International Year One in Management and Finance

Equivalent to the first year of a degree, for entry into the second year of degrees in Business, Finance and Economics at Queen's University Belfast

Why apply for the International Year One programme?

  • university placement for all successful students
  • full university status
  • a quality-assured university programme
  • a conditional offer of a place on the second year of a relevant undergraduate degree at Queen's University Belfast

There are three course options:

  • International Year One (3 terms) - this is the standard option
  • Extended International Year One (4 terms) - this option features an additional term of English at the beginning for extra language support
  • Extended International Year One (5 terms) - this option features two additional terms of English at the beginning for extra language support, with lower English language entry requirements
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What is special about the programme?

The International Year One is a full-time academic programme that offers you the opportunity to improve your language skills and develop your study and research skills in preparation for undergraduate study. The International Year One is designed to increase your knowledge of academic theory, enabling you to enter directly into year two of an undergraduate degree.

You will also benefit from:

  • a campus-based programme with access to university facilities
  • professional support and guidance with university applications
  • the highest levels of personal care and support

Who should apply for the International Year One programme?

The International Year One is suitable for international students who have completed A-levels or a recognised International Foundation programme, or who are already in the first year of a relevant undergraduate degree in their home country, but do not meet the academic or English language requirements for direct entry to Queen's University Belfast.

What will I study?

Common Modules:

English Language and Study Skills (20 credits)

This module is designed to help you develop your skills and confidence in academic English for university study and develop the four key areas of competence; reading, writing, listening and speaking.

Mathematics and Statistics for Business (20 credits)

In this module you will learn to apply mathematical and statistical methods to economic, financial and business data and gain knowledge and understanding of the basic tools used to solve a range of practical problems in business.

Introduction to Financial and Management Accounting (10 credits)

This module provides a foundation in the theory and practice of accounting and an introduction to the role, context and language of financial reporting and management accounting. You will gain an understanding of the purposes for which accounting information is used in business, how that information is gathered, processed, and presented and learn how to carry out a basic analysis of financial reports.

Management and Organisations: Theory and Practice (20 credits)

This module introduces you to the underlying theory behind different types of management structures, processes and practices and considers the relevance of both historical and contemporary approaches to the future of work organisation by practising managers.

Principles of Economics (20 credits)

This introductory economics module is designed to provide you with an understanding of fundamental economic theory and equip you with a real understanding of the role of economics in business, public and private decision making.

Financial Institutions and Markets (20 credits)

You will study topics such as the theory of money, monetary union, the theory of financial intermediation, the structure and operation of the Central Bank, banking regulation, other non-bank financial intermediaries and an introduction to the stock, bond and money markets.

 

Specialist Modules:

Mathematics for Finance and Economics (10 credits)*

This module will complement and build upon that covered in the Mathematics and Statistics for Business module and will include topics on matrix algebra, further differential and integral calculus and unconstrained and constrained optimisations.

OR

 

The Business Environment (10 credits)**

You will study how management ideas and organisations have evolved and the pressures, people and behaviours that help shape that evolution and impact on the operation of organisations.

* This module is compulsory for students intending to progress to degrees in Finance and Economics

** This module is compulsory for students intending to progress to degrees in Business


How will I be assessed?

Successful completion of the International Year One, subject to getting the required grades for your intended degree, gives you the opportunity to progress to the second year of an undergraduate degree at Queen's University Belfast.

To qualify, you will need to:

  • You will need to pass all of your subject modules to the levels required to progress.
  • You will need to achieve the required grades in your English for Academic Purposes class.

How do I qualify?

 

Academic requirements:

Two 'D' Grades from a UK A-level board, a recognised foundation, first year of an overseas university degree programme or equivalent with good grades.

You must have a minimum of GCSE grade 'C' in Mathematics or equivalent.

For information about country-specific entry requirements please contact us

English requirements:

Three term: IELTS 5.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 in reading and writing with no other subskill below 5.0) or equivalent.

