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International Year One (IY1)

This one-year (3 term) programme offers successful students guaranteed progression* to Year 2 of BA (Hons) Accounting & Finance, BA (Hons) Business Management with an option to specialise in 11 subject areas and BSc (Hons) Economics with an option to specialise in 13 at London South Bank University.

You will study your Foundation programme at our Centre located at the heart of the London South Bank University campus.

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 London South Bank University, but have a stronger profile than a UFP student.

All students who successfully complete the IY1 are guaranteed progression to Year 2 of a business-related undergraduate degree at London South Bank University. This programme is set at level 4, and is equivalent to the first year of an undergraduate business degree in the UK.

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.

What will I study?

This programme includes core modules, taken by all students throughout the course. These modules vary depending on your chosen progression degree.

BA (Hons) Accounting & Finance 
BA (Hons) Business Management​ (specialise in 11 areas)

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

Plus English for Academic Purposes

BSc (Hons) Economics (specialise in 13 areas)

  • Business Environment
  • Managing Financial Resources and Decisions
  • Organisations and Behaviour
  • Marketing Principles
  • Business Decision Making
  • Financial Accounting and Reporting
  • Introduction to Microeconomics

Plus English for Academic Purposes

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.

* Guaranteed progression is subject to meeting the specified entry criteria

Programme details:

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

Dates and Fees:

No. of terms Dates Per term Annually Progressing to undergraduate degree starting in
3 08 January 2018 – 17 August 2018 £4,300 £12,900 September 2018
4 11 June 2018 - 07 June 2019 £4,300 £17,200 September 2019
3 24 September 2018 – 07 June 2019 £4,300 £12,900 September 2019
4 24 September 2018 – 16 August 2019 £4,300 £17,200 September 2019
3 07 January 2019 – 16 August 2019 £4,300 £12,900 September 2019

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

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