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International Year Zero - Bangor University International College

The International Year Zero (IYZ) is the first year of the four-year International Incorporated Bachelors (IIB) at Bangor University International College (BUIC).

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Key Information

The International Year Zero (IYZ) 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 IYZ offers a 4-year degree option at Bangor University and is designed to help you gain extra skills in your subject area, as well as English language.

Your first year is taught at BUIC and once successfully completed, you will continue studying the remaining stages of your degree directly with Bangor University. During the IYZ you will:

  • Study at the University campus
  • Have full access to the university amenities and student benefits

Key Information

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Duration

4 years:

1 year pathway + 3 years degree

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Start Dates

January 2023 | November 2022 | October 2022
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Pathway Tuition Fee

£16,995.00£16,995.00

How does the course work

Choosing to study abroad is a rewarding experience that can help you succeed both academically and personally. At Oxford International, we design our courses to prepare you both for your future studies and beyond.

When choosing a pathway course, you need to know what is right for you based on your academic and personal development goals. Our pathway courses will prepare you with subject-specific knowledge and academic English language skills. Alongside this, our dedicated and friendly college teams will ensure that you have the help you need to adjust to life as an international student abroad.

During your pathway course, you will take a combination of core and subject modules specific to your chosen degree. It’s a great way to get familiar with your subject area while learning core university study skills such as academic writing and referencing. There is still a lot of studying involved, but all our courses are designed to prepare you in the best possible way.

With experienced tutors and small class sizes, you will have the space to develop your confidence while strengthening your university-level study skills. Once you’ve completed, you will continue onto the next stage of your chosen degree course at university.

Throughout your time with us, we will support you to realise your true potential.

Curriculum

As well as modules unique to your specific pathway, your will also study several modules common to all pathways.

Common modules for ALL IYZ pathways

EAP aims to improve your English skills to help you with life and study in the UK. You’ll learn the critical importance of English Language competence in an academic context and prepare for continuing academic study at Bangor University.

Providing an introduction to government and society in the UK, this module explores how Britain has changed and developed since 1945. You’ll learn the main features of British democracy, the crown, Parliament, cabinet government, devolution, local government and the role of the civil service.

The module also introduces you to the key features of British society and changes that have taken place in recent decades around issues of class, ethnicity, gender, rights and obligations, as well as considering how Britain relates to, influences and is influenced by the wider world.

In this module, you’ll focus on appropriate means of communication in academic work and developing a foundation in computing and IT skills that will enable you to be successful in your undergraduate studies. You’ll become familiar with the conventions of academic discourse and writing, and learn to avoid plagiarism and poor academic practice. You’ll also develop skills in word processing and spreadsheets to ensure you submit assignments appropriately, as well as using PowerPoint to deliver more effective presentations.

Available subjects
Engineering and Computer Science

This course will give you an excellent grounding in the practical and technical skills required to support your continuation onto your chosen Engineering and Computer Science degree.

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.

Business Management and Economics

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.

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)