International Year One - Accounting and Finance 2021/22 entry

Course code:

CUCIY101

Study options:

1 year full-time

 

Location:

Coventry University (Coventry)

Starting:

November 2021
April 2022

Fees:

Overview

This course has been designed to introduce international students from different educational and language backgrounds, with an IELTS score of 5.5 or above, to life and study at UK universities. It aims to give you a deep understanding of the academic culture that will allow you to flourish in your degree studies.

As well as providing a thorough academic orientation and induction, on successful completion it also supports you in developing the appropriate level of academic language, study skills and content knowledge to meet the entry requirements of year two of your destination degree programme. This solid foundation aims to enable you to ‘hit the ground running’ on your degree, help you take a critical approach, reflect on your learning, and organise your studies to be an independent learner.

The language module builds on your previous experience to expand and enhance your grammatical accuracy, vocabulary range and fluency of expression, as well as building your academic skills, critical thinking and reflective practices.

On successful completion of the International Year One (Accounting and Finance) year, you will be eligible to progress onto the second year of the following Coventry University or Coventry University London degrees (subject to meeting the specified entry criteria):

Coventry University

Coventry University London

Course information

The International Year One (Accounting and Finance) consists of five modules – one 10-week language and skills module and four subject-specialist modules.

 

Modules

Overview

Modules

  • Academic language and skills for university study

    This module aims to explore the academic language and skills needed for successful university study. It will provide you with strategies for approaching extended listening and reading texts. It will also outline how to structure successful written academic assignments and presentations that develop reasoned arguments using appropriate supporting evidence and deliver in an appropriate academic style.

    You will have opportunities to use the language and skills learned during the module through individual, pair and group tasks with feedback at all stages. The module will also provide an overview of key information about your destination degree course.

  • Financial statement and control in a business environment

    This module will introduce you to the fundamentals of accounting and double-entry book keeping. You will look at key topics such as the financial statements comprising the profit and loss and the balance sheet, and how to prepare and interpret cash flow statements.

  • Budgeting in a business environment

    In this module, you will be taught the basics of successful budgeting in relation to sales and production. In addition to the overview of budgeting practice, you’ll cover the critical processes, including creating and implementing budgets and comparing/monitoring results. We will introduce practical elements in the form of industry-style budgeting assessments.

  • Principles of taxation

    In this module, you will look at taxation practices, legislation and the different types of tax. There is a focus on personal tax, what is required and the surrounding legislation. You will also explore other areas and factors that may affect taxation levels, such as income tax, benefits and capital gains tax, as well as how to apply tax legislation appropriately.

  • Credit management control

    In business, companies very rarely use cash to pay for assets or products. In this module, you will look at credit management control and how to manage credit flow, from paying on time to monitoring liquidity.

In more detail...

This International Year One will be delivered by CU, part of the Coventry University Group, for and on behalf of Coventry University. You will be taught using various approaches, which may include lessons and individual and group tutorials. You will also have self-study materials to follow outside of the classroom.

Each module requires the equivalent of between 225 and 300 study hours. They run over six weeks and are taught consecutively, with a combination of assessments in each six-week block.

You will receive approximately 18 hours of teaching contact hours per week. This will combine lectures (which may take place in person on-campus or live online and regular small group or individual tutorials. The remaining hours required for the module will be self-guided.

The university may deliver certain contact hours and assessments via emerging online technologies and methods across all courses. In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, we are prepared for courses due to start in or after the 2020/2021 academic year to be delivered in a variety of forms. The form of delivery will be determined in accordance with Government and Public Health guidance. Whether on campus or online, our key priority is staff and student safety.

Due to the ongoing restrictions relating to Covid-19, some facilities (including some teaching and learning spaces) and some non-academic offerings (particularly in relation to international experiences) may vary from those advertised and may have reduced availability or restrictions on their use.

*We have set out the typical teaching contact hours that you will receive on this course. Teaching contact hours will vary in different semesters/blocks and years of study and may vary due to module selection (if applicable).

