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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; Art and Design; and Engineering degrees at Coventry University. You will study your foundation programme at the ONCAMPUS Centre based at the heart of the Coventry University campus with easy access to TheHub, library and the city centre.

The IY1 Programme offers progression* to Year 2 of the following undergraduate degrees.

Business degrees:

  • BA (Hons) Business Administration (January and September intake)
  • BA (Hons) International Business (top-up) (January and September intake)
  • BA (Hons) International Business Management (September intake)
  • BA (Hons) Business and Marketing (January and September intake)

Art and Design degrees:

  • BA (Hons) Graphic Design
  • BA (Hons) Illustration and Graphics

Engineering degrees:

  • BEng/MEng Automotive Engineering
  • BEng/MEng Mechanical Engineering
  • BEng/MEng Motorsport Engineering

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, Art and Design and Engineering - 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

All students study the following academic modules, plus English for Academic Purposes:

  • Business Environment
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Economics for Business
  • Financial Accounting
  • Principles of Management
  • Management Accounting
  • Marketing and Advertising
  • Quantitative Methods for Decision Making

Art and Design Pathway

All students study the following academic modules, plus English for Academic Purposes:

  • Studio Practice
  • Design Studies
  • Contextual and Professional Studies

Engineering and Physical Sciences Pathway

All students study the following academic modules, plus English for Academic Purposes:

  • Engineering Maths: Linear Algebra, Probability and Statistics
  • Engineering Science: Statics and Dynamics and Electrical Principles
  • Material and Manufacturing Technology 1
  • Engineering Maths: Calculus and MATLAB 1
  • Engineering Science: Fluid Dynamics and Heat Transfer
  • Material and Manufacturing Technology 2
  • Engineering Applications: Workshop Practice incl. Engineering Drawing, workshop skills; CAD
  • Engineering Design: Design Methodology & Marketing with Beam competition
  • Engineering Design: IMech challenge - Design challenge

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.

Assessment 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 (per term) Lab based Tuition Fees (annual) Standard Tuition Fees (annual) Lab based  

Progressing to degree starting in

4 11 June 2018 - 09 June 2019* £4,665 N/A £18,660 N/A   Sept 2019
3 24 September 2018 – 09 June 2019 £4,665 £4,995 £13,995 £14,985   Sept 2019
4 24 September 2018 - 16 August 2019 £4,665 £4,995 £18,660 £19,980   Sept 2019
3 07 January 2019 – 16 August 2019 £4,665 £4,995 £13,995 £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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