International Year One

This programme is designed to help you prepare for second-year entry to an undergraduate degree in Management Studies at the University of Leicester.

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Programme description

The programme includes coursework, tutorials, seminar style classes, self-study and larger group lectures.

It has a modular structure. This is made up of academic modules focusing on the areas most useful to a degree in Management Studies. You will also receive study skills and English language training.

You will have regular assessments throughout the programme. This will ensure that you are on track to achieve the required grades for progression to your degree. Assessment methods include coursework, examinations, presentations and extended essays.

Study plan options

IELTS Length Sept January June August September
5.5 *
3 terms   Start your degree
5.5 *
3 terms


  • International Year One
  • Vacation

* minimum 5.5 in writing

Key Facts and Term Dates

Course length
Three terms

Start dates
September and January

Term dates

September 2018
Term 1 - 17/09/2018 to 30/11/2018
Term 2 - 07/01/2019 to 22/03/2019
Term 3 - 01/04/2019 to 07/06/2019

Pathways and Progression

Management Studies

The modules you will be studying have been carefully designed to focus on the academic area most useful to your chosen degree.

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.

Foundations of Management
You will be introduced to key concepts and theories essential to undertaking management studies. It draws upon a range of perspectives from across the social sciences and the humanities.

Information Technology
This module provides you with a practical introduction to IT skills and how they are used in an academic and learning context. It looks at the role IT plays in management, as well as its limitations.

Economics for Management
This module aims to explore the sweeping global economic changes that have taken place over the past three or four decades and examine the nature of markets and their increasing role in people’s lives.

Foundations of Knowledge
You will explore four key foundations of knowledge; the production of knowledge claims; the relationship between knowledge and persuasion by focussing attention on rhetoric; the political, economic and institutional context within which learning, education and knowledge production takes place; philosophy as a core foundation of knowledge including ‘epistemology’.

Introduction to Accountancy
You will be introduced to bookkeeping concepts and how these are used to produce financial statements. It introduces you to statement analysis to determine profitability and also some academic criticism of accounting information and models.

Introduction to Marketing
You will be introduced 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 and will provide all learners with a concise and contemporary overview of marketing.

Quantitative Methods
This module will help you gain an appreciation of the theoretical and practical considerations necessary to effectively conduct quantitative research and analyse quantitative data for academic purposes. You will learn how to evaluate the use of quantitative research and analysis in applied professional management contexts.


Once you complete the programme and achieve the required grades (an overall grade at the end of the course and a minimum English grade on the final English Skills module), you can enter the second year of your chosen undergraduate degree at the University.

Degree Programmes Award Overall Grade Academic English Skills Requirement
Management Studies (Marketing) BA (Hons) 50% 60% overall (50% writing; 40% reading, speaking and listening)
Management Studies (Finance) BA (Hons) 50% 60% Overall (50% writing; 40% reading, speaking and listening)
Management Studies (Organisation Studies) BA (Hons) 50% 60% Overall (50% writing; 40% reading, speaking and listening)
Management Studies BA (Hons) 50% 60% Overall (50% writing; 40% reading, speaking and listening)

Entry Requirements

Only available to overseas students, non-UK and non-EU

You should be 18 years or older

English language
Academic IELTS for UKVI 5.5 (minimum 5.5 in writing).  If you do not need a Tier 4 visa, or are exempted in another way, we can accept equivalent proof of English

Good high school graduation grades or equivalent academic study plus up to one year of further study

For full entry requirements information, please visit entry requirements page.