Earn your degree while you live and work in the UK

Prepare for your future career

You can start your undergraduate degree in September or January and progress from the International Year One straight into the second year of your degree, the following September. Whether you start online or on campus, there's no need to delay your university education. We will get you to where you want to be.

Gain an advantage

At Study Group, we have 25 years of experience in international education and are focused on finding the right course to meet your career aspirations. Our International Study Centres offer programmes from which you can progress to the undergraduate degree programme of your choice.

Smaller class sizes and more personalised support.

An enhanced first year experience with top class blended learning

Access a respected university with lower grades.

High progression rates to the second year of a degree programme.


What is an International Year One?

The International Year One is equivalent to the first year of an undergraduate degree.

The course introduces you to the level of learning expected for academic success at your chosen UK university. You will study a combination of core and subject-specific modules designed to prepare you for your chosen subject, whilst developing the language skills you will need in an academic environment.

When you successfully complete your programme at the International Study Centre, you will progress to the second year of an undergraduate degree at your chosen university.

Maximise your options

International Year One has lower entry requirements than direct entry yet you can still graduate with an undergraduate degree within 3 years.

Value for money

International Year One is priced similarly to the first year of a degree but with additional support as you settle into life in the UK, offering better value for money. A number of scholarships are also available, which could make it even more affordable.

A successful start

You will study a combination of core and subject-specific modules. These will focus on improving your study skills, employability as well as giving you a comprehensive exposure to your chosen subject area.

Choose from several UK university and programme options to suit you

Progress to your undergraduate degree at one of the following universities.

University of Huddersfield International Study Centre

  • Affordable tuition and living costs
  • Top quality teaching*
  • UK top 10 for placement opportunities**

Subject routes

  • Business, Management and Marketing
  • Engineering & Computer Science

* TEF Gold-rated

** HESA Student Record 17/18

Kingston University, London International Study Centre

  • 25 mins from central London
  • Real-world business experience
  • Entrepreneurial focus*

Subject routes

  • Business & Management

* Ranked 2nd for graduate start-ups by the Higher Education Statistics Agency

University of Lincoln International Study Centre

  • One of the most affordable cities in the UK*
  • Gold-standard university (TEF)
  • Top 20 UK University**

Subject routes

  • Business and Management
  • Computer Science
  • Engineering
  • Media Studies

* The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020

** Guardian University league tables 2020

University of Strathclyde International Study Centre

  • Located in Glasgow, Scotland
  • A five-star rated University*
  • Scottish University of the Year 2020**

Subject routes

  • Bachelors in Business Administration (BBA)

* QS Stars University Ratings 2017-2020)

** The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide

Royal Holloway, University of London International Study Centre

  • Close to central London in a countryside location
  • Top 20 UK university*
  • Strong sense of community

Subject routes

  • Business & Management
  • Economics
  • Computer Science
  • Electronic Engineering

* The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020

University of Sussex International Study Centre

  • Close to Brighton city centre
  • Broad choice of subjects

Subject routes

  • Business and Management
  • Computing
  • Engineering
  • Film and Media
  • Finance and Accounting
  • International Relations & International Development

Can’t find the programme you’re looking for? Enquire now and one of our students enrolment advisors will help you find the right programme.


Learn more about studying online

I chose the UK because it is considered to have a high value. If you go back to your country, then you will have even more value because of the country and the culture and the universities with high ranking, which helps for the future.

Altamash from India
Studied International Year One in Engineering

We can help you find the right option for you

At Study Group our expert team can help find exactly the right course and university. Our specialist advisors will work with you to identify your career goals and aspirations, and together we’ll find the right programme for you. We’ll provide free support from the initial application, through the visa process and whilst you are at your chosen UK university.

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