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International Year One in Business and Management

Prepare for direct entry to Year 2 of an undergraduate degree in a range of business-related subjects at GCU.

Course features

  • A specialist programme helping you to develop the knowledge and skills for your chosen degree.
  • Guaranteed university placement for all successful students - find out more about our money back guarantee.
  • Our class sizes are smaller than you’ll typically experience at university – so you'll have more time with your teachers.
  • You will have university-style lessons for subject-based modules, to help you adapt to the studying in the UK.
  • Guidance with your university application, ensuring you choose the best degree for you.
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Key facts

Course length: 3 - 5 Terms (7 - 14 months)
Start dates: January, June, September, October
Fees: From £12,995
Academic requirements:

Completion of 12 years of schooling (or the local equivalent to meet the same standard) with good grades.

English language requirements: From: IELTS 4.0 or equivalent
Award:

Glasgow Caledonian University International Certificate of Higher Education (valid within the Scottish Credit Qualifications Framework).

Course options:
  • Standard (3 terms, our popular 9 month programme.)
  • Extended (4 terms, contains an additional term of English language.)
  • Integrated (4 year, combines an undergraduate degree with the pathway programme)
A quality-assured university programme, validated by Glasgow Caledonian University.

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Develop both your academic knowledge and English language skills in just nine months.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

IELTS 5.0 (with a minimum of 4.5 in writing) or equivalent.

Age requirements: 16 years and above
All students commencing courses on a published September start date must be 16 years old by 01 September of that calendar year. For the June intake, students must be 16 years old before registering with the Centre. For all other start dates, students must be 16 years old by 01 September of the preceding calendar year.
Academic requirements:

Completion of 12 years of schooling (or the local equivalent to meet the same standard) with good grades.

Don't meet the English language level?
Apply for our Academic English course
Scholarships

Find out if you qualify for one of our pathway scholarships.

When you continue to your degree at GCU you may also qualify for a progression scholarship worth up to £5,000.

All students are welcome to apply, no matter what your background or financial circumstance.


Dates and prices

Choose your:
Start date:
Course length:

Class information

Class hours:

21 hours per week on average

Class size: 16

Where will it take me?

Featured progression degree
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This degree will develop your traditional and digital fashion branding expertise. You’ll gain a thorough understanding of key areas including:

  • business and management
  • brand development and promotion
  • visual merchandising
  • digital fashion branding
  • international marketing strategies

Teaching includes guest industry speakers who will share their unique insight and knowledge of both local and global markets.

And you’ll have the opportunity visit a major fashion centre, with past trips including Milan, Rome and New York.


What will I study?

All students complete modules tailored to your chosen degree subjects.

Please note that the module descriptions shown are for the 2018/19 academic year.

How will I be assessed?

You are assessed by a combination of examination and course work, which may include:

  • essays
  • reports
  • practical exercises
  • group and individual research projects
  • portfolios
  • oral and video presentations
  • seminar discussions
  • class tests
  • problem solving exercises

Grades from the International Year One programme do not count towards your final degree, but do help the University assess your abilities with regards to entering your chosen field of study.

Study one term of English before continuing on to your academic pathway programme. Perfect if you need to improve your English level by 0.5 IELTS point.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

4 Terms: IELTS 4.5 (with a minimum of 4.0 in writing) or equivalent.

4 Terms: IELTS 4.0 (with a minimum of 4.0 in writing) or equivalent.

5 Terms: IELTS 4.0 or equivalent.

Age requirements: 16 years and above
All students commencing courses on a published September start date must be 16 years old by 01 September of that calendar year. For the June intake, students must be 16 years old before registering with the Centre. For all other start dates, students must be 16 years old by 01 September of the preceding calendar year.
Academic requirements:

Completion of 12 years of schooling (or the local equivalent to meet the same standard) with good grades.

Don't meet the English language level?
Apply for our Academic English course
Scholarships

Find out if you qualify for one of our pathway scholarships.

When you continue to your degree at GCU you may also qualify for a progression scholarship worth up to £5,000.

All students are welcome to apply, no matter what your background or financial circumstance.


Dates and prices

Choose your:
Start date:
Course length:

Class information

Class hours:

21 hours per week on average

Class size: 16

Where will it take me?

Featured progression degree
Student on computer

Look no further for a degree that gives you true edge in this competitive industry.

