Undergraduate Degree with International Year One

This four-year programme combines an International Year One with an undergraduate degree at the University of Stirling. When you complete the International Year One, you will progress into the second year of your chosen degree at the University. 

Why apply for the Undergraduate Degree with International Year One programme at INTO Stirling?

  • A single programme of study, meaning you can apply for one visa for the full duration of your course.
  • High contact hours and small class sizes throughout your first year of study.
  • A university-validated programme.
  • Study on campus with access to university facilities from your first day.

There are two course options available:

  • Undergraduate Degree with International Year One - this programme provides a seamless study plan that requires one CAS.
  • Undergraduate Degree with International Year One and Pre-sessional English - this programme includes an additional term of English tuition. It will help you to improve your English language level by up to 0.5 of an IELTS band before starting your programme.
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What's special about this course?

This programme combines preparation for university study with a specialist undergraduate degree in a range of subjects at the University of Stirling. It allows you to study your full four year programme under one CAS, which means you can apply for one visa for the full duration of your studies.

As well as a guaranteed offer from the University for successful students and full access to all the university facilities, you'll benefit from:

  • A quality-assured university programme.
  • A single programme of study, meaning you can apply for one visa to cover your study period.
  • Full university status from day one of your programme, with full access to university facilities.
  • High contact hours and small class sizes throughout your first year.
  • The highest levels of pastoral care and support.

What if I need to study an International Foundation programme?

During the International Year One programme, you will study the equivalent of an International Foundation. The Centre also provides a standalone International Foundation, which offers guaranteed progression to the University of Stirling.

What will I study?

All students complete a common core set of modules. Additionally, there are optional modules to choose from and individual degree programmes may stipulate specific modules which you must study before being permitted to progress on to your chosen degree or university. The course is 120 credits and on average, there are 21 class hours per week.

During this programme you will study:

Core modules

English Language for Academic Purposes (20 credits)

This module is designed to help students develop their skills and confidence in academic English for university study, focussing on reading, writing, listening, and speaking. The aim is to prepare students to be able to operate successfully in an undergraduate study environment.

Core Mathematics and Statistics (20 credits)

The module covers mathematical and statistical techniques that have applications in business and in economics. The module initially reinforces algebra skills and then builds on these in the areas of equation handling and graphing techniques through to an introduction to differential and integral calculus.

Introduction to British Culture and Society (10 credits)

This module will provide a broad introduction to British institutions and culture to enable students to understand the broader contexts of business, humanities and social science subjects in a UK university.

ICT, Research and Study Skills (10 credits)

This module supports the work of academic modules and is designed to help students adjust to the specific nature, demands and expectations of UK higher education. The skills covered will include: personal and time organisation; library and information skills; using and interpreting data; teamwork; problem-solving; examination and revision techniques; presentation skills; and avoiding plagiarism.

Specialist modules

These are optional subject-specific modules. Some modules may be compulsory, depending on which degree subject you choose.

Select the degree you want to study from the list below to show the modules you'll study in the International Year One.

Modules required for each degree option

BA (Hons) Accounting

BA (Hons) Accounting

Computing for Business

Learn the history of computers and information technology, and examine the development of information and communications technology infrastructures. More particularly, the module focuses on the use of IT in work and business, as well as the general impact of information technology in society.

Economics

This module provides an introduction to theoretical models and concepts used in economics with an emphasis on the application of economic theory in the ‘real’ world. The module aims to introduce economics as a key strand of the social sciences. Contemporary economics utilises mathematics and statistics to examine important issues.

Introduction to Business

Prepare for a range of business degrees. Topics covered include: motivation, management and leadership, business classifications, business funding in the UK, scrutiny of annual reports and accounts, how economic factors affect business, marketing and current themes in business.

Introduction to Psychology

As the scientific study of mind and behaviour, Psychology is a biological and a social science. This module provides an introduction to core elements of the subject, including: child development, brain and behaviour, language and thinking, animal behaviour, clinical and abnormal psychology, social psychology and cognitive psychology.

Law and Legal Systems

This module introduces the main principles and structure of business law. In order to understand the the legal system, you will study the principles of the constitution and various aspects of law. The module covers EU law as well as the European Convention on Human Rights.

Principles of Accounting (Compulsory)

Receive a foundation in the theory and practice of accounting. The module covers: the balance sheet, the profit and loss account, the double entry system, adjustments of accounting, accounts of limited companies, costing, budgeting and variance analysis.

BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance

BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance

Computing for Business

Learn the history of computers and information technology, and examine the development of information and communications technology infrastructures. More particularly, the module focuses on the use of IT in work and business, as well as the general impact of information technology in society.

Economics (Compulsory)

This module provides an introduction to theoretical models and concepts used in economics with an emphasis on the application of economic theory in the ‘real’ world. The module aims to introduce economics as a key strand of the social sciences. Contemporary economics utilises mathematics and statistics to examine important issues.

Introduction to Business (Compulsory)

Prepare for a range of business degrees. Topics covered include: motivation, management and leadership, business classifications, business funding in the UK, scrutiny of annual reports and accounts, how economic factors affect business, marketing and current themes in business.

Introduction to Psychology

As the scientific study of mind and behaviour, Psychology is a biological and a social science. This module provides an introduction to core elements of the subject, including: child development, brain and behaviour, language and thinking, animal behaviour, clinical and abnormal psychology, social psychology and cognitive psychology.

Law and Legal Systems

This module introduces the main principles and structure of business law. In order to understand the the legal system, you will study the principles of the constitution and various aspects of law. The module covers EU law as well as the European Convention on Human Rights.

Principles of Accounting

Receive a foundation in the theory and practice of accounting. The module covers: the balance sheet, the profit and loss account, the double entry system, adjustments of accounting, accounts of limited companies, costing, budgeting and variance analysis.

BA (Hons) Business Studies

BA (Hons) Business Studies

Computing for Business

Learn the history of computers and information technology, and examine the development of information and communications technology infrastructures. More particularly, the module focuses on the use of IT in work and business, as well as the general impact of information technology in society.

Economics

This module provides an introduction to theoretical models and concepts used in economics with an emphasis on the application of economic theory in the ‘real’ world. The module aims to introduce economics as a key strand of the social sciences. Contemporary economics utilises mathematics and statistics to examine important issues.

Introduction to Business (Compulsory)

Prepare for a range of business degrees. Topics covered include: motivation, management and leadership, business classifications, business funding in the UK, scrutiny of annual reports and accounts, how economic factors affect business, marketing and current themes in business.

Introduction to Psychology

As the scientific study of mind and behaviour, Psychology is a biological and a social science. This module provides an introduction to core elements of the subject, including: child development, brain and behaviour, language and thinking, animal behaviour, clinical and abnormal psychology, social psychology and cognitive psychology.

Law and Legal Systems

This module introduces the main principles and structure of business law. In order to understand the the legal system, you will study the principles of the constitution and various aspects of law. The module covers EU law as well as the European Convention on Human Rights.

Principles of Accounting

Receive a foundation in the theory and practice of accounting. The module covers: the balance sheet, the profit and loss account, the double entry system, adjustments of accounting, accounts of limited companies, costing, budgeting and variance analysis.

BA (Hons) Business Studies and Marketing

BA (Hons) Business Studies and Marketing

Computing for Business

Learn the history of computers and information technology, and examine the development of information and communications technology infrastructures. More particularly, the module focuses on the use of IT in work and business, as well as the general impact of information technology in society.

Economics

This module provides an introduction to theoretical models and concepts used in economics with an emphasis on the application of economic theory in the ‘real’ world. The module aims to introduce economics as a key strand of the social sciences. Contemporary economics utilises mathematics and statistics to examine important issues.

Introduction to Business (Compulsory)

Prepare for a range of business degrees. Topics covered include: motivation, management and leadership, business classifications, business funding in the UK, scrutiny of annual reports and accounts, how economic factors affect business, marketing and current themes in business.

Introduction to Psychology

As the scientific study of mind and behaviour, Psychology is a biological and a social science. This module provides an introduction to core elements of the subject, including: child development, brain and behaviour, language and thinking, animal behaviour, clinical and abnormal psychology, social psychology and cognitive psychology.

Law and Legal Systems

This module introduces the main principles and structure of business law. In order to understand the the legal system, you will study the principles of the constitution and various aspects of law. The module covers EU law as well as the European Convention on Human Rights.

Principles of Accounting

Receive a foundation in the theory and practice of accounting. The module covers: the balance sheet, the profit and loss account, the double entry system, adjustments of accounting, accounts of limited companies, costing, budgeting and variance analysis.

