What will I learn?


This one-year programme is specifically tailored to the needs of international learners. Emphasis is placed on additional language and skills support to develop your confidence and ability to progress onto the second year of an undergraduate degree at Solent.

The International Year One - Business covers the same business units as those studied on year 1 of the BA Business Management programme at Solent University. These units cover a range of core skills in areas such as marketing, accounting, economics and management. To support your future study and equip you with the knowledge and confidence when studying in years 2 and 3, you will develop skills in business data analysis and research.


The International Year One - Business introduces you to a broad range of business areas such as marketing, accounting, economics and management whilst developing your academic study and English language skills. Units are taught over two rather than one terms, providing the opportunity for a pace of learning that recognises the need for international students to adjust to studying in a second language and to the expectations of the UK educational system and of living in the UK.


Subject to passing your International Year One – Business with a minimum mark of 40% in all units, you will be able to progress on to the following programmes:

  • BA (Hons) Business Management
  • BA (Hons) Events Management
  • BA (Hons) Festival and Event Management
  • BA (Hons) Marketing
  • BA (Hons) International Tourism Management


These units are taught over both terms, this allows for a pace of learning suited to international students who are adjusting to studying in a second language, adjusting to the expectations of the UK education system and of living in the UK.

  • Personal and Professional Skills Development (20 credits)
  • Marketing Principles and Customer Communications (20 credits)
  • Managerial Accounting (20 credits)
  • Global Organisations and Resource Management (20 credits)
  • Business Economics (20 credits)
  • Business Data and Analytics and IT Skills (20 credits)
  • Academic and English Skills for Business (0 credits)

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£12,875.00 (US$ 16,443) per year

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

Start date

Expected October 2020


Solent University

East Park Terrace,


SO14 0YN, England

Entry requirements

For international students

ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS: Good High School Grades, or equivalent. ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS : IELTS minimum 5.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each individual component from a UKVI Approved Centre

About this uni

Solent University Pathway strives to transform students into confident, skilled and knowledgeable individuals.

  • Pathways to undergraduate degree courses
  • Based at Solent University in Southampton
  • STEM, creative and business programmes
  • 2 and 3 term options available