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International Year Zero - University of Bradford International College

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Key Information

The International Year Zero is the perfect course for international students who want to develop and improve their academic and English language skills.

The course is designed to enhance your academic and personal development skills for university study in the UK. You’ll study subject-specific modules and core modules such as Foundation Mathematics and English for academic purposes.

After successfully completing the International Year Zero pathway, you will continue your degree at the University of Bradford.

During the IFY 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 year:

1 year pathway + 3 years degree

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Start Dates

January 2022
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Pathway Tuition Fee

£14,995.00£14,995.00

How does this 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, you will also study several modules that are common to all pathways.

Common modules

This module enables students to enhance their basic IT skills in terms of use of preparation and use of documents and spreadsheets using Microsoft Office, and presentation skills using Powerpoint. It further helps them both to develop the research skills through appropriate use of the Internet and to show them how using the Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) and social media can enable them to communicate effectively with their tutors and fellow students during their studies.

This module is the first of two that aims to ensure that students have the mathematical skills and knowledge to cope with the mathematical content of their degree course.

In this first module, students will be able to check that they can remember the maths that they did at school and ensure that they can identify the terminology in English for the different types of calculations in mathematics. This will help students to prepare for the module in term two in which they will need to apply their knowledge and skills to more complex problems they will encounter in their specialist subject area, whether that is business, computing, science or engineering.

This module will familiarise students with the generic English language skills and conventions sufficient to cope with independent study at undergraduate level, i.e. equivalent to minimum B2 (CEFR) level. Students will be able to speak individually and interact with others on familiar academic topics, conveying the general message in most contexts, follow the argument of lectures and other longer stretches of speech on familiar academic topics, understand a range of academic texts and complete a variety of tasks based on them, and cope with written assignments at the undergraduate level.

This module is designed to help students develop the academic study and personal skills needed to be successful in their studies. Students will also consider and develop the core competencies that they will need for employment, and to do so in ways which incorporates professionalism and ethical practice.

This module will familiarise students with the English language skills, vocabulary and conventions specific to their preferred pathway and future academic aspirations, and sufficient to cope with independent study at the undergraduate level, i.e. equivalent to B2 (CEFR) level. Students will be grouped in small class sizes with a focus on their chosen future degree pathway. The students will be able to speak individually and interact with others on pathway-related academic topics, conveying the general message in most contexts; follow the argument of lectures and other long stretches of speech on pathway-related academic topics; understand a range of academic texts and complete a variety of tasks based on them, and cope with written assignments specific to their pathway at undergraduate level.

This module will develop your reading, writing and oral communication skills to the required standard to enable you to cope more confidently with university study. It will provide you with the reading skills to understand a variety of academic and other texts, and to deal with a multiplicity of tasks from multiple-choice to comprehension of charts. It will also provide you with relevant writing skills, such as essay-writing and report writing. The module also considers academic discourse and the importance of team working.

The module introduces students to research methods related to research within their subject area. The students will consider how to select a research topic, decide on an appropriate methodology, plan the steps required to research the chosen topic and present findings effectively. Students are also introduced to the ethical questions which need to be taken into consideration by researchers.

Available subjects
Science Engineering and Health

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 Science, Engineering and Health.

Law and Social Science

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.

Computing and Creative Industries

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

Business and Management

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 Business and Management.

Engineering

With so many career options and routes of study, our integrated degrees give you the best possible start to your academic studies in Engineering.

Nursing

Nursing focusses on providing care and support to individuals and is considered a highly rewarding career within the health care sector. The ICD pathway in nursing offers you an alternative route to a 3-year undergraduate nursing degree. Completing this course gives you both an academic and professional qualification that leads to you becoming a registered nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Council.

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)
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