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International Year One (IY1)

This one-year (3 term) programme can offer successful students progression* to Year 2 of Business; Art and Design; Engineering and Psychology 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) Accounting and Finance (January and September intake)
  • BA (Hons) Business Administration (January and September intake)
  • BA (Hons) Business and Marketing (January and September intake)
  • BA (Hons) Business and Finance (September intake)
  • BA (Hons) International Business (top-up) (January and September intake)
  • BA (Hons) International Business Management (September intake)
  • BA (Hons) Event Management (September intake)
  • BA (Hons) Sport Management (January and September intake)

Art and Design degrees:

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

Engineering degrees:

  • BEng/MEng Automotive Engineering (September intake)
  • BEng/MEng Mechanical Engineering (September intake)
  • BEng/MEng Motorsport Engineering (September intake)

Psychology degree:

  • BSc (Hons) Psychology (September intake)

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, Engineering and Psychology - 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. On average, you will undertake 23 (and up to 28) hours of classroom-based study per week including tutorials.

English Language forms up to six hours of your timetable, is compulsory for students who are below the required level for progression, and will be integrated into the teaching of academic subjects as well as being taught separately if you need additional support. Students who are at or above the required English level for progression are likely to follow a reduced timetable. 

Students will be expected to timetable self-study hours in addition to the classroom-based hours.

What will I study?

Business Pathway

Students study six of the following modules depending on progression degree, plus English for Academic Purposes:

  • Academic and Professional Skills for Business
  • Business Environment
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Economics for Business
  • Financial Accounting
  • Principles of Management
  • Management Accounting
  • Marketing and Advertising
  • Quantitative Methods for Decision Making
  • Introduction to Sports and Event Management
  • Introduction to IY1 (for 4 terms only)

Art and Design Pathway

Students study four of the following academic modules depending on progression degree, plus English for Academic Purposes:

  • Typography 1
  • Typography 2
  • Visual Communication
  • Design Contexts
  • Design Practice 1
  • Professional Practice 1

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
  • Manufacturing and Materials Technology 1
  • Engineering Maths: Calculus and MATLAB 1
  • Engineering Science: Fluid Dynamics and Heat Transfer
  • Manufacturing and Materials 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

Psychology Pathway

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

  • Developing as a Psychologist
  • Human Behaviour
  • Research into Human Behaviour
  • The Darker Side of Psychology
  • Psychology of Popular Culture

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: 16+
Hours per week: 23 (up to 28)

Dates and Fees:

No. of terms Dates Tuition Fees (annual) Standard Tuition Fees (annual) Lab based  

Progressing to degree starting in

4 10 June 2019 - 07 June 2020* £18,660 N/A   Sept 2020
3 23 September 2019 - 07 June 2020 £14,490 £15,480   Sept 2020
4 23 September 2019 - 14 August 2020 £19,320 £20,640   Sept 2020
3 06 January 2020 – 14 August 2020 £14,490 £15,480   Sept 2020

All programmes are subject to a £300 registration fee and a £2,200 refundable deposit. An Under 18 Supplement applies to all students under the age of 18 at the start of their programme.

*June 4-term programme includes 1 term ELPP followed by 3 terms IY1. Standard ELPP fees apply for term 1 and standard or lab-based fees apply for the 3-term IY1 depending on pathway.

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