International Year One

The International Year One (IY1) provides an intensive combination of first year university subject modules with extra study and English language skills. The IY1 is the equivalent to your first year of study at undergraduate level, upon successful completion, you will continue to the second year of your chosen degree at study at the University of your choice.

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The International Year One is the perfect pathway if you want a undergraduate degree from a UK, EU or US University but do not meet the requirements for direct entry.

The IY1 course provides an intensive combination of first year University subject modules with English language skills.

Following successful completion of the IY1 you will continue onto your second year degree study directly with the University of your choice.

Why study this course

If you don’t meet the English language level and academic skills required for an undergraduate degree at a UK, EU or US university, then an International Year One programme is the right path to still study at the University of your choice and while achieving the required academic skills.

Throughout your studies you’ll benefit from small class sizes and support from qualified and experienced teachers.

Our team can provide specialist advice and guidance to you and your family on a range of matters relating to living and studying in the UK. As well as assistance with student visas. They can also provide links to the local community and produce a range of useful information so you can feel welcomed and safe in this new chapter of your life.

Available Routes
International Year One - SF State logo

International Year One is a special first-year program that boosts your academic English language skills and helps lay the groundwork for future success.

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International Year One - De Montfort University International College logo

The International Year One offers you a different start to your undergraduate study at De Montfort University.

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International Year One - University of Greenwich International College logo

The International Year One (IY1) is the first of a three-year undergraduate programme taught at the University of Greenwich International College (UGIC).

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International Year One - Bangor University International College logo

The International Year One (IY1) is the first year of the 3-year International Incorporated Bachelors (IIB) degree at Bangor University and is equivalent to your first year of study at undergraduate level.

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Discover your route to an undergraduate degree

You can choose from a range of Universities in the UK, EU or the US to pursue your pathway programme and progress onto your chosen degree.

Mechanical engineering combines a range of technical, creative, and management skills. It plays an important role in a range of sectors including aerospace, energy management, and surgical innovation.

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The International Year One in Computing gives you a head start to achieving a Scottish degree in Computing with the University of Dundee’s prestigious School of Science and Engineering.

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Through the College of Liberal & Creative Arts students will be prepared for an increasingly global culture in which they will influence contemporary spaces, media, and social interactions.

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The core values of the GCOE are reflected in the SF State Strategic Plan: Courage, Life of the Mind, Equity, Community, and Resilience. These values resonate with the GCOE and our commitment to social justice. We embrace these five values and have adapted them to align with the mission of the GCOE.

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A public urban business school that applies sustainability and ethical perspectives to the understanding of business practice, global leadership, innovation, the economy, and society.

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The College is committed to innovative teaching, scholarship, and service that inspires leadership for positive social change.

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The College of Science and Engineering is committed to providing superior scientific, engineering, and mathematical education in the context of a major urban university with a liberal arts tradition.

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The College of Ethnic Studies embraces racial difference and diversity through the coursers and on-campus.

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Our International Year One in Applied Finance is the first stage of your integrated BSc (Hons) Applied Finance in Practice degree course. You will be introduced to financial accounting, management, business theory and mathematics for business. You will continue your degree studies with the School of Business who boast professional accreditation across many of their degree courses with recognised bodies such as The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and The Association of International Accountants (AIA).

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This course aims to strengthen your understanding of Computer Science and develop practical computing skills throughout practical and case studies. This course also equips students with a range of fundamental skills required for successful advancement in the creative industries.

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Benefits of a International Year One

Small classes

up to 18 students


London, San Francisco, Oxford, Dundee, and more


Universities in the World


Nationalities on campus


progression to your University of choice

University Status

From day one you'll gain access to your University

Continuation Degrees

MSc (Hons)
Health Psychology

There is a significant focus on developing skills that are transferable to a variety of careers and contexts on an international level. The course is designed to improve your understanding in professional areas such as ethics and reflective practice to enhance your employability across a range of health and social care careers. Successful graduates (who already hold a BPS-accredited undergraduate award in Psychology) can progress on to stage two training in Health Psychology in order to attain registration as a practitioner psychologist.

MSc (Hons)
Psychology Wellbeing

Completion of the course will lead to a number of career opportunities worldwide, including research, teaching and those within the caring professions. It also facilitates career development and progression. Other students might use the course as a stepping-stone to specialised PhD study.

MSc (Hons)
Global Health

The Global Health postgraduate course is an ideal progression opportunity for graduates from a range of courses such as Health and Wellbeing in Society, Psychology, Nutrition, Biomedical Science, Youth Work and Community Development or those wishing to work in or already working in global health settings.

BSc (Hons)
Psychology with Health and Wellbeing in Society

Combine the study of psychology with health and wellbeing to gain a deeper understanding of health issues related to social science.

BSc (Hons)
Education Studies with Psychology

Would you like to understand how people learn and develop throughout life? Discover the connections between education and psychology.

BEng (Hons)
Mechatronics and Robotics

Mechatronics and Robotics gives you the opportunity to become a professional engineer with the sound analytical proficiency and skills needed to work in modern industry.

BA (Hons)
Computer Science

Widen your prospects with a firm foundation in the practice and theory of core computing principles, with a focus on software development, database design, web technologies and security.

MSc (Hons)
Risk Management