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International Year One - Bangor University International College

The International Year One (IY1) is the first year of the 3-year International Incorporated Bachelors (IIB) degree at Bangor University and is equivalent to your first year of study at undergraduate level.

The International Year One (IY1) is the perfect pathway for anyone wanting to study at Bangor University but does not have the required academic and English language skills to apply.

The IY1 provides an intensive combination of first year university subjects modules with extra study and English language skills. Upon successful completion, you will continue to the second year of your chosen degree at Bangor University.

English Language Requirements

Course English Language Requirement
Minimum IELTS 5.5 with no less than 5.5 in each component
+6 week Pre-Sessional English IELTS 5.0 with no less than 4.5 in each component
+12 week Pre-Sessional English IELTS 4.5 with no less than 4.0 in each component


As well as courses unique to your specific pathway, you will
also study several courses common to all pathways.

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Common modules

English for University Learning

In this module you will receive training in academic writing, reading for study in higher education, listening in the higher education environment, speaking and listening in seminars, and university study skills. You’ll improve your ability to communicate and participate in an academic environment using the English language, and transfer your English language knowledge and skills to support
learning across a range of subjects in business, finance, economics and Psychology.

Available Subjects


This course opens up a variety of career options, such as a professional psychologist as well as other disciplines such as healthcare, teaching, marketing, or management. Even if you decide to ultimately not join the world of psychology, the organisational, analytical, and research  skills you gain will make you a high-quality candidate for many organisations. Additionally, it will help you learn about yourself and others.

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Business Management and Finance

This course will help you develop a broad understanding of business organisations, the economy, markets and finance. Knowledge in this field is helpful to work in almost any sector or industry, giving you varied career options.

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Key Information



3 years:1 year pathway + 2 years degree


Start Dates

January 2024October 2023November 2023


Pathway Tuition Fee

£16,995.00 – £16,995.00