Bangor University International College

Law, Media, Psychology, and Social Sciences

This course will give you an excellent grounding in the practical and technical skills required to support your continuation onto your chosen Business, Management and Economics degree.

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The IYZ in Law, Media, Psychology, and Social Sciences will give you an excellent grounding for undergraduate degrees in a variety of areas, including Media, Law, Sociology and Psychology. You will also develop maths skills that are vital for your degree studies.

To join this course you will need to have successfully completed high school or equivalent and meet the English language requirements. We offer Pre-sessional English which is a 6 or 12-week extension course for those who may not yet meet the required English language standards for direct entry to our pathways.

Key Information



4 years:

1 year pathway + 3 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

Providing you with a functional knowledge of the basic rights and liabilities in law affecting modern businesses, this module covers types of business entity, such as partnerships and companies.

Introducing key features of the legal systems of England and Wales, this module covers its principles and processes. You will learn about the different types and levels of court, including the jury system and the roles of judges, barristers, solicitors and court officials, as well as processes around civil and criminal cases.

In this module, you’ll be introduced to the study of business and management. Learn the different types of businesses and organisations, as well as how to finance a start-up.

In this module, you will learn the maths skills expected of you at degree level. It covers essential mathematical language, notation, conventions, as well as developing your algebraic skills and introducing you to basic statistical concepts, topics and methods.

You will be introduced to key concepts underpinning a range of media activities in this module. It considers the role and impact of the mass media in the UK – both print and digital – in the context of wider society, through a study of the news media.

This module aims to broaden your knowledge of critical and cultural theory in media. You will develop an understanding of the theoretical aspects of film and TV production, with an emphasis on story-telling.

This module introduces the main theoretical approaches to Psychology and consider its historical development as a field of study; to build awareness of key ideas and concepts; and to focus on the areas of Social, Cognitive and Developmental Psychology.

This module covers the basics of UK government and society, including democracy, the Crown, government institutions, and parliament. It explores political ideologies and main parties, as well as the UK’s role in global institutions.

This module gives you a basic introduction to business and management. It explores strategic planning, supply chain management and how marketing works in different types of businesses and organisations.

You will learn about how science is defined, and how this applies to psychology. You will then explore the characteristics of research, including what an experiment is, specific controls that can be used within experiments, ethical considerations, qualitative and quantitative methods, and how to characterise and use different types of data.

Continuation degrees

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

BA (Hons)
Creative Arts
This degree programme integrates film, media, and journalism, covering audio-visual production, print journalism, digital media, film theory, and cultural studies. You'll gain skills for media production and the creative industries. The course provides a solid foundation in theoretical, technical, and practical skills, making you a sought-after professional. Assessment includes coursework, presentations, essays, and practical work.
BSc (Hons)
Psychology with Neuropsychology
You’ll specialise in understanding the structure of the human brain, and how it functions to enable perception, thought, emotion, language and behaviour.
BA (Hons)
Health & Social Care
The BA (Hons) Health and Social Care degree will provide you with an in-depth understanding of health and social care theory and practice, and help you to gain the skills necessary to improve the lives of those who rely on the health and social care system.
BA (Hons)
Media, Film and Journalism
This degree will provide a theoretical grounding and historical understanding of visual culture, as well as equip you with a broad range of production skills within different areas of the media, including documentary filmmaking, screenwriting and short film production.
LLB (Hons)
Law with Criminology

This Law with Criminology programme provides quality education in Law, or in Law combined with another discipline, to promote such an awareness and to allow those who so wish, to progress to careers in the legal professions.

LLB (Hons)

Law affects all of our lives and the knowledge of law increases our understanding of the society and the world in which we live.

BSc (Hons)
Psychology with Forensic Psychology

This Psychology with Forensic Psychology degree course is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC).

BSc (Hons)
Psychology with Clinical and Health Psychology

This course is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) and provides eligible graduates with Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC).

BSc (Hons)
This ‘pure psychology’ course will allow students to gain a scientific understanding of the basic processes by which we learn, think, feel and adapt to our social conditions.
BA (Hons)

Sociology, and this course, investigates social life and the way it shapes people’s behaviour, beliefs and identity.

BA (Hons)
Health and Social Care

The BA (Hons) Health and Social Care will provide students with an in-depth understanding of the health and social care policies, theory and practice and students will gain the skills needed to be able to work effectively in a multidisciplinary environment.

BA (Hons)
Criminology and Criminal Justice

This course provides you with the opportunity to study two main subject areas; Criminology and Criminal Justice

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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.

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