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, 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.

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.

Subject pathways

Depending on your chosen progression, you will choose to study one of the following subject pathways, which will include subject-modules relevant to your chosen progression degree. You can choose from:

  • Business Management
  • International Business
  • Marketing

Core modules

You will also continue to develop your skills with a range of core modules, designed to ensure you progress to the University with the skills you need to succeed. Core modules include:

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.

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
Business and Human Resource Management BA (Hons) 40% 50%
Business Management BA (Hons) 40% 50%
Business with Hospitality Management BA (Hons) 40% 50%
Business with Logistics and Supply Chain Management BSc (Hons) 40% 50%
Fashion and Textile Buying Management BA (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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