Understanding Media

Look at how different media forms create meaning, how they are consumed and the ways they work to structure forms of identity, introducing you to related critical debates in the field. Topics covered include communities and identities, promotional and celebrity cultures, global connections, film and fictional representations.

BSc (Hons) Computing Science

BSc (Hons) Computing Science

Biology and Human Physiology

Develop an understanding of the processes of cellular life and their roles in the function and development of living organisms. Topics include enzymes, biochemistry of energy production, molecular genetics and the genetics of inheritance.

Chemistry

Learn the concepts in physical, inorganic and organic chemistry required for studying at degree level in physical sciences, engineering or biological sciences. The syllabus includes simple elements, atoms and compounds, atomic structure, chemical bonds, chemical reactions, properties of solids, liquids and gases, acids and bases, and an introduction to spectroscopy.

Introduction to Business

Prepare for a range of business degrees. Topics covered include: motivation, management and leadership, business classifications, business funding in the UK, scrutiny of annual reports and accounts, how economic factors affect business, marketing and current themes in business.

Introduction to Computing (Compulsory)

This module provides an overview of the systems and software development process, an understanding of programming paradigms and techniques, knowledge of the main components of a computer-programming environment and programming constructs, and an understanding of testing, verification and reproducibility of behaviour in computer systems.

Introduction to Sports Studies

This module is available in semester two if you are applying for Sports Science. You may be required to attend classes with direct entry students, which may be outside INTO University of Stirling term dates. This module identifies the scientific factors in physical activity, exercise and performance.

Pure and Applied Mathematics

A double module that develops mathematics: algebra, geometry and numerical methods and introduces concepts of vectors and polar coordinates. The second part of the module includes elementary topics from algebra and trigonometry and introduces methods of calculus; differentiation and integration.

BA (Hons) Film and Media

BA (Hons) Film and Media

Introduction to Business

Prepare for a range of business degrees. Topics covered include: motivation, management and leadership, business classifications, business funding in the UK, scrutiny of annual reports and accounts, how economic factors affect business, marketing and current themes in business.

Introduction to International Politics

Understand the issues of power, alliances, conflict and peace, trade, the role of NGOs and the notion of an international society. This module provides an introduction to political theory, exploring ideas and concepts central to the political debate in liberal democracies.

Introduction to Journalism

Learn theoretical approaches in journalism through topics including an analysis of public images of journalists and their representation, different approaches of political economy, organisational and cultural theorists to the understanding of journalism; the discussion about what constitutes news; the origins of journalism and the emergence of the ‘news paradigm’.

Introduction to Sports Studies

This module is available in semester two if you are applying for Sports Science. You may be required to attend classes with direct entry students, which may be outside INTO University of Stirling term dates. This module identifies the scientific factors in physical activity, exercise and performance.

Law and Legal Systems

This module introduces the main principles and structure of business law. In order to understand the the legal system, you will study the principles of the constitution and various aspects of law. The module covers EU law as well as the European Convention on Human Rights.

Study of Society (Compulsory)

Understand the fundamental concepts of society, socialisation and culture. Topics include: race and ethnicity, gender and sexuality, religion and the mass media. It examines contemporary culture, issues related to consumption, popular culture and the influence of globalisation and ways in which individuals and groups are valued and treated in different societies.

Understanding Media (Compulsory)

Look at how different media forms create meaning, how they are consumed and the ways they work to structure forms of identity, introducing you to related critical debates in the field. Topics covered include communities and identities, promotional and celebrity cultures, global connections, film and fictional representations.

BA (Hons) Finance

BA (Hons) Finance

Computing for Business

Learn the history of computers and information technology, and examine the development of information and communications technology infrastructures. More particularly, the module focuses on the use of IT in work and business, as well as the general impact of information technology in society.

Economics

This module provides an introduction to theoretical models and concepts used in economics with an emphasis on the application of economic theory in the ‘real’ world. The module aims to introduce economics as a key strand of the social sciences. Contemporary economics utilises mathematics and statistics to examine important issues.

Introduction to Business (Compulsory)

Prepare for a range of business degrees. Topics covered include: motivation, management and leadership, business classifications, business funding in the UK, scrutiny of annual reports and accounts, how economic factors affect business, marketing and current themes in business.

