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Attendance: Full-time | Part-time
Course Level:Undergraduate
Duration: 1 Year
Campus Location: University Square Campus, Luton

About the course

Your four-year degree from the University of Bedfordshire

The International Incorporated Bachelor’s (IIB) offers a four-year degree option at the University of Bedfordshire in a range of popular subjects.

International Year Zero (IYZ) is the first stage of a four-year IIB degree. IYZ is designed to help you gain extra skills in your subject area, as well as English Language, before you continue to year one of your chosen University of Bedfordshire undergraduate degree course.

The duration of the course is three 10-week terms of teaching plus two days of final assessments. Each unit is studied in a single term or across two terms. To pass the course you need to pass all of the above units. To pass the course you must submit all assignments but you only need to gain 100 credits (120 credits possible in total).  Delivery is in small classes with an emphasis on participation in a lively learning environment. Tutors support your progress through detailed feedback on exercises you complete during each unit.  You can expect to study for 20 hours a week in class and a similar number of hours working independently outside class time. The tutors delivering this course are highly qualified, experienced and sympathetic to the needs of international students.


You will choose your degree before you start your IIB. Once you have successfully completed your International Year Zero, you will continue directly onto the first year of that degree.


Units

  • Academic English Skills (FYU004-0) Compulsory
  • Cefl Subject Studies (FYU005-0) Compulsory
  • English For Specific Purposes (FYU006-0) Compulsory
  • English For Study (FYU007-0) Compulsory

The assessment strategy for this course takes account of the combined goals of developing subject knowledge, English language competence and academic skills. The range of assessment tasks is therefore broad, incorporating: essays; poster presentations; examinations; portfolios; case studies; oral presentations; projects. The research related unit aims to bring together many of the skills learned during the year and give students a taste of planning and managing a research project related to one of the subjects that they have been studying.

Entry Requirements

To learn more about the following UCAS entry requirement tariffs:

  • 80 – 96 tariff points
  • 96 – 112 tariff points
  • 112- 120 tariff points

and information on qualifications to achieve those points visit beds.ac.uk/entryrequirements

You can check your qualifications are valid for UK universities through the UCAS Tariff Calculator

For International and EU entry requirements please visit your country page

Don't forget you may be eligible for one of our scholarships or bursaries

Clicking this card will take you to https://www.ucas.com/ucas/tariff-calculator

Entry Requirements


To learn more about the following UCAS entry requirement tariffs:

  • 80 – 96 tariff points
  • 96 – 112 tariff points
  • 112- 120 tariff points

and information on qualifications to achieve those points visit beds.ac.uk/entryrequirements

You can check your qualifications are valid for UK universities through the UCAS Tariff Calculator


For International and EU entry requirements please visit your country page

Don't forget you may be eligible for one of our scholarships or bursaries


Having undertaken a year of foundation level study, your English Language and academic skills will enable you to begin degree level study at the University of Bedfordshire feeling confident and eager for the challenges you will face. You will also feel 'at home' within the culture of higher education in the UK. 

Fees and Funding

The full-time standard undergraduate tuition fee for the Academic Year 2020/21 is £9,250 per year. You can apply for a loan from the Government to help pay for your tuition fees. You can also apply for a maintenance loan from the Government to help cover your living costs.

See www.gov.uk/student-finance

The University of Bedfordshire offers a number of scholarships and bursaries to help you finance your studies.

See www.beds.ac.uk/scholarships

The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

Alternatively if you have any questions around fees and funding, please email admission@beds.ac.uk

The full-time standard undergraduate tuition fee for the Academic Year 2020/21 is £9,250 per year.

The University of Bedfordshire offers a number of scholarships and bursaries to help you finance your studies.

See www.beds.ac.uk/scholarships

The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

Alternatively if you have any questions around fees and funding, please email admission@beds.ac.uk

The full-time standard undergraduate tuition fee for the academic year 2020/21 is £12,350 per year. A prompt payment discount is available if you pay the full Year 1 fee before or at registration. There are also special scholarships available.

See www.beds.ac.uk/intfees

The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

Alternatively if you have any questions around fees and funding, please email admission@beds.ac.uk

Clicking this card will take you to /howtoapply/money/extra-costs/

Fees and Funding


The full-time standard undergraduate tuition fee for the Academic Year 2020/21 is £9,250 per year. You can apply for a loan from the Government to help pay for your tuition fees. You can also apply for a maintenance loan from the Government to help cover your living costs.

See www.gov.uk/student-finance

The University of Bedfordshire offers a number of scholarships and bursaries to help you finance your studies.

See www.beds.ac.uk/scholarships

The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

Alternatively if you have any questions around fees and funding, please email admission@beds.ac.uk


The full-time standard undergraduate tuition fee for the Academic Year 2020/21 is £9,250 per year.

The University of Bedfordshire offers a number of scholarships and bursaries to help you finance your studies.

See www.beds.ac.uk/scholarships

The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

Alternatively if you have any questions around fees and funding, please email admission@beds.ac.uk


The full-time standard undergraduate tuition fee for the academic year 2020/21 is £12,350 per year. A prompt payment discount is available if you pay the full Year 1 fee before or at registration. There are also special scholarships available.

See www.beds.ac.uk/intfees

The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

Alternatively if you have any questions around fees and funding, please email admission@beds.ac.uk

Extra Costs

Find out more about additional costs while studying at Bedfordshire. Click here.

How to Apply

Application for most full-time undergraduate and foundation courses is via the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS).

We expect to receive UCAS applications between 1 September and 15 January for courses starting in the following academic year, but may consider applications received after this date should places be available.

Please contact admission@beds.ac.uk for further details.

All UK schools and colleges are registered with UCAS to manage their students' applications. Advice on how to submit your UCAS application is available from your school or college.

If you are not at school or college (including mature students) you should apply independently via UCAS

EU students applying for a full-time undergraduate degree at the University of Bedfordshire should apply via UCAS or direct using our admissions form

International students applying for a full-time undergraduate degree at the University of Bedfordshire should apply direct using our admissions form or via our representatives in your home country
You can also apply online

Find out more about how to apply as an International student

    How to Apply


    Application for most full-time undergraduate and foundation courses is via the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS).

    We expect to receive UCAS applications between 1 September and 15 January for courses starting in the following academic year, but may consider applications received after this date should places be available.

    Please contact admission@beds.ac.uk for further details.

    All UK schools and colleges are registered with UCAS to manage their students' applications. Advice on how to submit your UCAS application is available from your school or college.

    If you are not at school or college (including mature students) you should apply independently via UCAS


      EU students applying for a full-time undergraduate degree at the University of Bedfordshire should apply via UCAS or direct using our admissions form


        International students applying for a full-time undergraduate degree at the University of Bedfordshire should apply direct using our admissions form or via our representatives in your home country
        You can also apply online

        Find out more about how to apply as an International student