International Stage Two - Edinburgh Napier University International College

The International Stage Two is the equivalent to second year level study of a typical four-year Scottish undergraduate degree.

Apply now

International Stage Two

The International Stage Two (IS2) is mapped against the standard second year of a four year bachelor’s degree which caters specifically for the needs of international students and, as such, is taught separately in the University’s International College. This bespoke programme provides an opportunity for you to take part in a year of study in a university environment following university undergraduate regulations before joining home and direct entry students on the third year of their chosen degree programme.

You will enhance your English language capabilities, develop academic study skills appropriate to the UK Higher Education environment and acclimate to living and studying in another country and cultural context very different from your own. On the IS2 you will study subject specific modules which map against the modules of the University’s standard second year in terms of subject content and learning outcomes. Alongside these subject modules you are supported in your studies by receiving tuition in English language and academic study skills. You are therefore able to join the other students on their degree programme in third year Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF) Level 9 with increased confidence in both your language and study skills and subject knowledge.

Students can choose from Business or Computing pathways.

Key Information



3 Years:

1 year pathway + 2 year degree

Start Dates


Pathway Tuition Fee


Course English Language Requirement
International Stage Two IELTS 5.5 with no less than 5.5 in each component


As well as modules unique to your specific pathway, your will also study several modules common to all pathways.

Common Modules

The approach throughout this module is to direct skills learning and development towards their application within an academic environment. Attention is paid to the acquisition of formal language required for production of essays, reports and presentations, for drawing information from lectures and academic texts and for an appropriate contribution to academic discourse. The whole is set within the context of higher education in the UK and emphasis is placed on developing the skills you require for more advanced study, for example, research methods, critical analysis of learning materials, academic writing and team building.

30 Credits

Available Subjects

International Stage Two – Computing provides students with an understanding in a range of areas depending on your chosen progression degree, these include computer science, cybersecurity, and systems and networks.


Our International Stage Two – Business enables students to understand a range of areas. Students will develop their knowledge in business, economics, human resource management, marketing and analysis which opens up a variety of career opportunities.

As DMUIC is situated in England’s most vibrant and multicultural city, I had the opportunity to make friends from different countries. The most amazing thing was that the DMUIC staff including all teachers and the office persons were very motivational and welcoming. They provide the best routes for study to every individual.”

Syed Asim Hussain Pakistan, De Montfort University International College (DMUIC)

I’ve enjoyed studying at DMUIC, the tutors are excellent and have helped me settle into life as a university student. They are also really supportive and have helped myself and other students with other issues outside of the classroom such as accommodation.

Nafisa Bangladesh, De Montfort University International College (DMUIC)

I have successfully progressed onto my degree course at the University of Bradford because of UBIC's reliable policies and teaching programme. To the new students, those who just started their foundation at Bradford International College, I must say you are going to pass the class, the only thing required is your attention and leave the rest on UBIC's staff because they are the one that are going to lead you to a brilliant future as it is a pathway to success.

Shoaib Khan Pakistan, University of Bradford International College (UBIC)

I have a lot of international friends here at BUIC, and I’ve learnt so much from them. There is always a lot to do together both on and off-campus.

Sagar Nepal, Bangor University International College (BUIC)

I would recommend UGIC because it is based on the main University of Greenwich campus, a cosmopolitan university. At UGIC, there are students from all around the world, and I've made a lot of friends from exciting places."

Gozel Turkmenistan, University of Greenwich International College (UGIC)

I think one of the main reasons the IIM (pre-masters) has been so helpful is because the staff are so supportive and are always able to help me. Whether it is understanding a module or finding out how to sort accommodation, they will help you with everything. I’ve enjoyed studying at Bangor, the people are friendly, and the environment is also really peaceful and safe. It’s given me the best opportunity to succeed in my studies here in the UK.

Tong Tong China, Bangor University International College (BUIC)