International Year 1

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Bachelor's degree

In London

£ 11,600 VAT inc.


  • Type

    Bachelor's degree

  • Location


  • Duration

    1 Year

  • Start date

    Different dates available

nternational Year 1 (IY1) is a 12 or 9 month programme validated by Bath Spa University designed to help you succeed. It is the first year of your degree (Level 4) with tailored academic support and tutorials, specialist tutors and small class sizes that will ensure your success in years two and three at university.

Whether you want to launch your own business, decode the media, solve complex international development problems, enter the field of criminology or create brands that make an impact, this International Year One course will enable you to develop the skills required for your future career.

Maximise your experience studying in the UK, with our dedicated team, supportive tutorial style, cultural field visits and open door policy.



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About this course

The pathway you choose will determine what degree specific modules you’ll take; whether Business, Media, Criminology or Social Science based. As an international student, you’ll significantly refine your English skills through academic reading, speaking and writing. Additionally, you’ll develop essential research and study skills that will aid you through years 2 and 3 of your degree.

You’ll gain in-depth knowledge about British life and culture. Alongside this, you’ll complete a ‘Bath Project’, in which you’ll engage in the local lives and businesses of Bath through critical thinking and analysis.

You’ll finish your year with an ‘International Project Case Study’. This will raise your awareness of global issues, building your understanding and helping you develop as a socially engaged global citizen.

Whether you choose a Business or Social Sciences track in the IY1, you will graduate from Bath Spa University with much more than a degree. You’ll enter the professional world with skills, practical experience, and industry insight employers look for.

Many of our degree programmes include work placements and industry projects.

Employers such as Logica, NHS, Liberty, American Express, Sky and Numatic International have recruited graduates from the BA (Hons) Business and Management.Our students have also gone into roles including Business Analyst, IT Services Analyst, Project Officer, Business Development Manager, Account Executive and Brand Planner.

There is also a strong vocational focus to social sciences programmes such as BSc (Hons) Global Development and Sustainability, which draws on expanding links to a network of related employers in the UK and overseas. These include Oxfam, African Initiatives, Our Future Planet, Soil Association, Wherever the Need, Send a Cow, and Concern Universal.

For full-year option

Successful completion of Secondary School with equivalent of 160 UCAS tariff points plus IELTS 5.0 or equivalent with no component below 4.5.

For nine-month, January start option
Successful completion of Secondary School with equivalent of 160 UCAS tariff points plus IELTS 5.5 or equivalent with no component below 5.5.

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  • Bath Spa is love. I truly adore it
  • I am enjoying myself so far, thanks for everything.
  • I had the time of my life at the Bath Spa University.

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  • Criminology
  • Business Environment
  • Statistics
  • Economics
  • International
  • University
  • Media
  • Social Science
  • Business
  • Globalisation
  • Enterprise
  • Global Environment

Course programme

  • Terms 1 and 2
    You’ll gain essential study skills, as well as confidence in group work and individual presentations through core modules: Academic English, Study Skills, Introduction to Statistics, Research Methods and Bath Project. You’ll also take introductory modules specific to your degree – for example this may include: Business Environment; Enterprise; Media Today; Criminology: An Introduction; or Introduction to Social Sciences.

  • Terms 3 and 4
    You’ll build on the platform of skills and knowledge you developed in the first half of the academic year – the modules will challenge you to apply your comprehension and critical thinking. These may include: Managing Data, Economics and Globalisation; Organisational Behaviour; Functions of a Business; Social Sciences in Action; Communities, Identities and Difference; Understanding Social Behaviour; Global Environment and Development; and the capstone module International Project Case Study.

Course assessment

You’ll be assessed through a number of methods including group and individual projects, poster presentations, essays, quizzes, exams and in-class Excel exercises. Attendance and participation will count towards your overall grade.

Additional information

Course length: 1 year full-time / 9 month option in January

Teaching methods You’ll be taught in small class sizes (maximum of 16 students per class) through a blend of lectures, seminars, and one-on-one tutorials both in person and on Skype. Classes are engaging and interactive – tutors use videos, group work, debates and in-class activities alongside required readings.

International Year 1

£ 11,600 VAT inc.