In addition to the contact hours detailed, we offer the opportunity to attend additional optional sessions or to meet with staff during their advice and feedback hours.

You will be assessed on the Academic Language and Skills for University Study module of the International Year One through a combination of continuous, formative and final assessments.
The module will be assessed as follows:

  • 50% Coursework (Assessment methods vary and include class and course work performance, oral presentations and individual and group tasks)
  • 50% Phase Tests (these tests for all three academic language and skills modules will follow the end of your final Academic Language and Skills module)

The learning outcomes of modules, assignments and projects will be clearly stated. Your work will be marked according to how well you achieve these learning outcomes and will be given a score, and your final feedback will refer to each outcome and provide an overall score.

For the subject-specialist modules assessment methods vary and include practice assessments, written practical reports, oral presentations, tutorial tasks, and assessments in week three and week six of each six-week block.

Subject-specialist modules assessment (approximate):

  • 10 credit value for coursework/phased test (Assignment 1)
  • 20 credit value for phased test assessments (Assignment 2)

The Coventry University Group assessment strategy ensures that our courses are fairly assessed and allows us to monitor student progression towards achieving the intended learning outcomes.

On successful completion of your modules, including the subject-specific modules, you will have had the opportunity to: 

  • Understand approaches to learning in UK universities and expectations in your chosen subject area.
  • Write an extended piece of academic writing that requires elements of research and follows standard academic conventions.
  • Express facts, information and ideas with effective grammatical accuracy and accuracy, using an appropriate range of academic and subject specific vocabulary.
  • Communicate effectively in everyday situations within the university environment and more generally in English-speaking contexts.
  • Deliver a well-structured presentation on an academic topic.
  • Participate in seminar discussions on academic topics.
  • Access academic texts in order to select relevant information.
  • Differentiate between different academic genres of writing.
  • Comprehend extended academic listening texts and record relevant information.
  • Access online materials and demonstrate increased digital literacy.
  • Organise academic study and manage your time.
  • Reflect on learning.
  • Understand, engage with and critically evaluate knowledge relating to global issues.
  • Apply your knowledge and language skills to a realistic learning opportunity and assessment, at an appropriate academic level.

On successful completion of the International Year One (Accounting and Finance), you will be eligible to progress onto the second year of the following Coventry University or Coventry University London degrees (subject to meeting the specified entry criteria):

Coventry University

Coventry University London

Entry Requirements

An IELTS score of 5.5 or above is required.

You must have obtained CEFR Level B2 or above; evidence of B2 level competence can take the form of a non- SELT language test.

Non-Student visa students may be accepted with equivalent scores on Cambridge Preliminary (PET), First (FCE) or Advanced (CAE); PTE Academic; TOEFL iBT; or the Coventry University English Test (CUET), on a case-by-case basis.

Once we have processed your application form, you will receive the outcome of your application by email.

Please be aware you will need the following information to apply:

  • Copies of your full (final) and up to-date-academic transcripts
  • Copies of degree/diploma certificates or work reference if employed
  • An English Language test result or certificate
  • One academic reference Letter
  • Your personal statement supporting your application to study at Coventry University
  • Copy of your current passport.

Please see the list of entry requirements by country. If your country is not represented, please contact us at generalenquiries.io@coventry.ac.uk for more information.

