University of Huddersfield International Study Centre

Business, Management & Marketing

About this route

The International Year One in Business, Management & Marketing will develop your subject knowledge and English language skills, whilst preparing you to join the second year of your chosen undergraduate degree at the University of Huddersfield’s Business School.

Just like the first year of an undergraduate degree, the International Year One is a two-semester programme with a choice of modules. You will have the additional benefit of smaller class sizes and more support to help you develop your academic knowledge, study skills and language abilities to prepare you for your degree.

You will study several modules, which deliver specialised academic content as you would expect during an undergraduate degree, depending on your chosen area of study.

Why study Business, Management & Marketing?

  • Gain the practical skills for success with the Huddersfield Business School Placement Unit, which won Best University Placement Service at the NUE awards in 2017
  • Benefit from career-focused, professionally accredited degrees with a high graduate employment rate
  • Engage with local businesses, employers, and University departments for networking opportunities before even starting your undergraduate degree.

Modules

You will continue to develop your skills with a range of core and subject-specific modules, designed to ensure you progress to the University with the skills you need to succeed. 

Markets and Marketing

Topics in the Markets and Marketing module provide aspiring business degree undergraduates with a clear understanding of how this important, and highly expensive, department uses business models to help companies become the organisation of choice for the consumer. The module will deepen students’ understanding of both the theory and practice of the Marketing function. Students will develop their understanding of its range of its activities, well beyond simple advertising, and will also learn more about the tactics used to influence consumers’ decisions to buy particular brands and/or products.

Legal Environment

The purpose of the Legal Environment module is to introduce students to key areas of the legal aspects of business, with a particular emphasis on the formation and operation of business contracts. Relevant case law examples will be covered and students will also consider when liability in contract arises, the nature of obligations on both sides and the availability of remedies when a contract is not fulfilled. Students will develop their ability to produce high quality, evidenced and referenced written work, which meets the very specific demands of academic work at University level.

Academic English Skills

This module will give students the opportunity to develop awareness and competency in the range of academic language-related skills required for successful study at Higher Education level. These include the processes and conventions of academic writing, effective and extensive reading strategies, effective participation in seminars and delivery of presentations, and listening to and recording information effectively from lectures. Students will be provided with an opportunity to develop the accuracy and range of written and spoken language with clarity and confidence, as well as to reflect on their learning and identify how to improve their skills and language.

Markets and Marketing

Topics in the Markets and Marketing module provide aspiring business degree undergraduates with a clear understanding of how this important, and highly expensive, department uses business models to help companies become the organisation of choice for the consumer. The module will deepen students’ understanding of both the theory and practice of the Marketing function. Students will develop their understanding of its range of its activities, well beyond simple advertising, and will also learn more about the tactics used to influence consumers’ decisions to buy particular brands and/or products.

Legal Environment

The purpose of the Legal Environment module is to introduce students to key areas of the legal aspects of business, with a particular emphasis on the formation and operation of business contracts. Relevant case law examples will be covered and students will also consider when liability in contract arises, the nature of obligations on both sides and the availability of remedies when a contract is not fulfilled. Students will develop their ability to produce high quality, evidenced and referenced written work, which meets the very specific demands of academic work at University level.

Practical Marketing and Branding OR Organisational Behaviour

The Organisational Behaviour module develops students’ ability to understand and analyse business structures, operations and management, along with the factors which motivate the people who work in these organisations. This module applies business theory to real organisational settings in such a way as to suggest possible courses of management actions. Students will build the confidence to explain how organisational performance can be improved through better use of its key resource: its people. Group work, and presentations, along with the written coursework requirement will all help prepare students to progress successfully to their degree course.

Academic English Skills

This module will give students the opportunity to develop awareness and competency in the range of academic language-related skills required for successful study at Higher Education level. These include the processes and conventions of academic writing, effective and extensive reading strategies, effective participation in seminars and delivery of presentations, and listening to and recording information effectively from lectures. Students will be provided with an opportunity to develop the accuracy and range of written and spoken language with clarity and confidence, as well as to reflect on their learning and identify how to improve their skills and language.

Key facts

Save time and progress smoothly to the University with the new combined visa. The visa covers the duration of your studies at both the International Study Centre and the University of Huddersfield.

  • No need to return home to apply for a new visa between your International Year One and chosen undergraduate degree
  • Over 30 alternatives to IELTS accepted as proof of your English language level
  • Allows you to work up to 20 hours per week, enhancing CV and graduate prospects
  • Suitable for students who have previously studied academic subjects in the UK
  • Gives you the opportunity to travel and explore the UK between courses.

Academic: Good high school graduation grades or equivalent, plus one year of further study
English language: Academic IELTS for UKVI 5.5 (minimum of 5.5 in all components), or equivalent*
Age on entry: 17+ (in the September or October of the academic year you wish to start at the International Study Centre). Must turn 18 before the start of your undergraduate degree

Visit our entry requirements page for a complete list of country-specific entry requirements.

*If you do not need a Tier 4 visa, or are exempted in another way, we can accept equivalent proof of English.

Course length: 2 semesters 
Entry points: September and January. 

Semester dates:

September 2021
Semester 1: 20/09/2021 - 28/01/2022
Semester 2: 07/02/2022 - 03/06/2022

January 2022
Semester 1: 10/01/2022 - 06/05/2022
Semester 2: 09/05/2022 - 05/08/2022

IELTs entry March June July Sept Oct Dec Jan Feb May June Aug Sept
4.5 (4.5 in all skills)   12-week PSP IY1 semester 1 IY1 semester 2 Holiday Start the second year of your undergraduate degree
5.0 (5.0 in all skills)   8-week PSP
4.5 (4.5 in all skills)   12-week PSP IY1 semester 1 IY1 semester 2
5.0 (5.0 in all skills)   8-week PSP

To learn more about course costs visit our fees page.

Progress to Huddersfield

This programme can lead to one of the undergraduate degrees listed below (subject to meeting the grades outlined). These degrees are subject to change.

Degree Programmes Award Overall Grade English Grade Additional Grade
Business Management BA (Hons) 40% 50% -
Business with Hospitality Management BA (Hons) 40% 50% -
Business with Human Resource Management BA (Hons) 40% 50% -
Business with Logistics and Supply Chain Management BSc (Hons) 40% 50% -
Fashion Brand Marketing BA (Hons) 40% 50% -
Fashion Creative Direction BA (Hons) 40% 50% -
International Business BA (Hons) 40% 50% -
International Fashion Buying Management BA (Hons) 40% 50% -
Marketing BA (Hons) 40% 50% -
An international student on a rooftop in Huddersfield

"Rather than going directly to the University, study a foundation and make a base. When you are making a home, you start with the base. The International Year One is a base. Students should comply with it, so they can have a great knowledge of what they're going to learn in the University later on."

Mubasit from Pakistan
Studied International Year One - Business, Management and Marketing
Now studying BA Business Management and Leadership

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