Introduction to Psychology

As the scientific study of mind and behaviour, Psychology is a biological and a social science. This module provides an introduction to core elements of the subject, including: child development, brain and behaviour, language and thinking, animal behaviour, clinical and abnormal psychology, social psychology and cognitive psychology.

Law and Legal Systems

This module introduces the main principles and structure of business law. In order to understand the the legal system, you will study the principles of the constitution and various aspects of law. The module covers EU law as well as the European Convention on Human Rights.

Principles of Accounting

Receive a foundation in the theory and practice of accounting. The module covers: the balance sheet, the profit and loss account, the double entry system, adjustments of accounting, accounts of limited companies, costing, budgeting and variance analysis.

Understanding Media

Look at how different media forms create meaning, how they are consumed and the ways they work to structure forms of identity, introducing you to related critical debates in the field. Topics covered include communities and identities, promotional and celebrity cultures, global connections, film and fictional representations.

BA (Hons) Human Resource Management

BA (Hons) Human Resource Management

Computing for Business

Learn the history of computers and information technology, and examine the development of information and communications technology infrastructures. More particularly, the module focuses on the use of IT in work and business, as well as the general impact of information technology in society.

Economics

This module provides an introduction to theoretical models and concepts used in economics with an emphasis on the application of economic theory in the ‘real’ world. The module aims to introduce economics as a key strand of the social sciences. Contemporary economics utilises mathematics and statistics to examine important issues.

Introduction to Business (Compulsory)

Prepare for a range of business degrees. Topics covered include: motivation, management and leadership, business classifications, business funding in the UK, scrutiny of annual reports and accounts, how economic factors affect business, marketing and current themes in business.

Introduction to Psychology

As the scientific study of mind and behaviour, Psychology is a biological and a social science. This module provides an introduction to core elements of the subject, including: child development, brain and behaviour, language and thinking, animal behaviour, clinical and abnormal psychology, social psychology and cognitive psychology.

Law and Legal Systems

This module introduces the main principles and structure of business law. In order to understand the the legal system, you will study the principles of the constitution and various aspects of law. The module covers EU law as well as the European Convention on Human Rights.

Principles of Accounting

Receive a foundation in the theory and practice of accounting. The module covers: the balance sheet, the profit and loss account, the double entry system, adjustments of accounting, accounts of limited companies, costing, budgeting and variance analysis.

Understanding Media

Look at how different media forms create meaning, how they are consumed and the ways they work to structure forms of identity, introducing you to related critical debates in the field. Topics covered include communities and identities, promotional and celebrity cultures, global connections, film and fictional representations.

BA (Hons) International Politics

BA (Hons) International Politics

Introduction to Business

Prepare for a range of business degrees. Topics covered include: motivation, management and leadership, business classifications, business funding in the UK, scrutiny of annual reports and accounts, how economic factors affect business, marketing and current themes in business.

Introduction to International Politics (Compulsory)

Understand the issues of power, alliances, conflict and peace, trade, the role of NGOs and the notion of an international society. This module provides an introduction to political theory, exploring ideas and concepts central to the political debate in liberal democracies.

Introduction to Journalism

Learn theoretical approaches in journalism through topics including an analysis of public images of journalists and their representation, different approaches of political economy, organisational and cultural theorists to the understanding of journalism; the discussion about what constitutes news; the origins of journalism and the emergence of the ‘news paradigm’.

Introduction to Sports Studies

This module is available in semester two if you are applying for Sports Science. You may be required to attend classes with direct entry students, which may be outside INTO University of Stirling term dates. This module identifies the scientific factors in physical activity, exercise and performance.

Law and Legal Systems

This module introduces the main principles and structure of business law. In order to understand the the legal system, you will study the principles of the constitution and various aspects of law. The module covers EU law as well as the European Convention on Human Rights.

Study of Society

Understand the fundamental concepts of society, socialisation and culture. Topics include: race and ethnicity, gender and sexuality, religion and the mass media. It examines contemporary culture, issues related to consumption, popular culture and the influence of globalisation and ways in which individuals and groups are valued and treated in different societies.

Understanding Media

Look at how different media forms create meaning, how they are consumed and the ways they work to structure forms of identity, introducing you to related critical debates in the field. Topics covered include communities and identities, promotional and celebrity cultures, global connections, film and fictional representations.

BA (Hons) Journalism

BA (Hons) Journalism

Introduction to Business

Prepare for a range of business degrees. Topics covered include: motivation, management and leadership, business classifications, business funding in the UK, scrutiny of annual reports and accounts, how economic factors affect business, marketing and current themes in business.

