Prepare to join the second year of a degree at the University of Leeds
The International Year One is a two-semester programme that is equivalent to the first year of an undergraduate degree. It aims to help you develop the skills you need to join the second year of a related degree at the University of Leeds, by building on your pre-existing English language skills and supporting you through the introduction to a British-style university curriculum. Our teachers work closely with students to bring you a tailored, personal studying experience and allow you to seamlessly enter an undergraduate degree.
Find out the specific term dates for this programme.
Biological Sciences/International Relations* - September, November (with Enhanced Induction) or January
Business Management/Business Management with Marketing/Civil Engineering - September only
*please note that applications for the International Relations route are now closed for the January 2024 intake.
The International Year One is equivalent to the first year of your undergraduate degree at the University of Leeds. Other benefits include:
Once you've successfully completed the International Year One, and achieved the required grades, you will be a well-equipped student who is ready to join the second year of their undergraduate degree.
On this programme, you will study a blend of core and subject-specific modules. Your modules will be tailored depending on your choice of subject route so your learning suits your career goals. As part of the International Year One, you will also study dedicated English language content that is focused on improving your speaking, writing and academic language skills.
"Staff and teachers in the International Study Centre, through helping me to polish my resume and prepare my cover letter, reassured me that someone's always got my back. "
Damien from Hong Kong
Studied International Year One in International Relations
Progressed to International Relations BA at the University of Leeds
92% of students who completed their International Year One programme at Leeds International Study Centre were eligible to progress to a degree course at the University of Leeds in 2023.
Open up a wealth of career opportunities across many professional fields. Benefit from exciting modules from across the biological world.
Gain valuable career-focused skills on this route. You'll learn about modern businesses and explore economics, accounting, and entrepreneurship too.
Develop marketing fundamentals, knowledge of human behaviour and business settings, and accounting skills in this engaging subject route.
Develop your understanding of architecture, engineering, structures and materials for progression to a degree at the School of Civil Engineering at the University of Leeds.
Learn about politics, trade, social studies, and modern history on the International Relations route.