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Undergraduate Programmes

NCUK offers the International Year One in India through The Chopras Institute of Education. Students who have passed Std. XII (or an equivalent) and want to study at an overseas university can study the 1st year in India and then progress to the 2nd year of the undergraduate degree course at a select UK university.

The International Year One is particularly aimed at international students. There is an integration of developing study skills, acquiring subject knowledge and independent learning. Students receive counselling on future study options, apart from pastoral care tutorials and supporting programmes.

The International Year One prepares students for studying in the UK by providing a solid foundation in the academic subject. It also helps them understand the study methods and develop the necessary academic skills, as well as learn time management and examination techniques.

The International Year One is equivalent to the 1st year of an undergraduate programme in the NCUK universities and successful students progress directly into the 2nd year of the particular undergraduate degree courses in the UK.

The following undergraduate degree programmes in NCUK universities can be pursued in the 2nd year:

  • Accounting
  • Business and Management Studies
  • Human Resource Management
  • Marketing and Management
  • Accounting and Finance
  • International Business
  • University of Bradford
  • University of Huddersfield
  • University of Leeds
  • Leeds Beckett University
  • Liverpool John Moores University
  • The University of Manchester
  • Manchester Metropolitan University
  • University of Salford
  • The University of Sheffield
  • Sheffield Hallam University

NCUK offers ‘pathway programmes’ in Business, Humanities, Science and Engineering to students worldwide. It was formed in 1987 and caters to those students who wish to study at undergraduate and postgraduate levels in the UK as well as all over the globe.

NCUK is a consortium of 10 leading UK universities and its programmes are developed by these institutions. These programmes are recognised throughout the UK and globally accepted. Therefore, these students have the choice of working anywhere in the world after graduating from these universities.

Over 23,500 students have derived the benefits of the NCUK world-class programmes.

The International Year One spans 2 semesters of 15 weeks each. Students are given 20 hours of directed study per week.

Semester 1Semester 2
Business EconomicsManagement Accounting
Business SkillsManagement Themes and Case Studies
Organisational BehaviourMarketing
Financial AccountingBusiness Statistics

Entry into the International Year One:

Students must have successfully completed Std. XII with an overall average of 60% in order to qualify. They must also have obtained a minimum of IELTS 5.5 or equivalent.

2nd year of undergraduate study at NCUK universities:

Universities offer the 2nd year undergraduate degree programmes based on the student's performance in the 1st year International Year One, which includes the overall average, the number of credits awarded, and the student's specific performance.

During the programme, students of the International Year One are assessed regularly through coursework and examinations. These assessments are similar to those used at NCUK Universities. Marks in these exams, coursework and module are given out of 100. This is based on the general UK education system.

A student’s performance is presented on an academic certificate and an academic transcript. On completion of the programme a classification is awarded as shown beneath:


Overall programme mean mark of 70% or above with 120 credits being awarded


Overall programme mean mark of 40% or above with a minimum of 90 credits being awarded


Failure to meet the pass criteria, which may include either or both of:

  • An overall mean mark of less than 40%
  • Less than 90 credits awarded
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