Introduction to International Politics

Understand the issues of power, alliances, conflict and peace, trade, the role of NGOs and the notion of an international society. This module provides an introduction to political theory, exploring ideas and concepts central to the political debate in liberal democracies.

Introduction to Journalism

Learn theoretical approaches in journalism through topics including an analysis of public images of journalists and their representation, different approaches of political economy, organisational and cultural theorists to the understanding of journalism; the discussion about what constitutes news; the origins of journalism and the emergence of the ‘news paradigm’.

Introduction to Sports Studies (Compulsory)

This module is available in semester two if you are applying for Sports Science. You may be required to attend classes with direct entry students, which may be outside INTO University of Stirling term dates. This module identifies the scientific factors in physical activity, exercise and performance.

Law and Legal Systems

This module introduces the main principles and structure of business law. In order to understand the the legal system, you will study the principles of the constitution and various aspects of law. The module covers EU law as well as the European Convention on Human Rights.

Study of Society

Understand the fundamental concepts of society, socialisation and culture. Topics include: race and ethnicity, gender and sexuality, religion and the mass media. It examines contemporary culture, issues related to consumption, popular culture and the influence of globalisation and ways in which individuals and groups are valued and treated in different societies.

Understanding Media

Look at how different media forms create meaning, how they are consumed and the ways they work to structure forms of identity, introducing you to related critical debates in the field. Topics covered include communities and identities, promotional and celebrity cultures, global connections, film and fictional representations.

BSc (Hons) Management

BSc (Hons) Management

Computing for Business

Learn the history of computers and information technology, and examine the development of information and communications technology infrastructures. More particularly, the module focuses on the use of IT in work and business, as well as the general impact of information technology in society.

Economics

This module provides an introduction to theoretical models and concepts used in economics with an emphasis on the application of economic theory in the ‘real’ world. The module aims to introduce economics as a key strand of the social sciences. Contemporary economics utilises mathematics and statistics to examine important issues.

Introduction to Business (Compulsory)

Prepare for a range of business degrees. Topics covered include: motivation, management and leadership, business classifications, business funding in the UK, scrutiny of annual reports and accounts, how economic factors affect business, marketing and current themes in business.

Introduction to Psychology

As the scientific study of mind and behaviour, Psychology is a biological and a social science. This module provides an introduction to core elements of the subject, including: child development, brain and behaviour, language and thinking, animal behaviour, clinical and abnormal psychology, social psychology and cognitive psychology.

Law and Legal Systems

This module introduces the main principles and structure of business law. In order to understand the the legal system, you will study the principles of the constitution and various aspects of law. The module covers EU law as well as the European Convention on Human Rights.

Principles of Accounting

Receive a foundation in the theory and practice of accounting. The module covers: the balance sheet, the profit and loss account, the double entry system, adjustments of accounting, accounts of limited companies, costing, budgeting and variance analysis.

Understanding Media

Look at how different media forms create meaning, how they are consumed and the ways they work to structure forms of identity, introducing you to related critical debates in the field. Topics covered include communities and identities, promotional and celebrity cultures, global connections, film and fictional representations.

BA (Hons) Marketing

BA (Hons) Marketing

Computing for Business

Learn the history of computers and information technology, and examine the development of information and communications technology infrastructures. More particularly, the module focuses on the use of IT in work and business, as well as the general impact of information technology in society.

Economics

This module provides an introduction to theoretical models and concepts used in economics with an emphasis on the application of economic theory in the ‘real’ world. The module aims to introduce economics as a key strand of the social sciences. Contemporary economics utilises mathematics and statistics to examine important issues.

Introduction to Business (Compulsory)

Prepare for a range of business degrees. Topics covered include: motivation, management and leadership, business classifications, business funding in the UK, scrutiny of annual reports and accounts, how economic factors affect business, marketing and current themes in business.

Introduction to Psychology

As the scientific study of mind and behaviour, Psychology is a biological and a social science. This module provides an introduction to core elements of the subject, including: child development, brain and behaviour, language and thinking, animal behaviour, clinical and abnormal psychology, social psychology and cognitive psychology.

Law and Legal Systems

This module introduces the main principles and structure of business law. In order to understand the the legal system, you will study the principles of the constitution and various aspects of law. The module covers EU law as well as the European Convention on Human Rights.

