International Year One in Business



Preparing students for direct entry to Year 2 of an undergraduate degree in a range of business-related subjects at Newcastle University.

On campus and online study options
This program is available to study either on campus or online – giving students the flexibility to choose what’s best for them.

If your student starts online, they’ll have the opportunity to transfer to an on-campus program the following term. They’ll need to meet any visa requirements and demonstrate good attendance and performance during their studies online.

If your student applies for an Online Extended program, they’ll be offered an Online Academic English plus online or on-campus academic pathway study plan.

Key information

  • Apply knowledge through projects including strategic research, plannning and marketing for a new product launch.
  • Consider the different ways in which data can be collected, analysed and presented.
  • Become familiar with standard statistical packages such as Minitab.
  • Apply for the Work Skills Placement Scheme at Santander Universities bank.

Fast facts

Class duration

Typically held Monday to Friday between 08.00 - 19.00 excluding bank holidays. However, there may be instances where classes need to be held outside these times due to unforeseen circumstances.

Class Size

Maximum class size for English language teaching 18


Certificate of Higher Education (FHEQ Level 4) from Newcastle University.


Teaching methods

  • Lectures.
  • Seminars.
  • Workshops.
  • Group projects and presentations.
  • Computer sessions.
  • Study clinics.
  • Practical exercises.

Why Newcastle University?

  • Newcastle University Business School holds triple accreditation from AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA.
  • Prepare for successful entry to the employment market thanks to close links with industry.
  • Many degrees are accredited by professional bodies including the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), the Institute of Direct and Digital Marketing (IDM) and the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM).

Student success

95% Passed
82% Eligible

Take a look at our student progression results in International Yea One in Business and Administrative Studies for 2018-19.

Passed: % of those who completed their pathway

Eligible: % eligible to progress to Newcastle University of those who passed

Start Dates September January
Program length 3 Terms

Entry requirements

Age requirement


Academic requirements

Satisfactory completion of A-levels, a recognised Foundation programme, first year of an overseas university degree programme with good grades, or equivalent.

English language entry requirements

3 Terms: IELTS 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in writing) or equivalent.

Dates & fees

September 2022 start
(3 Terms)

Mon 26 September 2022 - Fri 16 December 2022
Mon 9 January 2023 - Fri 31 March 2023
Mon 17 April 2023 - Fri 16 June 2023

January 2023 start
(3 Terms)

Mon 9 January 2023 - Fri 31 March 2023
Mon 17 April 2023 - Fri 9 June 2023
Mon 12 June 2023 - Fri 8 September 2023


A total of 120 credits must be earnt to successfully complete the pathway programme.

Term 1 modules

Credit value

Academic and Professional Development

20 Credits

English for Academic Purposes

20 Credits

Introduction to Economics

20 Credits

Management and Organisation

20 Credits


20 Credits

Quantitative Methods

20 Credits


 =  Placement option available
 =  Study abroad option available

Degree subject

Final level %

English level %

Additional requirements

Business Management-BA (Hons)




55% average with no less than 40% in each Module

Marketing and Management-BSc (Hons)




55% average with no less than 40% in each Module

Marketing-BSc (Hons)




55% average with no less than 40% in each Module