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
A score of 65% (with a minimum of 60% in each component) is required for entry to year two of an undergraduate degree programme at UEA.
|Introduction to Business 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.
Themes include: aggregate demand and aggregate supply; fiscal policy; monetary policy; the IS-LM model; inflation; unemployment; the Phillips curve; and economic growth.
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.
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 organisational behaviour, and develops an understanding of the linkages between research, theory and practice.
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.
Benefit from a wide range of teaching styles and methodologies used by specialists in their field.
Student-centred methods include discussions, tasks and using students' ideas to structure input, encouraging you to become a co-creators of your learning experience.
A combination of lectures and seminars will enable you to explore theories and their practical applications in depth using real-world business scenarios.
How will I be assessed?
Assessment is a combination of formal examinations and coursework, including written assignments, practical exercises, group and individual research projects, presentations, and problem-solving exercises.
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.