International Year One in Business Management and Economics

An advanced programme offering direct entry to Year 2 of a business or economics degree at UEA.

Why apply for the International Year One programme?

  • An offer of a place on the second year of an undergraduate degree at UEA (subject to meeting the specified entry requirements).
  • Full university status on a quality-assured, UEA-validated programme.
  • Professional support and guidance with university applications.

Course options available

  • International Year One (3 terms) - this is the standard option, suitable for most students
  • Extended International Year One (4 terms) - this option incorporates an additional term of intensive English language tuition at the beginning of the course, and English language entry requirements are lower
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What is special about this programme?

The International Year One is equivalent to studying Year 1 of a UK undergraduate degree, and prepares you for direct entry to Year 2 of an undergraduate degree programme in business, finance and economics related subjects.

You will have the opportunity to increase your knowledge of academic theory,  develop your study and research skills, and improve your language skills for university success.

It offers:

  • a campus-based programme with access to university facilities
  • study all the core modules of year 1 Business and Economics at UEA
  • choose from over nine different Business or Economics degrees at UEA and progress to the second year

You will receive support from your tutor on personal and academic issues, including advice on your studies and career plans.

We also have an International Progression team, who will help with your application to the University of East Anglia and arrange visits to your future school of study so that you can learn more about your chosen degree programme.


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 the University of East Anglia.

What will I study?

The International Year One programme offers a range of challenging modules designed to prepare you for your second year of university.

There are specialist academic modules, which will bring you up to the same level as all students entering the second year of university study.

Language and study skill modules will improve your language skills so that you can focus entirely on your academic studies.

You will study the following modules:

English Language and Study Skills

The English Language and Study Skills module will help you reach the required level of English for university study. During the module you will:

  • improve your ability to deal with complex academic texts
  • develop your critical ability in relation to academic writing
  • develop your fluency and confidence in academic discussion
  • enhance your ability to extract information from spoken texts

The module will include an investigative project involving research, data collection and analysis, and a written and oral presentation of methods and results.

A score of 65% (with a minimum of 60% in each component) is required for entry to year two of an undergraduate degree course at the University of East Anglia.

Introduction to Business and Marketing This unit provides a basic understanding of business management and marketing.

The unit pursues the following themes: models of management; the business environment; strategy and planning; corporate social responsibility; the internal business environment (culture); managing change; organisational structures; marketing and buyer behaviour.
Introduction to Financial and Management Accounting The aim of this module is to provide you with a firm foundation in the theory and practice of accounting.

The module assumes no previous studies of accounting and pursues the following themes: the balance sheet; the profit and loss account; the double entry system; adjustments of accounting; accounts of limited companies; costing, budgeting and variance analysis.
Introductory Macroeconomics This module is designed to introduce you to the subject of macroeconomics.

Themes include: aggregate demand and aggregate supply; fiscal policy; monetary policy; the IS-LM model; inflation; unemployment; the Phillips; and economic growth.
Introductory Microeconomics This module is designed to introduce you to the subject of microeconomics.

Topics to be covered include: demand and supply analysis, including elasticity concepts and tax incidence; costs and profit maximisation; perfect competition; monopoly and monopolistic competition; game theory and oligopoly; factor markets; and an introduction to welfare economics.
Organisational Behaviour The aim of this module is to build up your appreciation of the nature and historical development of organisational behaviour.

The module introduces key concepts, theories and methodologies in organizational behaviour, and develops an understanding of the linkages between research, theory and practice.
Quantitative Methods This module provides you with an introduction to some basic mathematical techniques that are used in analysis. Topics covered include a revision of basic maths, introductory statistics and modelling.

Students are trained in the transferable skills of spreadsheets. The module engages students in statistical analysis for a range of problems using SPSS. Considerable attention is placed on the interpretation of numbers.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment is a combination of formal examinations and assessed course work. Grades from the International Year One programme do not count toward the final degree but they help the University assess your abilities in your chosen field of study.

You will also receive professional advice, both individually and in groups, on a range of personal and academic issues, including the next steps in your studies.

How do I qualify?

Academic requirements:

Satisfactory completion of A-levels, a recognised Foundation programme, or the first year of an overseas university degree programme with good grades, or equivalent.

For information about country-specific entry requirements please contact us.

English requirements:

3-term programme: IELTS 5.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 in reading and writing) or equivalent. 

4-term programme: IELTS 5.0 (with a minimum of 5.0 in reading and writing) or equivalent. 

From 6 April 2015, 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 entry requirements, you can apply for our English for University Study course

Age:

17 years and above.

All students commencing courses on a published September start date must be 17 years old by 31st 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
July 2016 start
(4 terms)
Term 1: Mon 04 Jul 2016 - Fri 16 Sep 2016
Term 2: Mon 26 Sep 2016 - Fri 16 Dec 2016
Term 3: Mon 09 Jan 2017 - Fri 24 Mar 2017
Term 4: Mon 10 Apr 2017 - Fri 02 Jun 2017
£21,595
September 2016 start
(3 terms)
Term 1: Mon 26 Sep 2016 - Fri 16 Dec 2016
Term 2: Mon 09 Jan 2017 - Fri 24 Mar 2017
Term 3: Mon 10 Apr 2017 - Fri 02 Jun 2017
£16,995
October 2016 start
(4 terms)
Term 1: Mon 03 Oct 2016 - Fri 16 Dec 2016
Term 2: Mon 09 Jan 2017 - Fri 31 Mar 2017
Term 3: Mon 10 Apr 2017 - Fri 30 Jun 2017
Term 4: Mon 10 Jul 2017 - Fri 25 Aug 2017
£21,595
January 2017 start
(3 terms)
Term 1: Mon 09 Jan 2017 - Fri 31 Mar 2017
Term 2: Mon 10 Apr 2017 - Fri 30 Jun 2017
Term 3: Mon 10 Jul 2017 - Fri 25 Aug 2017
£16,995
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What's the difference between the 3 and 4-term course?

Lasting 4 terms, the Extended International Year One incorporates an additional term of intensive English tuition on the same visa, and has a lower English language entry requirement. It is designed for students who need to improve their English before starting on their academic studies, and you will be required to pass the initial English language component before you can progress to the next stage of the programme.

If you need to study more than one term of English in order to reach the level necessary for academic study you should apply for the English for University Study course.


Tuition fees

Tuition fees include access to the virtual learning environment; library, internet and IT services; exam fees; and field trips and course-related excursions.

Tuition fees do not include:

  • enrolment fee: an additional charge of £150 per academic programme (to be charged upon confirmation)
  • textbooks and other learning materials: an additional charge in the region of £200 per academic course (three term) or £275 per academic course (four term)
  • 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.

Where will this programme take me?

Degree options

This programme leads to Year 2 in the following bachelor's degrees at the University of East Anglia:

Norwich Business School
School of Economics