This degree will develop your traditional and digital fashion branding expertise. You’ll gain a thorough understanding of key areas including:

  • business and management
  • brand development and promotion
  • visual merchandising
  • digital fashion branding
  • international marketing strategies

Teaching includes guest industry speakers who will share their unique insight and knowledge of both local and global markets.

And you’ll have the opportunity visit a major fashion centre, with past trips including Milan, Rome and New York.


What will I study?

All students complete modules tailored to your chosen degree subjects.

Please note that the module descriptions shown are for the 2018/19 academic year.

How will I be assessed?

You are assessed by a combination of examination and course work, which may include:

  • essays
  • reports
  • practical exercises
  • group and individual research projects
  • portfolios
  • oral and video presentations
  • seminar discussions
  • class tests
  • problem solving exercises

Grades from the International Year One programme do not count towards your final degree, but do help the University assess your abilities with regards to entering your chosen field of study.

Combining your pathway with your chosen degree, you can apply for one visa for the full duration of your programme.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

Intensive: IELTS 4.5 (with a minimum of 4.5 in all subskills) or equivalent. Standard: IELTS 5.0 (with a minimum of 5.0 in all subskills) or equivalent.

Age requirements: 16 years and above
All students commencing courses on a published September start date must be 16 years old by 01 September of that calendar year. For the June intake, students must be 16 years old before registering with the Centre. For all other start dates, students must be 16 years old by 01 September of the preceding calendar year.
Academic requirements:

Completion of 12 years of schooling (or the local equivalent to meet the same standard) with good grades.

Don't meet the English language level?
Apply for our Academic English course
Scholarships

Find out if you qualify for one of our pathway scholarships.

When you continue to your degree at GCU you may also qualify for a progression scholarship worth up to £5,000.

All students are welcome to apply, no matter what your background or financial circumstance.


Dates and prices

Choose your:
Start date:
Course length:

Class information

Class hours:

21 hours per week on average

Class size: 16

Where will it take me?

Featured progression degree
Student on computer

Look no further for a degree that gives you true edge in this competitive industry.

This degree will develop your traditional and digital fashion branding expertise. You’ll gain a thorough understanding of key areas including:

  • business and management
  • brand development and promotion
  • visual merchandising
  • digital fashion branding
  • international marketing strategies

Teaching includes guest industry speakers who will share their unique insight and knowledge of both local and global markets.

And you’ll have the opportunity visit a major fashion centre, with past trips including Milan, Rome and New York.


What will I study?

All students complete modules tailored to your chosen degree subjects.

Please note that the module descriptions shown are for the 2018/19 academic year.

How will I be assessed?

You are assessed by a combination of examination and course work, which may include:

  • essays
  • reports
  • practical exercises
  • group and individual research projects
  • portfolios
  • oral and video presentations
  • seminar discussions
  • class tests
  • problem solving exercises

Grades from the International Year One programme do not count towards your final degree, but do help the University assess your abilities with regards to entering your chosen field of study.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

IELTS 5.0 (with a minimum of 4.5 in writing) or equivalent.

Age requirements: 16 years and above
All students commencing courses on a published September start date must be 16 years old by 01 September of that calendar year. For the June intake, students must be 16 years old before registering with the Centre. For all other start dates, students must be 16 years old by 01 September of the preceding calendar year.
Academic requirements:

Completion of 12 years of schooling (or the local equivalent to meet the same standard) with good grades.

Don't meet the English language level?
Apply for our Academic English course
Scholarships

Find out if you qualify for one of our pathway scholarships.

When you continue to your degree at GCU you may also qualify for a progression scholarship worth up to £5,000.

All students are welcome to apply, no matter what your background or financial circumstance.

Dates and prices

Choose your:
Start date:
Course length:

Class information

Class hours:

21 hours per week on average

Class size: 16

Where will it take me?

Featured progression degree
Student on computer

Look no further for a degree that gives you true edge in this competitive industry.

This degree will develop your traditional and digital fashion branding expertise. You’ll gain a thorough understanding of key areas including:

  • business and management
  • brand development and promotion
  • visual merchandising
  • digital fashion branding
  • international marketing strategies

Teaching includes guest industry speakers who will share their unique insight and knowledge of both local and global markets.

And you’ll have the opportunity visit a major fashion centre, with past trips including Milan, Rome and New York.

What will I study?

All students complete modules tailored to your chosen degree subjects.

Please note that the module descriptions shown are for the 2018/19 academic year.