Four term: IELTS 5.0 (with a minimum of 5.0 in reading and writing with no other subskill below 4.5) or equivalent.

Five term: IELTS 4.5 (with a minimum of 4.5 in all subskills) or equivalent.

The Centre can only accept a UKVI approved IELTS test for this course. Read more about UKVI IELTS or contact us for more details.

If you do not meet the minimum English language requirements you should apply for English for University Study.

Age: 16 years and above

All students commencing courses for the September start date must be 17 years old by 31 December of that calendar year. For all other start dates, students must be 17 years old on the published start date of the course.

When can I start?

 

Start date Term dates Fees
January 2017 start (3 terms)

Term 1: Mon 09 Jan 2017 to Fri 17 Mar 2017

Term 2: Mon 20 Mar 2017 to Fri 16 Jun 2017

Term 3: Mon 19 Jun 2017 to Fri 01 Sep 2017

£14,995
March 2017 start (5 terms)                 

Term 1: Mon 27 Mar 2017 to Fri 16 Jun 2017

Term 2: Mon 26 Jun 2017 to Fri 01 Sep 2017

Term 3: Mon 18 Sep 2017 to Fri 15 Dec 2017

Term 4: Mon 08 Jan 2018 to Fri 23 Mar 2018

Term 5: Mon 09 Apr 2018 to Fri 08 Jun 2018

£24,095
June 2017 start (5 terms)

Term 1: Mon 26 Jun 2017 to Fri 01 Sep 2017

Term 2: Mon 18 Sep 2017 to Fri 01 Dec 2017

Term 3: Mon 08 Jan 2018 to Fri 23 Mar 2018

Term 4: Mon 26 Mar 2018 to Fri 08 Jun 2018

Term 5: Mon 11 Jun 2018 to Fri 24 Aug 2018

£24,095
June 2017 start (4 terms)

Term 1: Mon 26 Jun 2017 to Fri 01 Sep 2017

Term 2: Mon 18 Sep 2017 to Fri 15 Dec 2017

Term 3: Mon 08 Jan 2018 to Fri 23 Mar 2018

Term 4: Mon 09 Apr 2018 to Fri 08 Jun 2018

£19,795
September 2017 start (4 terms)

Term 1: Mon 18 Sep 2017 to Fri 01 Dec 2017

Term 2: Mon 08 Jan 2018 to Fri 23 Mar 2018

Term 3: Mon 26 Mar 2018 to Fri 08 Jun 2018

Term 4: Mon 11 Jun 2018 to Fri 24 Aug 2018

£19,945
September 2017 start (3 terms)

Term 1: Mon 18 Sep 2017 to Fri 15 Dec 2017

Term 2: Mon 08 Jan 2018 to Fri 23 Mar 2018

Term 3: Mon 09 Apr 2018 to Fri 08 Jun 2018

£15,495
January 2018 start (3 terms)

Term 1: Mon 08 Jan 2018 to Fri 23 Mar 2018

Term 2: Mon 26 Mar 2018 to Fri 08 Jun 2018

Term 3: Mon 11 Jun 2018 to Fri 24 Aug 2018

£15,495

 

Tuition fees do not include:
  • enrolment fee: an additional charge of £150 per academic programme
  • text books and other learning materials: an additional charge in the region of £270 per academic course (3 term), £350 per academic course (4 term), £430 per academic course (5 term)

 

Is accommodation included in the fees?

Accommodation is not included in the fees. View our accommodation options.

How do I pay?

You can pay by bank transfer or by credit card. Please contact us for bank transfer details.

What's the difference between the 3, 4 and 5 term course?

The 4 and 5 term courses have additional terms of English language tuition at the beginning and will typically have a lower English language entry requirement.

How do I apply?

You can apply online or by post. Find out more about how to apply.


Where will it take me?

This course leads to the second year following undergraduate degrees at Queen's University Belfast:

Finance and Economics

BSc (Hons) Business Economics

BSc (Hons) Business Management

BSc (Econ) Economics

BSc (Econ) Economics with Finance

BSc (Hons) Finance