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The IS1 is the equivalent to the first year of a four-year Scottish undergraduate degree. This programme is designed to help you develop your academic knowledge and skills within your subject area. You will also focus on improving your English academic literacy in preparation for continuing onto your chosen University of Dundee undergraduate degree. Typically studied across three terms, you will continue straight onto Year two* of your degree course at the University once you have successfully completed your IS1. For Business and Computing, two term ‘accelerated’ options are available for students with higher English language levels.

Your IS1 journey at ICD

Your IS1 journey at ICD

Pathways

Depending on your chosen undergraduate degree, you will study subject-specific modules which relate to your degree course. You can choose a specialist pathway in the following subjects:

IS1 Continuation Degrees

When you apply to International College Dundee you make your continuation degree choice from a wide selection of well-regarded academic routes.

View our International Stage One continuation degrees

View our full list of continuation degrees 2022-23

* These courses are 3 year, rather than 4 year courses. This means continuation from ICD to UoD will be into Year 1 (not year 2)

  • LLB (Hons) Law Eng/NI
  • LLB (Hons) Law Eng/NI with Oil and Gas Law
  • BSc Adult Nursing or BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing
  • BSc Mental Health Nursing or BSc (Hons) Mental Health Nursing

Core modules

As well as modules unique to your specific route, you will also study several core modules common to each course. The core modules vary for the three term and two term course options.

For the three term IS1 the following core modules are studied:

For the two term IS1 the following core modules are studied:

Course start dates

Flexible enrolment dates with robust catch-up plans in place to support students during these challenging times.

  Sep-22 Jan-23 April-23*
Course start 26 September 9 January 3 April 
Last Enrolment Date 17 October 30 January 24 April 

*April start date only available for the Business and Computing two term IS1.

Entry Requirements

 

Course Academic Requirements English Language Requirements
IS1 (2 term) High school diploma or equivalent from your home country IELTS 6.0 with no less than 5.5 (6.0 in Writing)
IS1 (3 term) High school diploma or equivalent from your home country IELTS 5.5 with no less than 5.5
IS1 + 6 week PSE High school diploma or equivalent from your home country IELTS 5.0 with no less than 4.5
IS1 + 12 week PSE High school diploma or equivalent from your home country IELTS 4.5 with no less than 4.0
Faye from India IS1 Life and Biomedical Sciences
“I think Dundee is a beautiful place with a lot going on. Everything is also quite convenient. I’ve honestly not felt homesick since I came to Dundee as everyone has been very welcoming and you feel like you are at home.”

Faye from India IS1 Life and Biomedical Sciences