Year One

What is the International Year One programme?

The International Year One – equivalent to the first year of an undergraduate degree – is a one-year study programme allowing students to progress directly to year two of a degree.

It combines study skills, academic modules and English language training, providing complete preparation for the second year of undergraduate study.

Why study the International Year One?

Specially designed for international students

The International Year One provides complete preparation for university study. It combines English language tuition, study skills and academic modules, delivered through small classes. Students receive plenty of tutors’ time, and exceptional academic and pastoral support throughout the programme.

Students gain their degree in just three years

The International Year One is an intensive programme leading to year two of undergraduate degree. Students can graduate after three years’ study, making the programme a time and cost-effective option, while offering an excellent quality of education.

A wide range of study centres and programmes

Students can choose from a choice of ten Study Centres around the UK, each offering excellent facilities and academic provision. A wide range of subjects are available including business, accounting, marketing, computing, politics, media, international relations and engineering.

Suitable for a range of abilities

The International Year One is suitable for students who would benefit from support in English language and study skills, who may have just missed out on direct entry to university or who have not got their expected Foundation results.

Once students complete the programme and achieve the required grades, they will be ready to enter the second year of their chosen degree.

Where is the International Year One available?

This intensive nine or twelve-month programme is taught at our International Study Centres (ISCs), based on the campuses of leading UK universities. Students can choose from a wide range of subjects, including business, accounting, marketing, computing, politics, media, international relations and engineering.

Coventry University London Campus

Coventry University is ranked 15th by the Guardian University Guide 2017 and ranked the #1 modern university in the UK (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2016). The University has strong links with industry, and offers a guaranteed internship or work related project.

University of Huddersfield

The University of Huddersfield has a 94.9% graduate employment rate (Destination of Leavers from Higher Education survey, 2013/14). Courses are developed in conjunction with industry so provide excellent career skills preparation. 97% of students progress to the University (National Students Survey, 2012) after study.

Keele University

Keele University is a popular choice for students as it is ranked 1st for student satisfaction (NSS 2015). Students benefit from a 96% graduate employability rate (Higher Education Statistics Agency 2015), and can choose from a broad range of dual honours degrees.

Kingston University

Kingston University, London houses a renowned specialist business school with state-of-the-art facilities. The University produces more entrepreneurs than any other university and runs an enterprise programme to connect students with successful entrepreneurs. It is also the safest university in London according to official police data.

University of Leicester

The University of Leicester is consistently recognised for high quality teaching and research, and achieves high scores in university rankings. It is also ranked in the top 1% in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2015-16), and has a student satisfaction rate of 89%.

University of Lincoln

The University of Lincoln is ranked 9th in the UK for Engineering (Guardian University Guide 2016). The beautiful campus is located in a safe, historic English city. Students leave their studies ready to begin their careers, as the University boats a 91% graduate employability rate (DLHE survey).

Liverpool John Moores University

Liverpool John Moores University offers a range of career-focused courses, and is highly ranked for Hospitality, Sports Science and General Engineering. The University is located in a vibrant city, voted the #1 city to visit in the UK, and the friendliest city in England (Rough Guides 2014).

University of Strathclyde

The University of Strathclyde hosts one of the best equipped engineering faculties in the UK and is ranked 10th in the UK for Business Studies (Times Good University Guide 2016). The University is located in Glasgow, one of the UK’s largest cities renowned for its music scene, culture, architecture and shopping.

University of Sussex

The University of Sussex is a highly ranked university, 19th overall in the UK (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2016). In 2015, 99% of students progressed to the university after their studies. The University is located close to Brighton, one of the most vibrant cities in the UK.

NewIntroducing the University of Leeds

International Year One in International Relations

The University of Leeds is ranked 14th in the UK (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2016) and is a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive universities. The University is located in the vibrant, multicultural city of Leeds - a popular destination for international students. 95% of University of Leeds graduates are employed or studying within six months of graduating (HESA 2015).

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