Bangor University International College

International Year One - Accounting Banking and Finance

This course will help you develop a broad understanding of business organisations, the economy, markets and finance. Knowledge in this field is helpful to work in almost any sector or industry, giving you varied career options.

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International Year One at Bangor University International College


The International Year One course at Bangor University International College offers a combination of first-year university subjects and English language and academic study skills.

Students will gain a comprehensive understanding of business, covering core principles in economics, law, management, and mathematics. Upon completion, students automatically progress to the University of Bangor for two more years of study.

To be eligible for this course, you must have completed high school or an equivalent programme and meet the English language requirements. Visit our entry requirements tool to find out your country-specific entry requirements.


Key Information



3 years:

1 year pathway + 2 year degree

Start Dates

January | November | October

Pathway Tuition Fee


Course English Language Requirement
Minimum IELTS 5.5 with no less than 5.5 in each component
+6 week Pre-Sessional English IELTS 5.0 with no less than 4.5 in each component
+12 week Pre-Sessional English IELTS 4.5 with no less than 4.0 in each component

What you will study

Alongside core modules, you will study subject-specific modules that will equip you with a foundation of knowledge for your chosen field of study.

Core Modules

In this module you will develop and apply academic and study skills, including the skills of synthesising source material, presenting analysis and production of a final extended research essay with bibliography, and the delivery of a group-based presentation.

This module provides an understanding of a range of activities associated with corporate, operational, functional aims, objectives, strategies and strategic decision making. Topics include tactical decision making, operational management, human resource management or managing people, organisational structures, managing change, and the relationship between management, shareholders, and other stakeholders.

In microeconomics you will examine the workings of the free-market economy, and see how economic decisions in respect of the allocation of scarce resources are shaped by market forces through the interactions between demand and supply. Production and cost theory, and the economic theory of the firm are examined, and you will debate the role of government in safeguarding the interests of consumers and producers, promoting competition, and improving efficiency.

This module introduces mathematics and statistical techniques that are essential for further study in business, finance and economics. You will learn how to solve mathematical equations and use mathematics as a tool for decision-making in business, management and finance. You will learn how to describe data using graphical and numerical methods, and use probability to describe situations of uncertainty.

This module introduces students to basic mechanics and processes of management accounting theory and practice in sourcing information, fundamental analysis, communication, and use of decision-relevant information to generate and preserve value. With these skills, students will develop dynamic solutions and formulate business strategies.

This module emphasizes the importance of efficient management and exploring opportunities beyond existing resources in understanding the interconnectedness between management, enterprises, and entrepreneurship. It aims to enhance students’ comprehension of fundamental concepts, facilitating their success at Bangor Business School.

The module helps students familiarise themselves with accounting terminology and fundamental concepts, pick up accounting as a business language, and enhance their employability. It also introduces a basic accounting technique, record keeping, accounting rules and how the profession is governed and evolves over time.

Continuation degrees

This study route offers you a pathway to the following degree courses:

BSc (Hons)
Economics and Finance
This programme will allow you to combine the study of economics in general with a specialism in financial markets and corporate finance. It will allow you to gain an understanding of the workings of modern economies and the financial markets that lie at their heart. You will study how firms, individuals and governments make decisions that shape society at large. You will also learn how the financial markets, which moderate these decisions, function. In doing so, you will develop skills that will be of great value for your future life and career, including those related to modelling, data and analytical thinking.
BSc (Hons)
Economics provides us with different ways of thinking about the world and how it functions. It helps us to understand how individuals, businesses and governments do behave; and gives us insights into how they should behave. At one extreme, economics informs the decisions that governments make about some of the most pressing issues of our day, including climate change and inequality. It informs how businesses make decisions about everything from pricing and advertising to investments in product development and corporate strategy. At the other extreme, it can help us as individuals to make better decisions about our own lives; including how hard we should work and how much we should save for our retirements.
BSc (Hons)
Accounting and Finance
Accounting is defined as the measurement and report of financial information that is used by administrators, investors, and others to make desired decisions about the allocation of an organization's resources.
BSc (Hons)
Banking and Finance
Banking and financial services is a highly competitive and promptly changing sector in the current economy and this course prepares you to tackle it professionally. In recent years, forces such as globalization, technological change, deregulation, and international integration have fundamentally transformed the banking and financial services cooperate sector.

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)