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International Year One

PLEASE NOTE: The January 2022 entry is our last intake for the Coventry University London International Study Centre.

Undergraduate preparation for the second year of your degree

The International Year One is an intensive, two-semester programme which is equivalent to the first year of an undergraduate degree. In your lectures, workshops and meetings with guest speakers you will acquire basic financial and management accounting skills. You will also learn about probability in production and investment appraisal techniques, as well as the role of stakeholders, organisations and organisational behaviour models and their use.

The programme is modular in structure with academic subjects, study skills and English language training. Our expert teaching, small class sizes and supportive environment ensures you will gain the specialist skills and knowledge you need to succeed in your degree at Coventry University London.

Entry dates: January

January 2022
Semester 1 24/01/2022 – 13/05/2022
Semester 2 16/05/2022 – 26/08/2022

Check entry requirements here.

Please note: Due to extremely high demand we are no longer processing new or existing applications for any International Year One programmes starting in January 2022.

Study plans

IELTS Length Nov-Dec Jan-Feb Mar-Apr May-Jun Jul-Aug Sep
5.0 (5.0 in writing) 2 Semesters International Foundation Year Start degree
5.0 (5.0 in writing) 2 Semesters   International Foundation Year Start degree


The modules you’ll be studying have been specially designed to fully prepare you for the challenges of undergraduate degrees at Coventry University London.

Academic English Skills

Academic English Skills aims to provide you with thorough training in the language and related academic skills which will enable you to best achieve your academic potential at University. These skills include the processes of academic writing, effective and extensive reading strategies, effective participation in seminars and delivery of presentations, and listening to and recording information effectively from lectures. You will also develop the accuracy and range of written and spoken language required to use language effectively and appropriately, with clarity and confidence in an academic context.

Financial Environment

This module will give you a basic grounding in financial and management accounting which will be provide a basis for further personal development in work and further study, whatever career you decide to enter into. The module will progress from the understanding of the basic financial statements through to interpretation and critical analysis of these. The provision of internal information to aid management will also be covered, together with some of the fundamental techniques that are used for costing, pricing and appraising decisions.

Introduction to Marketing

This unit aims to provide learners with an introduction to the fundamental concepts and principles that underpin the marketing process. In addition, it examines the role and practice of marketing within the changing business environment. This unit will provide all learners with a concise and contemporary overview of marketing, and give them the knowledge and skills to underpin further study in the specialist field of marketing.

International Business Culture

This module focuses on the difference and diversity of business cultures across the world. The module will look at management theory in the context of globalisation, and considers international business cultures with reference to their national culture.This module will also give students an understanding of how decision-makers are affected by the forces arising at the international level caused by increasing globalisation.

Markets and Marketing

This is a double module which will allow you to develop an understanding of the principles of Management Economics and Marketing. It will enable you to understand the behaviour of markets and the responses of businesses to that behaviour through your marketing activities, The module will also equip you with the confidence and knowledge to develop an understanding of marketing theory and practice and develop the skills to produce a well-researched marketing plan, through the application of relevant economic theories.

Organisational Behaviour

In this module you will develop and apply knowledge and understanding of structure, operation, the management of organisations and the motivation of people who work in them. You will relate your study to real organisational settings by applying theories in such a way as to suggest management actions. In so doing they will be explain to explain how organisational performance can be improved through better use of people.

Coventry University subject rankings

Coventry University is ranked 13th in the UK and has an excellent reputation for many subjects. The University is ranked 3rd for Hospitality, Event Management & Tourism, and 15th for Business, Management and Marketing in The Guardian University League Table 2020, so you can be confident in the quality of your intended progression degree.

Skills for a successful career

All of our International Study Centre courses are integrated with our CareerAhead programme, a specialist career skills development programme to help prepare you for the world of work. Learn more about CareerAhead.

Degree progression

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

Degree Programmes Award Overall Grade English Grade Additional Grade
Global Business Management BA (Hons) 40% 60% -
International Finance and Accounting BA (Hons) 40% 60% -
International Hospitality and Tourism Management BA (Hons) 40% 60% -
Find out more about starting your studies or check the latest COVID-19 information.