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International Year One in Accounting & Finance


INTO Manchester provides an exceptional study environment in which to prepare for the challenges and rewards of a world-class university education. Our academic preparation courses offer guaranteed progression to a number of top-ranked UK universities.


Our study Centre is located in the heart of Manchester, close to university campuses. Here you will join a diverse community of international students who share your ambition to succeed, and develop the academic study and English language skills needed to secure the job of your dreams.


Why apply for the International Year One programme?


  1. Guaranteed progression to one of NCUK's 11 university for all successful students.

  2. Recognised by a wide range of other leading UK universities.

  3. Quality-assured, Northern Consortium of UK Universities (NCUK) accredited programme.

  4. Professional support and guidance with university applications.



Who should apply for the International Year One programme?


The International Diploma is suitable for international students who have completed A-levels or equivalent, or who are already in the first year of a relevant undergraduate degree in their home country, but do not meet the academic or English language requirements for direct entry to the NCUK universities. 

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What will I study?


Organisational Behaviour

English for Academic Purposes 

and Key Skills

Language and study skills are incorporated into all aspects of the programme. The EAP module is designed to be closely connected to all other academic modules. The module is built around six strands: academic writing skills; academic reading skills; lecture and seminar skills; academic skills; ICT; and tutorials.


Business Economics

In this module, you will develop an understanding of the competitive market within which businesses operate, learn about price mechanism and the basic principles of supply and demand, and examine the limitations and weaknesses of a market economy.

Business Skills

This module is designed to develop your academic and study skills. You will consider the management of learning and personal development, research skills, the presentation of numerical information as well as group and team working. You will also develop presentation and reflective skills.

Financial Accounting

In this module, you will develop a sound foundation in the basic principles of double-entry bookkeeping and a basic understanding in the preparation of final accounts.

This module is concerned with the study of how individuals and teams behave within organisations. You will study a number of interdisciplinary factors relating to and impacting on behaviour within organisations covering a range of disciplines.

Management Accounting


Business Finance

This module provides a conceptual introduction to the subject of Business Finance that emphasises general principles. It will provide you with the tools and skills required to analyse new issues as they arise.

Business Statistics

This module provides an introduction to the basic statistical techniques that are used to analyse business data. You will learn about the assumptions and principles of statistical methods, and develop an understanding of the basic techniques used to analyse statistical data in the business environment.

Financial Reporting

In this module, you will develop an understanding of accounting’s regulatory framework and be introduced to the final accounting statements of limited companies.

In this module, you will develop an understanding of the nature and purpose of management accounting and build up the management accounting skills necessary both to construct cost information and to interpret financial information for decision makers.

How will I be assessed?


Progress is monitored by continuous assessment of coursework and by the use of class tests. The final grade for each unit is based on a mixture of coursework and end-of-module examinations. Successful students will achieve grades distinction, merit, credit or pass for each of the modules.


Basic information will be delivered in lectures, and an understanding of the subject and the ability to utilise the information supported by tutorial work and by extensive e-learning provision.


Assessment will be by:


  • Coursework - prepared assignments, module tests etc.

  • End-of-course module examinations.

Entry Requirements


Academic requirements:


Successful completion of A-levels, a recognised foundation, first year of an overseas university degree programme or equivalent with good grades.


Applicants for Accounting and Finance routes must have a minimum of GCSE Grade C in Mathematics or equivalent.


English requirements:


4-term programme: IELTS 5.0 (with a minimum of 5.0 in all subskills) or equivalent.

3-term programme: IELTS 5.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 in reading and writing) or equivalent.


The Centre can only accept UKVI approved IELTS Test for this course. 


If you do not meet the minimum English language entry requirements, you can apply for English for University Study.




You must be aged 18 and above. 


All students commencing courses on a published September start date must be 18 years old by 31 December of that calendar year. For all other start dates, students must be 18 years old by 31 December of the preceding calendar year.


Places at some universities are subject to previous qualifications. To have a chance of progression to selective universities (in particular those within the Russell Group), students should have:

  • completed high school in their home country with good grade

  • studied a Foundation programme and achieved at least a B grade (normally 60% or more)

  • missed out on first year entry for their degree course because they do not meet the English entry requirements

  • in some cases, students may be considered if they have narrowly missed out on academic requirements for first year entry

INTO Manchester Metropolitan University

Dates & Fees 2017


3-term programme:

25 Sep 2017 - 15 June 2018

8 Jan 2018 - 31 Aug 2018

Tuition fees:   £14,495

4-term programme:

25June 2017 - 28 June 2018

25 Sept 2017 - 31 Aug 2018

Tuition fees:   £18,945


Tuition fees do not include:

  • Enrolment fee: an additional charge of £150 per academic programme (to be charged upon confirmation).

  • Text books and other learning materials: an additional charge in the region of £240 (3-term) and £320 (4-term) per academic course

  • accommodation




Leading to Year 2 of a wide range of undergraduate degrees at NCUK universities 





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