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The International Year One in Business and Management is a fast-track programme for undergraduates who are ready to start their degree, but still need some help adjusting to studying and living in the UK. Kingston also includes a work placement within the degree, so you can keep getting a head start in your career. Combine the knowledge learnt in class with practical experience to impress future employers.
This is a three-term course at the International Study Centre starting in September or January. No matter which intake you choose, you will join the 2nd year of your undergraduate degree the following September.
You will receive the academic support and English language skills needed to succeed on the BSc (Hons) Business Management with business experience at Kingston University.
If you need to improve your level of English language to enter the International Year One, additional English language training is available at the International Study Centre.
Please visit the International Year One entry requirements page for more information.
During the three-term course you will study the following six modules:
This module provides you with intensive English Language preparation in all important skills areas (reading, writing, speaking and listening) and with the necessary academic study skills relevant to starting a degree programme at Kingston University.
As you progress through the module you will be taught a number of English language skills, including:
In this module you will learn the basics of marketing, how to communicate your own ideas and how to analyse the latest trends. In addition to understanding the principles of the subject you will also develop skills to enable you to clearly communicate your own ideas on marketing and be able to critique the latest thinking of the discipline. The module is delivered using a combination of lectures, in-class exercises, case studies and visits enabling you to apply your theoretical knowledge to real marketing situations.
Managing Statistics explores the use of mathematical and quantitative techniques together with information technology to develop output which serves decision making in business. As well as developing an appreciation of dependency between mathematics and IT in business, you will develop employable skills in applying modelling to solve everyday business problems and learn how to analyse data correctly.
The Economics for Business module introduces you to basic business and economic concepts and focuses on their application to current issues and the world of government, business and the market. The material and format used are designed to develop your ability for clear and structured analysis; you will develop both awareness and understanding of core business economic concepts with an ability to communicate these concepts using appropriate terminology. The module will enhance your employability by developing critical thinking, oral and written communication skills that are relevant to the world of work.
Studying this module will help you understand the behaviour and management of people at work. The module is organised into three main parts: the individual, the group and the organisation. Based on theoretical understanding of individual and group behaviour in organisations, you are given the opportunity to reflect on and learn from your own and others’ experiences and behaviour in the group. Throughout the module you engage in activities that enable you to develop your academic and other relevant skills, which can be applied throughout your time at the university and taken into your future work and organisations.
Business Readiness is designed to prepare you for your work placement and improve your employability after graduation.
The programme has been developed with professional accreditations and memberships, such as the Chartered Management Institute, and is based on employer input. During this module you will:
English Language: Academic IELTS for UKVI 5.5 overall (min 5.5 in all skills)
Options available for entry from Academic IELTS for UKVI 4.5 overall with our English Language Preparation Programmes.
Academic: Good high school graduation grades plus up to one year of further study.
View country-specific entry requirements.
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Once you have successfully completed your International Year One and achieved the required progression grades, you can join the second year of the intended undergraduate degree.
Find out when you could start studying a programme offered at the International Study Centre.
Save time and money, and experience a seamless transition to undergraduate success, by studying our International Year One course and the remainder of your degree with one visa.
Doing this means you will benefit from:
*IELTS or equivalent required, alternatives accepted include TOEFL iBT, Pearson, IGCSE, IB, HKDSE, India HSC (recognised board), Malaysia SPM, WAEC, for more information please visit the Kingston University, London website.
Please note – Students taking an English Language Preparation for Pre-Masters Programme will study on a B2 GSV visa as these courses are not included as part of the combined visa – this allows them to make the ICAS application in the UK for a combined visa for their pathway and degree study, as well as allowing them to remain in the UK before starting their pathway.
Find out what you need to know about starting on campus, blended learning and preparing to travel.
If you are unable to travel to the UK for the start of your programme, you can start virtually from the comfort of your home.