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International Year One in Management and Finance

Prepare for direct entry to Year 2 of an undergraduate degree in a range Business, Economics and Finance related subjects at Queen's University Belfast.

Course features

  • Develop the knowledge and skills for your chosen degree through a specialist pathway.
  • Study academic modules that reflect the first year of your chosen degree.
  • Guaranteed university placement for all successful students.
  • Benefit from smaller class sizes than at university, meaning you'll have more time with your teachers.
  • Adapt to studying in the UK thanks to university-style teaching for subject-based modules.
  • Guidance with your university application, ensuring you choose the best degree for you.
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Develop both your academic knowledge and English language skills in just nine months.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

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

Age requirements: 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.

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. All students must hold a GCSE grade 4/C in maths or equivalent.

Don't meet the English language level?
Apply for our Academic English
Scholarships

Find out if you qualify for one of our pathway scholarships.

When you continue to your degree at Queen's you may also qualify for a progression scholarship worth up to £2,500.

All students are welcome to apply, no matter what your background or financial circumstance.


Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Fees
7 January 2019 23 August 2019 3 Terms £16,115

Class information

Class hours:

24 hours per week on average

Class size: 16
Class duration:
  • English classes per week: 5 hours (including 1 hour tutorial)
  • Subject module classes per week: 17-20 hours

Note: class hours per week are never less than 20.

Morning and afternoon classes are held Monday to Friday between 09.00 - 18.00 excluding bank holidays.


Where will it take me?

Featured progression degree
INTO Student conducting tests in a water tank

On the BSc (Hons) Finance course, you’ll build and develop your knowledge of all things money – from trading in currencies to the stock market and learning how to make lending decisions in banks.

A great starting point for your career in the financial industry, you’ll benefit from facilities including industry-standard Bloomberg terminals in the Trading Room so you can fully prepare for your career in this sector.

The programme also offers industry links, including the opportunity to complete a 9 to 12-month placement within a financial institution in your third year. Previous placements have included Goldman Sachs and the Bank of England.


What will I study?

All students complete modules tailored to your chosen degree subjects.

Please note that the module descriptions shown are for the 2018/19 academic year.

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.
Study one (or more) term(s) of English before continuing on to your academic pathway programme. Perfect if you need to improve your English level by 0.5 IELTS point.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

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

5 Terms: IELTS 4.5 (with a minimum of 4.5 in all subskills) or equivalent.

Age requirements: 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.

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. All students must hold a GCSE grade 4/C in maths or equivalent.

Don't meet the English language level?
Apply for our Academic English
Scholarships

Find out if you qualify for one of our pathway scholarships.

When you continue to your degree at Queen's you may also qualify for a progression scholarship worth up to £2,500.

All students are welcome to apply, no matter what your background or financial circumstance.


Dates and prices

Choose your:
Start date:
Course length:

Class information

Class hours:

24 hours per week on average

Class size: 16
Class duration:
  • English classes per week: 5 hours (including 1 hour tutorial)
  • Subject module classes per week: 17-20 hours

Note: class hours per week are never less than 20.

Morning and afternoon classes are held Monday to Friday between 09.00 - 18.00 excluding bank holidays.


Where will it take me?

Featured progression degree
INTO Student conducting tests in a water tank

On the BSc (Hons) Finance course, you’ll build and develop your knowledge of all things money – from trading in currencies to the stock market and learning how to make lending decisions in banks.

A great starting point for your career in the financial industry, you’ll benefit from facilities including industry-standard Bloomberg terminals in the Trading Room so you can fully prepare for your career in this sector.

The programme also offers industry links, including the opportunity to complete a 9 to 12-month placement within a financial institution in your third year. Previous placements have included Goldman Sachs and the Bank of England.


What will I study?

All students complete modules tailored to your chosen degree subjects.

Please note that the module descriptions shown are for the 2018/19 academic year.

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.
Please select your course delivery method with the toggle below.
Develop both your academic knowledge and English language skills in just nine months.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

IELTS 5.5 (with minimum 5.5 in reading and writing and no other subskill below 5.0) or equivalent.

Age requirements: 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.

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. All students must hold a GCSE grade 4/C in maths or equivalent.

Don't meet the English language level?
Apply for our Academic English
Scholarships

Find out if you qualify for one of our pathway scholarships.

When you continue to your degree at Queen's you may also qualify for a progression scholarship worth up to £2,500.

All students are welcome to apply, no matter what your background or financial circumstance.


Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Fees
23 September 2019 5 June 2020 3 Terms *
6 January 2020 21 August 2020 3 Terms *

*Please note that the prices for courses due to commence in the academic year 2019 – 2020 have not yet been confirmed. The prices shown for the current academic year of 2018 – 2019 will be subject to an increase of up to a maximum of 4%. As soon as the prices for 2019 – 2020 are confirmed they will be updated so please continue to check here for the most up to date information*.


Class information

Class hours:

24 hours per week on average

Class size: 16
Class duration:
  • English classes per week: 5 hours (including 1 hour tutorial)
  • Subject module classes per week: 17-20 hours

Note: class hours per week are never less than 20.

