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International Year One (IY1)

This one-year (3 term) programme can offer successful students progression* to Year 2 of a number of Business-related and Art and Design-related degrees at Coventry University. You study your Foundation programme at our state-of-the-art Centre located at the heart of the Coventry University campus.

The International Year One Programme offers progression* to Year 2 of the following BA (Hons) degrees;

  • BA (Hons) Business and Marketing (September intake)
  • BA (Hons) Business Administration (January and September intake)
  • BA (Hons) International Business (January and September intake)
  • BA (Hons) International Business Management (September intake)
  • BA (Hons) Global Business Management (London campus, Sept only)
  • BA (Hons) Business and Finance
  • BA (Hons) International Finance and Accounting
  • BA( Hons) Accounting and Finance
  • BA (Hons) Graphic Design
  • BA (Hons) Illustration and Graphics

Who is this programme designed for?

This programme is designed for international students who do not quite have the academic grades and/or English level to start the first year of an undergraduate degree at Coventry University, but have a stronger profile than an IFP student. If you successfully complete the IY1 you can be offered progression* to Year 2 of a business-related or Art and Design-related undergraduate degree at Coventry University. This programme is set at level 4, and is equivalent to the first year of an undergraduate degree in the UK.

*Progression is subject to meeting the specified entry criteria

How long will I study for?

Your application will be assessed and you may be offered a 3 or 4 term programme depending on your English level and academic background. The duration of the programme is one academic year (nine or twelve months). The year is divided into three or four terms of seven to eight teaching weeks, one reading week, and an examination week. You will undertake up to 28 hours of classroom-based study per week including tutorials.

What will I study?

Business Pathway

This programme includes ten modules, nine of which students will take depending on their intended progression degree. These modules are: English, and eight academic modules relating to business and management.The academic modules are:

  • Business Environment
  • Managing Financial Resources and Decisions
  • Organisations and Behaviour
  • Marketing Principles
  • Business Decisions
  • Marketing Intelligence
  • Financial Accounting and Reporting
  • Business Skills for Proposals and Pitches
  • Study and Communication Skills for Business

Art and Design Pathway

On this programme, students will study 4 modules including English for Academic Purposes and the following academic modules:

  • Studio Practice
  • Design Studies
  • Contextual and Professional Studies

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed by a variety of methods during your time with us: the intention is that you have a chance to experience the full range of assessment methods that you might experience at university when you start the second year of your chosen degree.

Assessments will normally include coursework, essays, reports and other structured assignments, oral examination, and unseen written examinations.

Assessments for Art and Design academic modules are 100% coursework based.


Programme details:

Course length: 3 or 4 terms
Minimum age: 17+
Hours per week: up to 28

Dates and Fees:

No. of terms Dates Tuition Fees (per term) Standard Tuition Fees (annual) Standard Tuition fees (per term) Lab based Tuition Fees (annual) Lab based Progressing to degree starting in
3 08 January 2018 – 17 August 2018 £4,665 £13,995 £4,995 £14,985 Sept 2018
4 11 June 2018 - 30 May 2019* £4,665 £18,660 N/A N/A Sept 2019
3 24 September 2018 – 30 May 2019 £4,665 £13,995 £4,995 £14,985 Sept 2019
4 24 September 2018 - 16 August 2019 £4,665 £18,660 £4,995 £19,980 Sept 2019
3 07 January 2019 – 16 August 2019 £4,665 £13,995 £4,995 £14,985 Sept 2019

All programmes are subject to a £300 registration fee and a £2,200 refundable deposit.

*Available for Business pathway only

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