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International Year One in Computing

Prepare for direct entry to Year 2 of an undergraduate degree in a range of specialist degrees such as Computer Games, and Digital Design 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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A quality-assured university programme, validated by Glasgow Caledonian University.

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.

Your course options

View detailed course content by selecting one of the options below:

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?

This course leads to the following degrees:
Featured progression degree

Accredited by BCS – the Chartered Institute for IT – this degree will equip you with the knowledge, understanding and skills required of a modern IT professional.

You can personalise your studies in preparation for a range of career choices. There are paths to prepare you for graduate roles including:

  • software developer
  • web developer
  • user experience designer
  • IT manager

You’ll also have the possibility of undertaking an industry placement, or to study abroad through Erasmus exchanges.


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?

Grades from the programme do not count towards your final degree, but help the University determine whether you meet the specified progression grades for direct entry to your chosen degree programme.

Assessment is both formal and informal. Informally you will receive advice and feedback throughout your programme from your teachers. You will also be assessed by a combination of examinations at the end of each semester, and coursework which may include written assignments, reports, practical exercises, a design portfolio, group and individual research projects, presentations and problem-solving exercises.

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

Accredited by BCS – the Chartered Institute for IT – this degree will equip you with the knowledge, understanding and skills required of a modern IT professional.

You can personalise your studies in preparation for a range of career choices. There are paths to prepare you for graduate roles including:

  • software developer
  • web developer
  • user experience designer
  • IT manager

You’ll also have the possibility of undertaking an industry placement, or to study abroad through Erasmus exchanges.


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?

Grades from the programme do not count towards your final degree, but help the University determine whether you meet the specified progression grades for direct entry to your chosen degree programme.

Assessment is both formal and informal. Informally you will receive advice and feedback throughout your programme from your teachers. You will also be assessed by a combination of examinations at the end of each semester, and coursework which may include written assignments, reports, practical exercises, a design portfolio, group and individual research projects, presentations and problem-solving exercises.

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?

This course leads to the following degrees:
Featured progression degree

Accredited by BCS – the Chartered Institute for IT – this degree will equip you with the knowledge, understanding and skills required of a modern IT professional.

You can personalise your studies in preparation for a range of career choices. There are paths to prepare you for graduate roles including:

  • software developer
  • web developer
  • user experience designer
  • IT manager

You’ll also have the possibility of undertaking an industry placement, or to study abroad through Erasmus exchanges.


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?

Grades from the programme do not count towards your final degree, but help the University determine whether you meet the specified progression grades for direct entry to your chosen degree programme.

Assessment is both formal and informal. Informally you will receive advice and feedback throughout your programme from your teachers. You will also be assessed by a combination of examinations at the end of each semester, and coursework which may include written assignments, reports, practical exercises, a design portfolio, group and individual research projects, presentations and problem-solving exercises.

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?

This course leads to the following degrees:
Featured progression degree

Accredited by BCS – the Chartered Institute for IT – this degree will equip you with the knowledge, understanding and skills required of a modern IT professional.

You can personalise your studies in preparation for a range of career choices. There are paths to prepare you for graduate roles including:

  • software developer
  • web developer
  • user experience designer
  • IT manager

You’ll also have the possibility of undertaking an industry placement, or to study abroad through Erasmus exchanges.

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?

Grades from the programme do not count towards your final degree, but help the University determine whether you meet the specified progression grades for direct entry to your chosen degree programme.

Assessment is both formal and informal. Informally you will receive advice and feedback throughout your programme from your teachers. You will also be assessed by a combination of examinations at the end of each semester, and coursework which may include written assignments, reports, practical exercises, a design portfolio, group and individual research projects, presentations and problem-solving exercises.

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

Accredited by BCS – the Chartered Institute for IT – this degree will equip you with the knowledge, understanding and skills required of a modern IT professional.

You can personalise your studies in preparation for a range of career choices. There are paths to prepare you for graduate roles including:

  • software developer
  • web developer
  • user experience designer
  • IT manager

You’ll also have the possibility of undertaking an industry placement, or to study abroad through Erasmus exchanges.

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?

Grades from the programme do not count towards your final degree, but help the University determine whether you meet the specified progression grades for direct entry to your chosen degree programme.

Assessment is both formal and informal. Informally you will receive advice and feedback throughout your programme from your teachers. You will also be assessed by a combination of examinations at the end of each semester, and coursework which may include written assignments, reports, practical exercises, a design portfolio, group and individual research projects, presentations and problem-solving exercises.

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?

This course leads to the following degrees:
Featured progression degree

Accredited by BCS – the Chartered Institute for IT – this degree will equip you with the knowledge, understanding and skills required of a modern IT professional.

You can personalise your studies in preparation for a range of career choices. There are paths to prepare you for graduate roles including:

  • software developer
  • web developer
  • user experience designer
  • IT manager

You’ll also have the possibility of undertaking an industry placement, or to study abroad through Erasmus exchanges.

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?

Grades from the programme do not count towards your final degree, but help the University determine whether you meet the specified progression grades for direct entry to your chosen degree programme.

Assessment is both formal and informal. Informally you will receive advice and feedback throughout your programme from your teachers. You will also be assessed by a combination of examinations at the end of each semester, and coursework which may include written assignments, reports, practical exercises, a design portfolio, group and individual research projects, presentations and problem-solving exercises.

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