What is the International Year One?

The International Year One in Law is a first-year undergraduate equivalent programme that builds students’ knowledge and skills in the Law field. You will also study our integrated English for Academic Purposes module which is accepted in lieu of IELTS and will help you improve your English language skills.

Students who successfully complete the International Year One in Law at International Centre of Excellence gain guaranteed access to the second year of an international bachelor’s degree at a top-ranked university with many degree courses to choose from.

Entry Requirements

To study the International Year One in Law, you will need to meet the following entry requirements:
  • Attain a minimum of an NCUK EAP grade ‘C’ or an equivalent alternative English language qualification.
  • Achieve a minimum of 48 NCUK foundation points, with a ‘C’ in at least 2 subjects after completing the NCUK International Foundation Year.
  • Attain at least a grade ‘C’ in two relevant UK-recognized ‘A’ levels.

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What will I study?

Students enrolled in the International Year One in Law complete a total of 5 modules (3 modules over both semesters and 1 module each per semester). Click on the modules below to read a brief overview.

This module aims to provide law students on a level four programme with the essential legal knowledge and understanding that will allow them to appreciate the operation of contract related issues in the wider legal context, as well as being able to recognise the effect of contract law on the formation, resulting obligations, breach of contractual obligations and subsequent remedies relating to individuals and businesses. The module will also develop the skills including oral and written communication. Students will be able to apply the law to practical situations and collect relevant information from identified secondary sources.

This module aims to provide students on a first-year undergraduate programme with an essential knowledge and understanding of criminal law. Students will cover a range of criminal law offences, defences and liability for these, giving them the necessary legal detail and analytical skills to come to confident, evidenced conclusions. Students will be able to identify criminal offences, take a critical approach to these offences and use legal evidence effectively, applying legal principles and concepts accurately and practically.

This module aims to provide law students on a first-year undergraduate programme with the essential legal knowledge and understanding which will enable them to develop their legal understanding of a common-law country. They will understand further the workings of the UK Constitution and how the organs and respective institutions that support the constitution operate under Public Law.

This module aims firstly to introduce students to the legal system of England and Wales (more commonly referred to as the ‘English Legal System’) and secondly to develop the core skills of legal research that are necessary to succeed both on an LLB programme and in future legal practice.

This module aims to evaluate and examine the rules of law (comprising both the common law principles and relevant legislative provisions) which provide the legal framework of tort law, to consider, examine and demonstrate a knowledge of the considerations of policy that underpin tort law and evaluate the objectives of tort law.

Students will also learn to appreciate at an introductory level how tort law operates as a compensation and loss distribution mechanism.

There are two ways to study the International Year One:
Accelerated Programme – Six months or Standard Programme – Nine Months

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Why study Law?

Studying Law is ideal for those who want to work in the legal profession and learn more about different aspects of human life. A Law degree can be academically rigorous however the benefits are numerous, offering transferable skills that allow you to progress to a variety of careers.

Some jobs that are directly related to Law are Paralegal, Solicitor, Barrister, Detective and many more. Further career options where a Law degree can take you include jobs such as a Data Analyst, Stockbroker, Mediator or Chartered Accountant as well as others.  

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University Progression

How will you be assessed?

TThe assessment breakdown is generally 50% coursework and 50% exam.
Coursework 50%
Exams 50%


Student Support Services

By studying with NCUK, you will benefit from the services of the NCUK Student Support Team, who offer services that will help you throughout your time studying the International Year One and prepare you for university and ensure that students get in to the most appropriate degree course at one of our universities. The services include assistance with:

University Application

Personal Statement

University Accommodation

Visa Advice

University Application Service

All NCUK students can utilise our University Application Service to progress to NCUK University Partners. This service can also support you if you don’t get the grades you need to get into your first-choice university, did better than expected or would like to change your degree course. The University Application Service will help you find an alternative solution so you can still progress to university.

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