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Study mode

Full time


6 months

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

Pre-masters Programme

Subject areas

Project Management (Business / Industry) Management Studies / Science Business Studies Preparatory Courses

Course type


Course Summary

A pathway leading to management degrees with marketing, accounting digital innovation and more

The International Year One in Business and Management at the International Study Centre prepares you for a vast range of business-based degrees at Royal Holloway.

What you will study

The International Year One in Business and Management will enable you understand organisational and management behaviour, provide you with strong quantitative skills and expose you to the basics of operating an international business. This programme will explore business and management theories, presented in real-life contexts using authentic case studies.

This programme will additionally support you with the required academic English language tuition, enabling you to improve your level of writing and speaking skills in order to successfully study a degree in English.

Combined visa

Save time and money, and experience a seamless transition to undergraduate success, by studying our International Year One course and the remainder of your degree with one visa.

Doing this means you will benefit from:

  • Just one visa required for the whole length of your study
  • Alternatives to IELTS for UKVI can be used to join the International Year One programme*
  • No need for an additional IELTS test before joining your undergraduate degree
  • No visa requirement to return home between the courses
  • Work up to 20 hours per week
  • Ideal for students who have exceeded their two years of pre-degree study in the UK

Progression degrees

You will have the opportunity to continue your studies at Royal Holloway as an undergraduate after successfully completing your International Year One. This will require you to have met the required grades, and it is important to note that entry requirements are subject to change. You can discuss this with teachers once you reach the end of your course.


Academic English Skills aims to provide thorough training in the language and related academic skills which will enable international students to best achieve their academic potential at university. Our Academic English programme is validated by UK ENIC, the UK government agency responsible for providing information and expert opinion on qualifications and skills worldwide. You will develop awareness and competency in a range of language-related academic skills, including the processes of academic writing, effective and extensive reading strategies, effective participation in seminars and delivery of presentations, and listening to and recording information effectively from lectures. You will also develop the accuracy and range of written and spoken language required to use language effectively and appropriately, with clarity and confidence in an academic context. Alongside your classes, your studies will be supported by an online learning platform, providing you with a range of tasks and activities specifically designed to develop and extend your language and academic skills outside the classroom and to give you more control over your own learning.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)


International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (per year)


Entry requirements

Students will need to have successfully completed an appropriate first qualification in their resident country. Our Pre-Masters Programme course is available to students who are at least 20 years old when they join us; non-UK nationals.