How will I be assessed?

You are assessed by a combination of examination and course work, which may include:

  • essays
  • reports
  • practical exercises
  • group and individual research projects
  • portfolios
  • oral and video presentations
  • seminar discussions
  • class tests
  • problem solving exercises

Grades from the International Year One programme do not count towards your final degree, but do help the University assess your abilities with regards to entering your chosen field of study.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

4 Terms: IELTS 4.5 (with a minimum of 4.0 in writing) or equivalent.

4 Terms: IELTS 4.0 (with a minimum of 4.0 in writing) or equivalent.

5 Terms: IELTS 4.0 or equivalent.

Age requirements: 16 years and above
All students commencing courses on a published September start date must be 16 years old by 01 September of that calendar year. For the June intake, students must be 16 years old before registering with the Centre. For all other start dates, students must be 16 years old by 01 September of the preceding calendar year.
Academic requirements:

Completion of 12 years of schooling (or the local equivalent to meet the same standard) with good grades.

Don't meet the English language level?
Apply for our Academic English course
Scholarships

Find out if you qualify for one of our pathway scholarships.

When you continue to your degree at GCU you may also qualify for a progression scholarship worth up to £5,000.

All students are welcome to apply, no matter what your background or financial circumstance.

Dates and prices

Choose your:
Start date:
Course length:

Class information

Class hours:

21 hours per week on average

Class size: 16

Where will it take me?

Featured progression degree
Student on computer

Look no further for a degree that gives you true edge in this competitive industry.

This degree will develop your traditional and digital fashion branding expertise. You’ll gain a thorough understanding of key areas including:

  • business and management
  • brand development and promotion
  • visual merchandising
  • digital fashion branding
  • international marketing strategies

Teaching includes guest industry speakers who will share their unique insight and knowledge of both local and global markets.

And you’ll have the opportunity visit a major fashion centre, with past trips including Milan, Rome and New York.

What will I study?

All students complete modules tailored to your chosen degree subjects.

Please note that the module descriptions shown are for the 2018/19 academic year.

How will I be assessed?

You are assessed by a combination of examination and course work, which may include:

  • essays
  • reports
  • practical exercises
  • group and individual research projects
  • portfolios
  • oral and video presentations
  • seminar discussions
  • class tests
  • problem solving exercises

Grades from the International Year One programme do not count towards your final degree, but do help the University assess your abilities with regards to entering your chosen field of study.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

Intensive: IELTS 4.5 (with a minimum of 4.5 in all subskills) or equivalent. Standard: IELTS 5.0 (with a minimum of 5.0 in all subskills) or equivalent.

Age requirements: 16 years and above
All students commencing courses on a published September start date must be 16 years old by 01 September of that calendar year. For the June intake, students must be 16 years old before registering with the Centre. For all other start dates, students must be 16 years old by 01 September of the preceding calendar year.
Academic requirements:

Completion of 12 years of schooling (or the local equivalent to meet the same standard) with good grades.

Don't meet the English language level?
Apply for our Academic English course
Scholarships

Find out if you qualify for one of our pathway scholarships.

When you continue to your degree at GCU you may also qualify for a progression scholarship worth up to £5,000.

All students are welcome to apply, no matter what your background or financial circumstance.

Dates and prices

Choose your:
Start date:
Course length:

Class information

Class hours:

21 hours per week on average

Class size: 16

Where will it take me?

Featured progression degree
Student on computer

Look no further for a degree that gives you true edge in this competitive industry.

This degree will develop your traditional and digital fashion branding expertise. You’ll gain a thorough understanding of key areas including:

  • business and management
  • brand development and promotion
  • visual merchandising
  • digital fashion branding
  • international marketing strategies

Teaching includes guest industry speakers who will share their unique insight and knowledge of both local and global markets.

And you’ll have the opportunity visit a major fashion centre, with past trips including Milan, Rome and New York.

What will I study?

All students complete modules tailored to your chosen degree subjects.

Please note that the module descriptions shown are for the 2018/19 academic year.

How will I be assessed?

You are assessed by a combination of examination and course work, which may include:

  • essays
  • reports
  • practical exercises
  • group and individual research projects
  • portfolios
  • oral and video presentations
  • seminar discussions
  • class tests
  • problem solving exercises

Grades from the International Year One programme do not count towards your final degree, but do help the University assess your abilities with regards to entering your chosen field of study.

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