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NCUK is your best route to one of 10 leading UK universities

The International Year One Business qualification gives you guaranteed access to Year 2 of a Bachelor’s degree at a UK university. It teaches you the knowledge, skills and experience you need to get an advantage in your future career.

When you pass your NCUK programme, you are guaranteed at least two conditional offers and a place on Year 2 of a Bachelor’s degree at one of the NCUK Universities.

“The classes on the NCUK qualification were small, so we had a really good relationship with the teachers.”
MURAD SOOMRO from Pakistan BA (Hons) Accounting and Financial Management The University of Sheffield

Quick facts:

  • Age: 18
  • Availability: London - 3 terms (Sept start)
  • Language level requirements: IELTS 5.5+
  • Accepted entry qualifications include:
  • Modules: The programme consists of eight modules, four per semester.
  • Teaching hours: 25 hours plus self-study. A further 6 hours if English for Academic Purposes (EAP) is taught.
  • Exams and coursework: The split of coursework and examination varies by module but is at least 75% examination.
  • Progression: Year Two of a related Business degree at an NCUK University.
80% of IYOne students achieve a first or second class degree when they graduate from university

Frequently asked questions:

Which subjects can I study at this course

Working with ten NCUK Universities, we can offer you a wide range of subject areas, taught by leading professionals in their fields.

Semester one

Modules Accounting and Finance Business Management
Business Economics
Business Skills
Organisational Behaviour
Financial Accounting

Semester two

Modules Accounting and Finance Business Management
Management Themes and Case Studies  
Management Accounting
Business Statistics
Business Finance  
Financial Reporting  

What are my progression options

  • The University of Leeds, 13 (Times Top University ranking)
  • The University of Sheffield, 24 (Times Top University ranking)
  • The University of Manchester, 32 (Times Top University ranking)
  • Manchester Metropolitan University, 72 (Times Top University ranking)
  • The University of Bradford, 76 (Times Top University ranking)
  • The University of Huddersfield, , 77 (Times Top University ranking)
  • Sheffield Hallam University, 79 (Times Top University ranking)
  • The University of Salford, 98 (Times Top University ranking)

Are there any scholarships available for NCUK high achieving students

Each year, NCUK awards three £1,000 Prize Awards for high achieving NCUK International Year One students that progress to an NCUK University. All students are eligible and the awards are given based on exam results.

NCUK universities also offer a range of awards and scholarships. Please visit:

Why should I study an NCUK university

  • Four of the NCUK universities are part of the prestigious Russell Group of universities.
  • Four are ranked in the ‘Top 200’ Times Higher Education World University Rankings.
  • Four of the NCUK universities are in the ‘Top 25’ for Accounting and Finance.
  • Over 30,000 NCUK students have been placed on UK degrees since 1987.

Will I receive any English language support during my IYOne programme

English for Academic Purposes
All of our programmes feature our specially designed English for Academic Purposes (EAP) modules. This gives you the specific language and study skills you need to succeed in your studies at a UK university.

High level language skills If who already have a high level of English you can study English for Proficient Users (EAPPU) or Research and Communication Skills (RCS). These enhance the language skills required for study in UK universities.

What are the term dates for the NCUK academic year 2017-18

Autumn Term - Wednesday 6th September 2017 to Friday 15th December 2017

Reading Week
Saturday 21st October 2017 to Sunday 29th October 2017

Christmas Vacation
Friday 15th December 2017 to Monday 8th January 2018

Spring Term - Wednesday 3rd January 2018 to Thursday 29th March 2018

Reading Week
Saturday 10th February 2018 to Sunday 18th February 2018

Easter Vacation
Friday 30th March 2018 to Sunday 15th April 2018

Summer Term - Monday 16th April 2018 to Thursday 22nd June 2018

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