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International Year One - De Montfort University International College

The International Year One offers you a different start to your undergraduate study at De Montfort University.

Strengthening your English abilities and introducing the key concepts and academic skills required for your chosen degree subject.

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.

Common modules for ALL IY1 pathways

English for Academic Purposes (EAP)

It is vital you can communicate in English and understand your lectures. You will learn how to express your opinions and arguments in writing as well as through speech, produce written academic work and enhance your research skills.

Engineering & Computing

Engineering & Computing

This course is an opportunity for you to start your engineering or computing degree with access to all of DMU’s cutting-edge facilities. On successful completion you will continue on to the second year of your undergraduate degree course with DMU’s Faculty of Computing, Engineering and Media.

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Business & Management

This course is the first year of a business-related degree. You will learn core subjects relating to management, marketing, business strategy, accounting and finance as well as Organisational Behaviour Theory. On successful completion, you will continue onto the second year of your chosen undergraduate degree course

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Key Information



3 years:1 year pathway + 2 years degree


Start Dates

January 2024November 2023


Pathway Tuition Fee

£15,795.00 – £15,995.00