International Year One

The International Year One is an intensive one-year course that is equivalent to the first year of an undergraduate degree.

Prepare for Year Two of Your Undergraduate Degree

In the International Year One program, you will prepare to join the second year* of an undergraduate degree at the University of Lincoln. We will support you to develop the English language, study and research skills needed to succeed in your undergraduate degree, as well as your career after you graduate.

Choose from four subject routes:


The routes are modular in structure. You will study a combination of core and subject-specific modules designed to focus on the academic area most relevant to your chosen degree.


You will be assessed regularly throughout the course, through coursework assignments, exams, presentations, essays and case studies.

Progression to Your Degree

Once you complete the programme and achieve the required grades, you can enter the second year of your chosen undergraduate degree at the University*.

Study Options

Overall IELTS for UKVI Length Sep Oct Jan Apr Jun Sep
4.0 4 terms**   Start the second year of your chosen
4.5 3.5 terms    
5.0 3 terms    
5.0 3 terms**    

Please note that the 3-term September start is only available for Business and Management and Engineering subject routes.

*Should you not reach the grades required for progression to year two, there is an option to progress to year one.‬
** For students who are looking to start their studies in September 2020:
Please note that our 4-term International Year One programme for September 2020 intake is suspended. Students who normally would be eligible for our 4-term programme for this September at Academic IELTS for UKVI 4.0 or equivalent will have the option to join our 3.5-term programme this October (instead of 4.5 equivalent).

Our 3-term International Year One programme for September 2020 intake in Engineering is not running.

Flexible Study Options

You can choose to study your programme on campus or start virtually from home.

Find out more about starting your studies or check the latest COVID-19 information.