries below.

     2-term modules                                                                                                                          2.5 and 3-term modules                        3.5 and 4-term modules
     Biology                                     Entrepreneurship                             Logic and Critical Thinking                    Critical Reading, Writing and                 English for Academic Study 2                Personal development
     Gain an understanding of biological         Familiarise yourself with varied concepts    Explore the concepts, history and skills       Reasoning for Higher Education                Improve your English grammar and            activities (all courses)
     systems and organisms, as well as key       of creativity, entrepreneurship and          relating to logic and critical thinking, and   Enhance your ability to read and              vocabulary in order to communicate in an
     laboratory processes.                       innovation, and learn how to apply them      how they apply in real-world contexts.         understand complex ideas in English,          academic environment.                       Culture and activities
                                                 in business.                                                                                and to compose convincing written                                                         We’ll help you have a hugely
     Business Law                                                                             Management Accounting and                      arguments.                                    Reading and Writing 2                       beneficial cultural and social
     Learn about the legal principles that       Entrepreneurship and Business                Financial Management                                                                         Develop your English reading and writing    experience, and encourage you to
     affect modern businesses, including         Development                                  Find out about the role of financial           Digital Applications                          so that you can understand and articulate   explore different activities, sports,
     contract law and company law.               Explore how to start and nurture a           management in organisations, and               Develop your digital skill set, helping       ideas and reasoning.                        crafts and more. You might learn
                                                 business, how to develop commercial          techniques for financial decision-making.      you use digital tools to support academic                                                 about local history and culture,
     Communication Theory                        ideas and how to present a business plan.                                                   study, including using and citing digital     Speaking and Listening 2                    or develop your wider subject
     Explore the major theories of                                                            Marketing Principles                           sources.                                      Practise listening and speaking so that     knowledge and understanding of
     communication and analyse different         Extended Project                             Gain an insight into the key principles                                                      you are better prepared for academic        related industries.
     types of communication.                     Learn how to plan, carry out and report an   of modern marketing, and its role in           English for Academic Study 3                  debate and discussion.
                                                 extended project. You can choose a topic     business and commercial competition.           Expand your knowledge of English                                                          Digital and employability skills
     Contemporary Global Issues                  that matches your degree and career                                                         grammar and vocabulary to the level           Study Skills Preparation                    Outside of your academic learning,
     Explore the big issues facing humanity in   goals, and personal interests.               Mathematics                                    required for degree study.                    Gain an introduction to the wide range      you’ll also be taught skills that
     the 21st century, and critically evaluate                                                Develop your mathematical skill set in                                                       of skills and strategies you'll need to     will be useful at university and
     their causes and effects.                   Financial Accounting                         areas such as algebra, decision maths,         Independent and                               succeed at university, such as research     later in life. You’ll receive help in
                                                 Learn about standard accounting              probabilities and statistics.                  Collaborative Study                           methods and using and citing sources.       making the most of your creativity,
     Cross Platform Media                        conventions, and the role of financial                                                      Work independently and in teams on an                                                     improving your communication
     Examine the theories and concepts           accounting within organisations.             Media and Society                              academic task, and practise applying your                                                 and developing your digital skills.
     of cross platform and multi-platform                                                     Evaluate the changing roles and nature         subject knowledge and study skills.                                                       We’ll also help you build a CV,
     storytelling and their applications.        Information Technology                       of the media and communications                                                                                                          portfolio and online profile to
                                                 Discover the key concepts of computer        industries over time in a global society.      Reading and Writing 3                                                                     empower you after you graduate.
     Digital Essentials                          science, including data representation                                                      Develop your English reading and writing
     Examine digital media and emerging          and programming languages.                   Quantitative Methods for Business              skills to a sufficient level to communicate                                               Social network
     digital technologies, and develop your                                                   Enhance your understanding of                  complex ideas.                                                                            Forming a strong social network
     practical skills and competencies in        Intermediate Digital Applications            mathematics and quantitative techniques,                                                                                                 can be very beneficial, even if it’s
     this area.                                  Gain a better understanding of the digital   and how to apply them to accounting,           Speaking and Listening 3                                                                  just to discuss and debate ideas.
                                                 landscape, and gain the skills you’ll need   finance and management.                        Improve your ability to listen and speak                                                  Not only will you get to know
     Economics                                   to use online sources for academic study.                                                   in English, allowing you to fully engage                                                  your classmates, you’ll also have
     Gain an understanding of macro and                                                                                                      with academic topics.                                                                     opportunities to join professional
     micro economics, and explore current        Language in Media                                                                                                                                                                     bodies, and network with students
     trends and issues in the field.             Analyse and evaluate the effectiveness                                                      UK Society and Culture                                                                    and industry professionals:
                                                 of a range of real-world media industry                                                     Learn more about the culture and society                                                  something that can be really
     English for Academic Purposes               genres and styles.                                                                          of the UK, and how it differs from others.                                                helpful when you go on to start
     Develop your English to the level you                                                                                                                                                                                             your career.
     need for university study, and to really
     get involved in academic discussions.

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Pathways to postgraduate degrees
                                                                                                          “I heard that coming through
                                                                                                          Kaplan was the best way of
                                                                                                          ensuring I gained entry to BU.
                                                                                                          The staff at Kaplan are really
                                                                                                          good and very professional.
                                                                                                          There are many teachers doing
                                                                                                          more than expected, so I am

     Postgraduate pathways
                                                                                                          very satisfied because any time
                                                                                                          I needed help, I could get it.”
                                                                                                          Anelia from Kazakhstan
                                                                                                          Followed her path to MSc
                                                                                                          International Hospitality and
                                                                                                          Tourism Management
     If you want to gain entry to a Bournemouth University postgraduate degree, a Pre-Master’s
     is your best option. The one that’s right for you will depend on your academic qualifications,
     English language level and subject preference.

     Pre-Master’s
     For entry to a postgraduate degree. Offered for:
     Business, Law or Finance                              page 52
     Events, Tourism and Hospitality Management            page 54
     Media and Communications                              page 56

                                            Postgraduate             Graduate
       Pre-Master’s                            degree                  with a
                                               1 year                BU degree

        What’s the right path for me?
        Turn to page 50 to find the postgraduate degree                                               Your path, your way: a course to fit your needs
        you want, and to see which pathway course or                                                  • Your Pre-Master’s will have a special combination of         • During your Pre-Master’s course, you will have frequent
        courses can help you get there.                                                                 modules that’s designed to fit your degree and career          assessments to check you’re on track to progress to your
                                                                                                        aspirations. This means that your course is matched to         Bournemouth University degree.
                                                                                                        your unique goals.
                                                                                                      • Some of these modules will be taken by you and all
                                                                                                        other students on your course. This gives you a solid base      Guaranteed entry
                                                                                                        of common study skills that you’ll need at university.          If you pass your Pre-Master’s course at the
                                                                                                      • You can also customise your course, in many cases               required level, and with good attendance, you
                                                                                                        by choosing some or all additional modules from a               are guaranteed entry to a postgraduate degree at
                                                                                                        selection. For all courses, you can choose some project         Bournemouth University.
                                                                                                        topics based on your interests and degree subject.

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