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International Year One (IY1)

This one-year (3 term) programme offers successful students guaranteed progression* to Year 2 of a range of business and accounting-related degrees at the University of Sunderland. You will study your programme at our Centre located at the heart of the University of Sunderland City campus.

The International Year One offers guaranteed progression* to Year 2 of the following undergraduate degrees at the University of Sunderland:

  • BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance
  • BA (Hons) Business and Financial Management
  • BA (Hons) Business and Human Resource Management
  • BA (Hons) Business and Management
  • BA (Hons) Business and Marketing Management

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 the University of Sunderland, but have a stronger profile than a UFP student.

All students who successfully complete the IY1 are guaranteed progression1 to Year 2 of a business-related undergraduate degree at the University of Sunderland. 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 nine core modules, taken by all students throughout the course. These modules are: English, and eight academic modules relating to business and management. The academic modules are:

  • Academic & Professional Skills For Business
  • Business Environment
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Principles of Management
  • Management Accounting
  • Marketing and Advertising

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.

* 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 (3 terms) Progressing to undergraduate degree starting in
3 25 September 2017 – 10 June 2018 £3,300 £9,900 Sept 2018
4 25 September 2017 – 17 August 2018 £3,300 £13,200 Sept 2018
3 08 January 2018 – 17 August 2018 £3,300 £9,900 Sept 2018
3 24 September 2018 – 09 June 2019 £4,250 £12,750 Sept 2019
4 24 September 2018 – 16 August 2019 £4,250 £17,000 Sept 2019
3 07 January 2019 – 16 August 2019 £4,250 £12,750 Sept 2019

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

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