International Year One in Accounting and Finance



Preparing students for direct entry to Year 2 of an undergraduate degree in subjects such as Accounting and Finance at the University of Exeter.

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 theory to analyse UK companies and present the findings.
  • Analyse current business practices and recommend strategic developments for organisations such as Amazon.
  • Present to a panel that includes a member of the Business School teaching team.
  • Participate in group work and learn how to use statistics to help students make sensible business decisions.

Fast facts

Class duration

  • English classes per week: 6 hours
  • Subject module classes per week: 15 hours
  • Average total per week: 21 hours

Classes are held Monday to Friday between 8.30am-6.30pm, excluding bank holidays.

Class Size

Maximum class size for English language teaching 17


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


Teaching methods

  • Lectures.
  • Seminars.
  • Workshops.
  • Group projects and presentations.
  • Practical exercises.

Why University of Exeter?

  • Opportunity to progress to an undergraduate degree in accounting with finance or business at the University’s triple accredited Business School.
  • Professional accreditations include ACCA, CIPFA, CIMA, ICAEW, ACT and ICAS, meaning you could gain exemptions from accounting qualifications.
  • Access the Xfi Centre for Finance and Investment – a multi-million pound research and teaching facility with cutting-edge financial resources.
  • Utilise financial and information databases throughout your degree, such as Thomas Reuters, Bloomberg LP and S&P Capital IQ.

Student success

98% Passed
82% Eligible

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

Passed: % of those who completed their pathway

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

Start Dates September January
Program length 3 Terms

Entry requirements

Age requirement


Academic requirements

Satisfactory completion of A-levels, or first year of overseas university degree with good grades or equivalent.

English language entry requirements

3 Terms: IELTS 5.5 (with a minimum of 5.0 in all subskills) or equivalent

Dates & fees

September 2022 start
(3 Terms)

Mon 19 September 2022 - Fri 16 December 2022
Mon 16 January 2023 - Fri 7 April 2023
Mon 24 April 2023 - Fri 9 June 2023

January 2023 start
(3 Terms)

Mon 9 January 2023 - Fri 7 April 2023
Mon 24 April 2023 - Fri 16 June 2023
Mon 26 June 2023 - Fri 1 September 2023


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

Term 1 modules

Credit value

English Language Skills for Undergraduate Studies

30 Credits

Introduction to Financial Accounting

15 Credits

Introduction to Management Accounting

15 Credits

Introduction to Statistics

15 Credits

Management Concepts and Practice

15 Credits

Principles of Economics (Macroeconomics)

15 Credits

Principles of Economics (Microeconomics)

15 Credits


 =  Placement option available
 =  Study abroad option available

Degree subject

Final level %

English level %

Additional requirements

Accounting and Business-BSc (Hons)




55% average across Introduction to Financial Accounting and Introduction to Management Accounting

Accounting and Finance-BSc (Hons)




Average of 55% across Introduction to Financial Accounting and Introduction to Management Accounting

Business Economics-BSc (Hons)




Average of 55% across Principles of Economics (Microeconomics) and Principles of Economics (Macroeconomics)