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International Year One (IY1)

This one-year (3 term) programme offers successful students guaranteed progression* to Year 2 of the following degrees: 
BA (Hons) Accounting & Finance
BA (Hons) Business Management with an option to specialise in 6 subject areas

  • BA (Hons) Business Management with Accounting
  • BA (Hons) Business Management with Enterprise and Entrepreneurship
  • BA (Hons) Business Management with Finance
  • BA (Hons) Business Management with Human Resources
  • BA (Hons) Business Management with Marketing
  • BA (Hons) Business Management with Project Management

BSc (Hons) Economics with an option to specialise in 2 subject areas

  • BSc (Hons) Economics with Accounting
  • BSc (Hons) Economics with Finance

BA (Hons) Marketing with an option to specialise in 2 subject areas

  • BA (Hons) Marketing with Advertising & Digital Communications 
    BA (Hons) Marketing with Enterprise & Entrepreneurship 

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?

The duration of the programme is one academic year (nine months). The year is divided into three 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 .

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?

You will study six academic modules, plus English for Academic Purposes: 

  • Economics for Business
  • Principals of Management
  • Management Accounting
  • Marketing and Advertising
  • Quantitative Methods for Business Decision Making
  • Financial Accounting


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 terms
Minimum age: 17
Hours per week: up to 25

Dates and Fees:

Programme dates Number of terms Options   Tuition fee  Progressing to an undergraduate degree starting in
21 September 2020 – 06 June 2021 3 Option A
Option B
£13,245 September 2021
21 September 2020 – 13 August 2021  4 Online Term 1; Option C £17,660 September 2021
05 January 2021 – 13 August 2021 3   £13,245 September 2021

All programmes are subject to a £300 registration fee and a £2,200 refundable deposit which is offset against the last term's fees. An Under 18 Supplement applies to all students under the age of 18 at the start of their programme.

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