Accelerated International Year 1

Study the first year of your undergraduate degree in just two terms

The Accelerated International Year 1 in Business and Management provides specialist business modules designed to prepare you for the second year of your undergraduate degree. Equivalent to the first year of an undergraduate degree, you'll be fully prepared to progress directly to the second year of your chosen degree at a selection of universities.

Accelerated International Year 1 key facts

Age: 17.5+

Course length: 2 terms

Start dates: March

English language entry requirements:
IELTS 6.5 (no skill less than 6.0 in writing)

Locations: London

Fees: £6,317 per term
(for a complete list of prices, please visit our fees page)

What is the Accelerated International Year 1?

Our Accelerated International Year 1 programme allows you to study the International Year 1 in just two terms, meaning you start your undergraduate degree sooner. This is an intensive course of study, with eight modules taught over the two terms.

On this programme, you will receive the same level of expert support as you would on the three-term International Year 1, while also benefitting from additional study hours each week, ensuring you gain the skills you need for university. As this is an accelerated programme, you’ll be expected to commit to a high level of private study in order to succeed in this demanding programme.

A supportive and international environment

If you want to have a choice of university progression options and feel that you would benefit from spending your first year in a supportive and international environment, this two term programme is for you.

You’ll study with ambitious classmates from all over the world, under the guidance of teachers who are specialists in international education, to ensure you feel prepared to begin the second year of your undergraduate degree at your chosen university.

Choosing your university

After successfully completing your two terms of study and achieving the required grades, you’ll be able to progress to the second year of your chosen degree at one of the following universities:
  • Choose your university
    • Aston University
    • Bangor University
    • University of Brighton
    • University of Chichester
    • Coventry University
    • Coventry University London
    • University of East Anglia
    • University of Exeter
    • Keele University
    • Middlesex University
    • Northumbria University
    • Regent’s University London
    • University of Strathclyde
    • University of Westminster

    Subject to achieving grades and IELTS/AES required by that university. Please note: university entrance requirements can change and successful completion of the programme is no guarantee of admission to that university.

What you’ll study

You’ll study a range of business and English modules, designed to reflect the first year of study of an undergraduate degree in business at your chosen university. We also offer you the opportunity to gain eternal qualifications to help you in your career as part of our enrichment programme.

  • Modules
    • Introduction to Marketing
    • Introduction to Economics
    • Organisational Behaviour
    • Operations Management
    • Business Law
    • Quantitative Methods
    • Information Technology for Business
    • Introduction to Financial and Management Accounting
    • Academic English Skills


    • Further Topics in Accounting for Business

Learning in London

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London is the thriving business hub of the UK. By choosing the Accelerated International Year 1, taught at Bellerbys College London, you will be immersed in an exciting and dynamic city.

Academic English Skills

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You’ll study Academic English Skills built in to your timetable. More than fifty universities accept AES in place of IELTS, meaning as long as you apply to these universities, you won’t be required to take an additional test to prove your English language level.

Enrichment activities

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With a choice of enrichment activities available each week, our exciting enrichment programme will help you to develop your subject knowledge, learn additional skills, and discover new passions. You’ll be able to further stand out to universities with these opportunities.

Join us on campus

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Find out everything you need to know about your journey to the UK and what to expect when you arrive on campus. 

Join us virtually

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If you are unable to join us on campus for the start of your programme, you can either start virtually and join us in the UK later, or study full-time from home.

Zhiying from China

Bellerbys star student Zhiying

"Studying at Bellerbys enabled me to expose myself to diverse cultures and different people. Studying in the UK gives me the edge – it helped me to enhance my skills and abilities. The tutors are quite dedicated because they help you in relation to the universities that you are applying for."

Zhiying from China - Studied International Year 1 in Business and Management, now studying Accounting and Finance at the University of East Anglia