University of Huddersfield International Study Centre
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, all taught on campus. 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.
Choose to focus on either:
Academic English Skills aims to provide you with thorough training in the language and related academic skills, enabling you to best achieve your academic potential at University. These skills include the processes 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. You will also develop the accuracy and range of written and spoken language required to use language effectively and appropriately, with clarity and confidence in an academic context.
This module will give you a basic grounding in financial and management accounting which will be provide a basis for further personal development in work and further study, whatever career you decide to enter into. The module will progress from the understanding of the basic financial statements through to interpretation and critical analysis of these. The provision of internal information to aid management will also be covered, together with some of the fundamental techniques that are used for costing, pricing and appraising decisions.
This module will introduce you to key legal aspects and their impact on business. The module introduces you to areas of employment and contract law and will develop their ability to apply legal issues to real organisations.
This is a double module which will allow you to develop an understanding of the principles of Management Economics and Marketing. It will enable you to understand the behaviour of markets and the responses of businesses to that behaviour through your marketing activities. The module will also equip you with the confidence and knowledge to develop an understanding of marketing theory and practice and develop the skills to produce a well-researched marketing plan, through the application of relevant economic theories.
This double module will help you to develop an understanding of the principles of Management Economics and Marketing. It will enable you to understand the behaviour of markets and the responses of businesses to that behaviour through your marketing activities. The module will also equip you with the confidence and knowledge to develop an understanding of marketing theory and practice and develop the skills to produce a well-researched marketing plan, through the application of relevant economic theories.
The aim of the module is to develop a range of skills relevant to the varied demands of the marketing industry through practical application. You will develop descriptive, analytical and decision-making skills. The module also seeks to develop transferable personal skills using the demands of the many sectors of the marketing industries within the UK as a vehicle.
You will work in the context of a branding project, and will therefore be introduced to brands, their evolution and reasons for their success. You will research current trends in branding, and using a case study of a leading brand, and will demonstrate an understanding of how companies create positive brand images and encourage loyalty.
Academic: Good high school graduation grades or equivalent
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 begin your course at the International Study Centre)
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 1: 23/09/2019 -31/01/2020
Semester 2: 10/02/2020 - 05/06/2020
Semester 1: 13/01/2020 - 08/05/2020
Semester 2: 11/05/2020 - 07/08/2020
To learn more about course costs visit our fees page.
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.
This programme can lead to one of the undergraduate degrees listed below (subject to meeting the grades outlined). These degrees are subject to change.