The UK has been one of the top destinations for international students for a long time. Just think about the 605,130 international students who studied at UK higher education providers in the 2020/21 academic year (PIE, 2022). The UK is regarded as an appealing destination because of the high standard of its higher education sector and the many opportunities it has to offer. But securing a place at a UK university is not always a simple process – far from it.

UK university entry requirements can be off-putting. And getting into university is only the first step – you then need to make sure you learn and thrive in a new, challenging and competitive environment. For undergraduate international students, the challenges are multiplied as this is often the first time they leave home and need to adjust to a completely new way of life.

Wouldn’t it be nice to have the option of a programme that successfully prepares you for an undergraduate degree, without forcing you to take an extra year for your studies?

The International Year One in Business at Northumbria University does just that.

Designed for international students, it prepares you for successfully completing your business undergraduate degree while giving you all the knowledge and skills of a typical first year. This means you can receive the tuition and support you need and then join directly into the second year, completing your undergraduate degree in three years, just like UK students.

Business is buzzing

With careers in International Business expected to grow by 8% between 2016-2026 (Collegefactual, 2021), now is a good time to plan your future career and development.

The International Year One in Business offers a realistic route into a wide range of business degrees, including programmes such as BSc (Hons) Global Business Management, BSc (Hons) Accounting and Finance and BSc (Hons) International Tourism, Hospitality and Events.

What’s more is that the programme can lead you to direct entry into Northumbria University’s AACSB accredited Newcastle Business School, part of a select group of business schools worldwide, following accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) in business and accounting – the first in Europe to gain the double accreditation.

Is International Year One in Business right for you?

If you’re interested in an undergraduate business degree, but you don’t have quite the right qualifications to meet the standard entry requirements, this programme is for you.

With modules ranging from Business Analysis for Decision Making to Introducing Marketing, international students receive all the support, business knowledge and academic skills needed to succeed.

To learn more about the programme or submit an application, please head over to the International Year One Business course page.

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