Country International Year One Entry Requirements
(in addition to IELTS 5.5 or above)
Angola Completion of Secondary School Certificate (Grade 12) with good grades
Albania Completion of high school education with Certificate of Maturity with good grades
Armenia Certificate of Secondary Education (Mijnakarg Yndhanur Krtoutian Attestat) with good grades
Azerbaijan Certificate of Secondary Education (Attestat) with good grades
Bahrain Tawjihiya/Thanawihya/General Secondary School Certificate with good grades
Bangladesh Senior School Certificate/Higher Secondary Certificate with good grades
Botswana Cambridge Overseas School Certificate plus satisfactory completion of one year of additional study
Brazil Certificado de Ensino Medio with grade 6 average
Brunei Darussalam Brunei Cambridge A-level High school plus satisfactory completion of one year of additional study with pass grades
Cameroon Completion of high school education plus satisfactory completion of one year of additional study
China Completion of Senior Secondary School Year 3 with 70% average or completion of one year of university with pass grades
Gambia West African School Certificate or Senior School Certificate with good grades OR Completion of high school
education plus satisfactory completion of one year of additional study
Georgia Certificate of Secondary Education with good grades
Ghana West African School Certificate or Senior School Certificate with good grades OR Completion of high school
education plus satisfactory completion of one year of additional study
Hong Kong Successful completion of HKDSE with grades of 2-2-3 or higher
Hungary Successful completion of HKDSE with grades of 3-3-3 or higher
India CBSE or ICSE with 50% average
Indonesia Completion of SMU 3 with an average grade 7.0 OR
Completion of high school education plus satisfactory completion of one year of additional study
Iran Islamic Republic of Successful completion of High School Diploma with good grades/Konkur with pass grade
Japan Upper Secondary School Certificate with GPA Grade 3.0 OR
Completion of high school education plus satisfactory completion of one year of additional study
Jordan Completion of first year of local degree with pass grades
Part study of Higher/Technical Diploma with pass grades
Kazakhstan Diploma of Completed Secondary Education (Attestat) with good grades
Kenya East African School Certificate/Cambridge Overseas School Certificate/KCSE with good grades
Kuwait Tawjihiya/Thanawihya/General Secondary School Certificate with good grades
Lebanon Completion of high school education plus satisfactory completion of one year of additional study
Libya Completion of high school education plus satisfactory completion of one year of additional study
Macao Completion of Form 6/Senior Middle School/Grade 12 with pass grades
Malaysia STPM or A-levels/UEC with pass grades in relevant subjects
STPM plus satisfactory completion of one year of additional study
Myanmar High School Matriculation with good grades
Nigeria West African School Certificate or Senior School Certificate with good grades OR Completion of high school
education plus satisfactory completion of one year of additional study
Oman Tawjihiya/Thanawihya/General Secondary School Certificate with good grades
Pakistan Higher Secondary Certificate with good grades
Qatar Tawjihiya/Thanawihya/General Secondary School Certificate with good grades
Russian Federation Certificate of Secondary Education with excellent grades in relevant subjects
Saudi Arabia Tawjihiya/Thanawihya/General Secondary School Certificate with good grades
Singapore Singapore/Cambridge A-level or O-levels plus satisfactory completion of two years’ study towards Polytechnic
Diploma/Polytechnic Certificate/Polytechnic Advanced Diploma with pass grades
Republic of Korea High School Diploma with 4th Grade
Sri Lanka Completion of GCE A-levels OR Completion of high school education plus satisfactory completion of one year of additional study
Taiwan Senior High School Leaving Certificate with 70% average OR
Completion of high school education plus satisfactory completion of one year of additional study
Thailand Mathayom (MAW) 6 with GPA 2.5 OR
Completion of high school education plus satisfactory completion of one year of additional study
Turkey Successful completion of High School Year 3 with good grades
Uganda Ugandan Certificate of Education with good grades
United Arab Emirates Tawjihiya/Thanawihya/General Secondary School Certificate with good grades
Uzbekistan Diploma of Completed Secondary Education with good grades
Vietnam Completion of Year 12 with average Grade 7.0
Zambia Zambia School Certificate with good grades
Zimbabwe GCE A-levels – 2 passes D grade average

Tuition Fees

Starts

Fee


November 2021

£16,250 (per year)


April 2022

£16,250 (per year)


Tuition Fees

We pride ourselves on offering competitive tuition fees, which we review on an annual basis. Course fees are calculated based on what it costs to teach each course, and we aim for total financial transparency.

Fees breakdown:

Course Code Fee
International Year One - Accounting and Finance CUCIY101 £16,250

Career prospects

If you successfully pass the International Year One (Accounting and Finance), you will be guaranteed a place on a relevant second year of a degree course at Coventry University or Coventry University London (listed in the Overview section), subject to meeting the specified entry criteria.

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