Principles of Accounting

Receive a foundation in the theory and practice of accounting. The module covers: the balance sheet, the profit and loss account, the double entry system, adjustments of accounting, accounts of limited companies, costing, budgeting and variance analysis.

Understanding Media

Look at how different media forms create meaning, how they are consumed and the ways they work to structure forms of identity, introducing you to related critical debates in the field. Topics covered include communities and identities, promotional and celebrity cultures, global connections, film and fictional representations.

BSc/BA (Hons) Psychology

BSc/BA (Hons) Psychology

Introduction to Business

Prepare for a range of business degrees. Topics covered include: motivation, management and leadership, business classifications, business funding in the UK, scrutiny of annual reports and accounts, how economic factors affect business, marketing and current themes in business.

Introduction to International Politics

Understand the issues of power, alliances, conflict and peace, trade, the role of NGOs and the notion of an international society. This module provides an introduction to political theory, exploring ideas and concepts central to the political debate in liberal democracies.

Introduction to Journalism (Compulsory)

Learn theoretical approaches in journalism through topics including an analysis of public images of journalists and their representation, different approaches of political economy, organisational and cultural theorists to the understanding of journalism; the discussion about what constitutes news; the origins of journalism and the emergence of the ‘news paradigm’.

Introduction to Sports Studies

This module is available in semester two if you are applying for Sports Science. You may be required to attend classes with direct entry students, which may be outside INTO University of Stirling term dates. This module identifies the scientific factors in physical activity, exercise and performance.

Law and Legal Systems

This module introduces the main principles and structure of business law. In order to understand the the legal system, you will study the principles of the constitution and various aspects of law. The module covers EU law as well as the European Convention on Human Rights.

Study of Society

Understand the fundamental concepts of society, socialisation and culture. Topics include: race and ethnicity, gender and sexuality, religion and the mass media. It examines contemporary culture, issues related to consumption, popular culture and the influence of globalisation and ways in which individuals and groups are valued and treated in different societies.

Understanding Media

Look at how different media forms create meaning, how they are consumed and the ways they work to structure forms of identity, introducing you to related critical debates in the field. Topics covered include communities and identities, promotional and celebrity cultures, global connections, film and fictional representations.

BSc (Hons) Software Engineering

BSc (Hons) Software Engineering

Biology and Human Physiology

Develop an understanding of the processes of cellular life and their roles in the function and development of living organisms. Topics include enzymes, biochemistry of energy production, molecular genetics and the genetics of inheritance.

Chemistry

Learn the concepts in physical, inorganic and organic chemistry required for studying at degree level in physical sciences, engineering or biological sciences. The syllabus includes simple elements, atoms and compounds, atomic structure, chemical bonds, chemical reactions, properties of solids, liquids and gases, acids and bases, and an introduction to spectroscopy.

Introduction to Business

Prepare for a range of business degrees. Topics covered include: motivation, management and leadership, business classifications, business funding in the UK, scrutiny of annual reports and accounts, how economic factors affect business, marketing and current themes in business.

Introduction to Computing (Compulsory)

This module provides an overview of the systems and software development process, an understanding of programming paradigms and techniques, knowledge of the main components of a computer-programming environment and programming constructs, and an understanding of testing, verification and reproducibility of behaviour in computer systems.

Introduction to Journalism

Learn theoretical approaches in journalism through topics including an analysis of public images of journalists and their representation, different approaches of political economy, organisational and cultural theorists to the understanding of journalism; the discussion about what constitutes news; the origins of journalism and the emergence of the ‘news paradigm’.

Introduction to Psychology (Compulsory)

As the scientific study of mind and behaviour, Psychology is a biological and a social science. This module provides an introduction to core elements of the subject, including: child development, brain and behaviour, language and thinking, animal behaviour, clinical and abnormal psychology, social psychology and cognitive psychology.

Pure and Applied Mathematics (Compulsory)

A double module that develops mathematics: algebra, geometry and numerical methods and introduces concepts of vectors and polar coordinates. The second part of the module includes elementary topics from algebra and trigonometry and introduces methods of calculus; differentiation and integration.

BA (Hons) Sports Studies

BA (Hons) Sports Studies

Biology and Human Physiology

Develop an understanding of the processes of cellular life and their roles in the function and development of living organisms. Topics include enzymes, biochemistry of energy production, molecular genetics and the genetics of inheritance.

