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International Year Zero - Law and Social Sciences

In this course, you will be provided with a highly supportive and academically challenging environment in which to develop language, university study, and subject-specific modules related to your intended degree choices in the field of Law and Social Sciences.

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The International Year Zero (IYZ), delivered at University of Bradford International College (UBIC) is the first year of a four-year integrated degree course. Your first year is  is taught at the college where you will gain extra skills in your subject area, as well as English Language, before you continue to year one of your chosen undergraduate degree course.

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:

  • Direct Entry – IELTS 5.5 (with no skill below 5.5)
  • If you have an IELTS of 5.0 (with no component below 4.5), you will be offered a6 week Pre-sessional English course immediately preceding your entry to the IYZ.
  • If you have an IELTS of 4.5 (with no component below 4.0), you will be offered a12 week Pre-Sessional English course immediately preceding your entry to the IYZ.

Key Information



4 years:

1 year pathway + 3 years degree


Start Dates

September 2022 | January 2023

Pathway Tuition Fee


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.

Subject Specific Modules

The module brings together the skills and subject knowledge that students have developed during the programme and provides the experience of applying this to a project which the students will select and manage.

Students will learn about the process of developing a small-scale research project and will get the opportunity to think about the advantages and disadvantages of some of the most commonly used research tools by experimenting with them and looking at how others have used them. The project that is produced will demonstrate the application of both subject knowledge and the skills that have gained across the programme and provides students with the experience and confidence to know that they will be able to carry out this type of work later on in their undergraduate studies.

The overall aim of this module is to provide students with a basic introduction to the study of business and management by introducing them to the standard departments within a business, such as finance, marketing, and human resource management. The course covers the different types of businesses, business set-up, planning and financing of developments. The module will also explore considerations in marketing the company’s products or services, the importance of issues around work, people in organisations and how businesses respond to and manage change.

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

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Supporting students to success

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

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)