Bangor International College

International Year One - Bangor University International College

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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The International Year One (IY1) is the perfect pathway for anyone wanting to study at Bangor University but does not have the required academic and English language skills to apply.

The IY1 provides an intensive combination of first year university subjects modules with extra study and English language skills. Upon successful completion, you will continue to the second year of your chosen degree at Bangor University.

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3 years:

1 year pathway + 2 years 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


As well as modules unique to your specific pathway, you will study one module common to all pathways.

Common module

In this module you will receive training in academic writing, reading for study in higher education, listening in the higher education environment, speaking and listening in seminars, and university study skills. You’ll improve your ability to communicate and participate in an academic environment using the English language, and transfer your English language knowledge and skills to support
learning across a range of subjects in business, finance, economics and Psychology.

Available Subjects
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.


This course opens up a variety of career options, such as a professional psychologist as well as other disciplines such as healthcare, teaching, marketing, or management. Even if you decide to ultimately not join the world of psychology, the organisational, analytical, and research  skills you gain will make you a high-quality candidate for many organisations. Additionally, it will help you learn about yourself and others.

Business Management and Marketing

You will learn core subjects relating to business economics, operations and information systems management, as well as marketing. On successful completion, you will continue on to the second year of your chosen undergraduate degree with Bangor Business School.

Supporting students to success

Learn more about what our students have to say when studying across our education network.

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)