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 IYZyou 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

Start Dates

January | September

Pathway Tuition Fee

£15,195.00£15,695.00

Course English Language Requirement
Minimum IELTS 5.5 with no less than 5.5 in each component

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 and Health.

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.

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.

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.

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