What will I learn?

The IS1 is the equivalent to the first year of your undergraduate degree. IS1 is designed to help you develop knowledge and understanding within your subject area, as well as your English Language and study skills, before you continue onto your chosen University of Dundee undergraduate degree. Studied across three terms, you will continue straight onto Year 2 of your degree programme once you have successfully completed your IS1.


Nursing focusses on providing care and support to individuals and is considered a highly rewarding career within the health care sector. The ICD pathway in nursing offers you an alternative route to an undergraduate nursing degree at the University of Dundee.

Course description

The ICD pathway in nursing will enhance your English language capabilities and develop your academic study skills. You will study full-time for 30 weeks over three terms and upon successful completion you will progress onto the BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing degree[CW1] . You will continue your undergraduate studies at the School of Nursing and Health, which is one of the Top 100 Universities in the world for nursing.

Methods of assessment

  • Continuous assessment and feedback
  • Project work and testing


  • Small classes with individual attention

Compulsory modules:

  • English for Academic Purposes (EAP)
  • Basic Mathematics and Digital Literacy
  • Government and Society


  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Further Studies in Biology
  • Cell Biology
  • Data Analysis
  • Communication in Healthcare
  • Nursing and Healthcare
  • Anatomy and Physiology (Nursing)

Continuation Degrees:

BSc Nursing Ordinary and Hons pathways – Adult Nursing, Mental Health Nursing and Child Nursing

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£17,495.00 (US$ 23,337) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected January 2021


International College Dundee

2 Airlie Pl,


DD1 4HQ, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have International Baccalaureate (IB) – 20 points. IELTS of 5.5 or equivalent, with a minimum of 5.5 in every component.

For international students

Students need to have high school diploma or equivalent from their home country. Students need to have an IELTS score of 5.5 or equivalent, with a minimum of 5.5 in every component.

About this uni

With students and staff from 148 countries, ICD students immediately become part of the global Dundee family.

  • Spectacular setting on Scotland’s east coast
  • Diverse and welcoming campus
  • World-class sports facilities
  • Scotland’s cheapest major city