The Bellerbys Undergraduate Year 1 in Business and Management is equivalent to the first year of an undergraduate degree. Taught in one of the world’s top business hubs, on our vibrant London campus, this course prepares you for the second year of a business-related degree at many UK universities.
If you want to study a business-related degree at a UK university but feel you’d benefit from spending your first year in a supportive and international environment, this is the programme for you. You’ll study with classmates with similar ambitions 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 degree at your chosen university.
You’ll study specialist business modules alongside English language preparation, over your choice of two or three terms, helping you to gain the skills to join the second year of your chosen degree. By studying in London, you’ll be able to immerse yourself in the exciting world of business outside the classroom.
Our Undergraduate Year 1 programme has been developed in close partnership with Aston University and gives you the opportunity to progress on to selected Aston degree programmes, as well as to many other UK universities. Aston Business School is a triple accredited school (AACBS, EQUIS, AMBA) – 1 of only 22 in the UK. Aston University has also received the prestigious Gold award for teaching excellence, consistently delivering outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for its students. It is of the highest quality found in the UK.
Our three-term Undergraduate Year 1 combines business modules with our Academic English Skills (AES) module, providing you with training in the language and academic skills you’ll need to reach your potential at university. Our AES qualification even means can progress to 18* universities without further IELTS testing.
If you’re looking to join your undergraduate degree even sooner, our Accelerated Undergraduate Year 1 allows you to study the programme in just two terms. This is an intensive course of study, with eight modules taught over the two terms. You will benefit 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.
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 Aston University, Bangor University, University of Brighton, University of Chichester, Coventry University, Coventry University London Campus, University of East Anglia, University of Exeter, Keele University, Middlesex University, Northumbria University, Regent’s University London, University of Strathclyde or University of Westminster.
*Current number of universities are subject to continued change
**Subject to approval
We understand you may face disruption in receiving your final academic results and English language test in 2020. Whilst our courses are online, we have introduced the following changes so that you can start your journey and we can get you to where you want to be.
For academic results we will take in to account your individual circumstances when assessing academic achievement. For further information about this, please contact your Student Enrolment Advisor or make an online enquiry, or contact your local agent.
For English language tests, we have expanded the list of English tests we will accept for entry to programmes at Bellerbys College. Find out more here.
By studying the Undergraduate Year 1, you will receive a unique conditional offer of progression to study at Aston University. You will have the opportunity to progress to the second year of a degree at Aston University, subject to achieving the grade and IELTS/Academic English Studies required. You can choose to study:
You have the opportunity to progress to the second year of a degree at Aston University, subject to achieving the grade and IELTS/Academic English Studies required. Please note, all letters of conditional progression are subject to change.
Upon completion of the programme and progression to the University, two students on the Undergraduate Year 1 programme have the opportunity to receive a scholarship of £1,500 from Aston University.
You can apply to other universities through UCAS. The Undergraduate Year 1 is accepted by over 20 universities:
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.
This course prepares you for the teaching and learning style of university through a mix of intensive lesson time and self-study. Our trusted and supportive staff makes sure you develop your academic and English language skills and personal tutors help you with your all-important university application.
This course gives you the excitement of studying in London, a world-leading financial and business capital, while feeling part of our safe and nurturing college. Benefits of studying London include the opportunity to partake in enrichment activities such asvisiting the Bank of England or attending workshops at London School of Economics .
You will be living and studying away from central London in Greenwich, with 24-hour college security and support staff.
You have the option to study external qualifications as part of our enrichment programme. Stand out to universities and boost your skills with:
A one-year course for international students that builds specialist subject knowledge and language and study skills. It is more focussed than A Levels making it good preparation for university. It is recognised for entry onto a range of degree programmes at more than 70 universities in the UK.
As the international education specialists we will prepare you for university from the moment you arrive at one of our campuses. We will introduce you to new ways of learning and help you develop your confidence to ensure you can join the best university for you.
The caring and supportive learning environment at Bellerbys will help you develop essential life skills. So you can become a successful global citizen. Every year we see our students grow in confidence and gain outstanding academic results. You'll make international friendships that will last a lifetime.