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

Once you complete the International Year One and achieve the required grades, you can enter the second year of your chosen undergraduate degree at the University.


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:
 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 (Hons) 40% 60%
Business Management BSc (Hons) 40% 60%
Business Studies BSc (Hons) 40% 60%
International Business BSc (Hons) 40% 60%
Marketing Communications & Advertising BSc (Hons) 40% 60%
Marketing Management BA (Hons) 40% 60%
These degrees and grades are subject to change.

"People are very kind"

Belle 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

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