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The International Year Zero (IYZ)

The IYZ is the first year of a four-year integrated degree course. Your first year is taught at the college where you will gain extra skills in your subject area, as well as English Language, before you continue to year one of your chosen undergraduate degree course.

Subjects offered:

  1. Business and Management
  2. Computing and Creative Industries
  3. Law and Social Sciences
  4. Science, Engineering and Health

Degree courses available from this pathway

  • BSc Accounting and Finance
  • BSc Business and Management
  • BSc Business Studies and Law
  • BSc Economics
  • BSc Finance and Business Analytics
  • BSc Finance and Economics
  • BSc International Business and Management
  • BSc Management and Business Analytics
  • BSc Marketing
  • LLB Law with Business and Management

  • BA Film and Television Production
  • BA Graphics for Games
  • BEng Software Engineering
  • BSc Animation
  • BSc Applied Artificial Intelligence
  • BSc Computer Science
  • BSc Computer Science for Cyber Security
  • BSc Film and Visual Effects Technology
  • BSc Game Design and Development

  • BA Criminology and Criminal Behaviour
  • BA International Relations, Politics and Security Studies
  • BA Sociology
  • BA Working with Children, Young People and Families
  • BSc Psychology
  • BSc Psychology and Criminology
  • BSc Psychology with Counselling
  • LLB Law

  • BEng Biomedical Engineering
  • MEng Biomedical Engineering
  • BEng Chemical Engineering
  • MEng Chemical Engineering
  • BEng Civil and Structural Engineering
  • MEng Civil and Structural Engineering
  • BEng Mechanical Engineering
  • MEng Mechanical Engineering
  • BSc Clinical Technology

Core modules

These are modules designed to enhance your academic and personal development skills for university study in the UK.

Core Module Credits

English for Academic Purposes


Academic Skills


Introduction to Maths, Data Analysis and Statistics


Subject Specific Modules

Depending on your chosen pathway you will study a variety of subject-specific modules designed to prepare you for your degree course.

  1. Introduction to Business Functions and Organisations (20 credits)
  2. Fundamentals of Economics (10 credits)
  3. International Relations and Global Issues (10 credits)

  1. Introduction to Computer Science and Systems (20 credits)
  2. Introduction to Programming (10 credits)
  3. Digital Media and Software (10 credits)

  1. Introduction to the Social Science and Sociology  (20 credits)
  2. Two of:
  • Politics and Society (10 credits)
  • Fundamentals of Economics (10 credits)
  • International Relations (10 credits)
  • The English Legal System (10 credits)
  • Foundation Psychology (10 credits)

A total of 40 credits from the following:

  1. Introduction to Chemistry and Biology (20 credits)
  2. Applied Life Sciences (20 credits)
  3. Introduction to Engineering (20 credits)
  4. Further Mathematics (10 credits)
  5. Computer Aided Design (10 Credits)