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?

  • A  route to Year 2 of an undergraduate degree at UEA (subject to meeting the specified entry requirements).
  • You are a student of the University from day one, on a quality-assured, UEA-validated programme.
  • Professional help and support with your application to university.

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:

  • university-style teaching with high contact hours and small class sizes
  • a campus-based programme with access to world-class university facilities
  • study all the core modules of year 1 Business and Economics at UEA

You will receive advice and feedback during seminars and tutorials. Regular one-to-one meetings with your personal tutor will help you plan for future effective study, and answer any questions to ensure your academic success.

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.


Teaching methods

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.


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

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.

Introductory Macroeconomics

Themes include: aggregate demand and aggregate supply; fiscal policy; monetary policy; the IS-LM model; inflation; unemployment; the Phillips curve; and economic growth.

Introductory 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 organisational 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 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.

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. 

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 31 December of that calendar year.

For all other start dates, students must be 17 years old on the published start date of the programme.

When can I start?

Start date Term dates Fees
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
July 2017 start
(4 terms)
Term 1: Mon 10 Jul 2017 – Fri 15 Sep 2017
Term 2: Mon 25 Sep 2017 – Fri 15 Dec 2017
Term 3: Mon 08 Jan 2018 – Fri 23 Mar 2018
Term 4: Mon 09 Apr 2018 – Fri 01 Jun 2018
£22,245
September 2017 start
(3 terms)
Term 1: Mon 25 Sep 2017 – Fri 15 Dec 2017
Term 2: Mon 08 Jan 2018 – Fri 23 Mar 2018
Term 3: Mon 09 Apr 2018 – Fri 01 Jun 2018
£17,495
October 2017 start
(4 terms)
Term 1: Mon 02 Oct 2017 – Fri 15 Dec 2017
Term 2: Mon 08 Jan 2018 – Fri 30 Mar 2018
Term 3: Mon 09 Apr 2018 – Fri 29 Jun 2018
Term 4: Mon 09 Jul 2018 – Fri 24 Aug 2018
£22,245
January 2018 start
(3 terms)
Term 1: Mon 08 Jan 2018 – Fri 30 Mar 2018
Term 2: Mon 09 Apr 2018 – Fri 29 Jun 2018
Term 3: Mon 09 Jul 2018 – Fri 24 Aug 2018
£17,495
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What's the difference between the 3 and 4-term course?

The 4-term Extended International Year One incorporates an additional term of intensive English language tuition on the same visa, allowing you to improve your English to a level appropriate for academic study. It will have a lower English language entry requirement than the 3-term programme.

You will be required to pass the initial English language component before progressing 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 £205 per academic course (3-term) or £280 per academic course (4-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?

Successful completion of the International Year One leads to the initial award of Certificate of Higher Education (FHEQ Level 4) from UEA.


Degree options

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

Norwich Business School
  • BSc (Hons) Accounting and Finance
  • BSc (Hons) Accounting and Finance with a year abroad
  • BSc (Hons) Accounting and Management
  • BSc (Hons) Accounting and Management with a year abroad
  • BSc (Hons) Business Finance and Management
  • BSc (Hons) Business Finance and Management with a year abroad
  • BSc (Hons) Business Management
  • BSc (Hons) Business Management with a year abroad
  • BSc (Hons) Marketing and Management
  • BSc (Hons) Marketing and Management with a year abroad
School of Economics
  • BSc (Hons) Business Economics
  • BSc (Hons) Business Economics with a year abroad
  • BSc (Hons) Business Finance and Economics
  • BSc (Hons) Business Finance and Economics with a year abroad
  • BSc (Hons) Economics
  • BSc (Hons) Economics with a year abroad
  • BSc (Hons) Economics with Accountancy
  • BSc (Hons) Economics with Accountancy with a year abroad