Chemistry

Learn the concepts in physical, inorganic and organic chemistry required for studying at degree level in physical sciences, engineering or biological sciences. The syllabus includes simple elements, atoms and compounds, atomic structure, chemical bonds, chemical reactions, properties of solids, liquids and gases, acids and bases, and an introduction to spectroscopy.

Introduction to Business

Prepare for a range of business degrees. Topics covered include: motivation, management and leadership, business classifications, business funding in the UK, scrutiny of annual reports and accounts, how economic factors affect business, marketing and current themes in business.

Introduction to Computing

This module provides an overview of the systems and software development process, an understanding of programming paradigms and techniques, knowledge of the main components of a computer-programming environment and programming constructs, and an understanding of testing, verification and reproducibility of behaviour in computer systems.

Introduction to Journalism

Learn theoretical approaches in journalism through topics including an analysis of public images of journalists and their representation, different approaches of political economy, organisational and cultural theorists to the understanding of journalism; the discussion about what constitutes news; the origins of journalism and the emergence of the ‘news paradigm’.

Introduction to Psychology (Compulsory)

As the scientific study of mind and behaviour, Psychology is a biological and a social science. This module provides an introduction to core elements of the subject, including: child development, brain and behaviour, language and thinking, animal behaviour, clinical and abnormal psychology, social psychology and cognitive psychology.

Pure and Applied Mathematics (Compulsory)

A double module that develops mathematics: algebra, geometry and numerical methods and introduces concepts of vectors and polar coordinates. The second part of the module includes elementary topics from algebra and trigonometry and introduces methods of calculus; differentiation and integration.

Other degree options available

For a full list of the undergraduate degrees available for this programme, please see the Degree options tab.

If the degree option you would like to study is not listed above, please contact us for more information on the modules covered in the International Year One.

How do I qualify?

Academic requirements:

Completion of 12 years of schooling (or the local equivalent) with good grades. For information about country-specific entry requirements please contact us.

English requirements:

4-year degree: IELTS 5.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 in all subskills) or equivalent.

4-year degree with Pre-sessional English: IELTS 5.0 (with a minimum of 5.0 in all subskills) or equivalent.

If you don't meet the minimum English language requirements, you can still apply for the International Foundation at INTO Stirling.

Please note in addition to the UKVI IELTS, we are able to accept other English language qualifications for this course. Check which other qualifications we accept.

When can I start?

Undergraduate Degree with International Year One

Start date Term dates Fees

September 2017 start (3 terms)

Term 1: Mon 25 Sep 2017 to Fri 15 Dec 2017

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

Term 3: Tue 03 Apr 2018 to Fri 08 Jun 2018

£14,495

January 2018 start (3 terms)

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

Term 2: Tue 03 Apr 2018 to Fri 08 Jun 2018

Term 3: Mon 18 Jun 2018 to Fri 24 Aug 2018

£14,495

Undergraduate Degree with International Year One and Pre-sessional English

Start date Term dates Fees

June 2017 start (4 terms)

Term 1: Mon 19 Jun 2017 to Fri 25 Aug 2017

Term 2: Mon 25 Sep 2017 to Fri 15 Dec 2017

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

Term 4: Tue 03 Apr 2018 to Fri 08 Jun 2018

£18,795

September 2017 start (4 terms)

Term 1: Mon 25 Sep 2017 to Fri 15 Dec 2017

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

Term 3: Tue 03 Apr 2018 to Fri 08 Jun 2018

Term 4: Mon 18 Jun 2018 to Fri 24 Aug 2018

£18,795

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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 cost in the region of £240 per academic course (3 term) and £315 per academic course (4 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.

How do I apply?

You can apply online or by post. Find out more about how to apply to INTO University of Stirling.

Degree options available for this course include:

Applied Sciences

BSc (Hons) Animal Biology

BSc (Hons) Aquaculture
BSc (Hons) Biology
BSc (Hons) Biology and Mathematics
BSc (Hons) Biology and Psychology
BSc (Hons) Cell Biology
BSc (Hons) Conservation Biology and Management
BSc (Hons) Ecology
BSc (Hons) Environmental Geography
BSc (Hons) Environmental Science
BSc (Hons) Environmental Science and Mathematics
BSc (Hons) Marine Biology

Business and Management

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English

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