Morning and afternoon classes are held Monday to Friday between 09.00 - 18.00 excluding bank holidays.


Where will it take me?

Featured progression degree
INTO Student conducting tests in a water tank

On the BSc (Hons) Finance course, you’ll build and develop your knowledge of all things money – from trading in currencies to the stock market and learning how to make lending decisions in banks.

A great starting point for your career in the financial industry, you’ll benefit from facilities including industry-standard Bloomberg terminals in the Trading Room so you can fully prepare for your career in this sector.

The programme also offers industry links, including the opportunity to complete a 9 to 12-month placement within a financial institution in your third year. Previous placements have included Goldman Sachs and the Bank of England.


What will I study?

All students complete modules tailored to your chosen degree subjects.

Please note that the module descriptions shown are for the 2018/19 academic year.

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.
Study one (or more) term(s) of English before continuing on to your academic pathway programme. Perfect if you need to improve your English level by 0.5 IELTS point.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

IELTS 5.0 (with a minimum of 5.0 in reading and writing and no less than 4.5 in all other subskills) or equivalent.

Age requirements: 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.

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. All students must hold a GCSE grade 4/C in maths or equivalent.

Don't meet the English language level?
Apply for our Academic English
Scholarships

Find out if you qualify for one of our pathway scholarships.

When you continue to your degree at Queen's you may also qualify for a progression scholarship worth up to £2,500.

All students are welcome to apply, no matter what your background or financial circumstance.


Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Fees
23 September 2019 21 August 2020 4 Terms *

*Please note that the prices for courses due to commence in the academic year 2019 – 2020 have not yet been confirmed. The prices shown for the current academic year of 2018 – 2019 will be subject to an increase of up to a maximum of 4%. As soon as the prices for 2019 – 2020 are confirmed they will be updated so please continue to check here for the most up to date information*.


Class information

Class hours:

24 hours per week on average

Class size: 16
Class duration:
  • English classes per week: 5 hours (including 1 hour tutorial)
  • Subject module classes per week: 17-20 hours

Note: class hours per week are never less than 20.

Morning and afternoon classes are held Monday to Friday between 09.00 - 18.00 excluding bank holidays.


Where will it take me?

Featured progression degree
INTO Student conducting tests in a water tank

On the BSc (Hons) Finance course, you’ll build and develop your knowledge of all things money – from trading in currencies to the stock market and learning how to make lending decisions in banks.

A great starting point for your career in the financial industry, you’ll benefit from facilities including industry-standard Bloomberg terminals in the Trading Room so you can fully prepare for your career in this sector.

The programme also offers industry links, including the opportunity to complete a 9 to 12-month placement within a financial institution in your third year. Previous placements have included Goldman Sachs and the Bank of England.


What will I study?

All students complete modules tailored to your chosen degree subjects.

Please note that the module descriptions shown are for the 2018/19 academic year.

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.
Please select your course delivery method with the toggle below.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

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

Age requirements: 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.

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. All students must hold a GCSE grade 4/C in maths or equivalent.

Don't meet the English language level?
Apply for our Academic English
Scholarships

Find out if you qualify for one of our pathway scholarships.

When you continue to your degree at Queen's you may also qualify for a progression scholarship worth up to £2,500.

All students are welcome to apply, no matter what your background or financial circumstance.

Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Fees
7 January 2019 23 August 2019 3 Terms £16,115

Class information

Class hours:

24 hours per week on average

Class size: 16
Class duration:
  • English classes per week: 5 hours (including 1 hour tutorial)
  • Subject module classes per week: 17-20 hours

Note: class hours per week are never less than 20.

Morning and afternoon classes are held Monday to Friday between 09.00 - 18.00 excluding bank holidays.

Where will it take me?

Featured progression degree
INTO Student conducting tests in a water tank

On the BSc (Hons) Finance course, you’ll build and develop your knowledge of all things money – from trading in currencies to the stock market and learning how to make lending decisions in banks.

A great starting point for your career in the financial industry, you’ll benefit from facilities including industry-standard Bloomberg terminals in the Trading Room so you can fully prepare for your career in this sector.

The programme also offers industry links, including the opportunity to complete a 9 to 12-month placement within a financial institution in your third year. Previous placements have included Goldman Sachs and the Bank of England.

What will I study?

All students complete modules tailored to your chosen degree subjects.

Please note that the module descriptions shown are for the 2018/19 academic year.

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?

English language requirements:

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

5 Terms: IELTS 4.5 (with a minimum of 4.5 in all subskills) or equivalent.

Age requirements: 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.

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. All students must hold a GCSE grade 4/C in maths or equivalent.

Don't meet the English language level?
Apply for our Academic English
Scholarships

Find out if you qualify for one of our pathway scholarships.

When you continue to your degree at Queen's you may also qualify for a progression scholarship worth up to £2,500.

All students are welcome to apply, no matter what your background or financial circumstance.

