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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:

  • Course length: 2 semesters (Sep start)
  • Age: 17.5+
  • Available at: London
  • Entry guidlines: Accepted entry qualifications include:
    • A level passes in relevant subjects
    • Equivalent standard local qualifications
    • CATS UFP
    • ONCAMPUS Foundation
    • International Baccalaureate Diploma
    • One year of a four year university degree
    • Other reputable foundation programmes
    • Please contact us for more details
  • Modules: The programme consists of eight modules, four per semester.
  • Teaching hours: 20 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 23,500 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.