International Year One Business and Management

The International Year One Business and Management is a three-term programme that provides international students with the academic support, study skills and English language training to succeed on a business-related degree at Kingston University.

Progress to the second year of your degree

On completion of the International Year One, and on achieving the required progression grades, you will receive an offer to start year two of your chosen degree.


You are regularly assessed to ensure you are achieving the required standards for progression to the second year of your degree choice. Assessments include:

  • Course work
  • Unseen written examinations
  • Extended essays and case studies
  • Individual and group presentations.

Term dates

Entry points:
Term dates:
September 2016
Term 1 – 15/09/2015 to 04/12/2015
Term 2 – 11/01/2016 to 18/03/2016
Term 3 – 04/04/2016 to 10/06/2016 
 January 2016 Term 1 – 11/01/2016 to 18/03/2016
Term 2 – 04/04/2016 to 10/06/2016
Term 3 – 13/06/2016 to 12/08/2016 

English language preparation

If you need to improve your level of English language to the required standard, additional English language training is available at the International Study Centre. Depending on your IELTS (please see Entry Requirements page), you can join our one term intensive English Language Preparation (ELP) course in June before starting the International Year One in September. You can also take one term of ELP, starting in September, before starting the International Year One in January.

Progression Routes

Degree Programmes Award Overall Grade English Grade
Business (joint honours) BA/BSc 40% 60%
Business Administration BBA (Hons) 40% 60%
Business Management BA 40% 60%
Business Studies BSc 40% 60%
International Business BA 40% 60%
Marketing Communications & Advertising BA 40% 60%
Marketing Management BA 40% 60%

"People are very kind"

Bella from Taiwan

"[My English tutor] helped me a lot. He helped me to structure essays and how to use academic language. I think all the people are very kind."

Bella, Taiwan
International Year One in Business and Management