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The International Year One is designed to prepare international students to join the second year of an undergraduate degree at Kingston University, London. If you would like to get the most out of studying abroad, this programme is offered in three insightful, varied pathways, and will allow you the opportunity to progress to a number of exciting degrees, in a range of different subjects.
Find out more about specific term dates for this programme.
Find out more about entry requirements and course fees for this programme.
This programme is designed to prepare you to enter the second year of your undergraduate degree. By studying the International Year One, you will benefit from:
Another benefit of studying the International Year One is that you are able to apply for one single visa to study both this programme and your degree course. Please see below for additional details on this.
Once you have successfully completed the programme, and achieved the required grades, you will be well-equipped to join the second year of your chosen undergraduate degree at Kingston University, London.
The International Year One is made up of several core and route-specific modules that will better your understanding of your chosen subject area. Depending on your choice of pathway, you can cater your modules to benefit your future career path. The course will also incorporate English language tuition, which will be focused on improving your speaking, writing and academic language skills, and prepare you for learning in a second language.
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.
We offer the International Year One in three insightful subjects. Explore the pathways below and find out which is right for you and your university journey.
Further your knowledge of finance at Kingston University. Giving you the opportunity to progress to BSc (Hons) Accounting and Finance with Business Experience, this pathway will deliver exposure to topics like law and business analysis.
Prepare for a business degree in a dynamic, entrepreneurial environment. With modules in economics, marketing and business practice, this pathway will give you the vital subject knowledge to study the BSc (Hons) Business Management with Business Experience degree at Kingston University.
Be inspired by marketing industry exposure during your studies. In preparing for Kingston University's BSc (Hons) Marketing and Advertising with Business Experience degree, you will learn about subjects such as entrepreneurship, business skills and marketing principles.
There are assessments at the end of each module, which are a combination of examinations, coursework, presentations and extended essays. Continuous assessment is also a feature of the course with lectures, small group seminar work and self directed study.
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 about studying your programme on campus, what to expect from blended learning and tips for preparing to travel.
If you are unable to join us on campus for the start of your programme, you can start virtually and join us in the UK at a later date.