Dates and prices

Choose your:
Start date:
Course length:

Class information

Class hours:

24 hours per week on average

Class size: 16
Class duration:
  • English classes per week: 5 hours (including 1 hour tutorial)
  • Subject module classes per week: 17-20 hours

Note: class hours per week are never less than 20.

Morning and afternoon classes are held Monday to Friday between 09.00 - 18.00 excluding bank holidays.

Where will it take me?

Featured progression degree
INTO Student conducting tests in a water tank

On the BSc (Hons) Finance course, you’ll build and develop your knowledge of all things money – from trading in currencies to the stock market and learning how to make lending decisions in banks.

A great starting point for your career in the financial industry, you’ll benefit from facilities including industry-standard Bloomberg terminals in the Trading Room so you can fully prepare for your career in this sector.

The programme also offers industry links, including the opportunity to complete a 9 to 12-month placement within a financial institution in your third year. Previous placements have included Goldman Sachs and the Bank of England.

What will I study?

All students complete modules tailored to your chosen degree subjects.

Please note that the module descriptions shown are for the 2018/19 academic year.

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.
Please select your course delivery method with the toggle below.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

IELTS 5.5 (with minimum 5.5 in reading and writing and no other subskill below 5.0) or equivalent.

Age requirements: 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.

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. All students must hold a GCSE grade 4/C in maths or equivalent.

Don't meet the English language level?
Apply for our Academic English
Scholarships

Find out if you qualify for one of our pathway scholarships.

When you continue to your degree at Queen's you may also qualify for a progression scholarship worth up to £2,500.

All students are welcome to apply, no matter what your background or financial circumstance.

Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Fees
23 September 2019 5 June 2020 3 Terms *
6 January 2020 21 August 2020 3 Terms *

*Please note that the prices for courses due to commence in the academic year 2019 – 2020 have not yet been confirmed. The prices shown for the current academic year of 2018 – 2019 will be subject to an increase of up to a maximum of 4%. As soon as the prices for 2019 – 2020 are confirmed they will be updated so please continue to check here for the most up to date information*.

Class information

Class hours:

24 hours per week on average

Class size: 16
Class duration:
  • English classes per week: 5 hours (including 1 hour tutorial)
  • Subject module classes per week: 17-20 hours

Note: class hours per week are never less than 20.

Morning and afternoon classes are held Monday to Friday between 09.00 - 18.00 excluding bank holidays.

Where will it take me?

Featured progression degree
INTO Student conducting tests in a water tank

On the BSc (Hons) Finance course, you’ll build and develop your knowledge of all things money – from trading in currencies to the stock market and learning how to make lending decisions in banks.

A great starting point for your career in the financial industry, you’ll benefit from facilities including industry-standard Bloomberg terminals in the Trading Room so you can fully prepare for your career in this sector.

The programme also offers industry links, including the opportunity to complete a 9 to 12-month placement within a financial institution in your third year. Previous placements have included Goldman Sachs and the Bank of England.

What will I study?

All students complete modules tailored to your chosen degree subjects.

Please note that the module descriptions shown are for the 2018/19 academic year.

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?

English language requirements:

IELTS 5.0 (with a minimum of 5.0 in reading and writing and no less than 4.5 in all other subskills) or equivalent.

Age requirements: 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.

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. All students must hold a GCSE grade 4/C in maths or equivalent.

Don't meet the English language level?
Apply for our Academic English
Scholarships

Find out if you qualify for one of our pathway scholarships.

When you continue to your degree at Queen's you may also qualify for a progression scholarship worth up to £2,500.

All students are welcome to apply, no matter what your background or financial circumstance.

Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Fees
23 September 2019 21 August 2020 4 Terms *

*Please note that the prices for courses due to commence in the academic year 2019 – 2020 have not yet been confirmed. The prices shown for the current academic year of 2018 – 2019 will be subject to an increase of up to a maximum of 4%. As soon as the prices for 2019 – 2020 are confirmed they will be updated so please continue to check here for the most up to date information*.

Class information

Class hours:

24 hours per week on average

Class size: 16
Class duration:
  • English classes per week: 5 hours (including 1 hour tutorial)
  • Subject module classes per week: 17-20 hours

Note: class hours per week are never less than 20.

Morning and afternoon classes are held Monday to Friday between 09.00 - 18.00 excluding bank holidays.

Where will it take me?

Featured progression degree
INTO Student conducting tests in a water tank

On the BSc (Hons) Finance course, you’ll build and develop your knowledge of all things money – from trading in currencies to the stock market and learning how to make lending decisions in banks.

A great starting point for your career in the financial industry, you’ll benefit from facilities including industry-standard Bloomberg terminals in the Trading Room so you can fully prepare for your career in this sector.

The programme also offers industry links, including the opportunity to complete a 9 to 12-month placement within a financial institution in your third year. Previous placements have included Goldman Sachs and the Bank of England.

What will I study?

All students complete modules tailored to your chosen degree subjects.

Please note that the module descriptions shown are for the 2018/19 academic year.

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.
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